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  • 5 Questions with Manufacturing’s Lester Sconyers

    Arthrex Manufacturing Operations Manager Lester Sconyers admits Southwest Florida wasn’t on his radar when some former coworkers told him about Arthrex. Initially, he was drawn in by the idea of a company that would provide free lunch for its employees. “I thought if [President and Founder Reinhold Schmieding] cares enough about his …

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  • 5 Questions with Security Officer Leslie Daniel

    Security Officer Leslie Daniel has always wanted to help people, but she never imagined she’d work for a company with the core value of Making People Better. Since joining the Arthrex Manufacturing Inc. South Carolina (AMISC) team in June, Leslie has been working to keep her team members safe and help spread the kindness she feels from her …

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  • Manufacturing Team Member Is Dedicated to Paying It Forward

    “I like to call Arthrex the house of 1,000 doors,” said Senior Production Coordinator Ernesto Leiva. “If you work hard and you’re dedicated, Arthrex will open doors and give you opportunities to excel. Dedicate yourself to what you want to do, and it can happen.” Ernesto joined the Arthrex team five years ago as a …

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  • 5 Questions with Organizational Change Management’s Maria W. Hernandez

    After working at Arthrex for nearly a decade, Maria W. Hernandez jumped at the opportunity to be part of the Organizational Change Management Department five years ago. In the latest edition of our 5 Questions series, the Organizational Change Management and Training Specialist talks about why she loves helping people adapt, how all Arthrex …

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  • 5 Questions with Manufacturing Engineering Technician Art Lopez

    Manufacturing Engineering Technician Arturo (Art) Lopez joined the Arthrex team two years ago. Having lived in California for more than 35 years, Art found the perfect fit on his team at Arthrex California Inc. (ACI). Read more about Art’s role at ACI and what working at Arthrex means to him. [image …

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  • 5 Questions with Software Engineer Dana Good

    Lead Senior Software Engineer Dana Good hit the ground running. Since starting at Arthrex California Technology (ACT) in September of 2018, Dana and several team members have been immersed in developing a large-scale project. In this edition of our 5 Questions employee profile series, step inside a day in Dana’s life and find out why she …

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  • Machine Operator: "Arthrex Gave Me a Second Chance"

    Jackie1 CNC Swiss Machine Operator I Jackie Callejas Morejon celebrated a very special day this September. It wasn’t a particular holiday or a relationship milestone, but the 18th anniversary of her life-altering decision to leave everything she knew behind and move to the …

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  • 5 Questions with Senior Transformation Analyst Bill Skelton

    Arthrex Logistics Center (ALC) Senior Transformation Analyst Bill Skelton is only a few months into his new role at Arthrex, but after years away from working in the health care industry, he’s thrilled to be back in the business of Making People Better. Bill tackles a variety of challenges in his role and brings with him years of …

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  • 5 Questions with Desktop Support's Joe Jackson

    Four years ago, IT Technician II Joe Jackson left Long Island, New York, and headed south. After years of operating a computer repair business in addition to his day job as a New York police officer, Joe began working in desktop support as a contractor, which is how he discovered Arthrex. Joe was a contractor at Arthrex Logistics …

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  • 5 Questions with Orthobiologics’ Iliana Gonzalez

    Watching an idea grow into a product that is used by surgeons around the world is just one highlight of Orthobiologics Associate Product Manager Iliana Gonzalez’s career here at Arthrex. In this edition of 5 Questions, she talks about the importance of the Golden Rule as career advice and why the Orthobiologics team makes Arthrex a great …

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  • 5 Questions with UX Lead Designer Jonathan Knopf

    UX Lead Designer Jonathan Knopf’s job is to make interacting with our digital products and services an informative and easy experience. In this week’s edition of our 5 Questions employee profile series, Jonathan talks about collaborating to improve the surgeon experience, the importance of asking questions and why basketball is …

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  • 5 Questions with Manufacturing’s Edith Molina

    During her 15 years at Arthrex, Senior Inventory Control Clerk Edith Molina has made lifelong friends and experienced career-changing professional development. She first started on the Finishing team, working with just a few other people, and now works in Kitting (part of the Pre-Packaging department) at Arthrex Manufacturing Inc. East (AMIE) …

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  • 5 Questions with Customer Service’s Shanisa Trotman

    Loaner/Return Customer Service Analyst Shanisa Trotman is driven by her coworkers, family members and the Arthrex core value of Making People Better. Since joining the Arthrex team in 2016 as Warehouse Associate I, Shanisa has advanced twice and transitioned into her current role in April 2019. Read on to learn about Shanisa’s position and …

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  • Manufacturing Supervisor Thanks Team for Making Him Better

    Steve “This is my show-and-tell kit,” said Lead Manufacturing Supervisor Steve Dyal as he retrieved a cardboard box from the top shelf in his office. He opened the box and spread a series of surgical photos, SwiveLock® suture anchors, FiberTape® suture, and a …

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  • 5 Questions with Global Repair Center Manager Eddy Rocha

    As Arthrex California Inc. (ACI) celebrates its 20th anniversary, we sat down with long-time ACI employee Eddy Rocha who has seen firsthand the tremendous growth and success the subsidiary has experienced during the last two decades. Eddy started more than 17 years ago as a manufacturing technician supporting multiple hand instrument operation …

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  • 5 Questions with Engineering’s Ricardo Albertorio

    In his 14+ years at Arthrex, Vice President of Engineering Ricardo Albertorio has had the opportunity to see and be part of Arthrex’s tremendous growth. He shares highlights from his career, the four tenets he lives by and the interesting hobbies he enjoys outside of work in this latest 5 Questions interview. [image …

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  • 5 Questions with Senior Supply Chain Buyer Planner Sam Gordillo

    As Arthrex continues to grow, we’re connecting employees from different locations by sharing their stories. In this 5 Questions interview, Senior Supply Chain Buyer Planner Sam Gordillo shares what it’s been like working at Arthrex California Inc. (ACI) for the last 20 years and how our mission has been the driving force behind his …

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  • 5 Questions with Supervisor of Sterilization Operations Frank Yacino

    This edition of our 5 Questions employee profile series features Supervisor of Sterilization Operations Frank Yacino. Frank leads the sterilization team at Arthrex Manufacturing Inc.'s Finishing facility, which is located right next to Arthrex Manufacturing Inc. East (AMIE) in Ave Maria, Florida. His passion for his work is evident. Read on to …

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  • 5 Questions with Associate Digital Content Specialist Karen Chylinski

    Every photo, video, advertisement, logo and thousands of other Arthrex-related assets are housed in our Digital Asset Management (DAM) system. In this 5 Questions interview, DAM team member and Associate Digital Content Specialist Karen Chylinski explains how her attention to detail and commitment to continuous learning help make her a great fit …

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  • 5 Questions with Videographer Mike Phelps

    Whether you’ve watched a video of a surgeon performing a demonstration on the Arthrex.com website or the latest patient outcome video on our YouTube channel, you’ve probably seen Videographer Mike Phelps’ work. In his 5 Questions interview, Mike explains his role on the Video team and what he loves about working at …

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  • 5 Questions with Learning & Development Specialist Jennifer McCue

    After spending 20 years as a high school teacher and college professor in Chicago and Southwest Florida, Jennifer McCue brought her passion for teaching to the corporate world when she joined Arthrex in October 2017 as a Learning & Development Specialist in the Human Resources department. [image tag(id=1837,type=jpg,width=600,style=padding: …

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  • Working at Arthrex – More Than a Career for Marco Soto

    Custodian Crew Coordinator Marco Soto believes in working hard, helping others, that good deeds have a snowball effect and, above all else, that family matters most. Marco was born and raised in Bolivia. He always had a knack for problem-solving and eventually his talent for fixing things with a hammer and nails developed into a passion for …

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  • 5 Questions with Culinary’s Mark Merchant

    Arthrex, Inc. Thanks to our talented Culinary team, Arthrex employees enjoy complimentary lunches throughout the work week. In this edition of our 5 Questions interview series, Sous Chef Mark Merchant talks about his Arthrex experience, which began eight and a half years ago as a line cook, and how …

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  • 5 Questions with Senior Travel Specialist Jac Thomas

    Whether Arthrex employees have questions about booking hotel rooms for a conference or need an urgent flight change, Senior Travel Specialist Jac Thomas can help. In her 5 Questions interview, Jac explains her role in the Travel department and what she loves about working at Arthrex. [image tag(id=1816,type=jpg,width=620,style=padding: …

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  • Thanking Our Very Own Athletic Trainers for National Athletic Training Month

    March is National Athletic Training Month, and we’re proud to have several current and former Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) on the Arthrex team. While working at Arthrex isn’t a typical setting for an athletic trainer, the educational background that athletic trainers bring to the table has proven to be extremely …

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  • Engineering Co-op’s Dream of Helping Others is Realized at Arthrex

    Whether it’s at Arthrex Manufacturing Inc. East (AMIE) or on satellites orbiting Earth, Engineering & Quality Co-op Haley O’Dell is leaving her mark on the engineering industry. “I always knew I wanted to go into the medical side of engineering because I want to help people. I also knew that Arthrex is a really innovative …

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  • 5 Questions with Principal Engineer John Hygelund

    Arthrex California Technology Principal Engineer John Hygelund is a problem-solver. During his three years with Arthrex, John has made continuous innovation a top priority and continues to look for ways to make our Synergy camera head products even better. In this 5 Questions interview, we learn more about John and his work. [image …

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  • 5 Questions With Medical Education’s Santiago Oliveros Baena

    Our 5 Questions series highlighting employees in various roles continues this week with Senior Medical Education Coordinator Santiago Oliveros Baena. Santiago started working at Arthrex as an International Operations Intern three years ago. During his internship, Santiago worked with several different departments: Medical Education, Product …

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  • 5 Questions With Quality Control’s Jiuhong (Jennie) Spears

    DRJiuhong (Jennie) Spears is a Quality Control Inspector III during the week and a hobbyist photographer on the weekends. Read her 5 Questions interview to learn the importance of her role, what she’s loved about working at Arthrex for the past nine years and …

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  • 5 Questions With Marketing’s Andy Petry

    We’re excited to highlight Senior Manager of Strategic Marketing Andy Petry in this edition of our 5 Questions series. In this interview, Andy gives us an inside look into his workday, shares highlights from his career and explains how his role aligns the product management and marketing sides of Arthrex business. [image …

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  • 5 Questions With Manufacturing’s Susana Castillo Andaviza

    Five years, four positions and countless memories make up Engineer Associate Susana Castillo Andaviza’s Arthrex experience. In this edition of our 5 Questions series, Susana tells us about her role in the Sutures department, the advice that motivated her to develop her career and the highlights from her time here so far. [image …

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  • 5 Questions With Test Engineer Kenny Cunanan

    KennyWe're proud to highlight our dedicated employees like Associate Test Engineer Kenny Cunanan. Kenny, who is from New Jersey, first learned about Arthrex when he was earning his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. He continued to follow company …

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  • 5 Questions With Electro-Mechanical Assembler George Mazahreh

    What do fine jewelry and cameras have in common? It may seem like they couldn’t be more different, but Electro-Mechanical Assembler I George Mazahreh explains why his 20+ years of experience working with precious gems is the perfect foundation for his role assembling SynergyUHD4™ camera heads at Arthrex California Technology (ACT) in …

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  • 5 Questions With Engineer Tech Harnuvys Barrios

    HarnuvysWe’re excited to highlight our wonderful employees and their work through our 5 Questions series. The series continues with this profile on Engineer Tech for Quality Assurance Harnuvys Barrios. Harnuvys was promoted in early July from her last …

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  • 5 Questions With IT’s Bryan Gibas

    Bryan Gibas, IT user support technician III, spends his days at Arthrex helping his fellow employees. During his past five years with the company, Bryan has helped train and support employees in Florida, California and Boston, attended educational courses and received two promotions as a result of his hard work. Read on to learn more about …

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  • Arthrex Manufacturing Apprentice Program Graduate Excels

    Dan Dan Huffman has had several different professional roles in his lifetime, including Navy seaman, commercial and residential electrician and even an independent business owner. But, according to Dan, the best title he’s had is Arthrex Manufacturing …

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  • 5 Questions With Accounting and Finance’s Vanda Mallo

    We’re excited to highlight Supervisor of International Credit and Collections Vanda Mallo. Vanda joined Arthrex five years ago and answers questions about what it’s been like to be a member of the Arthrex team, her favorite aspects of her job and more. [image tag(alt=VandaMallo,id=1698,type=png,width=600,class=pull-none, …

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  • John Konicek Helps Local Students Make Strides in STEM Education

    Supervisor of Research and Development John Konicek is instinctively curious and equally accommodating. “Since day one, John has always approached his Arthrex career with a, ‘How can I help?’ attitude. It’s infectious and fosters both a productive and positive working environment,” said …

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  • 5 Questions With Quality Engineer Juan Hernandez-Gomez

    Juan We spoke with Arthrex California Inc. (ACI) Senior Quality Engineer Juan Hernandez-Gomez about his Arthrex experience and got an inside look at the role of a quality engineer. Check out this 5 Questions interview about Juan’s daily tasks, what he loves about Arthrex and …

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  • 5 Questions With Administrative Assistant Taryn Chappell

    Taryn  This week, we’re highlighting Senior Administrative Assistant Taryn Chappell as she shares the exciting projects she’s had the opportunity to work on at Arthrex Manufacturing Inc., East (AMIE) and how her father’s life lesson motivates her work every …

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  • 5 Questions With Machine Operator Tim Kaysarn

    Arthrex  In this edition of our 5 Questions series, Arthrex California Inc. (ACI) Laser Machine Operator I Tim Kaysarn shares what he does, why he loves working at Arthrex and the best advice he ever received. What does a typical day at Arthrex look like for you? I start my …

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  • 5 Questions With Customer Service Coordinator Lorena Novasco

    Lorena   We’re excited to highlight International Customer Service Coordinator II Lorena Novasco. Lorena works in the Arthrex Logistics Center (ALC) in Fort Myers and has been with Arthrex for five years. In this 5 Questions interview, Lorena talks about her role in …

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  • Arthrex Intern Recognized on Top 100 List

    Congratulations to Software Quality Assurance intern Christian Vazquez, who was recognized on the WayUp Intern 100 list on August 10. WayUp, a job search website for students and recent graduates, accepts nominations from all over the country and uses votes and a panel of judges to determine the 100 best interns in the U.S. Interns are selected …

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  • An Intern Perspective: Ashley Brunner

    AshleyBrunner Aside from the wonderful benefits and the extraordinary workplace Arthrex has to offer to all its employees, Arthrex also provides an exceptional internship and co-op program for students working toward a successful future in the workforce. This year, Arthrex has …

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  • Gilbert Torres: Proud to Work at Arthrex

    GilbertTorres We like to highlight our dedicated employees and their stories, especially the stories that demonstrate our core value of Making People Better. Field Logistics Services (FLS) Support Assistant Gilbert Torres at the Arthrex Logistics Center (ALC) has a …

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  • Arthrex Employees Help Provide Real-World Training for Business Students

    Two Arthrex employees recently volunteered to help provide hands-on training and education for business students in Collier County. Manager of Financial Planning and Accounting Leslie Carl and Senior Financial Operations Analyst Stacey McCurdy visited Immokalee Technical College (iTech) before the school’s winter break to introduce the …

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  • Employee Brings STEM Careers to the Classroom

    PhilGrzybowskiWe’re proud to highlight employees who dedicate their time and talents to the community, like Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor Phil Grzybowski. He helped teach sixth graders at Cypress Palm Middle School in Naples, FL, about STEM (Science, …

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  • Employee Captures Veterans' Pride During Honor Flight

    HonorFlightMay2017 This Memorial Day holds a special meaning for Photography Retoucher Deanna Sakal after taking part in her third Collier County Honor Flight mission on May 13 for 72 WWII and Korean War veterans. Honor Flight provides veterans with a free trip …

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  • Accomplishing Goals On and Off Arthrex Grounds

    Naples Fitness ChallengeOn Sunday, June 5, Receiving and Distribution Manager Kristin Jowett, Lab/Exhibits Services Operations Administrator Bonnie Blanchard and Senior Engineering Designer Jerome Gulvas competed in and finished the Naples …

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  • Educating Our Young Minds and Future Workforce

    intern panelArthrex is proud to support educative programs with schools and organizations in the community that provide our young minds and future workforce with positive experiences to learn and grow. As part of this commitment, we …

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  • Arthrex’s Leadership Collier and GAIN Graduates

    Leadership Collier and GAIN GraduatesArthrex Arthroplasty Engineering Manager Scott Sherman, a 25th Anniversary Leadership Collier Class of 2014 graduate, has been elected to serve on the Leadership Collier Foundation’s (LCF) board for the next three …

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  • Arthrex's First Lead Development Program Participants Graduated

    Arthrex's first Lead Development Program (LDP) participants graduated on June 3, 2014. The four to six-month program was introduced to Arthrex Manufacturing's Packaging and Boxing Departments to allow personnel an additional opportunity for professional growth and development and to potentially obtain production coordinator …

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  • Arthrex's First Apprentices Graduate

    AMAP graduatesIn late 2009, the Arthrex Manufacturing Apprentice Program (AMAP) was introduced and the program has now reached a significant milestone: the inaugural apprentices have graduated and are now full-time machinists at Arthrex! …

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  • Paul Mackin Experiences Arthrex's Mission First-Hand

    Alex MackinAccording to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), each year, more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and younger are treated for sports-related injuries, making the prevention of such injuries a top priority in the sports and healthcare …

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  • Arthrex's Heart Hero Lillie Simmons

    LillieSimmonsAs the No. 1 killer of American men and women, heart disease affects the lives of many Arthrex employees and their families. For this reason, Arthrex is a proud local cause sponsor of the Go Red For Women® movement, among other American Heart Association …

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  • Arthrex's Connection to the 2014 Winter Olympics

    Patrick MeekArthrex Meeting and Event Coordinator Kathleen Meek has a special connection to the Sochi Winter Olympics. Her brother Patrick will be competing in the men's 5,000 meter speed skating event on the U.S. Olympic Team with the possibility of also competing in …

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  • Employee Spotlight: Tom Birch Named Lifestyle Hero by American Heart Association

    Tom Birch, network analyst III, was honored by the American Heart Association at the Collier Heart Walk Nov. 2 with a Lifestyle Hero Award for the commitment he's made to improving his health over the last year. Through a combination of healthy eating and exercise, Tom has lost 80 pounds since January! Tom, a District Commissioner for …

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