Arthrex Announces Jim Hamer as 2014 Presidential Leadership Award Recipient
This year's Annual Leadership Dinner, held on Tuesday, September 17, 2014, provided a special opportunity for the senior management team to gather together and reflect on the many accomplishments of their teams over the past year. Arthrex is fortunate to experience continued growth and success throughout the world, and this is a direct result of the hard work and enthusiasm of each of our dedicated employees.
During the Leadership Dinner, the Presidential Leadership Award is presented to an individual who has achieved excellence and demonstrated three key qualities throughout the year: leadership, dedication and contribution. While so many are deserving of this esteemed award, Jim Hamer, Global Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, was selected to receive the 2014 Presidential Leadership Award. Arthrex Founder and President Reinhold Schmieding personally presented Jim with the award while sharing the highlights of his outstanding career accomplishments at Arthrex.
"As the leader of Arthrex's Quality Assurance team for more than 12 years, Jim has built the department from a handful of engineers to a global team of more than 75 Quality and Regulatory team members," said Reinhold. "Jim has consolidated all of the individual Quality Systems at all of the Arthrex facilities into a single, global Quality Assurance System, all reporting in through him and his team. Jim is tireless in his efforts to continue to improve and streamline the Global QA Systems, and the savings in manpower and resources, both internally and externally, we've seen under his leadership are almost immeasurable."
Jim is responsible for all global QA/RA activities at Arthrex, and has led many successful compliance audits from the U.S. FDA, BSi (CE Mark Notified Body), and the regulating government agencies of Japan, Korea and Brazil. Most recently, under Jim's leadership, Arthrex volunteered to be the first company to host a joint audit as part of a pilot program between the U.S. FDA, the European Union, Canada, Australia, and Brazil.
Congratulations to Jim on his many accomplishments and well-deserved recognition!
Arthrex looks forward to recognizing many more loyal employees who will be celebrating their 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.