About Us

ADVANCING THE ORTHOPEDIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD® FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

The Warsaw, Indiana, orthopedic device cluster is one of the most concentrated centers of medical device economic activity anywhere in the United States. The orthopedic industry continues to grow, driven by treating the underlying needs of musculoskeletal patients and improving people’s lives.

It started when Revra DePuy began his company in Warsaw in 1895. Thirty-two years later, a DePuy employee and area native J.O. Zimmer launched his own company. Another Warsaw company became the predecessor of Medtronic’s spinal business—the world leader in the spinal device category. By the time Biomet was created in 1977, the area was thriving with enterprises large and small.

Today, these companies are multi-billion dollar global enterprises, anchoring an industry cluster that represents 50% of the global orthopedic market for total joint replacements—making Warsaw, Indiana, the Orthopedic Capital of the World.®

OrthoWorx is a non-profit formed in 2009 with initial funding from the Lilly Endowment Inc. to preserve and extend our region’s legacy as the Orthopedic Capital.® Based in Warsaw, Indiana, we work with orthopedic industry members, academic partners and community leaders to capitalize on the resources and expertise across our region and in our industry to achieve common goals.

It is our mission to ensure that our industry and the communities that depend on its success thrive with social and economic benefits for generations to come.

Together, we accomplish this through three core initiatives: Talent Development, Talent Attraction, and Innovation.

the orthoworx team

Our team is a passionate, driven group of professionals whose collective experience and expertise help us pursue our core initiatives.

Bob Vitoux
President and CEO

Nichole Rouached
Manager, Communications and Projects

David Anderson
Consultant

Mike Hawkins
Consultant

Roy Wiley
Consultant

Todd Dawson
Consultant

Kathy Zolman
Office Manager

Lisa Betzner
Bookkeeper

MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors is a dedicated group of executives representing our industry, academic and community partners. Most were founding board members of OrthoWorx and have fiduciary responsibility for our organization.
DAVID FINDLAY, BOARD CHAIR
President & Chief Executive Officer,
Lakeland Financial Corp. & Lake City Bank

David Findlay currently serves as President of Lakeland Financial Corporation, and Lake City Bank, headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana. He oversees.. Read More
PATRICIA MARTIN
President & CEO,
BioCrossroads, Inc.

Patricia A. Martin currently serves as the President and CEO of BioCrossroads. She is a former Eli Lilly and Company COO – Lilly Diabetes and Chief Diversity Officer… . Read More
DREW R. FLAMM, Ph.D.
President,
Grace College & Theological Seminary

Drew R. Flamm was appointed the seventh president in Grace College history. He previously served as Executive Vice President… Read More
STEPHANIE OVERBEY
CEO, Kosciusko County Community Foundation

Stephanie Overbey is the CEO of Kosciusko County Community Foundation. She began that role in 2020 after previously holding the roles of Program Officer, Program Director, and…. Read More
SUZANNE LIGHT
Community Member

Suzanne Light serves on several non-profit boards of directors. Ms. Light is a member of the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance State Committee for Community Foundations, serving as President in… Read More
IAN DELANEY
Director of Marketing, DePuy Synthes Knee Reconstruction

Ian Delaney joined DePuy Synthes in 2005 and is currently a Director of Marketing in Knee Reconstruction… Read More
JON SERBOUSEK
Past President, Biomet Orthopedics & Sr. VP Biomet Inc.

Jon Serbousek was the President of Biomet Orthopedics and Senior Vice President of Biomet, Inc. Prior to Biomet, Jon held various general management… Read More
JOE THALLEMER, O.D.
Mayor of Warsaw, Indiana.

Warsaw Mayor Joseph Thallemer is currently serving his third term as mayor, having been elected in November of 2011, 2015, and 2019. He previously … Read More
TERRY SCHLOTTERBACK
Past Chairman of the Board, OrthoPediatrics

Terry Schlotterback has more than 40 years of experience in the orthopedic industry as a technology leader, executive and entrepreneur…. Read More

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orthoworx members

Expanding the community benefits of our status as The Orthopedic Capital of the World® requires broad, coordinated effort. Our community stakeholders embrace and contribute toward our efforts. They include representatives from the following companies and organizations.

OUR INITIATIVES