Brett Gopal Joins SpiTrex Orthopedics as New Senior Vice President of Operations

 Brett Gopal

SpiTrex looks forward to Brett’s contributions toward the company’s dedication to continuously improving and innovating manufacturing processes and services.

Le Locle, Switzerland – June 9, 2023 -- SpiTrex Orthopedics, industry leader in medical device contract manufacturing, announced that Brett Gopal has joined the team as Senior Vice President of Operations. Brett brings to SpiTrex improvements in lean manufacturing, automation, and continuous improvement to services.

A native of Chennai, India, Brett came to the United States to study at Western Michigan University and then earned an Executive MBA from the University of Maryland. He began his career at Orchid as a Quality Leader and later a Plant Manager, and he also spent 6 years at Smith & Nephew as Senior Director of Global Operations. He has 16 years of expertise in operations, lean manufacturing, and sterile packaging from his work in the medical device industry. Brett has also consulted for various industry bodies and is in demand as a speaker on all manner of medical device subjects.

“Brett is well known throughout the industry as a global expert in lean manufacturing, automation, and continuous improvement. His industry knowledge and leadership will be a welcome addition to our senior leadership team. Brett is responsible for working with our sites to improve efficiencies, drive down costs and improve our lead times, which are already industry-leading. He is also a tenacious go-getter and I know from our previous working relationship that his dogged persistence to get the job done is infectious,” said Matt Burba, SpiTrex Orthopedics CEO. “With an enviable CapEx budget and exciting development plans, Brett is tasked with future proofing our sites and continuing to drive customer satisfaction through our continuous improvement activities. I am excited to see how he steps up to this challenge.”

SpiTrex is confident Brett's broad experience and expertise will play a vital role as the company continues to innovate and grow.

About SpiTrex Orthopedics

SpiTrex Orthopedics is an international contract manufacturer with a specific focus on complex orthopedic implants for the Spine, Trauma, and Extremity markets (Spi.Tr.Ex.). Our multi-site footprint consists of 3 manufacturing locations: CTE Solutions (Plymouth, IN), MDI (Lancaster, PA) and Mediliant Switzerland (Le Locle, CH). They believe that together they can positively impact lives, that success comes from integrity, serving others, and a relentless quest for perfection, and that all problems can be solved with dedication, creative thinking, and personal care. 

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