Meet the supply chain leaders of 3 top spine device companies


Leadership teams play a crucial role in running the top orthopedic and spine device companies nationwide. 

From CEOs, to CFOs, to supply chain managers, these leaders manage finance, global logistics, business development and more. 

Here are the supply chain leaders of three of the top spine device companies worldwide: 

Kleiner Device Labs (Incline Village, Nev.): Jeff Barclay leads supply chain operations at Kleiner Device Labs. He has extensive experience with planning and procurement, from start-ups to multinational corporations. He is known for building and leading high-performing teams to drive cost reduction alongside service improvement, as well as implementing process improvement.

Medtronic (Dublin, Ireland): George Smith joined Medtronic in 2021 as executive vice president of global operations and supply chain. He is responsible for the performance and integration of all aspects of the company’s operations including manufacturing, supply chain, supply management, operational excellence and transformation, enterprise risk and facilities and operations quality. He was most recently a supply chain executive at Walmart. 

Zimmer Biomet (Warsaw, Ind.): James Rachal joined Zimmer Biomet in 2019 as its director of North American logistics. In 2020, he was named senior director of global logistics, leading the company's supply chain operations. He oversees the distribution and transportation of orthopedic products to customers worldwide, ensuring compliance, efficiency and customer satisfaction.

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