Chief Operations Officer, Secretary and Director
As Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of WishBone Medical, Mary Wetzel brings more than 20 years of operational and business leadership experience. Wetzel’s expertise is launching concepts to commercialization. Wetzel was the former president, co-founder, and board member of TekModo Industries, Inc., an Elkhart, Indiana based corporation listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. As such, she was responsible for managing the day to day activities, including product development, distribution, and manufacturing. During this time, Ms. Wetzel set up the supply chain and manufacturing operations to develop the first all composite trailer for the RV industry.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Wetzel proved invaluable in the auto industry. She headed Chrysler's multi-billion dollar regional incentive programs and was Senior Manager for Business Management and Market Intelligence, working directly with auto dealers to improve their profitability. While at General Motors, Wetzel developed and incorporated manufacturing changes to more than 300,000 vehicles annually to bring them up to production standards. “Having been in the field of operations and marketing for quite some time, I’m excited to bring my level of expertise to WishBone. Not only to ensure that products are developed and produced efficiently, but also with the highest quality standards. It is my goal to make sure that every product we offer gets into the hands of surgeons quickly so they can provide the best care possible to their patients,” said Mary Wetzel, COO of WishBone Medical.
Wetzel was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2004, receiving the Young Leadership and Excellence Award in recognition of her significant contributions to the automotive industry. She holds a degree in Business Management and Automotive Marketing from Northwood University.
Wetzel will manage the day to day activities at WishBone Medical, including product development, manufacturing, regulatory and quality systems. Wetzel will be responsible for keeping WishBone Medical focused on being an industry leader in the Pediatric Orthopedic market by providing proprietary products through a capital efficient business model.