Vice President of Product Development
Reese joins WishBone Medical having a passion for working with surgeons and the WishBone team to develop innovative products that will improve the lives of pediatric patients around the world. Children are the most vulnerable patients, deserving of the special focus and compassion placed on them by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and caregivers every day.
Reese’s career in the medical field began as a Certified Surgical Technologist in 1981 working for the highly-skilled and dedicated team at Ortho Indy, primarily at Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis, where he assisted on a wide variety of orthopaedic procedures including sports medicine, spine, joint replacement, trauma, hand, pediatric, and general cases over a twelve year period.
After completing a BSME at IUPUI in 1993, Reese began his medical device career in Warsaw as a Design Engineer with Othy, which eventually went public as Symmetry Medical and was subsequently acquired by Tecomet.
During more than twenty-three years there, he held numerous positions in Product Development, as Marketing Director for the Symmetry Surgical energy portfolio, and Innovation/Technology management with experience licensing and on-boarding products and technologies from external sources. Two of those years were spent setting up and directing the European Design Center in the UK, from which his team significantly helped grow their EMEA business. Reese holds twelve patents, some of which are with the many OEM customers for which he has designed innovative devices.
He and his wife Mickey reside in rural Whitley County, Indiana. Their son and his family live in Lafayette, Colorado while their daughter and her family live in Columbia City, Indiana.