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Symmetry Medical (Warsaw, Indiana) an independent provider of products to the orthopedic device industry and other medical markets, said a new management reporting structure that streamlines its operations in a matrix structure to strengthen quality and customer service. The company's implant, instrument and case businesses will now report directly to Thomas Sullivan, president/CEO.

In order to further enhance collaboration with multi-national customers and accelerate speed to market, Symmetry said it has organized its global sales force under the leadership of Dean Trippiedi, senior vice president of sales. The company will now have a single OEM customer support organization, which it claims will enable improved project management as more customers turn to Symmetry for its Total Solutions capabilities across multiple divisions and global manufacturing infrastructure. Symmetry also will continue to integrate its multiple facilities into its existing ERP platform in order to support real time decision making in response to customer need and greater connectivity with customer's global planning systems. The information technology organization will be centralized under the leadership of Michelle Jeffrey, VP of Finance.

The company also has centralized its quality and regulatory personnel under the leadership of Darin Martin, senior VP of quality assurance/regulatory affairs and compliance officer.