Thomas J. Sullivan Chief Executive Officer and Director Thomas J. Sullivan is Symmetry Surgical's President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director. Mr. Sullivan served in these capacities for SMI from 2011 to 2014. From June of 2007 through January 2011, Mr. Sullivan was the President of the Supply Chain & Business Process Division of Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. (“J&J”). He held numerous executive and functional leadership roles at J&J from 1990 when he joined as an Intern through January 2011. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Sullivan was the President of DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. From 2002 to 2005 he served as President of J&J Medical Products Canada. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Sullivan served as General Manager for J&J Gateway LLC and Worldwide Vice President of e-Business. Prior to J&J, Mr. Sullivan served in management roles at Bell Atlantic / Verizon. Mr. Sullivan graduated as a Palmer Scholar from The Wharton School in 1991 where he earned an MBA in Strategic Management and Information Technology. He also holds a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) and in 2013 earned his NACD Governance Fellow certification. Mr. Sullivan is also a Director of Span-America Medical Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAN).
Ronda L. Harris Chief Accounting Officer Ronda L. Harris is Symmetry Surgical's Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer. Ms. Harris joined SMI in 2008 as Chief Accounting Officer with extensive experience in financial management, planning and implementation of effective financial reporting and financial control processes. Prior to joining Symmetry, Ms. Harris served as Assistant Controller of General Electric’s Consumer and Industrial Business. Ms. Harris began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1997.
David C. Milne Chief Administrative and Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. David C. Milne is Symmetry Surgical's Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Milne joined SMI in 2009 as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. From 2000 through 2009, Mr. Milne was employed by The Steak ‘n Shake Company (NYSE: SNS), where he most recently served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. After graduating cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law, Mr. Milne practiced with Bose, McKinney & Evans and Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary where he concentrated on representing employers in labor and employment law matters. Mr. Milne also received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College and his M.A. in English Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Scott Kunkel Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Scott D. Kunkel is Symmetry Surgical's Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, a position he assumed on December 5, 2014. Mr. Kunkel joined SMI in March 2009 as a Director of Finance, a position he served until 2011. From 2012 through December 5, 2014, Mr. Kunkel served as Vice President Finance at SMI's Symmetry Surgical division. Before joining SMI, Mr. Kunkel was the Vice President Finance & Administration and Member at EnergyLogic, LLC from February 2004 to March 2009. Mr. Kunkel came to EnergyLogic from General Electric, where he was a Finance Manager at GE Consumer & Industrial from April 2000 to February 2004. Mr. Kunkel started his career in January 1996 as a Financial Analyst for Ford Motor Company. Mr. Kunkel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and received his MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
Jose E. Fernandez Chief Technology Officer Jose E. Fernandez is Symmetry Surgical's Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Fernandez joined SMI in 2010 as Senior Vice President of New Product Development with extensive experience in the development and commercialization of orthopaedic, spine, and interventional vascular products. Prior to joining Symmetry, Mr. Fernandez was employed by Disc Motion Technologies, Inc., where he most recently served as Vice President, Research and Development. Prior to Disc Motion, he served in senior Research and Development capacities for Cordis, a division of Johnson & Johnson, GMP Companies, Inc. and Exactech, Inc. Mr. Fernandez attended the University of Florida and is a U.S. Navy veteran.