At Symmetry Surgical®, our executive leadership team is composed of talented individuals with a track record of success and dedication to our shared mission of “Elevating Surgery for Life”.
Meet the Executive Leadership Team
Before joining Symmetry Medical, 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.
Mr. Nethercutt has held leadership positions in several medical device organizations spanning diverse product portfolios. Prior to his time at Symmetry Surgical, Mr. Nethercutt was the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Senior Director of Regulatory and Quality Systems at Ambu from June 2012 through February 2019. He came to Ambu after leadership roles at LifeScan (a Johnson and Johnson Company) OBS Medical Inc. where he served as president and Chief Operating Officer, BioMet Inc., and Eli Lily and Company. Mr. Nethercutt began his career in clinical research at DePuy Orthopedics. He received his Master of Business Administration from University of Indianapolis and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana.
Prior to joining Symmetry Surgical in 2014, Mr. Milne served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance officer at Symmetry Medical, Inc. from 2009 to 2014 [NYSE: SMA]. Mr. Milne also served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to the Steak ‘n Shake Company [NYSE: SNS], where he managed the legal department, handled the company’s legal and regulatory issues, and served as chief compliance officer. Mr. Milne began his career in Indianapolis-based firms Bose, McKinney & Evans and Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence and M.A. in English from Indiana University and a B.A. in English from Wabash College.
Prior to joining Symmetry Surgical, Mr. Tapp was the Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at Colwell Industries, Inc. from 2008 until 2013. Mr. Tapp came to Colwell Industries after holding leadership positions at Fort Wayne Newspapers, Poore Brothers (now Inventure Foods), and Lincoln Financial Group. Mr. Tapp began his career at Dayton Hudson corporation and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University.
(renamed the John F. Sasen Leadership Award) and in February 2013 was inducted into the Medical Distribution Hall of Fame. Mr. Saron brings over 40 years of executive sales, marketing, and distribution experience in the medical industry. Mr. Saron holds a bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Science from the University of South Florida.