Mr. Lyons has over twenty years of experience in the medical device industry. Graduating from Syracuse University in 1986 with a BSME degree and specializing in biomechanics, Mr. Lyons has held several positions with medical implant companies and holds numerous orthopedic and medical device patents.
1986 Mr. Lyons was a Development Engineer with Osteonics Corp, now known as Stryker Orthopedics (SYK) where he contributed to the company’s total hip group. Mr. Lyons joined Exactech Inc. (EXAC) in 1989 as its first engineering manager for the starting Orthopedics Company. While there, Mr. Lyons developed the company’s first porous coated total hip system. Along with product development, Mr. Lyons was responsible for establishing many of the company’s operating systems in Quality Control, Regulatory, and Manufacturing Engineering.
By the early 1990s Mr. Lyons re-joined his brother, William Lyons III, as Vice President of their family’s orthopedic manufacturing business. Mr. Lyons helped the business his father founded become a leader in endoscopic instrument development and orthopedic implant manufacturing until it was acquired by Image Guided Systems.
In 1996 Mr. Lyons co-founded Blackstone Medical, Inc. As President and CEO, Mr. Lyons grew the company’s sales from zero to $92 million in less than ten years until it was acquired by Orthofix International (OFIX). In that time, the company introduced over twenty instrument and implant systems, in Class I, II, and III, throughout the USA and in over thirty countries around the world.