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Product Lifecycle Management at Zimmer

Presented by Ryan Kunz

Ryan Kunz, Director Product Lifecycle Management at Zimmer, joins PI to discuss his experiences with PLM in the medical device industry.

Specifically, Ryan discusses:

  • Dealing with an engineering-centric/PDM focused organisation
  • Changing an organisational culture from a tacit to a more proactive approach
  • How does PLM work in relation to constantly changing requirements?
  • Determining ownership and dealing with ownership issues
  • Deciding how much a company should rely on their PLM specialists
  • Emphasizing the importance of looking at PLM as a holistic
Ryan Kunz, Zimmer
Ryan Kunz

Director Product Lifecycle Management, Zimmer

Ryan Kunz is the Director Product Lifecycle Management at Zimmer. Prior to taking this role, he was the Director of Information Resource Management at L3 Communications. Ryan was also part of a PLM Integrated Process Team in the deployment of an fully integrated business system between PLM, ERP & ME. Ryan has over 15 years of PDM/PLM experience in both Commercial and Aerospace & Defense industries and has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Weber State University.