Matt Lyons is founder and CEO of Blue Slate, LLC. He brings to the company expertise from his work at Osteonics Corp (where he was a Development Engineer) and Exactech Inc., as first engineering manager, building the firm’s first porous-coated total hip system. He also put in place numerous operating systems for Blue Slate in the areas of: QC, regulatory and manufacturing engineering. Lyons returned to the family business, assisting his father’s firm “become a leader in endoscopic instrument development and orthopedic implant manufacturing.” Previously Lyons was President and CEO of Blackstone, a company focused in implant systems that he founded in 1996 that was sold to Orthofix. Matt advanced company sales from zero to $92million in less than a decade.