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DJO Global / Revenues: $1.1 billion / HQ: Vista, Ca. / Employees: 5,000 / Specialty: Medical devices Gerry McDonnell, executive VP of global operations: “It is our aim to help people maintain and regain the joy of natural mobility.” djo is the world’s largest producer of orthopedic rehabilitation productsand one of the largest manufacturers of orthopedic equipment. Mobility Mavens djo’s products play a major role in helping its end-users move around freely. by jim harris Outside of food companies or other producers of major brand-name household products, it probably isn’t common for manufacturing executives to be recognized randomly by customers for wearing a company-branded shirt. For Gerry McDonnell of DJO Global, however, the company’s products are so important to customers that a few end-users have done just that. “People have seen me around wearing a DJO shirt and actually thanked me for the products we make,” says McDonnell, executive vice president of global operations for the Vista, Calif.-based company. For many of its customers, DJO’s products have made a bigger direct impact on their lives than those produced by other consumer product companies. With more than 5,000 employees working in dozens of manufacturing and distribution facilities in the United States and worldwide, DJO Global is the world’s largest producer of orthopedic rehabilitation products and one of the largest manufacturers of orthopedic equipment. The company was established in 2007 following Blackstone Group’s acquisition and merger of two companies – DJO Inc., a bracing and orthopedic soft goods manufacturer with origins dating back to 1978; and Reable Therapeutics. DJO’s operations are broken into five distinct business units: bracing and support, recovery sciences, vascular and surgical, with a fifth entity specifically overseeing international operations. WINTER 2012 91

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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2012
Wauseon Machine
Applied Energy Solutions
Carter Control Systems
Global Technology Systems
Positech Corp.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Carbide Products
Datacard Group
Fullerton Tool Co. Inc.
Honda of South Carolina
Fintube LLC
Sapa Extrusions North America
ACE Controls Inc.
Vendors Exchange International Inc.
EXEL North America
DJO Global
Capewell Components Co.
U.S. Sugar Corp.
Industrial Magnetics Inc.
Lakeside Plastics Ltd.
Norpak Handling Ltd.
Mid-State Machine Products
TenCate Protective Fabrics
The Dupps Co.
Western Manufacturing Ltd.
Wisconsin Plastics Inc.
Metrolina Greenhouses
LaSalle Bristol LP
Clarion Bathware
DAP Products Inc.
Honsa Ergonomic Technologies Inc.
Engineered Material Solutions LLC
Master Spas Inc.
Nypro Inc.
Kelly-Moore Paints
Palomar Technologies
U.S. Chemical & Plastics Inc.
Varflex Corporation
Votaw Precision Technologies
Watry Industries
Wigwam Mills
Banker Steel Co.
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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2012