Sales Team


Scott Cartwright – 50% Owner

Territory: Metro Detroit – North

B.S. Central Michigan University
Major: History
Minor: Business Administration

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Employed by O.R. Specialties for 31 years

Scott has successfully sold products and services in all areas of the operating room, central service, infection control, and hospital administration. In 2001, Scott was awarded the vendor of the year by the MHRMM organization.



Kurt Paulina – 50% Owner

Territory: Ann Arbor, Flint, Saginaw, and Bay City

B.S. Eastern Michigan University
Major: Industrial Distribution and Manufacturing

Employed by O.R. Specialties for 31 years

Kurt developed the OpEX Instrument management system (currently represented by Allegiance Healthcare EMS Division). Kurt is a member of Sales of Marketing Executives of Detroit and has served as their VP of communications.



Joe Lafferty

Territory: Metro Detroit – South and Thumb Area

B.A. Holy Cross College
Majors: Liberal Arts and Business Marketing

Employed by O.R. Specialties for 8 years

Joe Started out with Maxim Healthcare in the medical staffing feild.  A year later, he worked for Smith and Nephew Orthopedics in their logistics department.  For three years, Joe covered all orthopedic surgery in the state of Michigan.




Pete Woodruff

Territory – Western and Central Michigan

B.S. Western Michigan University
Major: Communications / Public Relations

Employed by O.R. Specialties for 3 years

Pete began his medical device career with J&J Orthopedics (8 years) before moving on to DePuy Sports Med, Pfizer Schneider Namic Interventional Cardiology. He later moved to Jarit / Integra Surgical where Pete’s position’s were Dealer Sales Manager and then Midwest Regional Business Manager where he managed a 7 state region with two dealers and 5 direct Sales Specialist for 16 years before coming to O.R. Specialties.



Kelly Thomas

Territory: Northern Michigan and the Upper Penninsula

B.A. Northwood University
Major: Business Administation

Employed by O.R. Specialities for 16 years

Kelly has been employed by O.R. Specialties since October 2002. Kelly has had extensive Medical sales experience with Ballard Medical/Kimberly-Clark since 1989 and has worked two years previous with Vital Sign Inc. Her background experience has been selling disposable devices to Endoscopy, Interventional Radiology, ICU’s and Surgery Departments.



John O’Keefe

Territory: Scientific Product Division – Eastern Michigan

B.B.A. Michigan State University
Major: Business Administration

Employed by O.R. Specialties for 18 years

John has had extensive sales experience with various medical/surgical companies during his career. John previously worked for Becton Dickinson Healthcare for 12 years as a Territory Manager. Most recently John worked for Bemis Healthcare as a Midwest Regional Manager.




Greg Gust

Territory: Scientific Product Division – Western Michigan

B.B.A. Western Michigan University
Major: Business Administration

M.B.A Cornerstone University

Employed by O.R. Specialties for 3 years

Greg has 30 years experience in medical sales and sales management. He has experience in Surgery, Anesthesia, Critical care, Oncology and interventional Radiology.