Jerry joined Grace Medical, an Enteroptyx company, in March 2007 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the organization, Mr. Dowdy was President/General Manager of the ENT Division of Gyrus Group PLC. from May 2001 to December 2006. Prior to the Gyrus acquisition of the ENT Division from Smith & Nephew, Mr. Dowdy spent twenty five years with Smith & Nephew. He had been President of the ENT Division of Smith & Nephew from November 1997 to May 2001. From 1991 to 1997, he held the position of Vice President of Operations and was Director of Operations from 1990 to 1991. He was Manufacturing Manager of the ENT Division from 1983 to 1990. Mr. Dowdy held several financial management position with the company from 1977 to 1983.
Prior to Smith & Nephew, he was employed by Honeywell Information Systems, Evans Products Company, C.I.T. Corporation, and IBM. He has 7 years of service with Grace Medical and 46 years of overall work experience. Mr. Dowdy earned his Bachelors of Business Administration at Memphis State University.
Mike has more than 25 years experience in ENT sales, marketing and business management. He joined Grace Medical in 2007, after serving as Senior Vice President Otology Business Unit for Gyrus ENT. Mike spent 14 years with Gyrus and its predecessor, Smith & Nephew ENT. During that period he served in a number of capacities, including Vice President of Sales and Group Director Global Marketing. Mike began his career with Treace Medical in 1986, continuing with Xomed-Treace following the merger of the two companies. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi.
Murray has 24 years of experience in the medical device industry. He served as Director of Tax and Treasury and as Director of Taxation for Sofamor Danek Group (now Medtronic Spine Division) from 1991-1999. Murray joined EagleVision, Inc. in 1999 as Chief Financial Officer and became CEO of EagleVision in 2000. Following the merger of EagleVision and Grace Medical in 2003, he became CEO of Grace Medical as well as president and CEO of the holding company, Enteroptyx, Inc. Prior to entering the industry, he worked in public accounting, both in audit and tax, for several firms, including Peat Marwick, Coopers & Lybrand, and Deloitte & Touche. Prior to that he worked as a commercial loan officer for C&I Bank in Memphis.
Murray is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive license) and holds a B.B.A. from Baylor University and an M.S. in Accounting with a Tax Concentration from the University of Memphis. Murray has served on the boards of the LeBonheur Foundation, the Mid South Eye Bank, and the Phoenix Club in Memphis.
Tony is the founder of Grace Medical, Inc. and currently serves as Chief Technical Officer for Enteroptyx. Tony started his career as a part time research assistant with Richards Medical Company (now Smith & Nephew) in 1980 while studying mechanical engineering at the University of Memphis. Upon graduation in 1982 he joined the company as a research engineer. There he developed an apparatus to measure the sound conduction properties of ossicular implants. During his tenure with the company, he served various engineering roles in research, product development, and manufacturing.
In 1987 he and his two partners cofounded the head and neck division of MicroTek Medical, Inc where he lead the otologic product development and manufacturing teams. There he developed Flex H/A, a hydroxyapatite composite material useful in ENT implant applications. Since the start of his medical device career, he has filed for over forty patents.
Tony holds a Masters in Engineering Management from Christian Brothers University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Memphis.