As a globally recognized contract manufacturer of American-made 3D printed Titanium orthopedic implants, Tangible Solutions looks beyond the average and industry standard. With market-proven orthopedic implant expertise and engineering vision, Tangible delivers unparalleled medical devices of the highest quality. Tangible delivers on time and with unbeatable customer service and above expectations.
Chief Executive Officer
After an accomplished career with the US Army as a Green Beret, Adam Clark was an inside specialist covering market intelligence. Eventually, his path led to the medical industry and he became a founding member of Tangible Solutions, a contract manufacturer of 3D printed Titanium orthopedic implants.
Since 2013, Adam Clark has led the charge for the future of American manufacturing at Tangible. He focuses on the highest quality products for every customer and the related value creation, and is responsible for leading the general operations and resources of the company to deliver the highest quality 3D printed Titanium orthopedics around the world.
As an entrepreneur and mentor, Adam takes time to continually improve and create opportunities in the industry as well as pay forward to the many individuals that share his passions.
“I am absolutely blessed to live in a country that heavily values its ability to produce goods and services as well as we do, no matter the climate. Business is a journey and a dog-fight. You are constantly digging in for the next round. I love that."
Chief Operating Officer
Chris is the Founder, Executive Vice President, and COO of Tangible Solutions and the guru of all that is technical. With a mechanical engineering background, Chris also has expert strength in process development for additive manufacturing, finish machining, lean manufacturing, and manufacturing operations. He's an advisor for the development of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and standards for additive manufacturing in the medical device industry.
Professional Advisory Boards and Committees:
- Medical Advisor, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
- External Advisory Board Member - Biomedical Engineering, Wright State University
- Medical AM Advisor, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Subject Matter Expert - Advanced Manufacturing Program, Clark State Community College
- Strategic Partner - Workforce Development Program, Sinclair Community College
- Smart Manufacturing Technical Advisory Committee Member, Cincinnati State
- Manufacturing Technical Advisory Board Member, The Dayton Regional STEM School
During his junior year at the University of Kentucky, Drew Matula met two men who would have a major impact on his life. He met Adam Clark (Tangible CEO) and Chris Collins (Tangible COO). They offered him an internship. Although it was unpaid, Drew commuted from Cincinnati for the opportunity, continuing through his senior year. As an intern, Drew did a variety of things, including cold calling sales. Tangible was little more than an idea, and operated a skeleton crew. Tangible was his first full-time job after graduation, and he hopes it will be his only one.
As Tangible’s Production Manager, Drew increases the flow of day-to-day operations and the overall growth of Tangible. He is responsible for supervising and directing the company’s purchasing, shipping and receiving departments, and also supports operations, sales and quality control.
Drew’s laser focus is project scheduling, order processing, monitoring project process, providing customer status updates, and getting every order out the door as expeditiously as possible. As one of the main “faces” to the company, Drew is dedicated to establishing and maintaining strong relationships with vendors and customers. He searches daily for ways to improve all aspects of the business with a “hard work” and “do whatever it takes'' mentality.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs
For nearly 20 years, Kriss has worked in regulatory affairs, quality assurance and microbiology. As Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Tangible, Kriss is responsible for quality management and regulatory compliance, including all products for domestic and international markets. He has vast experience in quality assurance, compliance, sterilization, medical devices, auditing, and regulatory filing, including FDA 510(k).
Prior to joining Tangible, Kriss was in charge of quality systems and regulatory affairs for OrthoPediatrics. He graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor’s in science education, and received his master’s in microbiology from Ball State University. While working on his master’s at BSU, he performed research on the tick-borne illness Lyme’s Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
Post Processing Manager
After an implant is 3D printed, it comes under the supervision of Post Processing Manager Tyler Hegi. Tangible is a contract manager that handles the entire life cycle of an implant or medical device. Tyler ensures that every post processing is done right and on time, including cleaning to remove residual debris or metal powder, controlled cooling (also called annealing), drilling, cutting, polishing, sterilization and packaging.
He has nearly 20 years of industrial/manufacturing experience, most recently as machinist at GE Aviation. Tyler received a machine and tool technology diploma from Altamaha Technical College, a HVAC electrical technician certificate from Savannah Technical College and an associate of science degree in computer drafting and design from ITT Technical Institute-Dayton.
Chris Collins founded Tangible Solutions from a garage in Fairborn, Ohio in 2013. Adam Clark joined the team as managing partner, who now serves as Chief Executive Officer. From the garage, 12 Air Force personnel were welcomed to see the printers used to run low-quantity productions for small and medium-sized engineering and manufacturing companies. After shuffling the Air Force folks through the living room, into the kitchen, past the dog and into the one-car duplex garage with a pass through to the next duplex, Tangible realized it was time to find an office.
A handshake deal with the landlord brought 2,000 square feet of office space. Tangible agreed to trim trees, cut the grass, replace the water heater, pay the electric bill, paint the walls and wash the carpet in exchange for free rent. Everything the team at Tangible Solutions does is guided by the entrepreneurial spirit and to revitalize American industrialized additive manufacturing.
Tangible Solutions operated out of this office for some time as they plotted their next step to industrializing 3D printing technology for medical implants. Around this time, a main client asked Tangible Solutions to become a contract manufacturer of Titanium implants. Tangible Solutions shifted into the niche, and now concentrates its business solely on American-made 3D printed Titanium orthopedic implants.
Now a globally recognized and well-respected contract manufacturer of American-made 3D printed Titanium orthopedic implants, Tangible Solutions has grown from pioneering in a garage with two engineering grade plastic printers, into a 25,000 square foot facility with over 3 dozen pieces of capital equipment, and approaching 50 staff members. Tangible are experts in the end-to-end additive manufacturing of Titanium orthopedic medical devices.