Peter Wronski joined the RIH Orthopaedic Foundation as the Director of Testing, Research and Engineering Services in early 2019. Prior to beginning at RIHOF, Peter spent 11 years at the spine-focused medical device company, Spine Wave. After two years there working as the Senior R&D Engineer on the NuCore® Injectable Nucleous device, he transitioned to the role of Manager and ultimately Director of Product Testing and Analysis for all Spine Wave products. Before working at Spine Wave, he worked for several different materials engineer ing companies focused on failure analysis and aging management of components in power generation, electrical transmission and distribution, and pharmaceutical packaging industries. Peter began his professional career at the Institute of Materials Science at UCONN working on high voltage dielectric phenomena and general materials engineering laboratory analysis. During that time, he also served as the manager for a laboratory facility for Masters and PhD students studying Materials Science, Polymer Science, and Metallurgy.