Lab Team

Director of Testing – Peter T. Wronski

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 working as the Senior R&D Engineer on the NuCore® Injectable Nucleous device, he transitioned to the role of Manager. Ultimately, he became the Director of Product Testing and Analysis for all Spine Wave products. Before working at Spine Wave, he worked for several different materials engineering companies. His work in those institutions focused on failure analysis and aging management of components in power generation, electrical transmission and distribution, and pharmaceutical packaging industries.

Engineering Project Manager – Rachel Schilkowsky

Rachel Schilkowsky joined the RIH Orthopaedic Foundation Test Facility in 2017. Her responsibilities as a test engineer include project planning and performance, developing and implementing mechanical test programs, data analysis, and report generation. Prior to joining RIHOF, she worked as a research analyst at a medical device consulting firm in Boston, MA. In that role, she counseled R&D teams in support of product development, intellectual property strategy, and technology transfer. Rachel graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors of Biological Engineering and a Masters of Mechanical Engineering.

Bioskills Lab Coordinator – Josh Connelly

Josh joined the RIH Orthopaedic Foundation Test Facility in 2021.  As the Bioskills Lab Coordinator, his responsibilities include organizing and assisting with bioskills labs, performing compliance testing for sports equipment, and general lab maintenance.  With 17 years of experience in the service industry, Josh utilizes his skills to provide a welcoming and productive work environment for all clients. Josh graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a Bachelors of Biology.