Our History

Collectively, we instill an environment of support and success to make the extraordinary a normal task.

Tracer Tool and Machine, originally a two-man operation, opened its doors in June of 1964. From its modest beginnings of providing contract manufacturing services, to its first customer, Tracer quickly gained a reputation for manufacturing excellence and expanded into new markets. Our customer base includes leaders in their respective, Honeywell Aerospace, Becton Dickinson, and Nabisco.

Advancements in technology in the 1980’s, and the expansion of surgical applications within the human body, provided the opportunity to accelerate our growth and expansion under the name of Tracer Orthopedics.

Today, we are a 2nd generation state-of-the-art manufacturer of medical devices with a customer base whose products are used throughout the world. We are proud of our legacy of providing superior products supported by quality and integrity for over 55 years.

Leadership Team

D. Lindsay Conner


Lindsay Conner, Tracer Orthopedics’ president, is an expert in the field of orthopedic manufacturing, with over 40 years of experience. 

With a background in finance and graduate studies from Harvard University, Conner has an educational foundation that complements his extensive professional expertise. Among his notable accomplishments, Conner led the development and implementation of stringent standards for ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 registration, setting new industry benchmarks for quality and compliance. His meticulous oversight of documentation and validation processes ensured precision and on all in-house operations.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Conner created and upheld protocols safeguarding employee stability and safety. Under his guidance, Tracer Orthopedics achieved an impressive track record of on-time deliveries and an approval rating exceeding 98%.

His vision for Tracer Orthopedics is to sustain the company’s legacy as a premier contract orthopedic manufacturer that seamlessly delivers world-class products to a global clientele. Simultaneously, Conner is committed to nurturing a corporate culture of diversity, support, and opportunity, to ensure that every employee can reach their full potential and contribute to the company’s ongoing success.

Oscar Castillo

Director of Operations

As the Director of Operations, Oscar M. Castillo brings over 38 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. His journey includes 13 years in aerospace and 25 years in orthopedic manufacturing.

Oscar graduated from the Don Bosco Institute of Technology as a “Manufacturing Specialist.” He is well versed in various manufacturing software applications including SolidWorks, AutoCAD, MasterCam, and CNC G-code programming. Due to his experience and knowledge Oscar has been instrumental in helping develop and consult on some of the most influential and effective surgical systems on the market.

Through Oscar’s leadership and guidance, he has helped transform Tracer Orthopedics into an entity synonymous with dependability and quality. He has fostered a culture where respect and acceptance has allowed Tracer to evolve into an independent force that excels in all facets of orthopedic manufacturing.

His vision for Tracer Orthopedics is limitless, driven by adaptability, and an unwavering commitment to growth and excellence. The foundation built by Oscar and the team, will be a lasting legacy for the next generation of Tracer Orthopedics.

Tina L. Tomat

Quality Representative

Tina L. Tomat is a seasoned professional with a career spanning over 30 years in accounting, financial practices and reporting. Her expertise is not limited to finance, as she holds certifications as an ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 lead auditor, showcasing her commitment to maintaining the highest quality standards. Tina is well-versed in software systems, including QuickBooks, E2 MRP systems, Excel, MS Office, and more. With a quarter-century of experience as a Quality Management Representative, she is a trusted leader in the field.

In her current role as Quality Systems Management Representative, Tina plays a pivotal role in ensuring Tracer’s compliance with industry standards. She manages internal audits, maintains quality records, and serves as a customer liaison, overseeing documentation and delivery requirements. Her achievements include establishing ISO Quality Systems, implementing electronic accounting and MRP systems, and developing human resource guidelines. Tina’s vision is to continue contributing to Tracer’s growth as a premier medical device manufacturer, overseeing office operations and exceeding the demands of the industry. Her commitment to quality and excellence is a driving force behind Tracer’s success.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Tracer Orthopedics. To contact one of our representatives, please call (201) 337-6184 or send us a message via the form.

    We never use your data for any purpose other than to contact you regarding your initial request.