Jim Lafferty is chairman, CEO and co-founder of Genesis Biosystems, a medical device manufacturing and distribution company that serves the plastic surgery, dermatology and aesthetic medicine markets, and was a director of Lingualcare, a specialty orthodontic manufacturing and distribution company. He co-founded Osteomed Corporation in 1989. Osteomed, which manufactures and distributes small bone reconstruction implants and electro-mechanical instrumentation used in the operating room, was sold to The Marmon Group in 1999. Jim is a graduate of Gannon University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1982. He holds four United States patents.