Our leadership is comprised of devoted, progressive individuals from both the
business and scientific fields. Whether they have helped to run successful corporations or pioneered advancements in the medical sciences, the OraMetrix leadership is united in a common vision: to develop “better technology for better smiles.”
Charles L. Abraham
Chief Executive Officer
Charles Abraham has served as President and CEO of OraMetrix, Inc., since March, 2002. As an industry leader in the development of digital technology focused on improved outcomes and reduced treatment times for orthodontic patients, OraMetrix clinical and diagnostic solutions have been used in the delivery of care to over 300,000 patients.
Mr. Abraham began his career at General Electric Medical Systems. After 17 years in various assignments, he left GE as Global Business Manager, Vascular X-ray Imaging, to join Nellcor Puritan Bennett as Vice President and General Manager, Global Sleep Solutions.
Prior to OraMetrix, Abraham was Chief Executive Officer of eMerge Interactive Inc., a company delivering technology-based food safety and livestock management solutions to the U.S. beef production industry. In 1999, he led the company to a $105 million initial public offering on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.
Abraham received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University at Starkville, MS.
Chief Financial Officer
Before joining OraMetrix, Jay Widdig served as vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and corporate secretary of Intrusion Inc., a publicly traded network security company, from 1999 to 2002. From 1992 to 1999, Widdig held various managerial positions, including senior director of finance and administration, at Cyrix Corporation, a semiconductor company. From 1985 to 1992, he served Texas Instruments and Halliburton Company in various financial roles.
Widdig holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Oklahoma City University and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Cameron University.
Chief Technology Officer
Phillip Getto has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial and technical software systems industry. Prior to joining OraMetrix he was Senior Vice President of MCAD product development and delivery at Parametric Technology Corp, where he was responsible for all aspects and phases of software development and delivery effort for Pro/ENGINEER®, Pro/Intralink®, CADDS 5® Optegra®, Pro/Desktop® and Medusa®, including product definition, program management, software development, testing, documentation, internationalization, integration and release management. While at PTC, he led the successful efforts to improve Pro/ENGINEER quality and usability. He was also manager of geometric modeling R&D for Rasna Corp., when it was acquired by Parametric.
Getto received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering in computer and systems engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
Jerry D. Metz
Vice President, Operations
Prior to joining OraMetrix, Jerry Metz was vice president of advanced engineering and manufacturing for Trulite, Inc., which was an integrated hydrogen fuel source and fuel cell product company. From 1995 to 2003, he worked for Teccor Electronics, starting as a product and development engineer and shortly thereafter becoming vice president of manufacturing, where he directed all manufacturing operations for the international semiconductor company. He was certified as a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt in 1996.
Metz received his Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Business Administration at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
General Manager, Europe
Friedrich Riemeier is one of the founders of OraMetrix, Inc. and GmbH and serves today as Geschäftsführer (general manager) of the company's German subsidiary, OraMetrix GmbH, and as vice president of European operations. He is a co-inventor of the company's key technologies and leads OraMetrix GmbH's operations. Before OraMetrix, he was co-founder and general manager of a tool engineering and robotics company.
Riemeier spent the first five years of his career as Geschäftsführer (CEO) of Komet GmbH, a tool and mold engineering company that he founded in 1979. He received a degree in toolmaking and injection molding from the Handwerkskammer Berlin.
Vice President, New Business Development
Glenn Lyon’s role at OraMetrix is to expand the existing international presence for the suresmile treatment system in Europe, Asia and Australia. Lyon brings extensive knowledge and experience in the global orthodontic market most recently as Vice President of International Sales at Sybron Implant Solutions, Vice President of Sales at Discus Dental, and the Vice President of International Sales at Ormco where he led the team to over $100M in annual sales.