Fortitude Founder

Allen County
Founder Profile




Global Medical Industries



$500 Grant Date

June 2018


The first minority-owned medical and aerospace device contract manufacturer in
Northeast Indiana.

Cost-effective, complex implants and instruments.

Victor Lopez has been in the manufacturing industry for over 20 years. He is a dedicated, resourceful, innovative leader with a passion for creating high-quality medical implants and instruments.

From this passion and expertise, he founded Global Medical Industries in 2017. The company specializes in cost-effective, complex implants and instruments, including products for both upper and lower extremities, the spine, and large joint procedures.

Victor’s experience in the industry, as well as his heart for leadership, has made Global Medical Industries into a leading medical devices company in Fort Wayne. he is recognized for his extraordinary ability to design components and procedures in order to increase efficiency and improve quality while reducing costs. Acknowledged for his expertise in certain tools, technologies, techniques, and methodologies, Victor is bringing a team together to improve strategies, reduce costs, and deliver high-quality work with solid attention to detail.

The work Global Medical Industries is doing will help to make medical implants and instruments more accessible to those who need them. Overall, the Global Medical Instruments team has been recognized for our extraordinary ability to improve component procedures and increase both efficiency and quality.

Victor and the team at Global Medical Industries will use their $1,000 grant from the Fortitude Fund to purchase new equipment for the company.

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Business Updates

Career path: Entrepreneur finds opportunity in medical device industry

Name: Victor Lopez

Company: Global Medical Industries

Location: Fort Wayne Enterprise Center

Year founded: 2016

Job title: President/CEO

Number of employees: 6

Education/experience: Worked as a CNC machine operator at Dana Corp; then group leader at Symmetry Medical and supervisor at Nemcomed.

What kind of work did you do at Dana Corp.? Why did you leave?

I was a CNC machine operator at Dana Corp. Spicer Axle from 1996 to 2000. I left because I was laid off.

Medical Device Manufacturer Opens in Urban Enterprise Center

Global Medical Industries, Inc., the area’s first minority-owned supplier of products for the medical device industry, is now located at the Urban Enterprise Center, 1830 Wayne Trace. A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new business is planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, January 26.

Company founder Victor Lopez, who has 20 years of industry experience, serves as president and CEO of the full-service manufacturing company, while his wife Judy Lopez serves as human resources/office manager. Global Medical anticipates expanding its current team of four to 12 employees by year-end 2017.

Global Medical Receives State Impact Award

Global Medical Industries of Fort Wayne was one of 10 Hoosier companies to receive 2018 Small Business Impact Awards on Wednesday, May 2, from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC). The awards were presented by IEDC President Elaine Bedel at a luncheon ceremony at the Dallara Indycar Factory in Speedway.

Medical Device Manufacturer Launches in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A Fort Wayne-based entrepreneur has launched what the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center calls the first minority-owned medical device manufacturing company in the region. Victor Lopez, chief executive officer of Global Medical Industries Inc., says he expects the new company to grow from four to 12 employees by the end of the year.

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