Our Team

OrVance® Leadership Team

Ron Schutt
CEO & Business Development

Ron has 25 years of experience in healthcare and previously served as Vice President of Consumer Healthcare Marketing at Perrigo (PRGO) where he championed major healthcare initiatives and led several of the most successful product launches in the company’s history. Ron is a founding member of OrVance and assumed President/CEO responsibilities in 2014 to lead start-up funding, organizational development, marketing, product development and commercialization.  

Mike Smurr
Vice President of Professional Channel Development
Mike has spent over 35 years in the dental market with time on both the manufacturing and distribution sides of the business. He recently retired from Patterson Dental (PDCO) where he was the Director of Marketing, Merchandise, responsible for manufacturer relations and the sales & marketing of all merchandise. Mike is also the Founder and Principal of MTS Partners, LLC.

Paul Terranova
VP, Sales & Marketing
Paul has 30 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry and spent the last 22 years in various sales and marketing positions at Perrigo, a leading consumer healthcare company. Paul’s experience in collaborating with customers to achieve mutual success is his passion and is greatly respected within his circle of industry partners.

Joe Harris
Director of Digital Marketing 
Joe is a graduate from Central Michigan University in Business & Marketing and continued his education to become certified in Search Ads, Google Analytics, Shopping Ads, Mobile Ads, Display Ads and Video Ads. He also completed his education with Facebook and is a certified Media Buying Professional on their platform. Joe is also the Founder of FTI Management, a Digital Marketing Agency. 

Michael Silver, PhD
Director, R&D and Technical Affairs
Mike did his PhD in Chemistry at Cornell University, postdoctoral studies at Northwestern University, and is a Professor Emeritus at Hope College. He has brought considerable scientific and organizational talent to the endeavor and leads product development, intellectual property, and technical affairs. Dr. Silver has over 30 years of experience in academia and working with industry to develop novel materials and healthcare products and is the inventor on a number of patents.

Mark Metzler
Director, Operations & Customer Service
Mark has over 30 years experience working with leading Global Health Care Companies in West Michigan. Previously served over 20 years at Perrigo Company (PRGO) responsible for directing Export Business Development, Sales, and Marketing for the International Consumer Healthcare Division.

Eric Hannapel
Co-Founder/Innovation Advisor
Dr. Hannapel has been a practicing Orthodontist since 1996 and received his dental degree and orthodontic residency from the University of Michigan. Eric also donates his time to the Cleft Palate Board of Specialists at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and provides treatment. He also teaches at the University of Michigan in the Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry Department as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor. Eric has been invaluable to OrVance given his passion to develop solutions that enhance treatment for patients and practices. 

OrVance® Advisors

Todd Van Thomme, J.D.
Intellectual Property Counsel

Todd is an intellectual property attorney and a shareholder at Nymaster Goode P.C. in Des Moines, Iowa. He has extensive experience authoring and prosecuting patent applications across a wide array of technologies, including medical devices, mechanical, and pharmaceutical/chemical related patent applications. He also served as President of the Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) from 2010 to 2012.

Scott Tyler, DDS MS
Innovation Advisor

Dr. Tyler is an active member of the Michigan Dental Association, Michigan Association of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Orthodontics. He has been voted as Top Doc in Hour Detroit Magazine every year since its inception. He holds a position on the clinical advisory board at Orametrix Corporation and has spoken to orthodontic associations around the world about the benefits of robotic technology in the field of orthodontics.

Mart McClellan, DDS MS
Innovation & Financial Advisor

Dr. McClellan brings a valuable perspective to OrVance because he is not only a financial & securities expert but also a practicing orthodontist. Mart received his dental degree from Northwestern University and did his orthodontic residency at the University of Michigan. Mart is also President of Macro Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), and is registered in multiple states in the areas of securities and insurance.

Brian Tyler, DDS
Innovation Advisor

Dr. Tyler graduated from The University of Michigan Dental School in 1982 and has practiced dentistry in Rochester, Michigan, since 1984. His wife Peggy and their three daughters have called Rochester home ever since. Brian offers great thought leadership as a practicing dentist that refers his patients to orthodontists for treatment.

John Bosbous
Business Advisor

John was the former Treasurer of Bucyrus International, Inc., a $4.8 billion Mining Equipment Manufacturer purchased by Caterpillar in July 2011. Following a six-month transition, Mr. Bosbous retired in January 2012. Mr. Bosbous was with Bucyrus for 27 years holding both various management positions and acting as an Executive Officer of the Company.