Neil Friery

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Neil Friery

Biography

As an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Case Western Reserve University's Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship, Friery brings a diverse background spanning across five verticals (medical devices, measurement and analytical solutions, specialty chemicals, professional services and not for profit). Currently, Friery serves as the president of Alpha Technologies, a world leader in the design and manufacture of instruments and software that deliver advanced precision rubber and elastomeric materials analysis for production optimization and product compliance. Alpha Technologies, a Roper Technologies company (NYSE: ROP), improves and enables our customer’s product performance, value, and safety across the automotive, aerospace, energy, medical and safety industries. In this role, Friery is responsible for the strategic direction of the enterprise including product development, business development, manufacturing, quality and regulatory as well as sales and marketing strategy and execution.  

Prior to joining Alpha Technologies, Friery served as senior vice president and general manager of the surgical division at Zimmer Biomet, a Fortune 500 company and the world's leading orthopedic organization. During his tenure at Zimmer Biomet Surgical, Friery oversaw all functional aspects of the organization and led the division to $400 million in revenue. Friery presided over Surgical’s build-out of a direct sales force, several new product launches, as well as 10 strategic acquisitions and distribution agreements resulting in over $200 million in revenue growth. Prior to his appointment assenior vice president and general manager, Friery was the director of finance for the surgical division. In this capacity, Friery was responsible for the global accounting and finance organization of Surgical.

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in business administration (accountancy), Friery started his career at Ernst & Young, LLP in 1999 where he became a certified public accountant (CPA – inactive).  Friery joined the corporate finance team of OM Group, Inc., a NYSE listed specialty chemicals company in 2002. Friery held various roles of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure including controller of the $200 million Electronic Chemicals business unit. 

Currently, Friery also serves on the board of directors of the West Side Catholic Center (WSCC), an organization that offers hot meals, hospitality, clothing, household goods, emergency services, advocacy, a women and children's shelter and a housing solutions program to those in need at no charge, regardless of religious affiliation. Friery also serves on the WSCC’s finance committee as well as Ohio City Pizzeria (OCP) committee. The OCP was established in 2019 as a social enterprise and through its unique partnership with the WSCC, the OCP provides on-the-job training for those seeking essential work skills. The OCP also serves as a source of funding to help the WSCC fulfill its mission: to serve people in need of food, clothing, shelter, advocacy and a path to self-sufficiency.

Friery resides in Green, Ohio with his wife (Kellie) and their two children (Noah and Madelyn).