Let’s Keep Moving.

Located in northern California, Consensus Orthopedics is committed to providing proven and reliable total joint implants and instruments to the global market. Consensus headquarters include administrative offices, research and design workrooms, manufacturing, inspection, clean room and warehouse space. With over 25 years of orthopedic design and manufacturing experience, together, through a focus on patient care and clinician relationships, Consensus is dedicated to creating one team, focused on restoring mobility and renewing lives.

Our Core Values


Our company name is our identity, our values defined simply. We manufacture the highest quality industry standard medical devices. We want you back on your feet quickly and reliably.


The orthopedic industry is constantly evolving and maturing. With multiple patents and a history of product reliability, Consensus is committed to developing industry best practices throughout the organization.


We strive to help and improve the lives of patients, medical professionals, and our surrounding communities. Working together is essential in creating high quality medical devices that exceed industry expectations.

Executive Management

Dr. Daniel Hayes, Ph.D


Daniel Hayes started his entrepreneurial career in 1992 after completing his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, where he conducted cutting edge research in the Orthopedic Research Labs. His first venture, Hayes Medical, Inc, an orthopedic medical device company. developed many innovative implants, instruments, and materials technologies focused on improving total joint replacement for surgeons and patients. To date, Dr. Hayes is a named inventor on over 50 US and international patents for innovative hip and knee joint replacement technologies. Shalby Limited recently acquired the implant business and related assets from Consensus Orthopedics, Inc. (formerly Hayes Medical) to form Shalby Advanced Technologies, located in El Dorado Hills, California. Shalby Limited appointed Dan as CEO of Shalby Advanced Technologies based on his legacy of service, leadership, and innovation.

Dr. Hayes reports,

“It is an absolute honor and pleasure to lead this company again. Our entire team is grateful for the opportunity to join the Shalby family of companies, led by Dr. Vikram Shah. With Shalby Limited’s support and global presence, we will work tirelessly to improve the lives and clinical outcomes for the patients and surgeons we serve.”

Paul Rugg


Paul Rugg joined Consensus Orthopedics in October of 2009 and brings over 30 years of successful supply chain and manufacturing operations management.

Over the last 20 years, Paul has been a Fortune 500 executive with companies such as IBM and Electronic Arts, as well as in privately held start up environments. His experience transitioning organizations to the next level of growth has resulted in net savings exceeding $250 million throughout his career.

Paul’s insight and global experience in multi-plant management of personnel, material sciences, alternate manufacturing and supply chain strategies provides strategic leadership for the current and future growth of Consensus.

Danny Merrell

VP of Sales and Marketing

Mr. Merrell completed his BSN education at St. Louis University / Merrimac specializing in healthcare, nursing and business. He began his orthopedic career in 1989 and has extensive experience in reconstructive orthopedic sales, numerous President Club Awards, product management, marketing, inventory control, surgeon to surgeon networking, facilitating resident and fellowship programs, logistics, sales management, distribution development. Throughout his career, he has served on many panels and spoke on topics related to medical devices, emerging technologies, distribution management, product technologies, market trends and delivery models. His primary interest is creating health care delivery distribution models that address the changing landscape in today’s healthcare industry.

Erdal Guvenc


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Steve Gage

Sr. Director of Clinical Affairs

Steve Gage joined Consensus Orthopedics in 2004 and brings 30 years of O.R. and orthopedic sales experience.

Mr. Gage began his career as an athletic trainer at the University of San Francisco. He quickly transitioned into the operating room at Mercy Hospital in Sacramento, CA where he spent 11 years. Moving into sales in 1989, he became an orthopedic implant sales representative for Richards and Depuy. He co-founded, with Curt Wiedenhoefer, Eisenlohr Technologies, Inc. in 1997, designing and manufacturing medical imaging systems.

Mr. Gage’s clinical history in surgery and orthopedic sales has made him a technical and clinical expert in surgical techniques and clinical protocols. Mr. Gage coordinates training of instrumentation and implant techniques with surgeons and the training of implant systems and operating room credentialing of Consensus Orthopedics’ representatives and distributors.