Mopec Group

Our Mission

Mopec Group companies share the same vision and mission.
Empowering pathology and anatomy professionals with the leading platform of products and solutions for the advancement of diagnostic accuracy, safety, research, education, and the treatment of disease.

About Mopec Group

Mopec Group, a testament to strategic growth and industry leadership, was established following Blackford Capital‘s acquisition of Mortech Manufacturing in 2021. This pivotal acquisition came on the heels of Blackford’s earlier acquisition of Mopec in 2013. Together, these companies under the Mopec Group banner represent a synergy of expertise and innovation in the realm of anatomic pathology and laboratory solutions. As we continue to evolve, Mopec Group remains committed to delivering unparalleled products and services to contribute to the diagnosis, treatment, and curing of disease.

Our Vision

We are the only logical choice for pathology & anatomy professionals.

Guided by our mission to empower pathology and anatomy professionals, Mopec has been a premier provider of American-made medical equipment and laboratory products since our establishment in 1992. Committed to advancing diagnostic accuracy, safety, research, education, and the treatment of disease, we continually strive to deliver the industry’s leading platform of innovative products and solutions. Our unwavering dedication to excellence is underscored by the widespread installations within America’s premier healthcare institutions, a testament to our continuous pursuit of providing cutting-edge tools that significantly contribute to the progress and success of pathology and anatomy professionals worldwide.

Visit Mopec’s Website

Mortech Manufacturing has been providing quality forensic pathology equipment and instruments to a wide range of facilities since 1985, serving the pathology, autopsy, necropsy, veterinary, morgue and mortuary industries. Mortech is a built-to-order stainless steel manufacturer with a hard-earned reputation as a market leader in our sector.

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The Leadership Team

Francis X. Dirksmeier | Chief Executive Officer

Francis X. Dirksmeier, a distinguished executive, most recently served as an Executive Partner at the private equity firm Quad-C. Prior to this, he was the transformative CEO of Performance Health, a leading global manufacturer in the rehabilitation and sports medicine sector. Earlier in his career, Francis served as President of Henry Schein Animal Health, a $2B healthcare company. Co-founding Agility Healthcare Solutions, his leadership caught the attention of GE Healthcare, where he later played a pivotal role as General Manager of Global Asset Management post-acquisition. Francis also held a significant position as President of McKesson Medical-Surgical.

Assumption College, B.A. Business Management

Wayne Oliver | Chief Financial Officer

Wayne Oliver leverages an extensive 20-year career in senior executive roles spanning finance, business systems, information technology, and operations and administration. His prior engagements include serving as Vice President and CFO for a series of private equity-funded enterprises, such as Sharp Tooling Solutions, Creative Foam Corporation, the Crown Group, Meridian Lightweight Technologies, and Meridian Automotive Systems. With an in-depth understanding of operational leadership, business procedures, liquidity management, and private equity methodologies, Wayne excels in spearheading the vigorous execution of aggressive operating and market expansion strategies.

University of Central Oklahoma, B.S. Accounting
Lawrence Technological University, M.S. Industrial Operations

Kirk Gossett | Senior Vice President of Sales

Kirk Gossett started his career in the medical field as a pharmaceutical sales representative. There, he soon realized his passion for recruiting and mentoring sales organizations. Utilizing his contributions in marketing, project management, and customer processes, Kirk worked with the original founders of Mopec to dramatically grow the company in the highly evolving pathology market in the early 2000’s. He served as National Sales Manager beginning in 2002 and was promoted to Vice President of Sales in 2016. As Vice President of Sales, Kirk spearheaded a new phase of aggressive growth for the company in expanding the full spectrum of solutions for forensic and anatomic pathology professionals.

Rochester College, B.B.A., Marketing & Management

Michael McClain | Vice President of Technology

Michael McClain is a seasoned professional with exceptional problem-solving skills in the field of electromechanical and biomedical equipment design and manufacturing. With a specialized focus on developing patented breakthrough technologies and products, he excels in navigating the complexities of stringent regulatory frameworks, particularly within the domains of microbiology, pharmaceuticals, and Class I, II, and III medical devices. Michael’s impressive track record includes a history of successfully bringing new products to market, adeptly applying lean manufacturing principles, and spearheading value-driven cost reduction strategies for established product lines.

Lawrence Technological University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering 
Lawrence Technological University Biomedical Engineering Board

Jeff Pemberton | Vice President of Marketing & Consumable Products

Jeff Pemberton is an accomplished marketing professional with a history of driving substantial growth through digital transformation, lead generation, technology integration, and brand development. His prior role as the Head of Marketing at Ross Education showcased his talent for rapid adaptation and execution. During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in Ross Education’s strategic growth amid industry shrinkage, upheaval, and over-regulation. Jeff’s expertise, marked by adaptability and strategic acumen, positions him as a transformative marketing leader with the ability to lead organizations through challenging and ever-changing environments.

Eastern Michigan University, B.A., 
Liberty University, M.AEastern Michigan University, B.S., Education & Communications
Liberty University, M.A., Theology.
 

Wilson Dias | Vice President of Manufacturing

Wilson Dias is an accomplished leader with a strong track record in global account management. His impressive cross-cultural leadership experience underscores his adeptness in thriving within diverse business landscapes. With over two decades of hands-on management experience across various domains, including Commercial, Engineering, Program Management, and Operations, Wilson has consistently demonstrated his performance-oriented approach. His extensive expertise extends to encompass all aspects of product development and launch processes, showcasing a profound understanding of the intricate complexities involved in these critical business functions.

Fundação Getulio Vargas, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Fundação Getulio Vargas, M.S., Business Management