The Healthcare Manufacturers Management Council (HMMC) unites senior-level sales and marketing executives from small, medium and large companies that manufacture and sell products to the entire spectrum of healthcare. HMMC is where industry sales and marketing executives can enhance their knowledge and skills, and consequently, be the best in their markets. Each member has national sales or marketing responsibilities in his or her company, and is keenly interested in staying abreast of current thinking, significant challenges, and opportunities facing our industry today and tomorrow.

Our Vision: The Healthcare Manufacturers Management Council (HMMC) facilitates best practices that enables healthcare manufacturers to succeed.

Our Mission: HMMC provides members the opportunities to Learn, Network and Succeed.

Our Value Proposition: HMMC members have access to education, peer networking and the latest marketplace trends and insights to enhance knowledge, skills and expertise to grow their business.

Our Operating Principles: HMMC’s Operating Principles define its fundamental basic beliefs and guiding principles. In turn, providing focus for our actions. They are the cultural compass to drive strategic decisions: Integrity, Collegial Culture, Dynamic, Excellence, Respect, Fun


The Healthcare Manufacturers Management Council was founded in 1986 by William McKnight, long-time medical products sales executive and founder of McKnight Medical Communications, as a forum for sales and marketing executives in the healthcare industry. HMMC has been consistently successful in helping the next generation of executives learn, network and succeed.


HMMC is comprised of executives from member companies primarily engaged in manufacturing healthcare products and services. Our members have a strong desire to continuously improve their professional skills and willingness to share their knowledge with others.

A 13-member Board is elected by the general membership and serves three-year terms. Board Meetings are held four times a year amongst conferences and webinars. An executive director and executive administrator are responsible for day-to-day operations of HMMC.

Click here to see our Board of Governors.


What’s in it for me?

  • Learn. HMMC is well-respected in the industry for its broad-based educational programming offered twice a year at annual spring and fall conferences. Held in varied locations in America, HMMC’s conferences provide a fun, relaxing and secluded opportunity for members to gather, network and learn — from each other, some of the brightest people in the industry — and from CEOs of major corporations inside and outside healthcare, plus thought leaders, legal experts, award-winning authors and speakers. In addition to the valuable industry insights they provide, HMMC conferences also serve as ongoing training programs for sales and marketing staff.
  • Network. Through HMMC, the premier organization for high-level sales and marketing executives, you will develop and foster invaluable one-on-one relationships and networking opportunities. HMMC members are among the best and brightest in their field, and possess not only a strong desire to continuously improve their professional skills, but a generous willingness to share their knowledge and experience with peers.
  • Succeed. Gain new knowledge, skills and networks — some of the most essential tools for business success.

How do I join?
Members must have national marketing or sales responsibilities within his/her company, division or subsidiary, be able to contribute meaningfully to the HMMC membership, and conduct themselves for the good of the industry and HMMC. Memberships are given to companies and individuals. Company or subsidiary members may appoint individual members as long as they meet the membership eligibility criteria. Companies or subsidiaries with more than one national marketing job will be allowed to have more than one member but not more than three. Corporations will be limited to a total of five members unless the HMMC Board of Governors grants an exception.


Can I bring a spouse or a guest to conferences?
Yes. They are responsible for an additional moderate conference registration fee, as well as their own travel and hotel accommodations.

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What Our Members Say

  • “Networking with other HMMC members has been invaluable! This has benefited me personally in my leadership, my decision-making, and the ability to feel completely comfortable discussing with fellow members anything about my business. It is a group without judgment. It is a group of problem solvers, solution finders, and friends, lifelong friends. It is my safe place to be transparent about what I deal with in my business and know I'm with the best group of experts in our industry.”

    Jan Beery Owner, KBK Communications
  • "As a new member of HMMC for the past year, I’ve come to quickly value the industry education, peer to peer knowledge sharing and perspective gained from leaders in the healthcare industry!” 

    Brian Vierra Senior Director of Sales, Medical Division Midmark
  • “When I first got into our industry, I looked at who worked best with distribution, and the answer was Midmark and Welch Allyn. They were members of HMMC and always attended the conferences. Two ultimate members of the Distribution Hall of Fame, one from each company told me that they thought HMMC would be good for me, and I would be good for it. I joined and have been a member ever since. Even I ended up in the Distribution Hall of Fame. Is there a correlation there?  You tell me.” 

    Rob Saron SVP, Global Distribution, Symmetry Surgical®
  • "HMMC provides unique opportunities that allow me to strengthen my professional network and industry knowledge, while bringing valuable insights to help in my day-to-day career responsibilities.”

    Tanya Coby, EDAC Integrated Marketing Manager, Medical Marketing Midmark
  • "We like to bring our sales and marketing leadership together to reflect and learn with other commercial leaders in the industry, and HMMC enables this through well thought out professional events."

    Matt Bourne Chief Commercial Officer, Midmark


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