About Me

Gary Morton graduated from West Point with honors and had a five-year career as a tank officer, the highlight of which was being part of an extraordinary unit that achieved unprecedented results at the US Army's grueling National Training Center—the only unit to ever win every simulated battle it fought. He transitioned out of the Army to medical-device manufacturer Stryker, where he worked for 25 years and retired as the VP, General Manager and Co-founder of Stryker’s highly innovative EMS Equipment business that redefined patient handling in the pre-hospital market. Today, he writes and invests. His new book, Commanding Excellence: Inspiring Purpose, Passion, and Ingenuity through Leadership That Matters, will be in print on September 5, 2017 and is available for pre-order today on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BooksaMillion, Indiebound, iBooks, and 800 CEO Read, (for bulk orders) along with other fine booksellers.


Book Author at Gary T Morton, LLC

January 2017 - Present
Wrote an insider's story of two exceptional leaders who inspired their organizations to achieve what most thought impossible. If you want to understand the secret sauce to excellent performance, read Commanding Excellence. Find out more at

Vice President, General Manager at Stryker

October 1989 - March 2012
General Manager of the EMS Equipment Business for Stryker. Co-founded EMS as a product line leading an intrapenurial effort in 1992-1994. Led all aspects of the business operations since '99. Following our 1994 launch, sales growth has been consistently over 20% for 15 years and dramatically better than the EMS equipment market during all years including those since the financial crisis. Stryker EMS is widely regarded as an innovator with breakthrough products that have reshaped patient handling in the Global EMS market. Products developed and launched won multiple national innovation and design awards. Business results are consistently the best amongst competitive peer companies. Grew from 0 to 70%+ share in the US and expanded globally beginning in 2000 growing to be the pre-hospital patient handling leader in multiple countries throughout the world.


Harvard Business School

Degree: Executive Programs
Field of Study: Business

University of Southern California

Degree: MS
Field of Study: Master of Science in Systems Management

US Military Academy at West Point

Degree: BS
Field of Study: General Engineering


Contact Information

Stevensville, MI

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