This course is designed to give the student a deeper understanding of how the Rultract Skyhook Retractor System works, which surgical procedures the Rultract may be used, and proper cleaning and sterilization instructions. The student will also learn how to identify when the Rultract is in need of repair by the manufacturer.

Rultract Skyhook

Pemco Incorporated

Since 1955 Pemco has designed and manufactured precision surgical instruments for the cardiovascular field.

Pemco University is committed to the ongoing training and support for medical professionals who utilize surgical instruments manufactured, repaired or distributed by Pemco Incorporated and/or distributed through Pemco Medical, LLC.

What You Will Get From This Course

Deeper Understanding

Develop deeper understanding of how the instruments work and how to identify malfunctions BEFORE the surgery.

Specific Knowledge

Gain specific knowledge for cleaning, sterilization and maintenance for products manufactured by Pemco Inc.

Continuing Education Credit

This course is approved for continuing education credit through IAHCSMM and other governing healthcare bodies.

Our Instructors

The Pemco University Course Development Team is comprised of technical advisers, engineering professionals, cardiac specialists, and business professionals.


Phil Rullo, Sr., Philip’s father, developed the first Rultract Retractor in the mid-1960’s. Phil Sr. later formed Rultract 1985.

Since the late 1990’s Philip has taken the responsibilities of Vice President, General Manager Product Development and Implementation, and Clinical Education Director for Rultract Incorporated.

Philip specializes in the development and design of retraction systems on three dimensions. He focuses on the surgeons’ direct need for increased exposure while maintaining manageable recovery times post op.
With the assistance of manufacturing and engineering partner, Pemco Inc., Rultract works with a number of surgical teams to develop new products in an expedient and efficient manner.


Kris has been in the medical sales industry for over 25 years, including over 20 years at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. She has held sales, training, and management positions throughout her career.

In 2016 Kris joined Pemco Incorporated as the Director of Sales and Marketing for medical instruments. She completed her MBA from The Ohio State University in 1993 and has also received her Certificate in Marketing Analytics from The Cleveland State University College of Business.

Kris worked with the medical advisory team and developed the online course framework and will be your point of contact throughout the program.


Bill is the owner/operator of a privately held 3rd generation family general machining and medical manufacturing corporation, Pemco Incorporated. Bill has been involved since childhood when his father started the corporation in a small basement shop in Cleveland, Ohio.

His experience is vast. Including corporate management, machine operation, design, service, supervision, sales, marketing, product development and any faction required to run a private corporation.

One of his biggest accomplishments has been to support the Rultract Skyhook Retractor for over 30 years as the sole manufacturer. He has now joined the marketing team with Philip Rullo. Rultract Inc. is also a privately held, 2nd generation business developed by Philip Rullo Sr.

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