Here is the latest roundup of key medtech industry leadership moves and other notable updates.
Applied Plastics LLC , a a provider of PTFE coated mandrels and fine wire to the advanced catheter market, has named Michael Brown as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He will have responsibility for global sales and marketing, including the company’s new on-line store.
FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving (Alltec GmbH) , makers of laser marking systems, has a new managing director. Sebastian Blösch, who was previously Finance Director and Deputy Managing Director, succeeds Stefan Heczko.
Forest City Gear has hired Keith Liston as Director of Sales to help meet the growing demands of its wide and diverse customer base throughout the world’s gear-making industries.
Guardant Health, Inc. , a precision oncology company, has appointed Vijaya Gadde to serve on its Board of Directors.
Healthcare Integrated Technologies, Inc. , which develops resident monitoring technologies for senior living communities, has named Ken Greenwood as Chief Technology Officer.
Innovations in Optics, Inc. , which offers high-power LED light sources for science and industry, has added Karen Allardyce as Customer Success Engineer.
KIEFEL GmbH , an engineering company for plastics processing, has namedd Stefan Moll as CTO, with a particular focus on global medical engineering business.
Maetrics , a global life sciences consulting firm focused exclusively on regulatory, quality, and compliance solutions, has appointed Dr. Amie Smirthwaite as Senior Director of the Global Clinical Practice.
Minnesota Wire , manufacturer of custom wire and cable manufacturing, has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors. The new directors, retired U.S. General Joseph Votel; Michael Wright, a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota; and Maureen Schriner, PhD, former director of marketing and communications for the Minnesota High Tech Association.
Nicolas Schwarz has been named Global Sales Director of Meridian's Electronics Division , which encompasses Epoxy Technology, Inc., Epoxy Technology Europe, and Epoxies, Etc. Meridian Adhesives Group manufactures high-value adhesives and sealants technologies.
Mahr Inc. , a manufacturer of precision measurement equipment used for dimensional metrology, announced that Bill Taylor has joined the company as General Manager, Sales, for the U.S. and Canada. In addition to field sales, he will oversee the marketing, product management, application engineering, service, customer resource center, and distribution teams.
Mopec , a provider of medical equipment and laboratory products to the pathology, morgue, anatomy, and necropsy industries, has appointed Alan Diaz as Director of International Commercialization.
NeuroOne Medical Technologies Corp. , a medical technology company focused on improving surgical care options and outcomes for patients suffering from neurological disorders, has named Dr. Camilo Andres Diaz-Botia, a highly experienced neural engineer whose work has focused on the development of technologies for bidirectional communication with the nervous system, as Director of Electrode Development.
NewAge® Industries has added two new members to its Board of Directors: Jim Henderson and Andreas Georghiou. They will work with current Board members Cecil Ursprung and Pat Sacco to help strategically plan the years ahead for the company.
PEI-Genesis , maker of custom engineered connectors and cable solutions, has promoted Peter Austin to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Philips has appointed Deeptha Khanna as the Chief Business Leader of the Personal Health businesses and Edwin Paalvast as Chief of International Markets. Both will become members of Philips’ Executive Committee, reporting to Philips CEO Frans van Houten.
Phillips-Medisize has appointed Paul Chaffin Senior Vice President and President, Medical and Pharmaceutical Solutions, Molex. Phillips-Medisize is an end-to-end provider of innovation, development, and manufacturing solutions.
Polygon Composites Technology , which makes composite tubing solutions for bearings, dielectric applications, surgical devices, and more, has appointed Zach Wills as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Precision OS , developers of a medical-grade virtual reality learning platform, has announced that Dr. Richard Satava has joined its team of advisors. In his role, Dr. Satava will provide his wealth of experience in simulation, research and surgical expertise toward the development of enhanced immersive training and education modules.
Prototek , which specializes in rapid prototyping and production of precision sheet metal fabrication and CNC machining, has appointed John Cleary as Operations Manager for its Grafton, WI, facility.
SCHUNK has promoted Allan Logan to Vice President of Sales, Toolholding and Workholding. In his new role, he will be responsible for executing strategic channel and global focused product initiatives.
Spark Biomedical , developer a wearable medical device designed for opioid withdrawal relief, has formed a Medical Advisory Board on Pain Management. Named to the board are Anjum Bux, MD; Timothy Deer, MD; Douglas Beall, MD; Iden Cowan, MD; Amitabh Gulati, MD; Dennis Patterson, DO; Jason Pope, MD,; Thomas Stauss, MD; and Katherine Travnicek, MD.
Sygnature Discovery , an integrated drug discovery and pre-clinical solutions provider, has has appointed Dr. Paul Overton as Senior VP of Business Development, focusing primarily on expanding Sygnature’s North American market.
T2 Biosystems, Inc. , which specializes in rapid detection of sepsis-causing pathogens, announced three new Board of Director appointments: Thierry Bernard, Chief Executive Officer, QIAGEN; Dr. Ninfa Saunders, President and Chief Executive Officer, Navicent Health; and Robin Toft, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Toft Group, a ZRG company.
After almost 10 years of service as the CEO of Tegra Medical and as Head of the Medical Division within the SFS Group, J. Mark King has retired as of August 1, 2020. Tegra is a provider of end-to-end solutions from prototyping to full production.
Todos Medical , an in vitro diagnostics company focused on distributing comprehensive solutions for COVID-19 screening and diagnosis, and developing blood tests for the early detection of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, has appointed Marsha Fontanive as Vice President of Sales and Chris Gross as Vice President of Sales Operations.
Sabina Hoekstra-van den Bosch was appointed Regulatory Strategy Principal in the Medical Health Services division of TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH . She was also elected as one of the Chairs of the NB-MED Executive Committee. NB-MED is the official working group of the EU Notified Bodies notified under the Directives/Regulations for medical devices and IVDs.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. , a provider of innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, has named Stewart Campbell Vice President & General Manager for the Asia Pacific region. He will be responsible for oversight of West’s Asia Pacific business and will lead regional teams.
Anniversaries and Celebrations
Cadence, Inc. , is celebrating its 35th anniversary as a contract manufacturer of advanced products, technologies, and services to medical device, diagnostics, aerospace, and commercial companies worldwide.
Electri-Flex celebrates 65 years as a manufacturer of innovative conduit solutions, including its flexible Liquatite® conduit. The company provides custom design, engineering, cutting services, quality assurance and testing capabilities.
Emuge-Franken , a manufacturer of taps, thread mills, drills, end mills, and other rotary cutting tools, is celebrating its centennial. In 1920, Richard Glimpel founded a company and invented a single-finishing tap with a spiral point that revolutionized the machining of internal threads.
Headwall Photonics , a manufacturer of core optical components within its own hyperspectral imaging platforms and instrumentation, as well as OEM components and sensors for third-party instrumentation, has named Karen Armstrong as Director of Manufacturing & Operations and promoted Christian Felsheim to the position of Director Headwall Photonics Europe.
MilliporeSigma ’s Jeffrey Whitford has been named to Fast Company’s ‘Most Creative People in Business’ list for 2020. Whitford heads MilliporeSigma’s sustainability, social business innovation and branding functions.