Director of Product Realization
- Relevant Experience: 19 years
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering,
Duke University, Durham, NC
Professional engineering experience since 2001 with specific medical device experience in the following areas:
High Energy Surgical Device – Build Manager, Manufacturing Transition
Near-Patient CD4 Counter - Transition Lead
Blood Glucose Meter – Hardware Design, V&V
Automated Fluorescent Microscopy System – Controlled Build Manager, Manufacturing Transition
MRI Power Supply Test Fixture – Hardware Design, Assembly, V&V
Left Ventricular Assist Device Controller – V&V
Automated laboratory sample preparation device – Design transfer, controlled build lead
What’s the most interesting Medical Device project you’ve worked on and why?
The LVAD Controller. V&V testing was very hands-on and brought me into test laboratories that I hadn’t worked in before. The technology was fascinating – a spiral motor with ruby bearings – as were the customer stories. A person who wears a LVAD has no pulse!
If you could work on any type of medical device project, what would it be and why would you want to work on it?
I would love to work on a medical device that departs from Western medicine and instead takes on a wellness approach. How about a device that removes environmental toxins from the body? Or something that identifies nutrient deficiencies and quickly brings the blood chemistry back into balance? If we could develop a device that speeds up the body’s ability to heal from trauma or disease, that would be amazing.
What do you like about working at Tensentric?
The people: everyone here is high caliber and easy to work with
The flexibility: being able to work from home, take vacation when you want
The office: it’s the nicest engineering office I’ve ever seen
Variety of work: each project and product is different
What unique set of skills do you bring to Tensentric?
Years of interfacing between design teams and build teams
Have worn many hats in previous projects
Willing to do what it takes to get the job done