MassDevice co-founder Johnson to lead MassMEDIC

MassDevice co-founder Brian Johnson is set to depart from the publication he founded nearly 10 years ago and take over as president of the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC). Johnson will succeed Tom Sommer as president of the regional medical technology association. Sommer has served as MassMEDIC’s president since the group was founded in 1996.

GW Plastics promotes new leaders to executive team

GW Plastics recently announced that it has appointed three new leaders to its executive team. Cathy Tempesta has been appointed to VP of human resources at GW Plastics. She has been with the company for 15 years as the director of human resources. Tempesta will be responsible for bringing the best practices to GW Plastics’s

Viant expands leadership team with former Medtronic, Integer executives

The newly rebranded Viant is expanding its leadership team after completing the acquisition of Advanced Surgical and Orthopedics. Viant, formerly known as MedPlast, has appointed former Medtronic executive Sean Crowley to chief operating officer. The company has also appointed former Integer executive Declan Smyth to group president of Advanced Surgical and Orthopedics. Crowley has more

Methods Machine Tools announces promotions

Methods Machine Tools (Sudbury, Mass.) recently announced that Jerry Rex, the company’s president, has been named president and CEO, and Dale Hedberg has been promoted to VP of operations. “Methods is pleased to appoint Jerry as president and CEO. With his strong skill set, machine tool industry knowledge and energetic management approach, we are looking

Meddux announces two new partners

Meddux Development Corporation (Boulder, Colo.) recently announced that it has added two new partners to the company, effective as of May 1. Chad Herremans has joined the company as VP of quality and operations. He will be responsible for overseeing manufacturing operations and quality teams. He has held a number of roles in the manufacturing,

Zeus appoints Steve Peterson as president

Zeus (Orangeburg, S.C.) recently announced that it has appointed Steve Peterson as the company’s new president. The appointment took effect on May 1. Peterson recently served as the global head of marketing and sales, as well as senior VP at the company. He will continue to report to Zeus’s CEO as he transitions into the role

NSF International appoints Patricia Serpa to new medical devices certification role

NSF International has appointed Patricia Serpa to the position of director, lead auditor and expert trainer for medical device regulatory certification. Serpa will serve as an expert on medical devices and will perform quality management systems certifications. She joins NSF International with 10 years of experience in the international medical device and pharmaceutical regulatory field.

Tobias Kuehnle named managing director of Trumpf Canada

Tobias Kuehnle will become the managing director of Trumpf Canada, effective April 1. Kuehnle succeeds Stefan Fickenscher, who became the sales director of the machine tool division in the U.S. at Trumpf starting on Jan. 1.  Fickenscher will be interim managing director of Trumpf Canada until Kuehnle takes over. Kuehnle joined Trumpf in 2006, starting out in

Qosina promotes Scott Herskovitz to CEO spot

Qosina (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) has promoted Scott Herskovitz to president and CEO of the company – a global supplier of single-use components to the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Herskovitz was previously VP of sales and marketing at the company. Scott Herskovitz takes over Qosina from his dad Stuart Herskovitz, who remains board chairman. “I am very excited about

Teknor Apex veteran Robert Brookman dies

Robert Brookman – a vinyl compounding industry expert with 50 years of experience – died last November at the age of 83, according to Teknor Apex Co. (Pawtucket, R.I.), where Brookman was most recently VP of business development. Brookman joined Teknor Apex about 20 years ago after holding executive positions with other compounding companies, with a focus

Tekni-Plex appoints new chief operating officer

Tekni-Plex (Wayne, Pa.) announced that it has promoted Glenn Fish to chief operating officer, effective immediately. Fish previously served as the company’s chief financial officer and executive vice president. Over the three years that Fish has been with the company, Tekni-Plex has had consistent year-on-year quarterly earnings growth and has also completed six acquisitions. He was

Microsoft has a new digital health research initiative in the U.K.

Microsoft has tapped a top British health data researcher to head a new healthcare research initiative at its Cambridge research lab. Iain Buchan is presently a clinical professor of public health informatics at the University of Manchester – and director of the Health eResearch Centre, which is part of the U.K.’s Medical Research Council. Buchan will become

Millstone Medical appoints new CEO

Millstone Medical (Fall River, Mass.) announced that it has appointed Karl Neuberger as CEO, effective immediately. Neuberger began his career at Millstone as VP of operations at Millstone’s Olive Branch, Miss. loaner kit and distribution center and more recently served as chief operating officer for the company. Prior to his arrival at Millstone, Neuberger held

Graham Engineering announces new process engineer

Graham Engineering has announced that it has appointed Brad Lovelace as its new process engineer. Lovelace will be a part of the process technology team at the company and will be responsible for technical and customer support like product development, product and system testing. “Brad brings a demonstrated track record of medical extrusion operations and

Victrex announces new CEO

Victrex announced that it has appointed Jakob Sigurdsson as CEO-designate; he will gain the full title of CEO on Oct. 1. He is preceded by Dave Hummel who is retiring after 24 years as CEO. Victrex makes high-performance polyaryletherketone (PAEK) as well as selected parts for gears and dental discs. It hopes to execute growth