International engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti announced today that it has hired Ashley Peterson, PhD, as its new VP of life sciences.
Peterson, who most recently was a principal R&D engineer at Medtronic, is based out of Thornton Tomasetti’s Santa Clara, Calif., office. He will be part of Thornton Tomasetti’s Silicon Valley–anchored Center of Excellence team. The firm serves clients including major medical device companies, as well as consumer-product developers.
“Dr. Peterson’s engineering and business-leadership skills will significantly advance our life science offerings,” said Najib Abboud, managing principal and leader of Thornton Tomasetti’s Applied Science practice, of which Life Sciences is a division.
“We’ve reached a point of expertise and external acceptance of our consulting services that enables us to help our clients capitalize on the fast-evolving opportunities in in silico clinical trials and clinical decision-making, as well as non-medical aspects of human-centric engineering. All of these are founded in computer modeling and simulation, which are Dr. Peterson’s core areas of expertise,” Abboud said in a news release.