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Development Mgr Plant Manager

Houston, TX, 77002
March 22, 2023

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Dynamic General Manager, Operations Manager, and Materials Management professional with over 25 years of experience in the sterile disposable Medical Device industry and Certified in Production and Inventory Management.

Skilled Operations expertise in quality systems and ISO, FDA, and EN standards and regulatory compliance. Strong background managing all phases of New Product Development including design, engineering and production, and market launch, meeting customer’s requirements for price, quality and delivery. Excellent Operations and Material Management experience developing, manufacturing, and distributing Angiographic and Vascular access catheters used for Radiology and Cardiology and marketed worldwide. Successfully maintained production and inventory levels for global product availability for over 10,000 catalog items generating over $75 million in annual sales. Successfully relocated manufacturing of products into lower cost environments worldwide.

Budgeting Cost / Benefit Analysis International Business Internal Controls Negotiations Reporting

Change Management QA / Testing FDA/GMP Team Leadership / Motivation Process Improvement

Start Ups / Turnarounds Sales Cycle Management International Business Workforce Planning Logistics

Policy Development Talent Management Performance Management Employee Engagement Client Relations

Expense Control Customer Service Project Management Business Development Inventory Management

Presentations Sales Forecasting Distribution Outsourcing Procurement / Purchasing Ops Management

QC / QA Vendor Relations Assembly Automation Cost Reduction Scheduling Risk Management

OSHA / Regulatory Compliance Strategic Sourcing

Merit Medical Systems Inc. Angleton, Texas 8/1988 – 12/2013

Worldwide designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices.

(Mallinckrodt Medical, 1988 – 1998, acquired by Merit Medical 1998)

Vice President / General Manager

Developed, manufactured, and distributed Angiographic and Vascular access catheters for worldwide use in Radiology and Cardiology. Maintained Quality systems, Production, Extrusions, Planning, Engineering, New Product Development, Materials Management, Accounting and Human Resources for the Angleton, Texas facility. Marketed medical devices directly to hospitals and dealers with a global market presence. Expanded product lines developing and manufacturing catheters utilized in human healthcare. Improved and maintained gross margins for the products manufactured while reducing product costs by 3% to 5% annually through cost reduction programs and price negotiations with suppliers. Managed 275 employees in all phases of product development and Operations


Addressed declining gross margins by improving product designs and introducing new lines of drainage and mini access catheters to increase demand. New products contributed $25 million in sales revenue with a 50% gross margin.

Developed new manufacturing facility to upgrade existing operations hampered by obsolesce and hurricane damage. Performed design and layout for a new more efficient manufacturing facility with higher production capability at a site reducing weather risk while retaining key employees. Built a 94,000 sf. manufacturing facility with clean rooms for medical device manufacturing expanding extrusion production capacity by 50% and retaining over 60% of employees and all key staff and managers.

Improved market presence and product margins by developing a line of Guiding Catheters with gross margin over 50% revitalizing the market for the existing product lines, increasing stock value.

Expand production capacity and reduced labor coat by relocating low margin product assembly to Mexico. Established duplicate production capabilities at a contract manufacturing site and moved Angiographic Catheter assembly, packaging and sterilization to Mexico. Reduced manufacturing cost by 40% and freed 50% of existing domestic clean room space for expansion of other products.

Reduced tubing purchase cost by 30% by purchasing a new state of the art extrusion line supplying two to three million feet of medical grade tubing and reducing delivery time from weeks to days. Improved the quality of medical grade tubing while expanding capacity.


CAREER NOTE: Additional experiences includes Production Control Manager, Texas Iron Works, Houston, Texas; Inventory Control Manager, Abbott Laboratory, Houston, Texas; Production and Inventory Control Manager, Medgeneral Medical, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Certified in Production and Inventory Management


Microsoft Office Suite




American Production and Inventory Control Society

American Management Association

Chamber Of Commerce, Past President

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