President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Trudel has served as our President and CEO since December 2013. Prior to joining Encision, Greg served as Global Director of Marketing for a division within the Surgical Solutions Group at Covidien. His time at Covidien also includes extensive experience in both the Advanced Energy and Surgical Stapling Divisions. Prior to joining Covidien, Greg held leadership roles with ConMed Electrosurgery, SilverGlide Surgical Technologies, and Stryker. He holds a B.S. from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT and an M.B.A from the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT.
Vice President of RA/QA
Mr. Greathouse has served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance since August of 2014. Prior to joining Encision, Brad held senior roles at Covidien in Regulatory and Quality including VP QA, Early Technologies, VP RAQA, Energy and Endomechanical, and Director Product and Design Assurance, Energy-based Devices. Brad has been in the medical device industry for over 25 years and has extensive experience in Quality Management Systems, Quality Engineering, Supplier Quality, Design QA and Regulatory Compliance. Brad holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Director of Marketing
Mr. Jackman has served as our Director of Marketing since April, 2014. He has been with the company since 2006, serving as the Marketing and Product Manager from December 2012 – May 2014 and the Senior Engineering Program Manager from 2009 – 2012. Brian has a background in marketing, sales, surgical device design, and program management. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and holds several patents for laparoscopic surgical instruments.
David W. Newton
Co-founder and VP of Technology
Mr. Newton is one of our co-founders and has worked in a number of capacities since our inception in 1991. From 1989 until 1991, Dave was President of Newton Associates, Inc., a contract engineering firm. From 1985 to 1989, Dave was President of Tienet, Inc., a developer of integrated computer systems. Dave has an additional 16 years of experience as an electrical engineer designing electrosurgical generators and related accessories. Dave holds 21 patents in the field of medical electronic equipment and holds a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Colorado.
Controller, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary
Ms. Ray is our Controller, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary who joined us in 2012. Mala has extensive experience in GAAP accounting, ERP systems and process improvement. Additionally, she has a background in supply chain, cost accounting, internal controls, budgeting and forecasting. Mala has worked in medical devices for 20 years, spending nearly a decade at Medtronic Navigation along with having worked at Covidien, Gambro Renal and Fischer Imaging. Mala has a BS in Business Administration from Regis University.
Vice President of Engineering
Michael Biggs is our VP of Research and Development who joined us in 2012. He has over two decades of experience in medical device development, with particular expertise in minimally invasive electrosurgical devices. In the past he was with Baxter Healthcare from 2009 to 2012, Conmed Electrosurgery from 2005 to 2008, and Asthmatx Inc from 1997 to 2004, which was purchased by Boston Scientific. Mr. Biggs holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from University of California Berkeley, an MBA from University of Colorado, and is a named inventor on dozens of U.S. patents in the medical device field.
Vice President of Operations
Mr. Geary has served as our VP of Operations since April 2017. Prior to joining Encision, Pete held leadership and management positions in Operations, Engineering and R&D with Covidien/Medtronic, Medical Products Solutions, Sound Surgical and Valleylab. He has 25 years of Medical Device industry experience including 11 years working with energy based devices. Pete holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University and an MBA from Rockhurst University.
Robert H. Fries
Contract Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Fries has been our Contract Chief Financial Officer since June 2003. Mr. Fries is a founder and the President of FinanceVision Services, Inc., a finance and tax consulting firm, and has served as a finance executive with a broad range of large public multinational companies. Since March 2000, he has provided us with financial and tax consulting services. Mr. Fries is a certified public accountant. Mr. Fries’ credentials include a Masters in Business Administration from St. John’s University, New York, and a Juris Doctor Degree from Jones School of Law.