Management Team

Greg Trudel

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.


Brian Jackman

Vice President of Marketing

Mr. Jackman has served as our Vice President of Marketing since February 2019. He is responsible for Encision’s National Accounts. He has been with the company since 2006, serving as the Director of Marketing from April 2014 – January 2019, 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.


Denise Baker

Director of RA/QA

Ms. Baker joined the organization in 2019 as the Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. She comes to us with more than 25 years of experience in Quality and Regulatory. Denise has spent the last 15 years in Medical Device but before that worked in Environmental and Aerospace industries. She has spent the last 6 years as an independent consultant in quality and regulatory working with both large corporations, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott and Medtronic and also with small organizations, Genesis Technology, Magnum Plastics, and Swan Valley Medical. Denise holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Michigan Technological University.


Mala Ray

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.


Paul von der Lippe

Director of R&D

Mr von der Lippe joined Encision as Director of R&D in February of 2019. He has held R&D engineering and management roles with medical device companies including Dako and Medtronic where he has focused on immunohistochemical, patient monitoring and health informatics devices and systems. Paul holds 9 patents in the areas of medical devices, sports timing and telecommunications. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.


Pete Geary

Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Operations

Mr. Geary has served as our Chief Operating Officer since February 2019. He has been with Encision, serving as 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.