Management Team – Jay
Jay has worked 35+ years in the medical device industry primarily in manufacturing operations, quality assurance, and new product commercialization. His career included positions with Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Endo-Surgery and KCI. His most recent corporate position was 6+ years with Vidacare, a successful medical device start-up and growth company focusing on intraosseous vascular access and bone biopsy devices. Jay was part of the leadership team in the positions of Director, Product Quality and Commercialization Services and Vice President, Manufacturing and Quality. He played a significant role in the acquisition of the business to Teleflex and the subsequent integration. Jay left his position at Vidacare / Teleflex to start Guadalupe Bend Consulting, focusing on working with startup medical device companies providing support in the areas of quality, operations and new product commercialization. He has successfully led the quality system conversion to ISO 13485:2016, achieving MDSAP certifications and implementation of the new EU Medical Device Regulation. Jay holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Colorado.