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Steve has BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. For the past 22 years he has held roles in various industries providing technical and operational leadership in various roles. In the early years Steve focused on process engineering with companies like Tyco Healthcare, Monsanto and others. During his time with some of these companies he was able to bring bottom line savings by using the Six Sigma methods to the production floor. Later in his career he became involved with several smaller startup companies that were focused on manufacturing and developing of medical device products. All of these organizations utilized a strong external contract manufacturing model which allowed Steve to focus on managing and achieving result with external partners. Working closely with the standard local suppliers for metal, plastic, and other commercial parts he has also been exposed to specialty companies such as SONY DADC (for microfluidics), Sigma Aldrich (Oligonucleotides) and Coherent (CO2 laser supplier) and many others in which to gain his approach in working with new technologies coming from external suppliers. Steve has solid experience with managing CMO’s that produce capital equipment, high volume consumables, reagents and custom molecule synthesis. He has done all of this under the structure of both ISO-13485 and/or 21 CFR Part 820 as the root quality structure. Being steeped in process Steve has worked with internal teams to define and improve the design control process which allows product launch flexibility while still addressing all of the deliverables from the quality standards.
Steve currently serves as Vice President of Manufacturing and Product Development at Convergent Dental. Convergent Dental offers a dental laser that is used by dentist to replace the drill which is anesthesia free when cutting hard tissue in the oral cavity. Steve has responsibility for supply chain, finished good manufacturing and new/sustaining engineering within Convergent Dental.