Len Czuba is the president of his own product development firm, Czuba Enterprises Inc. (CEI), headquartered in the greater Chicago area. Working with partner firms, he uses his new product development experience to take products, especially medical devices, from concept to market. His extensive materials experience and broad network help his clients get things done quickly. He has a proven track record in handling medical device product and packaging development as well as polymer engineering and manufacturing operations management with healthcare companies. His credentials include issued patents, published papers, and numerous technical presentations along with many products in the marketplace. Mr. Czuba has a BS in biosciences from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL). He has more than 30 years of experience in polymer synthesis, compounding, and material development in the medical device industry. Prior to the formation of CEI, he was with Baxter Healthcare Corp. from the 1970s through the 1990s, where he was involved in device engineering, container development, and new product development. He was responsible for several new material replacements for PVC and holds 15 U.S. patents for his work. He has worked on a wide variety of devices, both implantable and external accessories, used in the healthcare and biotechnology industries. In 2004, Czuba was honored as one of MD&DI's 100 Notable People in the medical device industry. He also is a frequent seminar instructor throughout the United States and has often spoken abroad. Mr. Czuba has been member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) since 1975, where he is active in the Chicago Section. He serves on the board of directors of the Medical Plastics Division, and since 1985, he has twice served as the division chairman. In May 2000, he was inducted to the ranks of Honored Service Member of SPE. He was appointed to the executive committee of SPE in May 2001 as vice president. He has also served as treasurer, senior vice president, and president-elect of the society. He served as president from 2005 to 2006. He has been a member of MD&DI's Editorial Advisory Board since 2001.