Catheter and Medical Design LLC (CMD), a manufacturer of custom, highly complex catheter solutions, has hired two industry experts to lead business development and customer relationships in the East Coast and Midwest markets. The hires continue a trend of growth and expansion that builds on the 2021 acquisition of VitalDyne Medical, CMD reported in a news release. VitalDyne Medical has experience in secondary operations such as laser welding, metals processing, and micromachining.
Rich Abraham, an accomplished business development professional and senior technical advisor with more than 25 years of experience in the medical device industry, has joined CMD as East Coast Business Development Director. Abraham has held positions in design and manufacturing engineering through his founding of TDC Medical in 2004. TDC Medical was sold in 2009 to Vention, where Abraham served as Director of Business Development, then sold in 2017 to Nordson Medical, where he remained as Technical Director.
Scott Olson, an expert in complex catheter-based devices and delivery systems with more than 30 years of experience, has joined CMD as Midwest Business Development Director. Olson has held design and manufacturing engineering positions with OEMs such as SCIMED Life Systems (now part of Boston Scientific) and St. Jude Medical (now part of Abbott Laboratories). He then built a career in contract design and manufacturing, with positions at Creganna Medical and MedVenture. In 2012, he founded Matrix Medtech, which was sold in 2015 to Catheter Research Inc. (now part of Biomerics).
“These hires were motivated by our commitment to bringing the best people on board to work directly with our customers to speed development and ramp manufacturing quickly and reliably,” said CMD CEO Randall Sword in the news release. “Rich and Scott are accomplished professionals with decades of industry expertise. They’ll be great assets to our team.”
CMD builds complex catheters and subassemblies to meet customers’ most challenging requirements, like single or multidirectional deflection, pushability, kink resistance, and torque response. The company serves customers in the cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, neurovascular, and structural heart markets.
CMD will be exhibiting at MD&M West August 10-12 in Booth #1672.