MedTech Adds Four Industry Leaders to Board of Directors

Monday, November 23, 2015

MedTech Association, a membership-based trade association for the bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) industry in New York State, has added four highly-qualified community and industry leaders to its 2015-2016 board of directors. MedTech appreciates the distinguished efforts of its 2014-2015 board and looks forward to advancing the organization's mission with its new directors. For a complete listing of MedTech directors, visit http://www.medtech.org/about/board.aspx.

One Albany-area executive was named to the board:

Bryan Allinson

Vice President for Innovation and Partnerships, SUNY Research Foundation

Mr. Allinson is the vice president for innovation and partnerships at SUNY Research Foundation, where he is responsible for coordinating SUNY’s efforts regarding innovation, industry partnering and economic development. Allinson works to coordinate the RF’s efforts to provide expert consultative services for enhanced research support including industry engagement, technology commercialization, new venture creation, research parks, incubators, web/media accelerators, student competitions and other services. In this position, economic development, investor development, business services, government relations, support services and collaborative proposal development report to him. Allinson received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business. 

One Rochester-area executive was named to the board:

Amy Castronova

President & Chief Executive Officer, Novatek Communications

Ms. Castronova combines the thoughtfulness and precision of an engineer with the personality and energy of a natural-born leader. As president and chief executive officer of Novatek, her professional and leadership skills have been challenged and awarded with many honors. In recent years, Castronova has been awarded Rochester Business Person of the Year, finalist for Technology Woman of the Year, and Rising Star of the Women Presidents Organization, an organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies across the US and Canada. She was also awarded the Young Entrepreneur Champion of the Year, at the district, state, and regional level by the U.S Small Business Administration. Castronova was invited to the White House to be recognized as one of the top 100 companies run by young entrepreneurs age 30 or younger who impact our economy, where she gave a brief speech on the importance of entrepreneurship. 

One Ohio-area executive was named to the board:

Kevin Webb

Business Development Manager, Sparton Medical

Mr. Webb is the business development manager for the Great Lakes Region for Sparton Corporation. Sparton is a specialized contract development and manufacturer for complex classification II & III medical instrumentation and serves other highly regulated industries. Sparton’s newest location in Pittsford, N.Y., came from a recent acquisition of RTEmd, a relationship formed through MedTech. For the past 13 years, Webb’s main role and passion at Sparton has been engaging with clients, cross-functional teams, and supplier-partners to help launch “first-of-kind” medical technologies. Prior to Sparton, he has more than ten years of direct sales, marketing, distribution and operations for global product launch campaigns. Webb is from a family of inventors and received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of West Florida.

One Buffalo-area executive was named to the board:

Chad Werts

Chief Executive Officer, Clark Laboratories

Chief Operations Officer, Immco Diagnostics

Mr. Werts is the chief executive officer of Clark Laboratories and the chief operations officer of Immco Diagnostics, both subsidiaries of Trinity Biotech. He joined Immco in 2010, bringing a diverse engineering and operations background from both automotive and medical device industries. His expertise in lean manufacturing has led to significant improvements within Immco and Clark, including but not limited to, decreased inventory and obsolescence and improved order turn-around time to customers. Werts has held international assignments in Germany and England. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University. 

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