RESUME

 
SUMMARY

Results-driven biomaterials engineer and entrepreneur with a strong research foundation in materials science and biomedical applications. Demonstrated leadership skills in managing an interdisciplinary team across areas of new product and process design, development, validation, and launch. Award winning researcher well versed in materials characterization and mechanical testing evaluation. Proven track record in medical device field, specializing in dental, spinal, and orthopedic implants. Self-motivated with innate ability to utilize interpersonal skills and market knowledge to elevate organization performance. Business profiiciences span to include strategic marketing and global sales outreach.

ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT
Hitemco Medical Applications (d/b/a Himed)
 
2021 - Present    Vice President & General Manager
2017 - 2021          Engineering Manager
2015 - 2017          Manufacturing & Process Development Engineer
 

Himed provides innovative biomaterial solutions to medical and orthopedic customers around the world. With three decades of operation, Himed is a global leader in calcium phosphate based biomaterial production. Our proprietary line of MATRIX™ surfaces produce highly customizable bioactive plasma spray coatings and texturing solutions. Himed also serves as a contract research facility, providing analytical services and materials testing in our state-of-the art 25,000 sq. ft. facility in Old Bethpage, New York. We remain at the leading edge of biomaterial development because we never compromise on accuracy, precision, or quality.

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The Johns Hopkins University,
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
 
2008 - 2011          Research Engineer
  • Performed nanomechanical testing to characterize the hardness and stiffness of dental enamel as a function of location. 

    • This groundbreaking research was the first to demonstrate the heterogeneous nature of enamel, as the mechanical properties were shown to vary by more than 100% from the apical end down to the dentin/enamel junction.

    • Explored the intratooth, intertooth, and interspecies variations across enamel of humans, monkeys, and species of significance to the field of anthropology and correlated to trends in chemistry and microstructure. 

    • Collaborated with The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

  • Performed bending flexural tests on Ni-Al reactive multilayer microtubes to characterize yield strength and modulus. 

    • Collaborated with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 

  • Trained and mentored researchers on materials characterization techniques and analytical equipment.

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TECHNICAL SKILLS

Industry Knowledge

  • Biomaterials

  • Materials Science

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Biocompatibility
  • Medical Devices

Materials Characterization

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy

  • Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy

  • X-Ray Diffraction

  • Electron Microprobe

  • Surface Profilometry

  • Particle Size Analyzer

Mechanical Testing

  • Micro & Nanoindentation

  • Taber Abrasion

  • Tensile & Shear Strength

Processing Expertise

  • Plasma Spray Coatings

  • RBM Grit-Blasting

  • Color Anodizing

  • Powder & Abrasive Manufacture

  • Additive Manufacturing of Bioceramics

  • Calcium Phosphate Casting

  • Polymer Electrospinning

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Trained and perform under FDA QSR (21 CFR Part 820), ISO 13485

Internal Auditor Training for ISO 13485 - Oriel STAT A MATRIX

Credential ID # 117646

HOBBIES
  • Baseball

  • Travel

  • Graphic Design

  • Photography

This ground-breaking and award winning research was the first ever study to characterize the mechanical properties in Arvicola species. This series has a very unusual enamel structure - three distinct types: lamellar, radial, tangential. 
BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP
The Johns Hopkins University,
Office of Residential Life
 
2012 - 2015          Administrative Coordinator
  • Monitored and managed financial operations, including invoice payments, external vendor transactions, procurement card expenses, and employee payroll in excess of $500,000. Prepared budget projections. Proficient in SAP data entry.

  • Generated meticulous reports and examined data analytics to measure division performance and evaluate effectiveness.

  • Led training sessions for over 70 student leaders focused on teamwork, leadership, event planning, and graphic design.

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The Johns Hopkins University,
Office of the Dean of Student Life
 
2011 - 2012          Assistant Coordinator of Campus Programming
  • Coordinated daytime, evening, and weekend programs across all of campus and in Nolan’s on 33rd Student Lounge.

  • Recruited, trained and directly supervised a team of 10 student managers to help execute campus wide events.

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EDUCATION
The Johns Hopkins University
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Activities & Societies
2009 - 2011      Graduate Assistant: Faculty-Student
            Interaction Campus Programming
2008 - 2009     Pre-Dental Society Financial Officer
            & Co-Founder
2008 - 2009     Relay For Life Fundraiser Co-Captain
2007 - 2009     Resident Advisor
2006 - 2008     Maryland Machine Shop
2005 - 2008     Engineering Business Office
2005 - 2007     Teambuilding Facilitator
2010 M.S.      Materials Science & Engineering
2009 B.S.       Materials Science & Engineering
                      Concentration: Biomaterials