Joe is an exceptionally qualified engineer with more than 30 years of experience creating new products and the operations to build them. As the Chief Operating Officer, Joe uses capital efficient methods to drive strategic medical device incubation and development to deliver products that address unmet clinical needs. At TauTona, he has led development of multiple projects including an FDA-cleared and patented adipose tissue injector and a patented surgical marker. Each product transacted for 10X invested capital, returns rarely seen for medical device companies. With more than 10 patents to his name, Joe also contributes to and manages the group’s intellectual property portfolio covering a wide range of technologies.
Prior to joining TauTona Group, Joe was the Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Synvascular, a suture-less vascular anastomosis company, where he was responsible for leading a lean engineering team to develop breakthrough delivery devices. He was an early executive at Light Dimensions, a virtual, off-shore sourced startup, where he led development, design and production of an LED aesthetic device. Joe was co-founder of Alara, a digital radiography startup that captured more than 40% of the dental digital imaging market within 3 years. He leveraged the Alara technology to start its OEM NDT/bomb detection business. He has held various executive positions in operations and engineering at Varian, Spectra Physics, Coherent and Finesse Solutions.
Joe has a BSME from the University of Idaho and has continued his professional development through executive business training programs at Stanford University.
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