The ethical sourcing of materials from conflict-free regions is a responsibility that most of us in the global EMS industry take very seriously, and not just when emerging legislation tells us it must be so. Prior to joining Creation, I was president of a company manufacturing bare printed circuit boards, and so I understand first-handRead More
For those of us who live in the Bay Area, there are three constants in life: we love our weather, we love our sports teams, and most of all, we love to win. Based in San Jose, where I am the Western VP of Business Development for Creation Technologies, I am no different. That isRead More
As Director of Regulatory & Quality for Creation Design Services, I continuously ask the question, “Is there value-add with the new UDI System?” The regulations to make medical devices safer and with the highest possible quality are constantly evolving. A good example of this has been the implementation of the Medical Device UDI System. TheRead More
I have yet to meet an engineer who enjoys seeing costs pile up during the design and development process. And unexpected costs are definitely unwelcome visitors in the drive for product commercialization. If you’d like some new, actionable ideas for getting a new product to market quickly and without those unexpected, expensive guests, here’s aRead More
In the second installment of our video series on conflict minerals, I discuss industry challenges and the effectiveness of the Dodd Frank legislation. Regulating the origin of raw materials is easier said than done. While it has good intentions, the Dodd Frank Act is flawed and presents significant compliance barriers for electronics manufacturers. This isRead More
I had an opportunity to catch up again with Jessica Crawford, President of New York-based MedTech, connecting bioscience, pharmaceutical and medical technology companies. Jessica and I discussed the success of the inaugural New York Medtech Week, the amazing innovation in New York State, and the upcoming MEDTECH 2016 conference. The Inaugural New York MedtechRead More
When you picture your business trips, does this sound familiar? A 72-hour sprint, dominated by airport terminals, rental cars, hotel lobbies, and continental breakfasts. If you are lucky, you can squeeze in time to go to that restaurant you read all about in the airplane’s magazine. But sometimes on these trips, you are able toRead More
In the middle of a normal work day, nearly 30 of our people left work to take an afternoon ride around a park in one giant red tandem bike. While at first glance this might sound like a scene straight out of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the bikers had a legitimate excuse to momentarily ditchRead More
Behind every successful company is a team of successful leaders. These are people who not only bring new ideas that help further the company, but also inspire those around them to be the best versions of themselves. More and more of these leaders are women. There are several prominent women CEOs for Fortune 500 companies:Read More
Conflict minerals compliance is once again a hot topic in the manufacturing industry. As companies are preparing to file their 2015 reports due May 31st, 2016, it’s important to note that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) guidance for this reporting year has not changed, despite the recent legal headlines. Confusion arose when theRead More
There is an old saying in business that the customer always comes first. I disagree! Why? The saying is incomplete. I believe in any business relationship, the best results occur when the customer always comes first….and the provider is purpose-built to deliver. In seven years as a Customer-Focused Team Leader (CFTL) for Creation Technologies inRead More
Today, it’s more common than ever for medical device OEMs to outsource significant portions of their design and manufacturing. The medical industry’s many regulations make this process especially complex. As Director of Regulatory & Quality for Creation Design Services, I’m often asked about our capabilities across the product life cycle from design through after-market support.Read More
In the medical device industry, there can sometimes be a disconnect in both the priorities and collaborative communication between design engineering and manufacturing operations teams. This disconnect can be significant to a medical device OEM’s bottom line, especially when time to market is delayed and unnecessary supply chain costs accumulate quickly. I’ve been fortunate enoughRead More
Corporate Social Responsibility, or “CSR”, is often discussed in the business world. Most large companies will have CSR initiatives in place, and will likely have a section on their website detailing their involvement in the community or commitment to social and environmental stewardship. But are corporations doing enough? A few years ago, India became the first countryRead More
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The ethical sourcing of materials from conflict-free regions is a responsibility that most of us in the global EMS industry take very seriously, and not just when emerging legislation tells us it must be so. Prior to joining Creation, I was president of a company manufacturing bare printed circuit boards, and so I understand first-hand
For those of us who live in the Bay Area, there are three constants in life: we love our weather, we love our sports teams, and most of all, we love to win. Based in San Jose, where I am the Western VP of Business Development for Creation Technologies, I am no different. That is