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StarFish Medical adds David Dobson as western region business development executive to better serve clients

May 1, 2017

David Dobson

David Dobson

VICTORIA, B.C., May 1, 2017— StarFish Medical expands its Business Development team to meet growing demand. David Dobson has rejoined the company as VP, Business Development – Western North America. Charles Garcia is named VP, Business Development – Eastern North America. Both executives report directly to CEO, Scott Phillips, as part of the StarFish Medical Leadership Team.

Dobson and Garcia are responsible for all aspects of StarFish Medical sales in their respective regions, including Medical Device Design and Engineering Services, Quality Management System (QMS) Solutions and low to moderate volume finished Manufacturing Services.

“It’s exciting to see our company grow from a wide base of referrals and happy clients,” said StarFish Medical President, Scott Phillips.  “We realized that these opportunities will require additional business development expertise to help our new clients shape the right development path for their medical devices. David Dobson’s return allows us to seamlessly add not only proven talent and expertise but someone who understands our culture, client base, and the medical device industry from day 1.”

Combining Product and business development with strong medical device experience

David Dobson joins StarFish Medical from Invetech. Dobson’s product development experience spans over 30 years of Program Management, General Management and Business Development – both in the USA and in Canada.  He has led large R&D organizations in corporate settings (Director of Global Product Development for Kensington, General Manager Radius Product Development) and worked with leading technology consulting firms such as Invetech.   Dobson’s educational background includes a diploma, degree and executive education from OCADU, the University of Guelph and Queen’s University School of Business.

David Dobson adds: “I came back to StarFish because of their commitment to excellence and the immense opportunity that is unfolding in the medical device market due to advances in technology and changes in how healthcare is delivered.  I am looking forward to working with new and existing companies in the west and southwest to transform their compelling technologies into highly usable and commercially successful products.”

About StarFish Medical

StarFish Medical is a full service Medical Device Design company with design, development, and manufacturing services. We use our Pathfinder™ process to reduce wasted effort and increase success for medical device product definition, technical engineering, and product development. Prototype and volume production are delivered within an ISO 13485 certified Quality Management System and an FDA registered manufacturing and clean room facility.


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