Tom has been building and managing cross-functional teams in the optics and medical device space his entire career. He managed new product development teams for over a decade and has successfully led multiple product development projects from concept through commercialization.
He began his career at 3M in a manufacturing leadership program before taking on R&D roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to Lighthouse, he spent four years at ACIST medical, a global cardiovascular imaging company. At ACIST, Tom was the R&D DIrector and product modality lead overseeing sales, marketing, quality, regulatory, clinical, R&D, and manufacturing for a family of products.
Tom’s product experience includes optical films, complex catheters, and various diagnostic imaging modalities. He prides himself on identifying innovative solutions to people and technical problems and enjoys working with customers to drive commercialization of new medical devices. He has over 10 patents to his name and holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.