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Richard Brown Joins Confluent Medical Technologies As Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance & Regulatory

(Scottsdale, AZ)- Confluent Medical Technologies is pleased to announce the Richard (Rich) Brown has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs.

Richard comes to Confluent with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector. Throughout his career Rich has led multi-cultural, multi-disciplined teams through many challenging regulatory and quality projects. Prior to his role here at Confluent, Rich worked across the healthcare industry in global companies where he’s held key leadership roles with GE Healthcare, Hospira, Molex and Vyaire Medical. He earned his BA in Biology from North Central College and a MBA from Roosevelt University.

“We are delighted to welcome Rich to the management team at Confluent and look forward to his contributions to our organization,” said Dean Schauer, President and CEO.

Confluent has been experiencing strong and consistent growth over the last few years and just recently announced a new 67,000 sq. ft. expansion at their Costa Rica manufacturing site to accommodate the increase in customer demand for specialized medical devices utilizing Nitinol components and complex catheters. Rich will be leading this growth and scaling of the team and systems for the Quality and Regulatory department.

About Confluent Medical Technologies

Confluent Applies Materials Science to MedTech Innovation.  Confluent’s engineered solutions to the most challenging design problems enable our OEM medical device customers to offer life-saving implantable products.  Our customers rely on Confluent for materials science and associated manufacturing expertise which is critical to the function and value of their most demanding, high growth products – proprietary expertise which spans processing of high purity Nitinol, ultra-high density knitting of biomedical textiles and precision laser treatment of specialty polymers.  Confluent partners with leading OEM’s to create a selective product portfolio which includes such complex applications as transcatheter heart valves, neurovascular implants, endovascular stent grafts and advanced smart catheters.  With facilities in Fremont and Laguna Niguel, California;  Warwick, Rhode Island;  Windham, Maine;  Austin, Texas;  Chattanooga, Tennessee;  and San Jose, Cost Rica, Confluent has earned the confidence of the leaders in the medical device community through a proven track record of innovative materials science, engineering and manufacturing.

For information please contact Confluent Medical,

Contact: Brittany Mai, [email protected]


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