Terry is well recognized amongst industry peers as an experienced corporate director and brilliant engineer with thirty plus years invested in the implantable medical device industry. A visionary entrepreneur with diverse inventive and business interests, his passion for R&D fuels him in perpetually seeking a broader exposure to multiple disciplines. He is an accomplished inventor with notable expertise in mechanical engineering; his personal design portfolio includes multiple products for current industry leaders as well as several independent inventions. He presently holds fifty-five US Patents with fifty-one patents pending.
Terry joined CDI to pursue his life-long interests in improving clinical outcomes by increasing awareness and accessibility to superior technologies. He brings his relentless talent for initiating and sustaining a truly collaborative environment, that respects individuality while inspiring creativity and participation. Terry aspires to push past established limitations and synergistically co-create the best possible solution to any given challenge.
Terry began his corporate career at Medtronic followed by Intermedics Inc., Sulzermedica, ANS, and St Jude Medical before pursuing independent interests and professional consulting. Terry’s expertise and ingenuity have been applied to a broad range of disciplines and product lines including cardiac rhythm management (pacemakers/defibrillators and peripherals), pain and spasticity (drug pumps), neuromodulation (spinal cord stimulation, deep brain stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation), hearing loss (implantable hearing device), CMF and orthopedics (single-use surgical tools). Terry graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo Michigan.