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Charles Garcia joins StarFish Medical as new Vice President, Business Development

May 25, 2015 – Starfish Medical

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   VICTORIA, B.C., May 25, 2015— Charles Garcia has joined StarFish Medical as Vice President, Business Development.   Garcia reports directly to CEO, Scott Phillips, and is part of the StarFish Medical Leadership Team.

As Vice President, Business Development, Garcia is responsible for all aspects of StarFish Medical sales including Medical Device Design and Engineering Services, Quality Management System (QMS) Solutions and low to moderate volume finished Manufacturing Services.

“Charles brings a 20-year record of success identifying and solidifying new medical device business partnerships.   His exceptional customer relationship skills and deep knowledge of the medical device industry make him a perfect partner for our clients and internal teams,” said StarFish Medical President, Scott Phillips.   “His proven ability to execute multiple complex sales while at companies like Minnetronix and Colorado MEDTech, combined with a strong engineering background and commitment to the success of others fits well with StarFish Medical culture and goals.”

“I was attracted to StarFish Medical by their established leadership position and emphasis on innovation and quality.   As an engineer, I appreciate their skillset and range of expertise,” explains Mr. Garcia.   “As a business professional, I admire their unique value proposition that provides companies with an effective and proven approach to medical and life science device and system commercialization.   I am pleased and welcome the opportunity to contribute in the continued growth of the company by utilizing my business development experience and technical expertise.”

Broad and Deep Medical Device Experience:
Former President of the Twin Cities Professional Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Mr. Garcia has held sales, marketing, and engineering positions at multiple companies focused on medical electronic, mechanical and software devices, including Chandler Industries/MicroGroup, Byers Peak and Baxter Hospital Supply / Edwards Critical-Care divisions.

A Track Record of Growth:
While a business development manager at Minnetronix, the company grew from $18M to $42M in a 2.5 year period.   Colorado MEDtech grew from $18 million to $75 million, personnel grew from 80 people to over 500, and company stock increased from $2/share to $25/share during Garcia’s tenure.

Charles Garcia earned his B.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology at California Polytechnic State University—San Luis Obispo.   A proud father of two, he enjoys music, basketball, fly-fishing and is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

About StarFish Medical:
StarFish Medical provides award-winning design, development, and flexible manufacturing outsourcing services —100% dedicated to the medical device and life science marketplace.   StarFish partners with innovative companies to create and manufacture breakthrough products for a full range of medical specialty areas including: Cardiovascular, Digital Health, IVD, Ophthalmology, Optics, and Ultrasound. StarFish expertise includes electronics, mechanical, human factors and software systems engineering.

Our proprietary Pathfinderâ„¢ process for medical device product definition saves clients time and resources throughout the technology and product development phases to commercialization. Prototype and low volume complex electro-mechanical production are delivered in an ISO 13485 certified facility with FDA registration, including cleanroom capabilities.
Regulatory and quality system (QMS) consultants at StarFish provide technical regulatory assistance for FDA and Health Canada submissions, including IEC 60601 and ISO13485.

For more information please contact
: Mike Camplin.