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Arbutus Medical is an orthopaedic equipment company developing innovative devices for use around the world. 

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Our Team

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Arbutus Medical Summer Celebration Picnic 2018


  Florin Gheorghe    CEO   - Leads market strategy with 7 years experience in social enterprise and market development across Africa, including co-founding a socially-driven manufacturing venture in Ghana reaching $120,000 in revenue in 6 months (Engineers Without Borders Canada, International Development Enterprises, SMIDO).  - Previously consulted professionally as a medical device design and usability specialist at a global design and innovation firm (Continuum).

Florin Gheorghe

CEO

- Leads market strategy with 7 years experience in social enterprise and market development across Africa, including co-founding a socially-driven manufacturing venture in Ghana reaching $120,000 in revenue in 6 months (Engineers Without Borders Canada, International Development Enterprises, SMIDO).
- Previously consulted professionally as a medical device design and usability specialist at a global design and innovation firm (Continuum).

  Elise Huisman    Director of Impact   Elise holds a PhD in orthopaedics, and worked as a global medical device market research analyst. With 6 years of research experience she now leads clinical research and impact measurement at Arbutus. In addition to this, Elise has been leading our veterinary sales program, taking us from early sales in January 2016 to now having 1 signed European distributor and two of the top global distributors in negotiation.

Elise Huisman

Director of Impact

Elise holds a PhD in orthopaedics, and worked as a global medical device market research analyst. With 6 years of research experience she now leads clinical research and impact measurement at Arbutus. In addition to this, Elise has been leading our veterinary sales program, taking us from early sales in January 2016 to now having 1 signed European distributor and two of the top global distributors in negotiation.

  Michael Cancilla    Director of Engineering   Michael brings design and project management experience from his time at Verathon Medical, Vancouver Coastal Health, and Health & Sherwood. He's motivated by creative, user driven projects and inspired by designers who celebrate resourcefulness and DIY attitude. At Arbutus he leads our regulatory & engineering efforts and jump-starts new projects.

Michael Cancilla

Director of Engineering

Michael brings design and project management experience from his time at Verathon Medical, Vancouver Coastal Health, and Health & Sherwood. He's motivated by creative, user driven projects and inspired by designers who celebrate resourcefulness and DIY attitude. At Arbutus he leads our regulatory & engineering efforts and jump-starts new projects.

  Lawrence Buchan    Director of Operations   Lawrence is a talented, high-achieving young engineer with three key characteristics - technical background, leadership capacity, and emotional quotient - ideally suited to developing strong, long-lasting relationships with supply chain partners. He has successfully executed the transition to full-scale production, keeping the final BOM cost of the launched product within 2% of early projections – while maintaining quality to ISO13485 standards.

Lawrence Buchan

Director of Operations

Lawrence is a talented, high-achieving young engineer with three key characteristics - technical background, leadership capacity, and emotional quotient - ideally suited to developing strong, long-lasting relationships with supply chain partners. He has successfully executed the transition to full-scale production, keeping the final BOM cost of the launched product within 2% of early projections – while maintaining quality to ISO13485 standards.

  Mike Liggett    CFO   Mike has been a CFO for public and private companies for over 17 years, completing over $300MM in financing and closing nearly $200MM in acquisition transactions. He has negotiated and structured strategic partnerships, and helped a number of companies to improve operations, cut costs, and unlock value for shareholders.

Mike Liggett

CFO

Mike has been a CFO for public and private companies for over 17 years, completing over $300MM in financing and closing nearly $200MM in acquisition transactions. He has negotiated and structured strategic partnerships, and helped a number of companies to improve operations, cut costs, and unlock value for shareholders.

  Fedja Mulabdic    Director of R&D   Fedja is a hands-on technical leader with 20+ year record of developing and successfully executing programs leading to commercialization of several medical devices, including Arbutus Medical DrillCover PRO and SawCover products. His experience spans all stages of product development as well as manufacturing. Aside from Arbutus Medical, Fedja has been a key contributor to three other successful start-ups: Pyng Medical, Angiometrx (acquired by Neovasc), and Evasc Medical.

Fedja Mulabdic

Director of R&D

Fedja is a hands-on technical leader with 20+ year record of developing and successfully executing programs leading to commercialization of several medical devices, including Arbutus Medical DrillCover PRO and SawCover products. His experience spans all stages of product development as well as manufacturing. Aside from Arbutus Medical, Fedja has been a key contributor to three other successful start-ups: Pyng Medical, Angiometrx (acquired by Neovasc), and Evasc Medical.

  Tyler Algeo    Director of Sales & Marketing   Tyler leads sales and marketing. Previously Tyler was employee #2 at BlueTech Research, and working along side their CEO, built it into the leading global market research firm in the water sector. Tyler analyzed and developed strategy on market entry, acquisition, and advised both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Before that he consulted on behalf of Engineers Without Borders Canada to the Government of Zambia.

Tyler Algeo

Director of Sales & Marketing

Tyler leads sales and marketing. Previously Tyler was employee #2 at BlueTech Research, and working along side their CEO, built it into the leading global market research firm in the water sector. Tyler analyzed and developed strategy on market entry, acquisition, and advised both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Before that he consulted on behalf of Engineers Without Borders Canada to the Government of Zambia.

  Chris Bhatla    Biomedical Engineer   Chris brings experience in orthopaedic biomechanics research from his time with the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility. With the UBC Global Health Initiative, he partnered with the Munsel-Ling school in India to develop water and sanitation infrastructure and research their impacts on student heath. At Arbutus, Chris has contributed to the design and testing of new products such as the SawCover and DrillCover PRO systems.

Chris Bhatla

Biomedical Engineer

Chris brings experience in orthopaedic biomechanics research from his time with the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility. With the UBC Global Health Initiative, he partnered with the Munsel-Ling school in India to develop water and sanitation infrastructure and research their impacts on student heath. At Arbutus, Chris has contributed to the design and testing of new products such as the SawCover and DrillCover PRO systems.

 

Our Board of Directors

 

Florin Gheorghe
CEO, Arbutus Medical

Michelle Welsh
VP Sales, priMED Medical Products

 

 

Tom Urban
Former CEO, CellFor

Steve Brockie
Former Africa Director, J&J

 

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