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Summary

"let's innovate together" • Engineer and designer under one hat • 30 years of novative Product Development • 27 years of Medical Device experience: mastering the whole process from the conceptual idea to the marketed approved device • based in belgium, expatriation experience: 2 years in paris, 2 years in madagascar, 1 year in chicago. recurrent comuting to uk, sweden and switzerland for missions.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Engineering and Design Consultant


    Since October 2013

  • Owner


    Since January 2011
    from january 2011, i did operate as free lance Consultant, primarily in the field of Medical Device design, focused on early stages of development lifeline, from the voice of the customer, often medical doctors or Surgeons, to the feasibility demonstration through conceptual ideas, sketches, CAD renderings, mock ups, 3d models, Verification tests, Manufacturing feasibility and vendors selection. as free lance Consultant, i have been enrolled for R&D Director positions within lightly staffed start-up or spin-off companies. From January 2011, I did operate as free lance consultant, primarily in the field of Medical Device Design, focused on early stages of development lifeline, from the voice of the customer, often Medical Doctors or Surgeons, to the feasibility demonstration through conceptual ideas, sketches, CAD renderings, mock ups, 3D models, verification tests, manufacturing feasibility and vendors selection. As free lance consultant, I have been enrolled for R&D director positions within lightly staffed start-up or spin-off companies.

Past Experience

  • R&D Director

    April 2011 --- October 2013

  • Member of the Board

    June 2010 --- May 2013

  • R&D Director

    January 2009 --- October 2010
    following the acquisition of cardio life resarch, the mission i endorsed within st jude medical has been the migration of clr portfolio into the sjm cardiovascular division. - know-how - ce technical files - suppliers management - Quality System

  • R&D Director

    July 2002 --- December 2008
    cardio life Research is developping and Marketing tools and systems for the minimally invasive cardiac Surgery. marketed products: - portaclamp: endoscopic aortic clamping system (europe and us approved) - mitraxs: self adapting disposable mitral valve retractor (europe and us approved) - portapleg: self suturing cardioplegia delivery system (class iii device, europe approved) certification ISO 13485:2003 missions: - dialogue with Surgeons to cristallize concepts - create and design new products meeting user requirements - develop and execute Validation plans - organize Clinical investigations - compile submission files (europe and usa) - control Manufacturing and supply chains - manage Quality Assurance and Quality Systems

  • European Project Leader

    September 1999 --- June 2002
    managed a multi-functionnal team responsible for the Clinical evaluation, regulatory, Marketing and Manufacturing implementation of the alyx project in europe. ensured the coordination between european and global project teams. designed a transportation cart for the alyx Cell separator usage in mobile conditions. designed and implemented into the worldwide alyx system a global Sampling system produced in europe.

  • Global integration R&D manager

    August 1998 --- August 1999

    assigned one year within the development core team of alyx mobile apheresis Cell separator, i was responsible to - ensure european regional requirement integration into global project, - ensure the design interfaces between hardware, disposable and Packaging

  • Senior principal engineer

    September 1990 --- July 1998
    baxter R&D europe is the european Research and development center of baxter Healthcare. in the fenwal transfusion therapies division, i gradually managed multi-functionnal projects from regional to european scale: - plasma pack tear down equipment (uk) - next generation multi compartment blood container - Sampling systems - sterile docking equipment - leukocyte depletion sets - marc apheresis Cell separator - alyx next generation Cell separator missions: - generate and communicate new concepts - technological search - industrial design and details - develop ideas into marketable, approved and manufactured products - coordinate and plan Marketing, Manufacturing, regulatory, Clinical functions

  • Exhibition designer

    January 1990 --- June 1990
    managed technical detailing and execution for 1000m² and 50 m² booths

  • Technology transfer engineer

    June 1987 --- December 1989
    Volunteer for the non-profit belgian cooperation. the objective of imi was to create small local industries around novative projects targetting regional concerns: Energy supply, transportation.. design and management of projects: - fiberglass barges and motorized ferry, - solar panel for water heating, - multi-Energy absorption refrigerator - containerized sanitary units

  • Orthopedic Surgery Designer

    May 1986 --- April 1987
    conception, design and prototyping of a cementless hip prosthesis and its ancillary surgical tool

  • Design engineer

    September 1983 --- March 1984
    design of a curve drawing press for zinc alloy roof accessories

Personality

Self Assessment :
Attention to detailCreative thinkingFlexibilityInnovative thinkingIndependence

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Product developmentMedical DevicesR&DProduct designProgram Managementdev eUser Interface DesignProject ManagementOrthopedicManufacturingISO 13485

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
CADproject managementindustrial designPrototypingmoldinglateral thinking

Education

  • Industrial Design in from ENSCI les Ateliers, Paris 11° in 1986
  • Engineer in Mechanics, MECA 1983 in Faculté des Sciences Appliquées from Université catholique de Louvain in 1983

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
English
Full Proficiency
French
Native
Dutch
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Elementary Proficiency

Area / Region

Gembloux, Belgique

Others

Driving License
  • Yes

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