Industry Specialist - Healthcare
Prior to joining Medbio in 2006, Ron Williams held a variety of roles across the medical device industry. From 1984 to 1994, Ron was the President of DLP, Inc. a manufacturer of cardiac surgery devices, including medical disposables that allow for the controlled delivery of cardioplegia solutions to the heart during open heart surgery. Under Ron’s guidance, DLP developed its own direct sales force and opened offices, warehouses, and supported direct sales in Holland, the UK, Germany, and France. In 1994, DLP was acquired by Medtronic.
Prior to DLP, Ron served in multiple roles at Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. including Manager of Product Exploration, Vice President of Product Development, and Vice President and General Manager of Hemapheresis Systems. During his time at Baxter, the company developed and introduced the CS3000 blood separator which allowed single donor platelet collection and storage to become practical. Ron began his career at Battelle Memorial Institute, a contract research organization.
Ron is the inventor or co-inventor on 16 medical device patents. He has served as the Chairman of the Manufacturer’s Council – Right Place Program and as the co-founder and past President of Michigan Medical Device Manufacturers and Suppliers Association.