Mr. Bennett is Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory for Providien. From May 1998 to current, Mr. Bennett has worked with the principals of Providien in Executive Manufacturing and Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs roles. During this tenure, he has consolidated and managed major injection molding and medical device manufacturing sites under the organizational names of American Precision Plastics, Medegen Medical Products, Medegen and Integra Biotechnical. As a senior site leader, Mr. Bennett’s roles have included responsibility for all of the major operations functions of the organization; P/L responsibilities and management of Administration, Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance, Equipment-Facilities Maintenance, Tooling, Warehousing, Distribution, Assembly, and Human Resources. His product experience ranges from highly engineered infusion devices to ultra-high volume commodity patient disposables. He co-holds two patents related to medical devices he has developed.
Prior to Mr. Bennett’s tenure with Providien, he worked at Valleylab the market leader in Electro Surgery; at the time a subsidiary of Pfizer. As a part of a vertical integration initiative, he created and installed an injection molding facility and assembly platform to automate and mass manufacture the core disposable electrical surgical pencil used in cutting and cauterizing surgical procedures. In an effort to broaden his presence in the medical device field, he gained knowledge in Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs, culminating in his being selected to be trained as a Pfizer internal Malcolm Baldridge examiner, used to assess, score, and recommend improvements to Pfizer sites. Earlier, Mr. Bennett held various technical and leadership positions in plastic injection molding manufacturing.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design and Organization, Magna cum Laude, from San Francisco State University and an Associate of Arts in Psychology from the College of San Mateo. Mr. Bennett also completed his Post Graduate Certification to Instruct Secondary Education Industrial Technologies.