Adds four new US staffers, expects more in service to the medical device industryMarch 23, 2005
-- Cambridge Consultants, a 45-year old outsourced product design, development and technology consulting firm founded in Cambridge UK, announced that it has hired four more staff members in its US headquarters office in Boston. These appointments have more than doubled the size of the Boston office in the past six months, and allow Cambridge Consultants to staff a US laboratory and expand sales and marketing functions in service to the firm’s medical device clients.
The new hires include G. Wayne Booker, named as Head of Business Development. Booker formerly ran his own engineering consultancy after having led sales and marketing at Product Genesis. In addition to leading US marketing and sales efforts, he carries overall project responsibility for a number of programs in patient monitoring, critical care and coronary disease.
Cambridge Consultants also appointed:
- Christopher Kadamus, Senior Design Engineer. Kadamus previously worked at ACMI Corporation as a product development engineer.
- Mark Manasas, Project Manager, Medical Devices. A mechanical engineer, Manasas formerly ran Manasas R&D, a medical device consultancy. Prior to that he was V.P. of Engineering at Fossa Medical, Inc.
- Miwa Watkins, SPHR, as Human Resources Consultant. A HR executive experienced at staffing startups, Ms. Watkins worked with SoftArtisans, and AIR, Inc., prior to working with Cambridge Consultants.
"Boston is home to both a thriving medical device industry and a community of highly qualified technical personnel," said Andrew Diston, senior vice president and managing director of US operations, "Cambridge Consultants has worked successfully for international companies for decades. Over 40 percent of our business is located in the US. It’s vital that we are close to our customers for ongoing projects. Our intention is to keep doubling staff every six months, until we achieve critical mass of about 75 people in Boston and about 250 staffers in the US. We have been delighted with the exceptional caliber of local engineers and scientists we are seeing, and know they are key to our successful expansion here."About Cambridge Consultants
Cambridge Consultants has been a leading product and technology development consultancy in the UK for over 45 years. Whether launching first-to-market products, entering new markets or expanding existing markets through the introduction of new technologies. With a team of over 200 engineers, scientists and consultants in offices in Cambridge (UK) & Boston (USA), it is able to offer solutions across a diverse range of industries including healthcare, industrial & consumer products, automotive, transport, energy & wireless communications. Cambridge Consultants has been directly responsible for the creation of over 20 companies worldwide, generating over 2500 new jobs and over $1 billion in value. The firm opened its first US office in Boston, Massachusetts in September 2004 to focus on medical device research and development.