- Posted by dextera
- On June 16, 2016
Vice President, Operations
Mr. Watson joined Dextera Surgical in May 2015 with more than 25 years of experience in the medical device industry, specializing in manufacturing and product development in both startup and corporate settings. Most recently, Mr. Watson has been utilizing his experience and leadership skills to consult for start-up/mid-stage medical device firms in various stages of commercialization to establish and scale up their manufacturing operations. Prior to consulting, he held the positions of vice president of manufacturing operations and product development for Uptake Medical, and vice president, manufacturing and product development for TherOx. Prior to joining TherOx, Mr. Watson spent twelve years at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, where he held various positions in the cardiovascular division including director of operations, director of R&D and plant manager. Early in his career Mr. Watson held a variety of manufacturing management positions at Becton Dickinson in the production of high volume medical devices. He has started manufacturing operations, closed manufacturing plants and relocated operations both domestically and offshore.
Mr. Watson earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial management from California State Polytechnic University and currently holds nine U.S. patents.