Executive Team
       
Nanosonics Limited, Australia
 

Michael Kavanagh BSc MBA (Advanced)

CEO & President

Mr Michael Kavanagh joined Nanosonics as CEO & President effective 21st October 2013. Michael is a highly experienced executive with over 20 years of international commercial experience in the healthcare market having held local, regional and global roles in Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical industries. He holds a BSc Degree from University College Dublin and an MBA (Advanced) from the University of Queensland. Before joining Nanosonics, Michael was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for the major medical device company Cochlear Limited, a position he held for more than 10 years

Ron Weinberger BSc (Hons), PhD

President Technology Development/Commercialisation

Dr Weinberger joined the Company in August 2004 and was appointed as Executive Director in July 2008. Dr Weinberger was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in May 2011. Dr Weinberger has executive responsibility for the overall leadership of the business and the implementation of its strategies. Since 2004 Dr Weinberger has been in a range of roles leading product development and overseeing manufacturing and operations. He is an intellectual property expert and entrepreneur in the development of novel technologies. Dr Weinberger is co-inventor of several of Nanosonics’ key technology patents which underpin the Company’s platform technology.

McGregor Grant BEc, CA, GAICD

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Mr Grant joined Nanosonics in April 2011 and is responsible for the overall financial management of the Company and, together with Dr Weinberger, has joint responsibility for investor relations. Mr Grant has over 15 years of business experience in a number of senior roles in the medical device and healthcare industries located in Australia and the United States. Previously Mr Grant worked for Coopers & Lybrand in Australia and Europe.

Gerard Putt BSc

Chief Operations Officer

Mr Putt joined Nanosonics full time in April 2011 after 18 months on the Nanosonics advisory board. Mr Putt has over 12 years’ experience in the Medical Device industry as a leader of development, engineering and production teams at ResMed. As Head of Manufacturing at ResMed, Mr Putt acquired particular experience in the implementation of new products into manufacturing and rapid scaling of production to international market needs. Mr Putt has a strong background in medical device GMP, project management, engineering and entrepreneurial roles in medical, retail and building.

Michael Potas BE (E&C)

Head of Research, Design and Development

Mr Potas joined Nanosonics in August 2006 and has more than 16 years’ experience in the development and commercialisation of new products and technologies. Mr Potas has been instrumental in the research, design & development of the Trophon EPR & associated core intellectual property.

 
       

Vincent Wang BSc, MSc, MBA

Head of Global Support and Services

Mr Wang has over 11 years’ experience in establishing and managing technical support and service repair function in global medical device markets. Before joining Nanosonics in May 2011, Mr Wang worked for Sonova Hearing Healthcare Group as Regional Service Operations Manager and at Cochlear as Regional Technical Service and Repair Manager.

Ruth Cremin MSc

Head of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Ms Cremin joined Nanosonics in June 2011 and has extensive regulatory affairs experience, having worked at Cochlear for over 4 years as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist for the ANZ and Asia Pacific Regions. Prior to this role, Ms Cremin worked at Pfizer Australia as a QA & Regulatory Officer for 4 years and was also a Regulatory Affairs Associate with Bio-Medical Research Ltd in Galway, Ireland.

Kirste Courtney BA

Human Resources Manager

Ms Courtney joined Nanosonics in 2009 and has over 14 years of human resources experience having worked in a variety of industry sectors including chartered accounting, media, logistics and banking.

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Ronald J Bacskai BSME, MBA (Hons)

President & CEO, Nanosonics Inc.

Mr Bacskai joined Nanosonics in 2010 and is responsible for supporting Nanosonics’ operations in the United States. Mr Bacskai is an experienced executive having worked in multiple industries with a broad technical, marketing and sales, and technology commercialization background. Mr Bacskai has significant experience as President, CEO and board member of several public and private organizations as well as serving on the advisory board of a specialty environmental firm.