Robert Braido has 40 years of experience in the medical industry. He is president of Visionary Consulting LLC and has been consulting with medical OEMs and CMOs for over 7 years. Mr. Braidos has a broad breadth of medical industry experience in prototype/product development, global strategic/tactical planning, technical due-diligence/gap analysis for acquisitions, engineering, operations and business development. He has had great success working at Ethicon Endo-Surgery a J&J Company, Baxter Healthcare, Teleflex Medical, GW Plastics and The Tech Group with increasing responsibilities to the level of VP of Advanced Technologies. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Society of Plastic Engineers Medical Division for over 10 years and elected Chairman of the Medical Division twice.
Mr. Braido was selected as a member of a Johnson & Johnson Integration Team that took a small fledgling endoscopic medical device company with totally new products, technologies and structure from $75 million to $850 million in 5 years. His career is built on the ability to motivate, lead and coach people in different disciplines throughout the medical industry. The key factor has been driving innovation.
Mr. Braido was elected, as the Consortium Chairman for the Government Reinvestment Program with MIT, the National Science Foundation and seven leading Fortune 200 companies to commercialize 3D Printing and emerging technologies in plastics and metal. He represented J&J as the principal investigator in the development of 3D Printing with the consortium. He has also been an independent reviewer for the National Science Foundation, J&J, MIT, EdgeOne Medical and others.
He has published numerous technical and leadership articles and white papers. In the past he has shared his extensive experiences at seminars, workshops, technical conferences, symposiums and webinars on subjects relating to the medical and plastics industries on due-diligence/gap analysis, product development, plastic and metal manufacturing, plastic product and equipment transfers, compliance, leadership and developing an innovation culture.