Velentium Appoints Mark Harris as Vice President of Operations
Industry veteran and experienced R&D executive to fuel long-term growth for medical device firm
HOUSTON – Oct. 9, 2020 – Velentium, a fast-growing professional engineering firm that specializes in the design and manufacturing of therapeutic and diagnostic active medical devices for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100s, announced today that Mark Harris has been named vice president of operations. In his new role, Harris will lead the company’s product development, manufacturing and strategic initiatives.
Harris brings more than 30 years of experience in the medical device industry, including seven years with Stryker, where he served as senior manager of research and development (R&D) before joining the senior leadership team as the director of a divisional R&D organization. Prior to Stryker, Harris held various management roles at Medtronic in implantable pulse generator (IPG) operations, neuromodulation program management, test systems engineering and software development. He launched his career at Intermedics as a test-systems engineer developing solutions for implantable pacemakers, defibrillators, device leads and programmers.
"Mark’s extensive industry background and aptitude for driving organizational capability will support our growing output and play a pivotal role with Velentium on the cusp of exponential growth,” said Dan Purvis, chief executive officer of Velentium. “We pride ourselves on helping clients change lives for a better world. Mark’s proven track record for developing innovative technology at global medtech firms and passion for patient care make him a welcome addition to the team.”
“Velentium’s values and innovative culture quickly resonated with me, as they resemble the principles I have set for myself throughout my professional career,” said Harris. “I am excited to join Velentium’s exceptional team and believe the company’s wealth of talent and unwavering commitment to the design and manufacturing of high-quality medical devices will play a significant role in propelling the future of medical technologies.”
In his new position based in Houston, Texas, Harris plans to build-out core competencies needed to integrate patient therapies through connected care with a focus on patient privacy and security. His appointment will help Velentium focus on developing innovative medical technology while keeping patients at the forefront of its mission.
Harris graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and has held board member roles on the Medtronic Foundation and Community Health Charities of Arizona.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas with operations globally, Velentium is a professional engineering firm that specializes in the design and manufacturing of therapeutic and diagnostic active medical devices for Fortune 500 companies and startups. The company offers world-class expertise in software, usability, cybersecurity, electrical and mechanical development for medical equipment. Velentium transforms IP into safe and secure products that will support healthcare professionals, patients and communities, and ultimately, change lives for a better world. For more information, visit www.velentium.com.
Media Contact: Victoria Cook, Pierpont Communications for Velentium, firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-627-2223