Phil Sheingold, President & CEO
Phil joined CRI in 2010 bringing 25 years of experience in Operations, Engineering, and Logistics for industry leaders. The
majority of his leadership focused on food and beverage manufacturing for companies such as Frito-Lay, Gatorade, and Sensient
Technologies Flavors and Fragrances, holding positions of Engineer through Plant Manager to Director of Operations. International
experience and responsibilities includes Engineering and Operations for 16 facilities in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. Phil was
responsible for new plant construction, equipment design, capital improvements, and budget responsibilities exceeding $100
million. As Senior Vice President of Operations for Brightpoint – a leader in third party wireless value add and logistics, Phil
managed a team over 600 responsible for Supply Chain in North America. He was also COO for Signcraft, a private company which
leads the market in identity solutions, where he worked with the owner in acquiring several companies leading to significant company
growth and market expansion. Phil is a continuing student in key systems and processes including Six Sigma, ISO, TQM, Lean
manufacturing, and RFID technology having introduced it to Brightpoint. He was also one of the first HACCP Engineers for Frito-Lay
and implemented changes through programs throughout the company. He is a Chemical Engineer by degree from Cal Poly University, a
member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, and is active in the community and charitable concerns.
Christine Cook, Chief Operating Officer
Christine joined CRI in 2005 as Director of Operations, bringing with her 20 years of manufacturing operations, materials and quality
assurance experience in the medical device industry. Before joining CRI, Christine served as Director of Manufacturing and Director of
Materials at Gibeck-Dryden and King Systems Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana. Most recently she was a Product Development and
Product Life Cycle Manager at Trivirix International, a medical electronics design and manufacturing firm. At Trivirix, Christine had a
significant role in quality assurance and regulatory compliance, as well as new product design project management. Her extensive
experience within the medical device industry includes participation in countless FDA, ISO Registrar, supplier and customer audits.
These extensive audit participations results in a strong foundation at CRI for continuous improvement and streamlined Quality Management
systems. Christine has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Business Management.
Kashif Qasim, Financial Controller
Finance and Information Systems are Kashif’s main areas of responsibility. He also manages Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for CRI.
Kashif joined Catheter Research with more than 17 years of diversified experience in fields of Finance and Information Technology at
various levels from consulting to senior management. He started his career as an accountant in 1996 with BOC Group, UK (now Linde Group)
that specializes in producing medical devices. Kashif advanced his career by managing several SAP implementation projects worldwide.
Later he worked with a consulting firm where he managed several projects in IT infrastructure, IS applications, Oracle Siebel CRM, and
Change Management; from conceptualization to deployment. He also held various senior positions in finance and is experienced with
maintaining and managing accounting, finance, and treasury operations. He has helped organizations in business acquisitions and systems
integrations. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and VMWare Certified Professional (VCP). He holds a Bachelor Degree in
Commerce. He holds several certificates of merit for special education.
Babacar Diouf, VP Regulatory Affairs & Quality Systems
A native of Senegal, Babacar speaks four languages to go along with his degree in Geological Engineering from The Institute of Earth
Sciences (IST) of Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal. Before moving to the United States, Babacar worked in the mining
industry in Africa as a field geologist with AngloGold Ashanti with his main focus in geochemical exploration. Before joining CRI in
early 2005 as a quality engineer, he spent four years in quality assurance with Autoliv ASP, a leader in automotive safety products.
Babacar has received additional training in US 21 CFR, ISO and GHTF standards, European MDD, Canadian-MDR, Risk Management, Biological
Evaluation and Sterilization of health care products, and Contamination Monitoring - Environmental Control. Babacar is a certified
ISO13485:2003 Auditor, an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, and an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer. Babacar is a senior member of the
American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS). Babacar holds a Master’s degree
in Executive Leadership and Organizational Change from Northern Kentucky University.
Mike Andrus, VP Sales & Marketing
Mike joined CRI in 2012 for the Thomas Medical Division. He has 30 years of leadership and experience in the medical device, medical
diagnostics, pharmaceutical and laboratory capital equipment marketplace. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. degree in
Marketing and Industrial Management. Mike spent 20 years with Bayer HealthCare in progressive positions of responsibility in sales &
marketing in both the domestic and international markets. During his tenure he was twice awarded sales representative and manager of the
year as well as marketing manager of the year. Next, Mike joined Roche Diabetes Care where he lead their Insulin Delivery Systems sales
& clinical team focusing on insulin pump therapy for patients with type 1 diabetes. Mike also lead the North American sales &
contracting initiatives for Helmer Scientific, where he managed the inside & field sales teams as well independent distributors and
manufacturing representatives. Mike brings solid industry and organizational experience, strategy design and tactical execution while
pursing excellence and customer/patient satisfaction.
Gary T. Cerasale, Operations / Extrusion Manager
Gary comes to CRI with nearly 30 years of aerospace, electronic component, medical device & industrial equipment manufacturing
experience. His extensive background includes Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma quality techniques, and manufacturing engineering, as well
as proven leadership skills and a commitment to team building, problem solving, and process improvement. While working for Bendix
Corporation and Allison Gas Turbine (Div. of GM), he was heavily involved with the development and implementation of cellular & FMS
manufacturing systems and was very instrumental with new system and equipment start-ups. In his previous position as Director of Quality
for Peerless Pump, Gary was responsible for implementing an ISO-certified quality system across multiple plant locations, and completed
a successful initiative to obtain CE marking for various products. He also established the company's Six Sigma program. As General
Manager for Peerless Pump, he was responsible for test facilities and manufacturing systems upgrade programs that improved quality and
increased production throughput. Gary has a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Management from GMI Engineering & Management Institute
and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology & Industrial Arts from Central Connecticut State College. He also has Six
Sigma Champion and Black Belt certificates from the American Society for Quality (ASQ); a Diploma in General Management from Ashridge
Management College (Berkhamstead, England); and Lean and Plant-Site Leadership certificates from the University of Tennessee.
Suzy Sundling, Engineering Manager
Suzy received her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2007. Upon graduation, Suzy
began working for Boston Scientific as a Process Engineer, working extensively in validating and optimizing their extrusion lines. Suzy
joined CRI in August 2008 as a Biomedical Engineer. Her experience with Boston Scientific brings specialized skills to CRI in performing
effective Installation, Operational, and Performance Qualifications in accordance with industry requirements and provides additional
depth to CRI’s engineering department. Suzy was promoted to Quality
Manager in January 2010, and was promoted once again in September 2011 to Engineering Manager due to her excellence performance in
engineering and project management.
Beckie Zachary, Purchasing Manager
Beckie Zachary recently joined CRI and brings extensive experience in supply chain management in the medical device industry and FDA
regulated environments. Before joining CRI, Beckie held procurement positions at Alcoa Closure Systems, Unisys Corporation, TriVirix,
Raytheon and most recently at Beckman Coulter. She has been involved in numerous plant start-ups and operations transfers. She is a
Certified Purchasing Manager, a Certified Quality Auditor in ISO-13485 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business
Management from Rosemont College in Rosemont, PA.
Jane N. Nguyen, Quality Manager
Jane received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University with minors in Electrical
Engineering and Mathematics. She joined CRI in 2010 as a Biomedical Engineer with background in cardiovascular pathology in various
biomedical devices. She moved into the Quality department in 2011 as a Quality Engineer and was promoted to the role of Quality Manager
in 2012. She heads the department supporting quality and regulatory requirements.
Carolyn Dowd, Accounting and HR Manager
Carolyn came to CRI with 18 years of experience in administrative, financial and human resources management in the medical device
manufacturing industry. Her experience includes manufacturing cost accounting, financial statement preparation, cash flow analysis, and
audit and tax compliance, along with extensive acquisition due diligence. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from
the University of Indianapolis.
Jamie Meinert, Key Accounts Manager
Jamie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management (TCEM) from Indiana University with a focus
in health/medical events. While pursuing her degree, Jamie worked at Best Buy specializing in retail sales, customer service, and
supervision before advancing to district management support roles. She joined CRI in April 2009 and held Administrative Specialist and
Sales Coordinator positions. In 2013, she was promoted to Key Account Manager to manage Key Contract Manufacturing customers, assist
with new marketing initiatives including tradeshow presence, and develop new business opportunities.
Chris Ross, Senior Design Engineer
Chris joined CRI in 2002. He has earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University.
During his college years, he participated in a two year co-op with Union Carbide Corporation in their battery division. This blend of
on-the-job experience while earning his degree strengthened his skills in Mechanical Engineering concepts and intensified his learning
experience at Purdue. Following graduation, Chris accepted a position with Onkyo America. He traveled to their corporate facility in
Japan to learn about work cell optimization. He responsibilities included fixture design, technical troubleshooting, new product
introduction and new equipment specification and installation. Chris now supports CRI in all of these roles, including design and
development for medical devices. His strong background and experience has resulted in excellence in mechanical engineering concepts.
Kevin A. Mauser, Biomedical Design Engineer
Kevin joined CRI in 2012 as a Biomedical Design Engineer. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME)
from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), with a depth area in implantable devices and instrumentation. While
pursuing his undergraduate degree, he served as the lead program coordinator for the Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) workshop program used
in the Department of Chemistry at IUPUI. He developed, implemented, and managed an online interactive version, known as cyber-PLTL
(cPLTL), and published an article on this work.
Kevin graduated in 2009 and continued on under the guidance of Dr. Ken Yoshida towards a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
with a focus on bioelectronics and instrumentation. Kevin joined 3DT Holdings as a Development Engineer in 2010 where he worked on the
design, development, and implementation of guidewire impedance measurement technology for peripheral and coronary diagnostics. In 2012,
Kevin completed and published his thesis (confidential until 2014) and received his Master of Science in BME. With his background in
Biomedical Engineering and mix of IT, leadership, collaborative, and development experiences Kevin is responsible for new design and
development projects at CRI.
Shannon Parker, Biomedical Engineer
Shannon received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis with
a depth area of Instrumentation and a minor in Mathematics. While putting herself through school, she was able to hold many leadership
positions including President of the Biomedical Engineering Society chapter on campus. As a member of the engineering team, Shannon’s
responsibilities include managing several key start up projects and ensuring the long term success of these projects.
Bryson Hayes, Quality Engineer
Bryson joined the team at CRI in 2012. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Purdue
University, with a minor in Economics. After graduating, he entered the medical device manufacturing industry as a Quality Engineer
with Terumo Cardiovascular Systems. While at Terumo, he actively led root cause investigations for internal/external issues,
process/product improvements, and process qualification validations.