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.
Mike Andrus, EVP Commercial Operations
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.
Kashif Qasim, VP Finance & Information Systems
Finance and Information Systems are Kashif’s main areas of responsibility. Kashif joined Catheter Research in 2009 with more than 13 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 consulting firms where he managed several projects in IT infrastructure, IS applications, SAP, 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 holds MBA degree in Accounting & Finance with Bachelors in Commerce. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and VMWare Certified Professional (VCP).
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.
John Delaney, VP Business Strategy & Legal Affairs
John joined CRI in 2014 as its Vice President of Business Strategy and Legal Affairs. He obtained his Bachelors of Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Michigan. Thereafter, he was a Manager with Price Waterhouse responsible for auditing many large, publicly-traded companies and advising them as they raised capital and sought to grow through merger and acquisition activities. John’s career then transitioned to a focus on executive leadership in the medical industry, where he led the management and expansion of physician and physical therapy clinics, surgery centers, and medical billing operations. John’s background in accounting lead him to BrightPoint as Chief Accounting Officer. BrightPoint is a publicly-traded, value added and logistics firm in the wireless device industry where John was responsible for building its worldwide finance, accounting, and treasury functions including operations in thirteen countries including North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. John is also an attorney, with significant experience in business transactions and taxation. John’s collective experience over the past 25 years makes him uniquely qualified to assist CRI as it seeks to successfully capitalize on the myriad of opportunities for measured growth, both organic and external.
Elizabeth Stahl, VP Human Resources
Elizabeth Stahl, MBA SPHR has over 20 years of human resource and business experience covering such industries as information technology, light manufacturing, health care, retail, wholesale, not for profit, and insurance. She has her Master's in Business Administration and has held the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification since 1998. Elizabeth has won awards for program development, outstanding HR management, and organizational leadership. She has worked for both large organizations and small startups. Her passion for the business lies in creating and implementing strategic solutions for organizational talent. Elizabeth is Co-Founder and former President of the Human Resources Professional Development Association and has served on the SHRM State Council. She has presented information to business organizations, Indiana State SHRM Convention and has been a contributor to state wide publications on topics related to leadership and human capital management.