The Med-Design Corp. in Ventura, which designs safety needle products for medical use, has appointed Michael W. Simpson executive vice president and chief operating officer. Simpson joins Med-Design from Becton Dickinson, where he was worldwide director of Advance Protection Infusion Therapy Systems. While at Becton, Dickinson was responsible for product development, manufacturing and marketing of safety IV catheters and catheter products.
“Michael brings a wealth of experience to Med-Design, including 17 years in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries,” said James Donegan, Med-Design chairman and chief executive. Simpson also spent several years at Johnson & Johnson, where he was responsible for business development, product management, marketing and research and development for cardiology devices.
As part of his responsibilities as chief operating officer, Simpson will pursue partnerships with larger companies.