April 08, 2016
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Fred Dinger CEO, Aerin Medical

Fred Dinger
CEO, Aerin Medical

“Lessons Learned – Some Easy, Some Hard”

Some lessons are taught, but most are learned through experience.  Some lessons are harder learned than others, but all lessons are valuable. Through a 30-year career in aerospace engineering working on navigation systems for military aircraft and the Space Shuttle, and the medical device industry working on procedures and devices for the orthopedic, cardiac and ENT markets, Mr. Dinger has learned his fair share of lessons.  The goal of his presentation is to add to the bank of taught lessons for the audience, and save them from having to learn things the hard way. Topics covered include: engineers as intrepreneurs and entrepreneurs; innovation and simplification of product designs; keys to business success; and pearls for personal success.

Mr. Dinger has over 25 years’ experience in medical device companies ranging from product engineering to corporate management, including executive positions in research & development and company operations.  His expertise has been applied to both large and small companies that were in need of significant change or complete turnaround.  Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer for Aerin Medical, Mr. Dinger served as the General Manager of Global ENT for ArthroCare Corporation; President and Chief Executive Officer of ENTrigue Surgical, Inc.; President and Chief Executive Officer of C2M Medical, Inc.; President and Chief Executive Officer of OsteoBiologics, Inc.; Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of A-Med Systems, Inc.; Vice President, Research & Development for Xomed Surgical Products, Inc.; and Vice President, Research & Development for Linvatec Corporation. Prior to his career in medical devices, Mr. Dinger was an engineer and manager for Honeywell’s Space and Strategic Avionics division.

Mr. Dinger earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from University of South Florida, and holds 20 device and method patents as inventor. He served on the board of directors for several privately held medical device companies and currently serves on the Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board for Cornell University.

Reception follows the lecture.

This event is free and open to the public.

1005 GBSF

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