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Randall L. Schiestl, PMP, is the Vice President, R&D, Global Technology at Boston Scientific Corporation where he leads a team of talented R&D engineers, scientists and technicians chartered to develop and sustain a broad family of minimally invasive medical devices. Specific responsibilities include: technology management; product design; computational analysis, packaging, labeling and sterilization engineering; university relationships, new product development facilities and labs; knowledge management; and sustaining engineering. He has global responsibility for building technical community, emerging market sourcing and managing R&D information systems across BSC. His engineering teams are located across multiple facilities both US and OUS. Mr. Schiestl (Randy) has a BSME degree from the University of Minnesota, college of Science & Engineering, high distinction He also holds MBA and Executive MBA degrees from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. Randy has completed the Medical Technology Management mini-MBA at St Thomas University and is certified as a Project Management Professional. Work history includes Honeywell, Alliant Techsystems, and Boston Scientific with functional responsibilities in project and program management, product and process development, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, manufacturing management, supply chain, quality, information systems, test facilities, and operations. Randy serves on multiple local and national industry advisory boards and consortiums including the Medical Devices Industry Consortium, the Medical Industry Leadership Institute, Heart Advisory Committee Medical Alley, FIRST Robotics and UMN Biomedical, Medical Device Center, Nanotechnology IABs. He received the 2011 UMAA Alumni Service Award from the University of Minnesota, College of Science & Engineering and the Design of Medical Devices Conference Award in 2012.
Jeffrey E. Stahmann received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1978 and M.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1985 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Minnesota-Twin Cities respectively.
Jeffrey is a Senior Fellow in Research and Development within Boston Scientific’s Rhythm Management Division and currently leads medical science and technology exploratory activities for the division. The role comprises identification and exploration of unmet medical needs and new technology applicable to electrically active medical devices.
He has almost 30 years of experience as a development engineer and research scientist on implantable medical devices and has held multiple leadership positions. His work has concentrated on electrically active implantable devices for cardiac therapy and diagnosis including pacemakers, defibrillators, cardiac resynchronizers, implantable ECG loop recorders and pressure sensors. Prior to his career in medical devices he designed custom integrated circuits for various aerospace applications and US government agencies.
Jeffrey has been issued over 350 US patents for electrical and mechanical design, materials, sensors and algorithms relating to medical devices.
Julie Thompson is an R&D Director at Boston Scientific Corporation where she leads a team of scientists and engineers focused on developing new diagnostic and therapy device features for improved cardiac patient management. Her responsibilities include providing strategic guidance, encouraging innovation, and overseeing concept development from the idea stage through feature design and clinical validation for new device capabilities across a range of BSC products. Julie has been with Boston Scientific for 18 years, holding scientist and management positions in cardiac research, with a focus over the last decade on novel heart failure diagnostics. Julie has a PhD degree in electrical engineering/signal processing from the University of Michigan.