Lynn Ihlenfeldt Named Top Industry Leader by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
July 29, 2008
ST. PAUL, Minn. July 29, 2008 — Lynn Ihlenfeldt, Vice President of Product Development at Minnetronix, Inc., was recently honored for her professional achievements and leadership qualities in the medical device industry by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Lynn received the award for one of 25 women industry leaders in the Twin Cities.
Lynn, who has over 20 years experience in the development of medical devices, joined Minnetronix ten years ago. One of Lynn’s first accomplishments was building a software engineering group and recruiting employees with the right mix of experience and education to effectively develop software-based medical devices.
Of Lynn’s talents, Rich Nazarian, Minnetronix President and CEO, said, “We’re fortunate to have Lynn on our executive management team. In addition to helping run the business, she provides an even keel for our new product development organization. Lynn has an ability to communicate rationally and reasonably, even in the most strenuous and high-pressure of circumstances. That’s a rare gift.”
Ms. Ihlenfeldt’s countless other achievements include creating a highly talented group of project managers to lead the development of new and challenging medical products. She also played a key role in creating and improving Minnetronix’ design control system, making certain the company adhered to international medical device standards while supporting strong business practices, helping make the company’s current system a much sought-after program.
Currently as Vice President of Product Development, Lynn leads the company’s research and development areas of business, overseeing the employees and processes that result in innovative electronics-based medical devices. The firm’s clients include a wide range of medical device developers from Fortune-500 companies to entrepreneurs.
On her award, Ihlenfeldt said, “This is a neat recognition. I enjoy seeing professional women get recognized for their achievements, so it’s really fun to be one of them. I’m a lucky person—I love what I do. And, I love what Minnetronix does. We’re creating devices that save people’s lives and dramatically improve quality of life for many people. It doesn’t get any better than that.”
Minnetronix is a medical device company, specializing in the design, manufacturing and support of electronics-based medical products. Minnetronix’ experienced engineers and manufacturing teams provide expertise on a wide range of Class II and Class III medical equipment such as cardiovascular systems, point-of-care diagnostic instruments, therapeutic devices, implantable devices, and monitoring equipment. Minnetronix has completed over 100 development and manufacturing projects for more than 75 different medical device companies that range in size from small start-ups to Fortune 500 firms. Minnetronix is ISO 13485:2003-certified and is an FDA-registered contract manufacturer.