Minnetronix Names Will Sutton Vice President of Engineering and Technology
November 17, 2015
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Nov. 17, 2015 – Minnetronix, Inc., a leading medical technology and innovation company, announced that Will Sutton has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering and Technology. Sutton has more than 25 years of industry experience including research, development, innovation, manufacturing and commercialization. He holds four patents and has helped bring more than 100 products from concept to commercialization.
Sutton will play an integral role on Minnetronix’ leadership team, leading business strategies to drive growth and capabilities for the company’s engineering organization. He will also lead Minnetronix’ highly experienced teams of software, electrical, mechanical, DFM and program management engineers in the development of technologies and therapies for the company and its customers.
“We are excited to welcome Will to Minnetronix. His proven leadership combined with his extensive medical device development experience are a great fit for Minnetronix as we continue to grow and expand our business ,” said Jeremy Maniak, Minnetronix Chief Operating Officer.
Sutton most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for California based Hansen Medical, Inc., a medical robotics company. During Sutton’s tenure, Hansen launched 12 new products that account for 50 percent of the company’s current product revenue. Sutton’s experience also includes multiple executive positions in St. Jude Medical, Inc.’s Atrial Fibrillation Division, where he was named Vice President of Research and Development, after serving as Vice President of Program Management and Site Manager for the Minnetonka operations. He began at St. Jude as Director of Research and Development for cardiac surgery. Additionally, Sutton has held executive, director and management positions at Vascular Solutions, Inc., Urologix, Inc., CR Bard, Inc. and Abbott Labs, Inc.
“I am excited to join a company whose reputation for excellence and innovation is driven by a best-in-industry engineering team. Minnetronix has a very promising future and I look forward to contributing to the company’s success,” said Sutton.
Sutton earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. At Stanford, Sutton’s senior design project received the prestigious Gold Award from the National College of Engineering and Technology.
Minnetronix is a medical technology and innovation company with deep expertise in electronic and electromechanical devices. Founded in 1996, the company creates new technologies and therapies that solve unmet clinical and business needs for patients and medical device companies. Minnetronix is FDA Registered and ISO 13485 Certified.