STRADIS HEALTHCARE FACILITY EARNS ISO; 2 EXECS HIRED; WEBSITE REDESIGNED
Stradis Healthcare, a provider of custom procedure trays and minor kits, has had several big events this summer, including earning ISO 13485:2016 certification for its Waukegan, Ill., facility; hiring two new executives; and overhauling its website, stradishealthcare.com.
. Stradis serves more than 1,500 surgical centers, private practices and purchasing networks to a multitude of healthcare markets that include vein, orthopedic, dental, ophthalmology plastics and GYN. Stradis Healthcare has headquarters in Peachtree Corners, Ga., with a facility in Waukegan, Ill.
The Stradis Waukegan, Ill., facility specializes in contract medical device development, manufacturing and packaging services. The facility and staff earned ISO 13485 certification from the British Standard Institution (BSI).
The ISO 13485:2016 certification represents the company’s quality management system maintains standards that meet or exceed requirements specific to the medical device industry, including contract services for packaging, manufacturing, fulfillment, design and testing.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards for the implementation of quality management systems. The ISO quality management standard embodies the requirements for a comprehensive management system for the design and manufacture of medical devices.
“Achieving 13485 certification demonstrates Stradis’ ongoing commitment to raising the bar on an already robust quality system as well as our commitment to patients and customers regarding our quality,”’ COO Joseph Trznadel said. “Additionally, we felt that receiving certification, coupled with a top down pledge to our employees, reinforced our commitment and expectations around quality.”
Trznadel said these certifications are a testament to the high level of performance and quality control expected at Stradis. “With an expanding portfolio of customers, health indications and reach, this level of attention to detail is important to ensuring that the quality, safety and efficacy meet and exceed requirements.”
Owen will lead Stradis Healthcare’s Medical Device Packaging Division. CEO Jeff Jacobs said continuous growth and increasing demand from customers has led Stradis to add to its leadership team with a focus on this space.
“Wes brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Stradis in an aspect of our business that is poised for tremendous growth,” Jacobs said. “He will drive the sales and marketing arm of this division and I am thrilled he is joining our team.”
Before joining Stradis, Owen has held sales and business development positions for MWV Healthcare Packaging (now WestRock) with an emphasis on clinical trials and helping improve patient experience and adherence. In addition to his other sales and management roles in the packaging industry, he spent a portion of his career selling pharmaceuticals for Bristol Myers Squibb.
Owen said he was excited to join Stradis. “Their expertise in healthcare packaging and other manufacturing services will help medical device customers bring their products to market faster and more cost-effectively,” he said.
“Stradis has impressed me with their can-do attitude which translates to building solid and lasting relationships to help improve our customer’s business.”
Dobbins has joined the Stradis financial leadership team as vice president of finance.
He has 18 years’ experience in financial management with an emphasis on manufacturing. Before coming to Stradis, Dobbins was director of financial operations for Medline.
Stradis President Adam Sokol said strong financial leadership is a key element to successfully executing strategic growth at Stradis.
“Chris brings a multitude of financial expertise and leadership,” Sokol said. “He has a track record for improving financial efficiencies, including key roles in leading transformational changes. I have no doubt that Chris will be a strong addition to our senior leadership team and I look forward to his contributions.
“Stradis has enhanced its capabilities by adding a seventh production line in the Chicago location, This will be a key factor towards our strategic growth as we focus on growing the Contract Manufacturing Division.”
Dobbins said it is an exciting time to be joining the team and that he look forward to all the company will accomplish.
“The projects that Stradis is looking to undertake in the next several years are those transformational events that will take the company to the next level,” Dobbins said. “From a financial standpoint, finding new efficiencies will enable us to improve our cost advantage, further solidifying our place in the market.”
Stradis also unveiled an overhaul of its website (stradishealthcare.com) this summer. The new website makes ample use of graphics and is easy to navigate with drop down menus at the top. Stradis urges its employees to give back, and the home page features three organization that Stradis employees work with throughout the year: National Breast Cancer Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Bosley’s Place (orphaned neonatal puppies). VTN
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