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Jason Glithero

Medical Device Executive

SUMMARY OF SKILLS - Developed and marketed 13 medical devices over the last 14 years through cross functional teams. - Managed project budgets ranging from $150k to $3.8M. - Lead small and large development teams, utilizing domestic and international operations, ensuring projects were completed on...
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Director, R&D  
Becton Dickinson, June 2014 to March 2018, Atlanta, Georgia United States
(Medical Devices)
Managed and mentored 3 cross-functional teams consisting of 10 direct associates. Managed and directed budgeting and project management activities for product launches and sustaining engineering activities for domestic and international customers. Led development teams based in US with manufacturing in US, Mexico, Malaysia, and China. Worked with the marketing counterpart on portfolio management of franchise. * Led innovation and ideation that resulted in over 20 Invention Disclosures (Disposables and Capital Equipment) and 7 Provisional Applications. * Drive and ensure quality, innovation, accountability, and process standardization across all phases of research and development by maintaining compliance to standards and regulations. * Led engineering activities that resulted in 4 project launches. * Led integration activities of acquisition of products into current portfolio. * Currently leading team developing novel catheter for hospital and home care patients. * Managed, hired and assembled new team members that delivered 3 new products in 16 months to maintain current market share in the Japanese market. * Selected by management to take over leadership role of a cross-functional team to deliver capital and disposable units from verification to product launch.

Associate Director, R&D  
CR Bard, July 2012 to June 2014, Atlanta, Georgia United States
(Medical Devices)
Managed and mentored 5 direct reports and over 30 associates, budgeting and project management activities for product launches, intellectual property, labeling, packaging, model shop and sustaining engineering support. * Developed new product platform that exceeded 3-year revenues in 1st year. * Led development activities that resulted in 2 project launches. * Created, implemented, and conducted training of multi-site division wide design controls, increasing product development and sustaining engineering throughput by 400%. * Increased management visibility and decision making by designing and implementing a project ranking, rating and tracking system that was deployed locally and at global manufacturing sites. * Coordinated Sustaining Engineering product support for an over $1Billion base business leveraging production at 8 manufacturing sites.

Management Adviser  
AtriCure, May 2012 to September 2012

Management Adviser to Executive Leadership Team (ELT) for techincal engineering of AtriCure's product line(s).

Owner / CTO  
Glithero Design Solutions, LLC, April 2012 to Present

Glithero Design Solutions is a Veteran owned medical device consulting firm designed to complement your existing R&D team or act as a stand-alone consultant to assist in any of your design development activities. Can provide insight and expertise in design control development, mechanical engineering analysis, project/program management as well as portfolio analysis. Has in-depth knowledge and expertise in product design, development, and launch under a highly regulated medical and avionics industries.

Director, Research MIS Surgical Devices  
AtriCure, July 2010 to May 2012

Responsible for engineering efforts from concept development through product launch. Leading focused, cross-functional teams to execute product development projects maintaining FDA controls. Maintain engineering software for model development and analysis for all development and sustaining teams. Lead Advanced Analytical Team for analysis of RF Ablation, Cryoablation and Stroke Prevention medical devices. Managed and mentored 5 direct reports in research and development activities on Class 1 and 2 devices. Coordinated with the VP of Engineering and Product Development on the overall management of the department and portfolio. * Led and mentored development activities that resulted in 2 project launches. * Developed product roadmap based on voice of customer and competitive analysis for organic development. * Responsible for conceptual design, program justification, research, and device development (mechanical, electronic and software) of novel devices and capital equipment.

Professor, Adjunct  
University of Cincinnati, January 2009 to June 2012

Medical Device Dissection - 20 BME 250 Disassembly and static equilibrium analysis of medical devices. Solid modeling and rapid prototyping of components. Analysis of component function, manufacturing methods, and method of assembly. Report writing. Medical Product Design II - 20 BME 450 This course is an applied engineering design course covering engineering analysis, detailed design development, and systems thinking. An emphasis is placed on sustainable design considerations for material selection and manufacturing methods. FDA design verification and validation, risk analysis and FMEA are also explored.

Manager, Engineering & Product Development  
AtriCure, October 2004 to July 2010

Responsible for engineering efforts from concept development through product launch. Leading focused, cross-functional teams to execute product development projects maintaining FDA controls. Maintain engineering software for model development and analysis for all development and sustaining teams. Lead Advanced Analytical Team for analysis of RF Ablation, Cryoablation and Stroke Prevention medical devices.

Senior Mechanical Engineer  
Smiths-Aerospace, November 2001 to October 2004

• Reduced product development time by 50% in order to meet customer demands. • Developed in-house utilization of analysis software (FEA and CFD) to reduce time constraints and minimize redesign. • Developed light-weight cost effective systems for Unmanned Aerial Flight Vehicles. • Technical competence in design, structural, thermal and CFD analysis associated with electronic packaging

Product Development Engineer  
Product Design Center, May 2000 to November 2001

VERTIGONE: Clinical Focus: Inner ear vertigo: Created the optical system for the Vertigone goggles, a medical device for treatment of inner ear vertigo. COCA COLA: Designed a Stirling engine cooling deck to replace a compressor-type cooling deck for use in a desktop glass door merchandiser. REICHHOLD: Designed, analyzed and procured laboratory equipment to measure the volumetric change of next generation polymers during the molding process. OASIS: Used CFD to analyze the flow in a water softener system to determine the conductivity sensor placement.

Lucent Technologies, February 2000 to May 2000

Senior Project Engineer  
Honeywell, August 1995 to February 2000

• Designed and analyzed the next generation Primus EPIC Modular Avionics Unit (MAU) for several regional jet customers. • Generated conceptual designs of next generation Cursor Control Device.

President and Owner  
Prism Technologies LLC, August 1995 to January 1997

Software design for companies such as: Nissan Research and Development - Stanfield Arizona SkyMall - Phoenix Arizona

Nissan Research and Development, May 1994 to August 1995

USAF/Air National Guard, August 1989 to July 1997

Special Vehicle Mechanic for the R-9/R-11 refueling trucks.


Wright State University  
MSME, Mechanical Engineering, Jan, 2002 to Jan, 2004

Arizona State University  
BSME, Mechanical Engineering, Jan, 1988 to Jan, 1995


  • Professional Engineer
    Ohio (PE.73525)
    December 2009


Robotic toolkit  (US20120323256 A1)    
Inventors: Jason Glithero - P.E., private private, Adam Harp, Sam Privitera.  Issued December 20, 2012  in us

Inventors: Jason Glithero - P.E..  Issued October 27, 2011  in us

Inventors: Jason Glithero - P.E..  Issued November 11, 2010  in us

Inventors: Jason Glithero - P.E..  Issued August 28, 2008  in us

Ablation device with internally cooled electrodes  (EP2113217 A3)    
Inventors: Jason Glithero - P.E., Matt Winkler.  Issued December 21, 2007  in eu

Apparatus using vibrationally isolating stirling cooler system      
Inventors: Jason Glithero - P.E..  Issued March 11, 2002  in us

Inventors: Jason Glithero - P.E., Chris Park.  Issued December 10, 2009  in us

Backplane assembly for printed circuit boards  (6241530)    
Inventors: Jason Glithero - P.E..  Issued June 05, 2001  in us

Input device and method of use  (0905645A1)    
Inventors: Jason Glithero - P.E..  Issued September 22, 1998  in eu

Inventors: Jason Glithero - P.E..  Issued June 25, 2009  in us

Apparatus and methods for occluding a hollow anatomical structure  (EP 1906842 A2)    
Inventors: Jason Glithero - P.E..  Issued July 14, 2006  in eu

Apparatus and Methods for Occluding a Hallow Anatomical Structure      
Inventors: Jason Glithero - P.E..  Issued July 14, 2006  in us

Cursor control console with rotary knob and method of use  (6903720)    
Inventors: Jason Glithero - P.E..  Issued June 07, 2005  in us


Technology & Techniques in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery     
Published by (Innovations)
Authors: Jason Glithero - P.E., Mark DiFrancesco, Chris Park, Keith Martin, Sam Privitera, Bridget Cassidy.  Published March 01, 2010

Ablative techniques have been sought in many circumstances as alternatives to surgical resection/incision. Besides being minimally invasive, potential benefits of ablation include greater speed and improved access to target tissue compared with other surgical techniques. There is a wide variety of ablation technologies currently in use for medical treatment. These include but are not limited to tissue heating by radiofrequency (RF) current, microwaves, laser, and high intensity ultrasound. RF is among the most heavily used because of its relatively low complexity and cost. Ablative techniques have proven to be viable alternatives to surgical resection/incision of tissue. Although there are other means of tissue heating besides RF, RF is the most commonly used technique in operating rooms because of the reliability of transmural lesions and the low complexity of the system. Optimal systems account for the heterogeneous nature of tissue and variations in tissue property through the ablation cycle. It is important to monitor and assure adequate energy delivery by selecting the appropriate configuration of devices. Energy delivery varies between the various generators and systems, some more responsive than others with relative to changes in tissue impedance that will affect the end results of the operation.