Ajay A. Bhave

Chief Technology Officer at OmniGuide, Inc.

Ajay A. Bhave

Ajay A. Bhave

Chief Technology Officer at OmniGuide, Inc.

Biography

Vice President of Operations

Ajay A. Bhave joined OmniGuide Surgical, Inc., in August 2016 as the Vice President of Operations. Mr. Bhave has over 32 years' experience as an Engineering, Technology and Operations leader mostly in the medical device industry. During his career, Mr. Bhave has been instrumental in releasing over 30 new medical products in the global market, achieved $30M+ savings via value engineering & supplier driven productivity and has been involved with 8 successful acquisitions. Mr. Bhave most recently served as the Corporate Vice President of Global Engineering and a Company Officer at Natus Medical Inc., wherein he was responsible for all aspects of new product development from concept to commercial release to end of life. From 1990 to 2011, Mr. Bhave held various positions of responsibilities, starting as an acoustic design engineer with subsequent senior management positions in engineering & technology, supply chain management and plant operations, both at the local as well as global level at General Electric Healthcare. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Bhave was a senior engineer responsible for medical probes development at Staveley Sensors Inc., based out of Hartford, CT. From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Bhave was a senior engineer responsible for design and applications development of ultrasound probes used for non-destructive testing (NDT).

Mr. Bhave holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Eric Roux

Vice President of Global Sales

Eric Roux joined OmniGuide in January 2016. Mr. Roux brings over 20 years of successful medical device experience to the team. Prior to joining OmniGuide, Mr. Roux held sales and leadership positions of increasing responsibility within some of the fastest growing, disruptive technologies over the past 20 years. These companies include Kyphon, which was acquired by Medtronic for $4B. NuVasive, a revolutionary spine company that introduced an entirely new method for spinal fusion. Neuronetics, the first ever non-invasive device for depression used by psychiatrists. Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., where he held Director level positions and helped launch 2 new technologies and played a key role in the record growth over the 4 years he was there.

Mr. Roux is a graduate of Franklin Pierce University and resides in Southern, New Hampshire.

John Barnhill

Vice President of Global Marketing & Business Development

John M. Barnhill joined OmniGuide Holdings, Inc. in October 2016 as Vice President of Global Marketing & Business Development. Prior to joining OmniGuide, Mr. Barnhill held a similar position with RF Surgical, Inc., an early-stage medical technology company that was recently acquired by Medtronic. Prior to that, Barnhill was with Edwards Lifesciences where in over 10 years he held several positions of increasing responsibility including Product Management, New Product Development, Clinical Marketing, Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Mr. Barnhill also held a marketing leadership position with SenoRx, where he grew the company's breast cancer therapy portfolio, contributing to the successful exit of the company.

Mr. Barnhill holds a B.A. in Business Finance from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and an MBA from the University of California Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business.

Philip Eggers

Vice President, R&D - Domain Surgical

Mr. Eggers has over 30 years of experience in the development and marketing of leading edge medical devices. Prior to Domain Surgical, Mr. Eggers was Vice President of Research and Development for ZEVEX International (now Moog), responsible for the research and development of intravenous infusion systems, pain management pumps, enteral nutrition delivery systems, surgical handpieces for cataract and neurosurgery, and OEM medical sensor subassemblies. Prior to Moog, Mr. Eggers was the Vice President of Research and Development of CardioNet from 2000 to 2004, a successful start-up company that pioneered mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry. Prior to CardioNet, Mr. Eggers was Vice President of Research and Development at Alaris Medical Systems from 1991 to 2000, where he conceived and executed the development of the Medley Patient Management System for infusion therapy. Earlier in his career, he held various senior product development leadership positions including Research and Development Manager at Critikon, where he developed innovative infusion devices, and Berkley BioEngineering. He holds 12 issued U.S. patents with over 20 pending applications.

Mr. Eggers received a BA in Physics from the University of Colorado in 1978 and an MBA from Santa Clara University in 1990.

Vladimir Fuflyigin

Senior Director, R&D - OmniGuide Surgical

Mr. Eggers has over 30 years of experience in the development and marketing of leading edge medical devices. Prior to Domain Surgical, Mr. Eggers was Vice President of Research and Development for ZEVEX International (now Moog), responsible for the research and development of intravenous infusion systems, pain management pumps, enteral nutrition delivery systems, surgical handpieces for cataract and neurosurgery, and OEM medical sensor subassemblies. Prior to Moog, Mr. Eggers was the Vice President of Research and Development of CardioNet from 2000 to 2004, a successful start-up company that pioneered mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry. Prior to CardioNet, Mr. Eggers was Vice President of Research and Development at Alaris Medical Systems from 1991 to 2000, where he conceived and executed the development of the Medley Patient Management System for infusion therapy. Earlier in his career, he held various senior product development leadership positions including Research and Development Manager at Critikon, where he developed innovative infusion devices, and Berkley BioEngineering. He holds 12 issued U.S. patents with over 20 pending applications.

Mr. Eggers received a BA in Physics from the University of Colorado in 1978 and an MBA from Santa Clara University in 1990.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Domain Surgical, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, Research & Development at Domain Surgical, Inc.

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Executive Director at Electronica Machine Tools Ltd.

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Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Domain Surgical, Inc.

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Education
M.S Mechanical Engineering

University of Massachusetts Lowell is a high-ranking university, with several nationally recognized academic departments. Located about 30 minutes from Boston in Lowell, Massachusetts, UMass Lowell offers more than 100 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. UMass Lowell has several nationally recognized, research-oriented programs, including science and engineering. These programs undertake groundbreaking research and also provide exceptional work opportunities for its students and graduates. Other programs at UMass Lowell include liberal and fine arts, humanities, health-related programs, teacher education and social sciences. UMass Lowell also offers a range of internship opportunities for students who wish to gain experience in their field of study. Student life options at UMass Lowell include more than 100 diverse student organizations, leadership programs and community service opportunities. Lowell’s admissions policies are moderately competitive. Financial aid is available to eligible students through loans, academic scholarships and other sources to help cover tuition.

Career History
Chief Technology Officer
Current

OmniGuide, Inc. develops advanced energy surgical solutions. It offers gynecology, head and neck, otolaryngology and otology services. The firms offers proprietary flexible CO2 laser technology, products enhance surgical accuracy, access and control for minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopy, and robotic-assisted surgery. The was founded by Yoel Fink, John D. Joannopoulos, Edwin L. Thomas, and Uri Kolodny in May 2000 and is headquartered in Lexington, MA.

Vice President of Operations
Current

Domain Surgical, Inc. develops, manufactures and supplies thermal surgical tools. It offers FMwand Ferromagnetic Surgical System, a hemostatic dissection device that uses pure thermal energy to cut and coagulate tissue without passing any electrical current through the patient. The company was founded by David J. McNally in 2009 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT.

Vice President of Global Engineering
2011 - Prior

Natus Medical, Inc. engages in the provision of newborn care, neurology, and hearing and balance assessment healthcare products and services. Its products are used for the screening, diagnosis, detection, treatment, monitoring and tracking of common medical ailments in newborn care, hearing impairment, neurological dysfunction, epilepsy, sleep disorders, neuromuscular diseases and balance and mobility disorders. The company was founded by Maurizio Liverani, John Robert Camber Porter, William New, Jr., Brian Prinn and William W. Moore on May 26, 1987 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA.

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Electronica Machine Tools Ltd. manufactures electronic discharge machines. It offers Sinker, CNC wirecut electric discharge machines, EDM supplies, special purpose machines, engraving, industrial automation and metal cutting and forming machines. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Kolkata, India.

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