Mark Simmons Brings Extensive Quality Management and Regulatory Affairs Experience to Innovative Solutions Provider
Somersworth, NH (June 3, 2014) J-Pac Medical, a trusted outsourcing partner who provides contract manufacturing solutions for the medical device and diagnostic industries, today announced that Mark Simmons has joined the company as director of quality and regulatory compliance. This comes just weeks after announcing the addition of William Morrison as J-Pac Medical’s new vice president of manufacturing operations and Blake Perkins as director of diagnostic business development, further reflecting the company’s commitment to building its management team with proven leaders from across the industry.
Simmons brings more than 14 years of quality leadership experience to J-Pac Medical. He previously served as senior regulatory engineer at Welch Allyn; manager of plant quality at Covidien; and senior site quality leader at GE Health Care.
“We believe that quality is the foundation of any customer relationship. From design engineering through manufacturing and supply chain management, we instill a culture of quality throughout the organization,” said Mark Florence, president and CEO, J-Pac Medical. “We are excited to welcome Mark Simmons to the J-Pac Medical leadership team. As a quality and regulatory professional, Mark understands that patients are counting on us to do our job right, every time.”
Simmons holds numerous certifications including Certified Manager of Quality – Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, and Certified Biomedical Auditor. He has served as a member of the corporate audit team for FDA compliance assessments and has extensive experience with FDA, EU and international medical device requirements for Class I and Class II devices.
“For over 30 years, J-Pac Medical has earned a reputation for providing high quality solutions for complex product development and manufacturing challenges,” said Simmons. “I am pleased to join a company that has an unwavering commitment to quality.
About J-Pac Medical
For 30 years, J-Pac Medical has been a trusted provider of innovative, high quality, market-ready solutions, customized to meet the needs of medical device and diagnostic customers, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. By integrating expertise across product development, process development, packaging solutions, and custom manufacturing – all backed by an unwavering commitment to accountability and validation – J-Pac Medical actively strives to exceed customer expectations and enable them to offer trusted products that can improve patient outcomes.
With state-of-the-art facilities, custom tooling capabilities, and proven expertise, J-Pac Medical delivers a customized process for meeting customers’ needs through an integrated and innovative approach that combines materials, tooling, processes and automation. For more information, visit www.j-pacmedical.com.
J-Pac Medical is FDA Registered (#1221051) as a Medical Device Manufacturer and a Device Labeller/Relabeller; Certified to ISO 13485 standards through BSI; DEA Certified to handle Schedule III Active Pharmaceutical ingredients.
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