ROSEVILLE, Minn., June 06, 2022 — VitalPath, a manufacturer of custom, highly complex catheter solutions, recently announced the appointment of two new site managers. These team members will lead strategic planning and tactical execution to drive growth at the company’s Minneapolis-area facilities, along with Shawn Cheesman, Site Manager at VitalPath’s Cokato, Minn., facility, who joined the company in March.
Dave Billingsley is the new Site Manager at VitalPath’s Roseville, Minn., facility. With more than 25 years of senior management experience focused primarily on medical device manufacturing, he brings an entrepreneurial spirit and expertise in Lean and Six Sigma principles. Previously, he served as Director of Operations for MME Group, an injection molding contract manufacturer, and in a senior production manager role at Boston Scientific. He has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Canterbury University and an associate degree in manufacturing technology from Saint Paul College.
Aaron Jacobs brings more than 25 years of medical device manufacturing experience to his role as Site Manager at VitalPath’s Maplewood, Minn., facility. Starting as a Production Lead at Boston Scientific, he advanced to leadership positions including Manufacturing Manager of Medical at Spectrum Plastics Group and Operations Manager at rms Company. His skill set includes cross-functional collaboration, project management, applying Lean techniques, and championing continuous improvement for an exceptional customer experience. He has an associate degree from North Hennepin Community College.
VitalPath manufactures custom, highly complex catheter solutions for medical device OEMs. The company specializes in meeting customers’ most challenging requirements, like single or multidirectional deflection, pushability, kink resistance and torque response. With more than 20 years of experience, VitalPath serves customers in the cardiovascular, electrophysiology, neurovascular, peripheral vascular and structural heart markets.
VitalPath comprises the companies formerly known as Catheter & Medical Design LLC (CMD); VitalDyne Medical Inc., which CMD acquired in March 2021; and Modern Catheter Technologies, acquired in January 2022. Headquartered in the Minneapolis area, VitalPath is ISO 13485:2016 certified and has an FDA-registered facility.