Experience and Excellence
While Flexan has a rich and successful history in the world of custom manufacturing, our leadership team leverages this history with more than 125 years of combined experience in the medical device industry. Our leaders have excelled in a wide range of divisions within the industry, including sales, marketing, business development, product development, new ventures and more. Additionally, members of our leadership team add to our collective knowledge with experience directly in the world of manufacturing. This combination of medical device and manufacturing experience provides Flexan and its clients with a greater perspective, a better process and an improved experience.
Flexan would like to extend a welcome to Tony Gonzalez who will be our new President. Tony brings over 20 years of experience in strategy, leadership, decision-making, and technical capabilities from the medical device, contract electronics manufacturing and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining us at Flexan, he served as President at Integer Holdings Corporation. He has also held roles in operations, strategic projects, customer service, and supply chain. Tony earned his Executive MBA from University of Southern California, Master of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi State University and bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business Administration from Universidad Panamericana. Welcome to the Flexan family, Tony!
Vice President Sales & Marketing
Mike joined Flexan as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing in January 2016. Mike began his career with Helen Curtis/Unilever as a sales representative for the consumer products division. He joined Abbott in the Diagnostic and Molecular Diagnostics divisions, where he spent 23 years in several sales and marketing management roles supporting global product development, new ventures and international commercial operations. Most recently, Mike served as the Senior Director of Global Marketing for Abbott Molecular. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago.
Vice President of Quality
Steve joined Flexan LLC in February of 2022 with nearly 30 years of Medical Device R&D and Quality experience. Most recently, Steve served as the Sr. Director of FDA Compliance for Fresenius Kabi’s Infusion Device Business. Prior to joining Flexan, Steve has also held senior Quality roles at Abbott Laboratories, ArjoHuntleigh, Medline, and Hollister. Steve holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University.
Vice President of Human Resources
Velma is a proven HR executive and leader with demonstrated tenacity for generating success in multi-sized global and domestic organizations. She brings a wide range of experience in strategic planning, leadership development, M&A’s, data analytics and metrics, employee engagement, and policy design. She joins us from Medefil, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, where she served as Vice President of Human Resources for its injectable pharmaceutical manufacturing organization. Prior to Medefil Inc., she held positions with various companies including Angus Chemical Company, DentaQuest, and Baxter Healthcare Corporation within the Illinois and Wisconsin areas. Velma has a Bachelor of Business Administration from DePaul University, a Master of Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and a is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Benedictine University.
Vice President of Finance
Chris joined Flexan as the Controller in June 2018 and was promoted to Vice President of Finance in December 2021. Chris began his career in public accounting with Clifton Gunderson & Co. as an auditor and Forensic Accountant. He also spent time in corporate finance roles with Ametek, Abbott, ITW, and CNHi supporting global operations, pricing, and FP&A. Chris holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from Western Illinois University and is a CPA.