Precision Medical Products, Inc. announces the appointment of Bill Ruth as Director, Business Development

12 September 2016

DENVER, Pa.: Precision Medical Products, Inc., (PMP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Ruth to the position of Director, Business Development. Ruth brings deep expertise in a broad range of medical device products and contract manufacturing services to his new role, which will oversee the full PMP customer relationship lifecycle, from the bidding and proposal process through production and post-launch.

“We’re extremely excited to have Bill on the PMP team,” Doug Yocom, President and CEO, noted. “His contract manufacturing experience, combined with his demonstrated ability to generate new sales in a complex medical device manufacturing environment, will position PMP for growth and enable us to expand our operations significantly.”

In particular, Ruth has in-depth knowledge of the regulatory environment within which PMP customers operate and understands the new drug application process. This experience enables him to recommend strategies that streamline development and shorten a product’s time from manufacturing to the marketplace. He will work closely with PMP’s Director of Engineering to ensure that incoming projects transition smoothly to production and that all customer requirements are satisfied. This involves reviewing product specifications with the customer and applying a design for manufacturing approach to accelerate commercialization.

According to Ruth, “Ultimately, my job is to make and build relationships on behalf of the company. As such, I serve as the primary interface between our customers and the development team, helping to shape specific manufacturing solutions and serving as a buffer if a problem or issue arises.”

Before joining PMP, Ruth was Senior Manager of Sales in B. Braun Medical’s OEM Division, where he led the domestic sales team and oversaw all business-to-business relationships. Prior to his experience in medical device manufacturing, he worked for defense contractor Raytheon in a management program that exposed him to the myriad supply chain and logistics challenges facing a complex organization with a complex manufacturing environment.

A resident of Berks County, where he lives with his wife and three children, Ruth was especially drawn to PMP for its reputation as a socially responsible organization that encourages community involvement among its employees.

“I wanted a role that would challenge me professionally every day,” Ruth commented. “But I also wanted to have the opportunity to get involved in the community where I live and work. As a PMP employee, I will be able to satisfy both goals.”

Ruth took over as PMP's Director, Business Development in September of 2016.