Group Vice President, Manufacturing and Design Services
Mr. Gaul has served as Group Vice-President of Medical Manufacturing Services since January 2014. In this role, he provides oversight to the medical business segment inclusive of operations, engineering, quality, and supply chain strategies and activities. Prior to that, he served as General Manager of the Strongsville, Ohio medical manufacturing facility. One of his key achievements was instituting lean transformation and establishing processes to focus on quality and operational excellence.
Before joining Sparton, Mr. Gaul was COO at Syncardia Systems, the manufacturer of the Jarvik, TAH, Total Artificial Heart. His responsibilities included manufacturing, new product introduction, quality, service and global distribution for the FDA Class III device.
Previously, he was Vice-President, Manufacturing Operations at Ventana Medical, a world leader and innovator of tissue-based diagnostic solutions. While there, Mike managed manufacturing, materials, technical support and global distribution of medical device instrumentation and reagents. Additionally, he had responsibilities for the lean systems office and continuous improvement projects.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology on Melbourne, Florida.