Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Core Devices, Inc.
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
John Ifeanyichukwu Izuchukwu, PhD, Chief Executive Officer at Core Devices, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical device development.
The president and chief executive officer of Core Devices, Inc., since 2001, Dr. Izuchukwu has amassed nearly 40 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. A biomedical research and development company, Core Devices, Inc., conducts research into surgical, anesthetic, and respiratory devices and develops technologies to best treat medical illnesses. Additionally, the company provides consulting and expert witness services on products liability, medical device failure, and patent infringement to defense and prosecuting attorneys. Prior to this position, he was the senior director of global research and development and engineering at Nellcor Puritan Bennett, LLC, and Mallinckrodt, Inc., from 1998 to 2001. He commenced his career as a mechanical design engineer for Tektronix, Inc., in the early 1980s.
To prepare for his career, Dr. Izuchukwu pursued a formal education at the University of Portland, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in industrial and mechanical engineering in 1980 and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering in 1984. He subsequently attended Northeastern University, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in industrial and mechanical engineering in 1994. He later earned a Master of Business Administration in 2002 from Northwestern University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Missouri, and he has been certified in new product development through Harvard University and European medical device directives for product safety and testing through TÜV Rheinland.
Among his other achievements, Dr. Izuchukwu has developed liquid oxygen devices and HELIOS, a small device that straps around an individual’s waist to aid in mobility. He holds 19 patents in the field. In light of his exceptional ventures, he was honored as one of 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century by the International Biographical Centre, and he won the Johnson & Johnson Achievement Award for Design Quality Assurance.
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