Don Welling has 20+ years of experience developing and launching new products. He has held leadership, operations, engineering, and project management positions in industries including medical devices, consumer electronics, and telecommunications. Don has lead Lean Manufacturing and Lean Product Development projects that have reduced WIP by 50%, decreased cycle time by 6X, launched new products with a 50% reduction in time to market, and decreased product costs by 80%.
Don has direct experience developing medical devices including robotic instruments, flexible endoscopic accessory devices, steerable catheter-based systems, bipolar- and monopolar-powered accessory devices, disposable and reusable orthopedic instruments, and implantable headers and leads connectors. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.