, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Resonetics, a leading supplier of polymer micromachining services and systems for the life sciences industry, announced that Tom Burns
has been named Chief Executive Officer.
Burns brings 25 years of diverse experience in medical devices and contract manufacturing to the company. Most recently he was vice president of business development at Tegra Medical, where he led the strategy and customer facing operations for five acquired companies. Prior to Tegra, he served as vice president of sales and marketing for Web Industries, a contract manufacturer serving the medical diagnostics and aerospace industries. Burns spent nine years with Accellent and two of its acquired companies in various sales and marketing roles, providing contract engineering and manufacturing services to the medical device industry. In the first ten years of his career, Burns served in different sales, marketing and management roles for Genzyme, Edwards Lifesciences, and Johnson & Johnson. He has a B.S.B.A. from Northeastern University.
"We're pleased to have Tom lead the Resonetics team as we continue to hone our focus on the life sciences industry. His experience developing winning business solutions combined with his strong leadership skills and industry knowledge will be important as we continue to execute on our vision," said John Simons, chairman of the board, and partner at Corporate Fuel Partners, owner of Resonetics.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity at Resonetics. As medical devices and diagnostics continue to shrink and utilize novel materials, Resonetics' experience with polymer laser micromachining and automation offers OEMs a very flexible and cost-effective applications development and manufacturing solution to meet their most demanding design requirements," said Burns. "I am honored to join the talented group of individuals at Resonetics. I look forward to assisting in expanding the innovative capabilities, technology platform and know-how that is in place."
Resonetics provides laser micromachining solutions and systems for medical device and diagnostic manufacturing and other applications requiring precision laser processing. Resonetics' expertise with polymers up to 1mm thick and with features as small as 1 micron is unmatched and offers the world's largest capacity for laser micromachining polymers in ultra-violet wavelengths. With more than 25 years of experience building systems and a dedicated development lab staffed with PhDs, optical scientists and automation experts, the company can address critical design requirements with a cost-effective and repeatable approach.
About Corporate Fuel Partners
Corporate Fuel Partners is a private equity affiliate of Corporate Fuel Advisors, a New York-based investment banking firm. The firm advises on mergers and acquisitions, and raising debt and equity capital. CFA concentrates on small to mid-size enterprises with revenue between $10 million and $200 million. The diverse experience of our partners and unique market focus allows us to bring an unmatched level of expertise to our clients.