Paul Remmell

Paul Remmell, President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul Remmell joined CooperSurgical back in 1991 as Vice President of Finance. In October 2000, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, then was named President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2012. Mr. Remmell has over 20 years of financial management expertise, which is critical for his role as leader of CooperSurgical’s business operations as well as for his careful analysis of all merger and acquisition candidates.

Robert D. Auerbach

Robert D. Auerbach, M.D., FACOG, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Robert Auerbach has been with CooperSurgical since 2005. As Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of CooperSurgical Inc., Dr. Auerbach is actively involved in current operations as well as evaluating new opportunities for the company. He also serves on the Executive Board of the Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology (CBIT) at Yale University. Prior to joining CooperSurgical, Dr. Auerbach was a faculty member in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and in 2005 was elected to the Yale School of Medicine Society of Distinguished Teachers. He continues to serve as an adjunct member of the medical school faculty.

Alan Tucker

Alan T. Tucker, Chief Financial Officer

Alan Tucker joined CooperSurgical in July 2001 as our Controller, within three years he was promoted to Vice President of Finance. Mr. Tucker was named our CFO in January 2014, and today is responsible for managing all CooperSurgical’s finance and accounting activities globally. Mr. Tucker spent the majority of his career at Philips Medical Systems, taking on many roles including everything from Senior Accountant to their Director of Finance. He received both his undergraduate degree and MBA from Sacred Heart University.

Kerry Blair

Kerry Blair, Vice President of Operations

Even though Kerry Blair didn’t officially join CooperSurgical until 1998 as Vice President of Engineering, he had a hand in the business since 1995. In fact, Mr. Blair was responsible for the development of the RUMI system – one of the many medical products he created while running Blairden Precision Instruments – a device that CooperSurgical purchased that year and which is still sold today. Since being promoted to his current position in 2001, Mr. Blair is in charge of all CooperSurgical manufacturing and operations, including factory integration of acquired companies and technologies. During his career, Mr. Blair has developed several groundbreaking devices, such as the world’s first TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System) for General Aviation and even patented the first “Digital Colposcope” product. He graduated with honors from the University of Kansas with a BSEE in Electrical Engineering.

Cheryl Bogardus

Cheryl H. Bogardus, Vice President, Marketing

Cheryl Bogardus joined CooperSurgical in 2007 as Vice President of Marketing. In the months and years since, she has assembled a stellar team of marketing communications, product management and customer service professionals who strive to meet the needs of CooperSurgical’s growing business and who are continuously inspired to develop successful business strategies in this ever-changing environment. Ms. Bogardus has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience in medical devices at other prestigious companies, including serving as a Worldwide Marketing Director for Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology, a Johnson & Johnson company.

Mark Curtis

Mark Curtis, Executive Vice President of Global Sales

Mark Curtis has a long and fascinating history with CooperSurgical. He was first introduced to the company while he was working as Vice President of Sales for Marlow Surgical, who was purchased by CooperSurgical in 1995. Instead of staying at the company, Mr. Curtis opened up his own business, Surgical Education Technologies, which focused on laparoscopic, endoscopic and other minimally invasive surgical training and sales techniques. One of his biggest clients, in fact, turned out to be CooperSurgical. Then in 1999, he sold his company and officially became part of the CooperSurgical team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Today, he oversees four separate business units (Surgical, Direct Business, Distribution & Corporate Accounts and International) by helping each vice president ensure that they’re strategically aligned with CooperSurgical’s corporate objectives and ultimate goals. Mr. Curtis graduated from Assumption College with a degree in Psychology.

Russell Heinrich

Russell S. Heinrich, Ph.D., Vice President, R&D

Since October 2013, Russell Heinrich has been leading CooperSurgical’s dedicated Research & Development teams. These teams work to identify and develop new products as well as to sustain and improve current products. Dr. Heinrich’s role is to build on the technical talents of CSI, identify, develop and support new products. Before joining CooperSurgical, he spent many years at Covidien, leaving as Vice President of R&D and prior to that he was an engineer at Beckman Coulter. Dr. Heinrich holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and Biomedical and Electrical Engineering degrees from Duke University.

Kurt Karcher

Kurt R. Karcher, Vice President, Information Technologies

Kurt Karcher began his career at CooperSurgical back in 1992, when he was hired as our IT Manager. In fact, he was the entire IT department. As our business grew, Mr. Karcher was promoted to Director of IT and in 2004 was named Vice President of IT. Today, he still takes a hands-on role while managing an impressive team of IT experts who is responsible for evaluating all new technologies and implementing those which make sense for CooperSurgical. Mr. Karcher is proud to see how much the company has grown throughout the years as well as of the hard-working team he has helped to build.

James Keller

James E. Keller, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance

James Keller became a part of the CooperSurgical team in January 2013 after spending over 30 years leading regulatory, quality and government affairs teams at international healthcare companies including Dupont, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Medtronic. As Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, Mr. Keller is responsible for regulatory compliance, regulatory submissions for new and revised products registration and the quality assurance operations at all Cooper sites. Mr. Keller received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University and his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.


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