Chairman of the Board
Richard founded OriGen Biomedical in February of 1996. Taking an ever-growing education and life/work experiences in engineering, leadership, management and an entrepreneurial spirit he sought to do two things–improve and innovate the design and manufacture of life-saving medical technologies AND create an excellent workplace for his employees.
Engineering experience in the biomedical industry involved product research and development; and management of production/manufacturing and quality for companies such as Baxter-Travenol Labs, Alcon Labs, Shiley Inc., Hemex Scientific. A growing interest in improving on mechanical heart valve medical devices led to executive level and co-founding positions in Pacific Biomedical, Jomed Implantate GmbH and Jostra USA.
Richard received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M beginning his career as a Navigator with the Electronic Warfare Office of the United States Air Force receiving 2100+ flight hours during the Vietnam War. He received his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. He also holds the recognition of Registered Mechanical Engineer and as a Certified Quality Engineer.