Jim Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer
Jim joined Flexan in June, 2015. He began his career with Baxter and Cardinal Health where he served a combined sixteen years in sales and general management roles capping his tenure as Executive Vice President for the $5.9 Billion Midwest Region. From Cardinal, he joined Vesta, a sponsor-backed contract manufacturer, as Executive Vice President responsible for sales, marketing, and business development. Most recently, Jim served since 2012 as the Chief Operating Officer at The Institute for Transfusion Medicine. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Tony Orsini, Chief Operations Officer
Tony joined Flexan in August, 2017. Tony has extensive background in operations and leading teams. He started his career in the United States Army and then held a variety of plant management positions with Rubbermaid Inc. before moving into senior operational positions at Doskocil Manufacturing Company and Hill-Rom. Tony also serviced as Chief Operating Officer at Diam USA and then moved into Senior VP positions at Fenwal International and Beaver-Visitec International before moving into consulting. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University.
Mike Huiras, Vice President Sales & Marketing
Mike joined Flexan as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mike began his career with Helen Curtis as a sales representative for the consumer products division. He then joined Abbott in the Diagnostic and Molecular Diagnostics divisions, where he spent twenty-three years in several sales and marketing management roles of increasing responsibility in global product development, new ventures and international commercial operations. Most recently, Mike served as the Senior Director of Global Marketing for Abbott Molecular business which focused on rapid and broad detection of pathogens responsible for infections of critically ill patients. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago.
Jon Wacks, Vice President of Quality
Jon joins Flexan LLC with a significant amount of knowledge and experience in the Quality profession. Most recently Jon has served as a consultant supporting medical device, drug delivery and orthopedic clients. Prior to his consulting roles, Jon was the Vice President at Pelstar/Health O Meter, leading their Product Development, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs functions. Jon holds a BS in Materials Engineering from Columbia University School of Engineering.
Amy Shepley, Vice President Human Resources
Amy joined Flexan in March, 2016. She began her career with US Sprint and over the course of her career, has held a variety of HR positions and leadership roles at companies including Brunswick Recreation Centers, Accenture, Hewitt, W.W. Grainger, and Camping World. Most recently, Amy partnered with the Corporate Strategy team and the Support Services organizations, including Technology, Procurement, Finance, Tax, Communications, HR and Legal as HR Director at Wolters Kluwer. She holds a B.S. Degree in Consumer Affairs/Business Administration from Eastern Illinois University.
Peter Kwan, General Manager, Flexan (Suzhou)
Peter joined Flexan in June 2004 as Operations Manager and was promoted to General Manger in October 2006. Prior to joining Flexan, Peter was an Operations Manager of a plastic molding company in Mexico. Peter brings with him 28 years of manufacturing experience and has worked in Spring & Stamping Industrial, Plastic Molding and Disk’s Drive sectors. Peter started his manufacturing career as a production supervisor with Seagate Technology in Singapore. He left Seagate after a year and joined Micropolis Limited, another Disk Drive company. He was there for 6 years where he was promoted to Production Superintendent. In 1994 he moved to Timken Super Precision as a Production Manager. In 2000, he started working overseas and has since worked in Tianjin, Shanghai and Mexico. Peter has 7 Direct reports including a Senior Buyer.
Peter graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1987. In addition, he also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business & Marketing from the University of Portsmouth (UK) and a Master of Business Administration in International Business from Salem International University in West Virginia, USA.
Sean Cunningham, Engineering Manager
Sean joined Flexan in 1998, originally working in the sales department. Sean transitioned to the engineering department in 2002, and now serves as Engineering Manager, working with clients’ engineering teams on new product development and production and coordinating in-house engineering services. Throughout his 20 years of manufacturing experience, he has assisted clients in a range of industries to design and develop tools and parts that can be produced cost effectively to achieve high performance in operation. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Northern Illinois University and also holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification. He is a member of the Chicago Rubber Group of the American Chemical Society and the Knights of Columbus.