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Sam Scheinberg, MD
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Samuel Scheinberg is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and co-founder and CEO of SAM Medical Products. He served as a MASH surgeon in the Vietnam War which inspired the creation of the SAM Splint, the company's first product, as a result of inadequate splints of the period. This began a mission of developing and manufacturing emergency medical products that are improvements to current technologies. Dr. Scheinberg is a published author, holds several patents, and has received numerous industry honors. His company, SAM Medical Products, just celebrated its 25th anniversary and continues to introduce innovative products for the EMS, Military, and Wound Care markets. Dr. Scheinberg graduated from medical school at the University of Tennessee and conducted his residency training at Louisville University. He also received a National Arthritis Grant and studied at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Cherrie Scheinberg is co-founder of SAM Medical Products. As co-founder, she was instrumental in bringing the SAM Splint, the first product for SAM Medical Products, to market. Cherrie formed the initial marketing strategy, which included a strong educational and training component to the end user. In the 1980's, Cherrie's energy and perseverance drove the eventual acceptance of the SAM Splint as the splint of choice used by the U.S. and foreign militaries, EMS services, and wilderness medicine environments. Cherrie was also responsible for assembling an extensive national and international distributor network and continues today to expand the global presence of the company's products by developing new business opportunities in emerging markets. In 2009, Cherrie was honored as a recipient of the 2009 Orchid Award for Portland's top women in business. Cherrie is a graduate of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
Adrian Polliack, PhD
Dr. Adrian Polliack, a native of Cape Town, South Africa, is President of SAM Medical Products. He received his BS degree in Chemistry from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Oxford University, England. Previously at SAM Medical, Adrian was COO from 2008-2010 and head of research and development from 2001-2008. He is a published author and holds numerous patents worldwide. Prior to SAM Medical Products, Adrian was R&D project manager at the Rehabilitation Engineering Program at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles, CA and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. Adrian currently serves on the boards of the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition, the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the Oregon Bioscience Association.
Chief Financial Officer
Jan Owens is CFO of SAM Medical Products, where she supervises the Accounting, HR, and Customer Service departments. She also oversees legal and risk management functions. Previously, Ms. Owens was COO and Vice President of Technocom, Inc., where she was responsible for managing all aspects of company operations. Ms. Owens has held board positions on a variety of Portland metropolitan businesses and associations and has been recognized by the local business community as a recipient of multiple awards. Ms. Owens is actively involved in the local community volunteering for local schools in both art literacy and reading programs. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Portland State University.
Director of Research and Development
Lance Hopman is a Research and Development Scientist for SAM Medical Products. His responsibilities include new product development and managing clinical research activities. Mr. Hopman brings to SAM Medical Products extensive R&D experience. He has a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame and a MS in Chemistry from the University of Oregon. Past work experience includes eight years at AcryMed, a wound care company, where he was a key inventor and developer of antimicrobial silver technology for moist wound dressings. More recently at HemCon, he spent four years conducting hemostatic product development and R&D project management and was the inventor of the Chitoflex bandage. He holds various patents.
Director of National Accounts and Business Development
Steve Melia has over 20 years of experience in the sales and marketing of medical devices. Prior to joining SAM Medical Products in 2006, Steve was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for 17 years at AMBU, a publically-traded European medical device company, serving the hospital and pre-hospital segments. Previous to AMBU, Steve was Director of Respiratory Care at the VAMC Boston. Steve is also a Registered Respiratory Therapist and holds an AS degree from Laboure College and a BS degree from the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
Director of International Sales
Corina has over 13 years of experience in Pre-Hospital medicine as a sales professional and an EMT-1. Her expertise includes building strategic alliances, new product introductions, training, public speaking, and marketing. Corina is a speaker for EMS venues within SE Asia and Europe, maintains a training center for EMS education and instructs CPR classes, and serves as Training Officer for her regional Emergency Medical Responder Team. She teaches Medic First Aid, ASHI, and specializes in trauma, splinting, and burns. Corina was educated in Germany, New York, and Montreal. She maintains her EMT-1 NREMT status and is an active member of NAEMSE.
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Mark joined SAM Medical products in September of 2011 as Director of Marketing and Business Development. Mark has held marketing, sales and business development positions in the medical device industry for over 20 years, working for Start-Up, Mid-Sized and Fortune 100 companies. Areas of expertise include strategic market planning and implementation, new product marketing requirements development and new product introduction. His experience also includes business partnership development and relationship management. A significant portion of Mark's career has involved experience working with products specific to the Pre-hospital, Emergency Medical Services and Military Medicine arenas, and thus he plays a key role in keeping SAM Medical connected to the needs of our customers. Mark has earned both Bachelors of Science and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of Oregon.
Daryl is the Manufacturing Manager at SAM Medical Products and thus oversees all company direct and contract manufacturing. He brings over 15 years of experience contributing to strategic business growth in management and supervision roles related to the manufacturing of a wide variety of products. Most recently, Daryl oversaw resources and budgets for the manufacturing of complex steel and titanium castings for multiple departments of PCC Structurals, Inc., in Portland, Oregon. Much of Daryl's track record of success is due to his ability to continually analyze and introduce new manufacturing processes, methods, technologies, ideas and layouts to improve quality, efficiency and productivity.