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THE HISTORY OF SAM MEDICAL

At the heart of every great company, you’ll find an idea that spawned a product, a product that fostered a culture, and a culture that created a brand – a brand that stands uniquely alone in a crowded marketplace. SAM Medical is no exception.

What began as a spark of innovation when founder Dr. Sam Scheinberg found a medical breakthrough in a simple gum wrapper is now a globally recognized emergency medical solutions brand. From militaries to law enforcement agents, EMS and first responders to fire and rescue squads, to hospital staff all over the world, if you're in the hurt business, you know and trust SAM Medical.


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To serve the diverse customers and fuel our founder’s passion for innovation, SAM has built a world-class organization. Based just outside of Portland, OR, a bioscience and technology hub, our Tualatin facilities provide access to best-in-class talent and resources.

We’ve aligned and integrated our corporate offices, research and development lab, manufacturing facilities and warehouses to increase the pace of innovation and put our solutions in the hands of our customers as quickly as possible.

In just 30 years, we’ve managed to place our name alongside the most respected, award-winning medical giants. Yet, we’ve always maintained the spirit of innovation celebrated in vertically-integrated, agile startup organizations.

Our Leadership

Meet the leaders and contributors of SAM Medical – the team trusted to develop world-class emergency medical solutions, and get them in the hands of guardians, comforters and miracle workers across the globe.
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SAM SCHEINBERG

Founder / CEO

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SAM SCHEINBERG

Founder / CEO

Dr. Sam Scheinberg and Cherrie Scheinberg, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founders. Dr. Scheinberg started his career in 1973 as an orthopedic surgeon practicing on the Oregon Coast, after obtaining his medical degree and licenses. Ms. Scheinberg started her career as a dental hygienist. She left her dental career to help Dr. Scheinberg open and run his orthopedic practice. The Scheinbergs started SAM Medical in 1984, based on an idea for splints that Dr. Scheinberg had during his time as a field surgeon during the Vietnam war. Dr. Scheinberg retired from his practice in 1985 to concentrate on building the SAM Splint business. Since 1985, the Scheinbergs have traveled the world building recognition of SAM products and building the SAM brand. The Scheinbergs are pioneers in the Emergency Medical Services world. Dr. Scheinberg is a recognized and sought-after speaker at various industry trade shows and conferences, around the world. Dr. Scheinberg served in the US Army from 1967 to 1968 as a field surgeon. Dr. Scheinberg received his MD from University of Tennessee after going to undergrad school at Vanderbilt University. He served his general residency at Mt. Zion University in San Francisco, his orthopedic surgical residencies at Louisville General Hospital, and at Princess Margaret Rose Hospital at the University of Edinburgh. Ms. Scheinberg holds a BS in Dental Hygiene from Northwestern University in Chicago.

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CHERRIE SCHEINBERG

Founder

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CHERRIE SCHEINBERG

Founder

Dr. Sam Scheinberg and Cherrie Scheinberg, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founders. Dr. Scheinberg started his career in 1973 as an orthopedic surgeon practicing on the Oregon Coast, after obtaining his medical degree and licenses. Ms. Scheinberg started her career as a dental hygienist. She left her dental career to help Dr. Scheinberg open and run his orthopedic practice. The Scheinbergs started SAM Medical in 1984, based on an idea for splints that Dr. Scheinberg had during his time as a field surgeon during the Vietnam war. Dr. Scheinberg retired from his practice in 1985 to concentrate on building the SAM Splint business. Since 1985, the Scheinbergs have traveled the world building recognition of SAM products and building the SAM brand. The Scheinbergs are pioneers in the Emergency Medical Services world. Dr. Scheinberg is a recognized and sought-after speaker at various industry trade shows and conferences, around the world. Dr. Scheinberg served in the US Army from 1967 to 1968 as a field surgeon. Dr. Scheinberg received his MD from University of Tennessee after going to undergrad school at Vanderbilt University. He served his general residency at Mt. Zion University in San Francisco, his orthopedic surgical residencies at Louisville General Hospital, and at Princess Margaret Rose Hospital at the University of Edinburgh. Ms. Scheinberg holds a BS in Dental Hygiene from Northwestern University in Chicago.

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RANDY REED

President

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LANCE HOPMAN

Director of R&D

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LANCE HOPMAN

Director of R&D

Mr. Hopman joined SAM Medical in January 2009. He developed and led the introduction of the SAM Pelvic Sling II, SAM Chest Seal, SAM Junctional Tourniquet and SAM Extremity Tourniquet. Mr. Hopman’s development of the SAM Junctional Tourniquet resulted in an award from the US Army for the 2015 “Major General Harold ‘Harry’ Greene Greatest Innovation Award.” Prior to work at SAM Medical, Mr. Hopman managed Product and Process Development at HemCon Medical Technologies from 2005 to 2009, where he introduced several devices for prehospital bleeding control including the Army specified hemostatic dressing ChitoGauze. Prior to 2005, Mr. Hopman led R&D at AcryMed, Inc. (acquired by Halyard Health) for 8 years, where he developed advanced dressings for chronic wound care including the industry leading Aquacel Ag. Mr. Hopman holds a BS in Biochemistry from University of Notre Dame and an MS in Chemistry from University of Oregon.

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GORDON ZANDER

Chief Financial Officer

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DENISE EHLERT

Director of Global Sales

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KYLE SIMS

Director of New Product Development

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KYLE SIMS

Director of New Product Development

Mr. Sims Joined SAM Medical in October of 2016 as a consultant engaged in sourcing new product ideas for the Company, and hired on full time in July 2017. Prior to his engagement with SAM, he was the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Sergeant Major for the Army Special Operations Combat Development Directorate. He was a Special Forces Medic with twenty years of service, sixteen years in special operations and more than five years of combat deployments in a broad spectrum of austere assignments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia. He also served as the interface between the Department of Defense end users, industry and academia to develop operational test plans and transition pathways for projects from science and technology concepts to commercial products. As one of USSOCOM's leading experts in development and fielding of special operations medical equipment and tactics, techniques and procedures, Mr. Sims also served on the Department of Defense's Joint Program Committee for Combat Care, Hemorrhage Control and Fluid Resuscitation and Forward Surgical Intensive and Critical Care Steering Committees as well as the USSOCOM Biomedical Research Advisory Group. He also served as a liaison member to the Committee for Tactical Combat Casualty Care and numerous integrated product teams for the Army, Navy and USSOCOM. He has fielded two Popular Science Inventions of the Year and is a recipient of the David A. Packard Better Buying Power Efficiency Award. Mr. Sims is currently working on his Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University.

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DARYL SWARTOUT

Director of Operations

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JEFF LIPPS

Director of RA/QA

Our Team

Bob W

BOB WADDELL

Training Manager

Jerry M

JERRY MAYER

Field Application Specialist

Meytal

MEYTAL POLLOCK

Brand Manager

Travis

TRAVIS MCGOWAN

Sr. Product Manager

Joachim

JOACHIM HARTMANN

European Sales Manager

Mike L
MIKE LOCASCIO

Materials Manager

Sandy B
SANDY BOBB

Sales Account Manager

Nick

NICK MAZZONE

Sales Account Manager

Sarah M
SARAH MCNEELEY

Sales Operations Coordinator

Steve M
STEVE MELIA

Special Accounts / Military Sales

Brad

BRAD SMITH

Bids & Contracts Manager

Eric Roy

ERIC ROY

Strategic Account Manager - Canada

Eric B
ERIC BATDORF

R&D Engineer

Vibeke

VIBEKE MADSEN

Product Manager

Alex

ALEX SCARPITTO

Marketing Specialist & Graphic Designer

Johanna E
JOHANNA EMERSON

Quality Supervisor

Jamie B
JAMIE BURDETT

Sales Adminstrator

Scott A
SCOTT ANDERSEN

Materials & Logistics Associate

Marla S
MARLA SANDBERG

Marketing Support

Carol F
CAROL FOSTER

AR / CSR

Jackie G
JACKIE GIBSON

QC Technician

Leonard Cushman

LEONARD CUSHMAN

Production Supervisor

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STEPHANIE WILLIS

Quality Engineer

Armand

ARMAND FRANK

Production

Rosa U

ROSA URIBE

Production

Yolanda D
YOLANDA DELGADO

Production

Vassa A
VASSA ALAGOZ

Production

Arina B
ARINA BODUNOV

Production

Maria R
MARIA RAMIREZ

Production

Irina M
IRINA MATVEEV

Production

Ruthie K

RUTHIE KOJIN

Production

Mary B
MARY BAKER

Production

Helen K

HELEN KUZNETSOV

Production

Dalia C
DALIA CHAVEZ

Production

Richard N

RICHARD NIXON

Production

April

APRIL STEWART

Production

Julio O
JULIO OVALLE

Production

Nim R

NIM RAWLINGS

Production

Russel F

RUSSELL FLEMING

Production

Phalla Cannon

PHALLA CANNON

Production

Maria Simpson

MARIA SIMPSON

Production

Minda Castro

MINDA CASTRO

PRODUCTION

Gail Lopez

GAIL LOPEZ

Production