- Date 16 Apr 2012
Company recruits Simon Karger to lead efforts in the UK and US to define, develop and engineer innovative active implantables and advanced surgical devices
“Simon joins us at a critical juncture when we are honing our focus on Surgical & Interventional Products while at the same time we are in the midst of some very exciting and innovative client projects,” said Andrew Diston, Head of Global Medical Technology at Cambridge Consultants. “As we look to continue expanding our capabilities, Simon exemplifies the qualities we’re proud of and excited to build on – real excitement to work on a varied project portfolio and the expertise required to effectively partner with leading companies of all sizes and stages.”
“The ongoing consumerization of the medical industry in a time of evolving technologies and shifting economic priorities creates a fascinating moment for the surgical space. I am excited to join this incredible team that not only understands, but is shaping that transition through the development of disruptive new technologies that will shape the landscape of the industry,” said Karger. “Such deep historical strengths in surgical devices, drug delivery, diagnostics and wireless communications – and their intersections – allow us to partner with our clients, creating innovations which will make practitioners’ and patients’ lives easier, more comfortable and, in some cases, flat-out save lives.
With over 14 years of experience in technology and business consulting, Karger has a long track record of accelerating new innovations in the medical (surgical and drug delivery), consumer wellness and industrial sectors. Prior to joining Cambridge Consultants, Karger was a VP at Sagentia where he worked for 10 years and was responsible for helping to build its operating consulting practice in the US market and opening up US offices in Boston and Washington, DC. Karger has also held positions with Arthur D Little and the non-profit TWI. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and business from the University of Warwick.