Secant Medical Inc. has appointed John D’Ottavio as vice president of operations. He will oversee all company manufacturing processes, including those within the textile, extrusion and advanced biomaterials departments.
“John’s expertise in polymerization, extrusion, process analysis and engineering, and operations management will be a critical asset as we expand our manufacturing and biomaterials development capabilities,” said Jeff Robertson, president. “His extensive experience in leading new business efforts and optimizing processes positions our advanced technology platforms for further growth.”
D’Ottavio previously was the plant technical manager for JDSU Authentication Solutions Group. He spent 13 years at Adhesives Research Inc., where he held roles of increasing responsibility within quality and regulatory affairs, commercial development, operations, and product and process development. He also worked at Air Products and Chemicals Inc. and Johnson Controls.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Bucknell University and an Executive master’s degree in technology management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Perkasie, Pa.-based Secant Medical provides biomaterials and biomedical textile structures to the medical device industry. Secant Medical is a business unit of Fenner PLC, a maker of reinforced polymer engineering headquartered in Yorkshire, England.