"This is an important step for Tegra Medical's progression to becoming an international company and offering our end-to-end solutions globally," Crowe said. "It dovetails nicely with the fact that Tegra Medical is now a member of SFS, which is headquartered in Switzerland and encompasses member companies all over the world. We welcome Neil, who brings us his deep knowledge of the medical device market in Europe and many long-term contacts within European-based OEMs."
Garner comes to Tegra Medical with a strong background in medical devices and more than 25 years of experience in contract manufacturing. Prior to joining Tegra Medical, Garner worked with Neo Garner Ltd., a medical device consultancy, where he was founder and managing director. Before Neo Garner Ltd., he worked for Symmetry Medical (Tecomet), as senior vice president of medical products, operations and managing director of Symmetry Medical, Cheltenham, and as operations director for Corin Medical Ltd.
Garner has a higher national diploma in mechanical engineering from Sheffield Hallam University and is a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Tegra Medical is focused exclusively on the medical device industry, providing end-to-end solutions from prototyping to full production, and from complex components to finished medical devices. Offering a range of manufacturing technologies, the company creates divices used in procedures for surgical, interventional, and orthopedic companies. Tegra Medical has four locations in the United States and Costa Rica and is ISO 13485:2003 certified, is registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is QSR (quality system regulation) compliant. Tegra Medical is a member of SFS. The company is based in Franklin, Mass.