Rod joined Osprey Medical in July 2010. Rod has over 18 years of experience in the research and development of medical devices. Prior to joining Osprey Medical, Rod served as Vice President of Research and Development for Anulex Technologies, a venture-capital backed spinal device company. Prior to Anulex Technologies, Rod served as Director of Product Development for Centerpulse Spine-Tech (now Zimmer Spine) and developed orthopaedics products at Wright Medical Technology. Prior to entering the medical device field, he developed smart weapons at Alliant Techsystems.
Rod is the inventor or co-inventor on 10 issued patents and seven pending patents and is co-author of multiple medical device publications. He received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.