David Erickson is the President of R&D Engineering. He is one of the founders of the company, established in October 1999. David started his career with Pharmacia Deltec as a production operator before being promoted to technician while attending the University of Minnesota. Over the years, David has held many engineering positions with companies around the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. He has worked predominately in the medical device fields with companies such as Microvena (now Medtronic), Coaxia, Biomec, Enpath Medical (now Greatbatch Medical). David’s experience in manufacturing has allowed him to create equipment and fixtures and has increased in knowledge in this area from the people he has worked with. In 2004, he decided to focus more of his efforts on R&D Engineering in a full-time capacity. David holds a variety of patents on a number of tools including a guidewire, guidewire steering handle, and a lead implant tool. David resides in Stillwater, MN with wife Lisa and two sons Max and Zach. He enjoys fishing, hunting, racquet ball, sport shooting, and sleeping when he gets a chance.