Drew Jones, President of Manta Devices LLC, has designed and developed successful products for a variety of manufacturers of medical devices and instruments, consumer products, and business equipment. His multi-disciplinary experience encompasses product design, ergonomics, and manufacturing. He has been recognized with international design awards from the IDSA’s annual Industrial Design Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Industrial Designers Society of America. Mr. Jones holds numerous US and international patents.
Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Some of the companies that he has worked with include Alkermes, Eli Lilly, Hewlett-Packard Medical, Tyco Healthcare, Philips Medical, and Smith + Nephew.
Rich Miller, Vice President of Research and Technology, has experience in the design, development, and manufacturing of a wide variety of medical, consumer and industrial products. He has managed mechanical, electrical, and software engineering, and led product development and technology research, manufacturing engineering, regulatory agency compliance, intellectual property, and documentation control.
Prior to joining Manta, Mr. Miller was Vice President of Engineering for Thermo IEC, a Thermo Electron business that manufactures microprocessor controlled, electromechanical laboratory centrifuges and accessories for medical, research, and industrial applications.
Previously, Mr. Miller worked as a consultant, where he led the development of a wide range of medical, dental, consumer, and industrial products for client companies including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Haemonetics, Millipore, Bard, Herman Miller, bioMerieux, and Black and Decker. He also worked for ACT Medical, a manufacturer of high volume disposable and reusable medical devices for endoscopy, cardiology, urology, laparoscopy and radiology.
Mr. Miller holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has won several BusinessWeek Best Product Design of the Year Awards, is the holder of US and International patents, and has published in a variety of scientific journals.
Manta Devices has worked successfully with a complementary network of outside development resources, including industry experts at MIT, Harvard, and local medical institutions. These partnerships allow Manta to provide clients with a complete turnkey service for programs requiring specialized technical expertise.