Imricor is a privately held company that specializes in developing devices and systems that are compatible with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Our unique MR-enabled products are designed to provide doctors the ability to perform interventional procedures while taking advantage of the superior soft tissue imaging of MRI. We also license our technology to help make implanted medical devices compatible with MRI.
Our Management Team
Steve Wedan has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, summa cum laude, and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University. He has over 20 years of medical device experience, including design engineering of MRI and ultrasound systems for GE Healthcare, as well as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Applied Biometrics Inc. Prior to co-founding Imricor, Mr. Wedan founded and operated a successful technical consulting company, Wedan Technologies Inc., from 2000-2006. Mr. Wedan is a U.S. appointed expert in the fields of MRI safety and the compatibility of implanted and interventional products in MRI.
Lori Milbrandt is a contract CFO for several medical devices companies, including Imricor from its inception. Ms. Milibrandt has close to 30 years of accounting, finance, and HR experience. Prior to becoming a contract CFO, she held several management positions with companies including Microvena, ev3, and DiaSorin (FKA Incster). Ms. Milbrandt spent the first seven years of her career with KPMG, one of the largest international audit, tax, and advisory firms. She received her degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Masters in Finance from the University of St. Thomas.
Vice President of Engineering
Dan Sunnarborg has a BS in Engineering Physics from North Dakota State University and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University. He has more than 20 years of engineering experience in fields such as medical devices, telecommunications, defense, and consumer electronics. Mr. Sunnarborg has held various design software engineering positions and has led development groups for more than 15 years. As Vice President of Engineering, Mr. Sunnarborg is responsible for all hardware and software development activities at Imricor, including platform development, system control, image processing, user interface, and outsource partnerships.
Vice President of Research
Tom Lloyd has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. He has over 10 years of medical device design experience primarily focused on interactions between implanted devices and the electromagnetic fields associated with MRI. Mr. Lloyd began his career at Imricor in 2007 as an RF engineer and is the lead inventor on many of Imricor's patents. As Vice President of Research at Imricor, Mr. Lloyd is responsible for leading preclinical and clinical studies, managing intellectual property, and developing next generation technology.
Vice President of Operations
Gregg Stenzel has a BS in Electrical Enginnering form the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Business. He has 18 years of medical device experience and brings a breadth of knowledge in new product development, supply chain management, quality/regulatory systems, and customer support. Previously, Mr. Stenzel was the Manager of Instrument Technical Operations at Beckman Coulter, Inc., a leading manufacturer of In Vitro Diagnostic Systems, where he directed a multi-disciplined engineering team with a yearly budget exceeding $10 million. As Vice President of Operations, Mr. Stenzel is responsible for operations and leading the development of initial manufacturing strategies (personnel, facilities, outsourcing, etc.).
Director of Regulatory, Clinical, and Quality
Jennifer Weisz has a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University and an MS in Technical Management from the University of St. Thomas. She has over 14 years of medical device experience including design engineering, implementation and maintenance of quality systems, development and management of preclinical and clinical studies and regulatory strategy development. Prior to joining Imricor, Ms. Weisz was a member of the Medtronic Global Clinical Operations Quality team leading efforts to develop and implement global policies, procedures, and tools to optimize clinical trial conduct across the company and within a unified quality system. As Director of Regulatory, Clinical, and Quality at Imricor, Ms. Weisz is responsible for implementing and managing the regulatory strategy, the preclinical and clinical programs, and the quality system.
Director of Software
Pete Gabrail has a BTech in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has over 25 years experience in embedded software development and 8 years of medical device experience. He has consulted with and worked for large and small companies including Siemens, Microsoft, Sony, Xerox, Rockwell Automation/Datamyte, Pass & Seymour/Legrand, Telia, and Smith-Corona. His projects have covered industries including medical devices, financial/banking, manufacturing, communications, telematics, office equipment, engineering development systems, and consumer products.
Our Board of Directors
Steve Wedan has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, summa cum laude, and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University. He has over 20 years of medical device experience, including design engineering of MRI and ultrasound systems for GE Healthcare, as well as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Applied Biometrics Inc. Prior to co-founding Imricor, Mr. Wedan founded and operated a successful technical consulting company, Wedan Technologies Inc., from 2000-2006. Mr. Wedan is a U.S. appointed expert in the fields of MRI safety and the compatiblity of implanted and interventional products in MRI.
Tom Borillo is a 33 year veteran of the medical device industry in a variety of medical specialities. He was most recently Vice President of Sales and Marketing for superDimension which was acquired by Covidien in May 2012. Prior to that, Tom was the first employee and President/CEO of Atritech which was acquired by Boston Scientific. Mr. Borillo then served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Angioguard which was acquired by Johnson & Johnson. He spent 8 years with Scimed starting in 1990 as a Regional Manager and then Director of Sales where he was responsible for sales in the western half of the country. In 1995, he moved to Minneapolis to lead Scimed's world leading angioplasty business as the Vice President of Marketing. Initially, Mr. Borillo held a variety of sales and marketing positions with Mentor, American Heyer-Schulte and other companies. He earned a BS in biology from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania in 1980.
Niels Kuster, PhD
Professor Niels Kuster is the co-founder and President of the board of Schmid & Partner Engineering, AG. He received his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. In 1993, he was elected Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of ETHZ. He has also served as the founding Director of the Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society (IT'IS), Switzerland since its inception in 1999. During his career, he has held invited professorships at the Electromagnetics Laboratory of Motorola, Inc., Florida and at the Metropolitan University in Tokyo, Japan in 1998. In addition, he is a founding member of the MaxWave AG (1999) and Zurich Med Tech AG (2006). He was awarded Professor at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at ETH Zurich in 2001.
Mark Tibbles is the Managing Director of Strategic Stage Ventures, LLC. and the former President and Founder of Minnesota based PRC Consulting, Inc. since its founding in 1998. PRC Consulting specialized in the management and implementation of IT projects for Fortune 1000 companies. PRC was sold in a private transaction in early 2013. Additionally, Mr. Tibbles is an Owner/Partner and Director of Intuitive Technology Group, one of the nation’s leading Symantec Partners, holding the coveted National Premier Partner status, providing endpoint management, security and staffing solutions. Intuitive Technology Group received a prestigious #2 ranking in Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal 2012 and #16 in 2013 Fast 50 Companies and The 2012 (#461) Inc. 500 List and 2013 (#764) Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies. Mr. Tibbles is also an Owner and Director of STEM Fuse, the market leader and fastest growing company in the K-12 STEM Education space providing curriculum to over 6,000 schools in all 50 states.
Mr. Tibbles has spent most of his 25 year career as a serial entrepreneur and business owner where he excelled in leadership, management and business development. Additional companies on which Mr. Tibbles serves as an Independent Director and a Member of the Board of Directors are Imricor Medical Systems and NuAx, Inc. Additionally, Mr. Tibbles maintains Board Observer status with Cardialen, Inc. Previous boards include Ativa Medical, Inc. and ReliaMax Holding Company. Mr. Tibbles is an active venture investor in mid and late stage Life Science and Medical Device companies and an owner and advisor to several mature businesses. On a personal note, Mr. Tibbles has visited over 80 countries, travel and adventure are his passion!