Vice President of R&D,
Centaur Sports Medical
John Crombie is Vice President of R&D for Centaur Sports Medical. In addition, he is President of UpStart Product Development. In the past, he has developed innovative products for orthopedics, sports medicine, spine surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, general surgery, women's health procedures, diagnostic medical software, consumer, recreational, and global emerging markets. Previously, John was employed by Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon and Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, by Pfizer's Howmedica and Leibinger, by Alergan, and by several private organizations and startups. He holds dual Bachelors degrees in Physiology and Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Management. Most notably, John has commercialized 70% of his 30 patents into new products spanning across 6 companies.