The Pro-Dex Leadership Team
Empowering Teams from the Top
The Pro-Dex Leadership Team understands that in order to foster a culture based on collaboration, and empowerment, you must start at the top. The Pro-Dex's Leadership Team encourages and drives every associate to deliver solutions that promise peace of mind and accelerate possibilities.
To learn more about the Pro-Dex Leadership Team, please read the brief bios below.
Harold A. Hurwitz - Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer
Harold A. Hurwitz has served as CEO and President since February, 2013 in addition to his position as CFO, which he has held since joining Pro-Dex in October, 2010. His career spans nearly 40 years in financial leadership, most of which in the medical device industry. Mr. Hurwitz previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with Interventional Spine, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of percutaneous systems for treatment of back pain. Prior to Interventional Spine, he was a Principal Consultant specializing in the life science industry with McDermott & Bull, a retained executive search firm. Mr. Hurwitz's prior experience includes serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with Micro Therapeutics, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of interventional neurovascular medical devices. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P., where Mr. Hurwitz served for 22 years, leading its life science and high technology practices in Orange County. Mr. Hurwitz received a BA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Richard L. Van Kirk - Chief Operating Officer
Richard L. Van Kirk was appointed Chief Operating Officer in April 2013. He joined Pro-Dex in January 2006 and was named Pro-Dex's Vice President of Manufacturing in December 2006. Mr. Van Kirk's career includes over 13 years of management experience in manufacturing. Mr. Van Kirk previously served as Manufacturing Manager and Manager of Product Development at Comarco Wireless Technologies, ChargeSource Division, which provides power and charging functionality for popular electronic devices and wireless accessories. Prior to Comarco, Mr. Van Kirk was General Manager at Dynacast, a leader in precision die casting. Mr. Van Kirk earned a BA in Business Administration at California State University, Fullerton and an MBA from Claremont Graduate School.
Stuart L. Gallant - Vice President, Engineering and Product Development
Stuart L. Gallant was named as Vice President, Engineering and Product Development in February, 2014. Mr. Gallant has been in medical device development and management for more than four decades with extensive experience in product design, development and marketing of medical devices for applications including surgery, CCU/ICU, ambulatory and general hospital use. Initiating his career with Medtronic, he has subsequently been a successful medical device entrepreneur involved with creating, managing, and developing four medical device start-ups, including significant experience with both venture-capital financed and public enterprises, in senior management and Board positions. Coupled with his technical and management background and education (BSEE, MSBME, MBA), Mr. Gallant holds 20 issued U.S. Patents in medical devices and nationally recognized professional certifications in financial planning (CFP®, ChFC®). He has also served twice as an Expert Witness in patent litigation involving medical technology.
Phillip S. Brown - Vice President/General Manager of Pro-Dex OMS
Phillip S. Brown was named General Manager of Pro-Dex OMS in 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Brown was Vice President of Engineering for Pro-Dex OMS. Mr. Brown started with Pro-Dex's Oregon Micro Systems subsidiary in June 1988 as Design Engineer. Previously, Mr. Brown was a Controls Engineer with Automation Northwest where he led the electrical designs of custom automated equipment. He attended undergraduate studies at Boise State University and ITT Technical Institute and holds a BS degree in Automated Manufacturing and Electronic Engineering. He is currently completing graduate studies at Oregon Health Sciences University.