Alex Tilson Founder & CEO
Alex Tilson is the founder and CEO of Loma Vista Medical. Alex has spent the last twenty years leading high performance teams that build innovative, world-class products. His experiences include surgical robotics (Intuitive Surgical), products for interventional cardiology (Guidant), implantable coronary devices (Converge Medical), extended wear hearing aids (InSound Medical), solar powered race vehicles (Stanford University, across the U.S. 2x and across Australia), and film industry animatronic special effects (Edge Innovations (‘Free Willy’ and ‘Anaconda’)). He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Alex is an avid cyclist (bicycled across the US 4x and across Asia), competitive distance runner (Olympic Trials marathoner and former American 50k record holder), and proud father.
Mark Scheeff VP of Product Development
Mark joined Loma Vista Medical in 2007 as Vice President of Product Development. Prior to that, he co-founded Hummingbird Scientific, a company building tools for electron and ion microscopes, where he also served as Director of Engineering. Mark was also an engineer for the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab where he worked for an internal consulting group specializing in small-to-medium sized projects. He was also a member of the Research Staff at Interval Research, focusing on next generation robotics. Mark earned both his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, where he was a significant part of the team that raced two solar cars across both the US and Australia.
Vidur Sahney Director of Manufacturing & Operations
Vidur joined Loma Vista Medical in 2011 as Director of Manufacturing and Operations. Prior to that, he worked for Abbott Laboratories as a Senior Manufacturing Process Engineer, first in the Diabetes Care division and later in the Vascular division. Earlier in his career, Vidur worked as a Process Engineer for New United Motor Manufacturing where he learned and practiced TPS or Lean Manufacturing methodologies. Vidur earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from San Francisco State University.
Chris Timmons Director of QA & RA
Chris joined Loma Vista Medical in 2012 as Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to that, he worked at LAAx, Inc. as Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance. Earlier in his career Chris held managerial and specialist positions in Quality Assurance and Document Control at Ventracor, Barosense, and Converge Medical. Chris earned his BS in Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco, and is an avid cyclist.
Rick Ranzau Regional Sales Manager
Rick brings over 20 years of sales, sales management, and market development experience. The majority of Rick’s experience is in the cardiovascular arena introducing new therapies, technologies, or techniques with Guidant & Boston Scientific. He has held sales leadership positions at the representative, regional, and national levels and is a repeat Presidents Club winner. Rick earned his BA from Texas A&M and obtained his MBA from Santa Clara University while serving on active duty in the U.S. Navy. Prior to his entry into medical devices, he held positions in finance. He is active in golf and swimming and holds a private pilot license and is passionate about all things aviation.
Mike Bosman Regional Sales Manager
Mike Bosman joined Loma Vista Medical in February 2013 as one of the first Regional Sales Managers to help commercialize the TRUE balloon in the US. He brings over 20 years of medical device expertise in the areas of cardiovascular device sales, both in the surgical as well as the cardiology segments. While the majority of his career was held with Edwards Lifesciences, he has been associated with US Surgical, Estech, and Cardiogenisis. Mike has a strong clinical as well as business acumen and has always been a top performer in the medical device field, holding the titles of Rep of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Multiple Presidents Club Awards as well as others. Mike is married to his wife Holly of 18 years and has 3 children – 16, 14, and 12. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and is very active outside of work, enjoying golf, boating and spending time with family.