Leadership

Our team of medical device industry veterans provides leadership, vision, strategy, and direction for the organization.

BRIAN KING

Chief Executive Officer

With more than 25 years of executive operating experience, Brian King leads the development and execution of Viant’s business strategy, shapes the corporate culture, and builds a strong team of motivated people dedicated to providing customers with great solutions and service.

Brian previously served as Chief Transformation Officer for the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Before that, he spent over 10 years at Covidien in roles including Group President of the $2 billion emerging markets division and Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations including oversight of close to 70 manufacturing facilities throughout the world.

Brian serves on the board of directors of Novanta and PCI Pharma Services. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served as a jet pilot in the U.S. Navy. He earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from Penn State and a master’s in business administration from Harvard.

 

NINO GILARDE

Chief Financial Officer

Nino brings nearly 25 years of strategic financial management experience to the Viant Leadership Team. Over his career, he has held executive positions providing leadership and financial expertise in working capital management, cost accounting, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, and audit management. 

Nino joined Viant in 2018. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for OrthoLite. Prior to that, he served as CFO for Vention Medical, where he had responsibility for all financial activity including accounting, information services, controllership, risk management, acquisitions, and restructuring activities. He has also held financial leadership positions at Tyco Healthcare and Covidien. Nino earned an MBA from Suffolk University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Lupus Foundation of New England.

 

SEAN CROWLEY

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Sean Crowley oversees the operations of Viant’s worldwide facilities and leads the company’s Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Management, and Engineering initiatives.

Sean joined Viant in 2018 with more than 20 years of global operations and supply chain experience. Previously, he served as vice president of global operations for the Medtronic Minimally Invasive Therapies Group, where he led supply chain, engineering, and manufacturing operations for 29 manufacturing facilities supporting $7.5 billion of revenue. Prior to that, he worked in manufacturing and operational excellence at Xerox Corp. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Sean has a master’s degree in engineering and global operations management from Clarkson University and a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma and a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

 

BILL FLAHERTY

Chief Commercial Officer

Bill Flaherty leads Viant’s sales and marketing organization, driving strategy to build the Viant brand and partnering with customers to find cost-effective solutions to their medical device needs.

Bill joined Viant in 2017 through the acquisition of Vention Medical, where he served as President, Device Manufacturing Services. Previously, he was President of FlexMedical, a division of Flextronics, and held several executive roles in high-technology industries. He spent more than 15 years at GE in divisions ranging from Industrial to Financial Services. Bill has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentrations in marketing and finance from the University of Vermont. He earned a Master Black Belt Certification from GE and participated in Stanford University’s Executive Management Program.

 

DECLAN SMYTH

Group President, Advanced Surgical & Orthopedics

Declan Smyth is responsible for driving growth for the Advanced Surgical & Orthopedics group. He has significant knowledge of the medical device industry, including engineering and manufacturing components, assemblies, finished devices and enabling platform technologies. He brings a strong engineering background, combined with expertise in technology and operations.

Declan joined Viant in 2018. Previously, he spent more than 15 years with Integer in executive leadership, marketing, operational and engineering management roles within the Advanced Surgical business. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard University and is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

 

MATT LANGTON

President, Plastic Processing Solutions

Matt Langton oversees Viant’s Plastics Processing Solutions, which offers a full range of custom plastic molding and processing solutions for medical components and devices.

Matt joined the company in 2012 through the acquisition of UPG, where he was the VP of Sales and Marketing. At Viant, he has played a key role in the company’s strategy development as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Matt was Vice President of Operations for a large multisite customer care organization. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Carnegie-Mellon University.

 

STEVE CARDIN

President, Medical Device Solutions

Steve Cardin heads Viant’s Medical Device Solutions, overseeing sub- and finished device assembly operations for demanding medical applications.

Steve joined Viant in 2017 through the acquisition of Vention Medical, where he served as Vice President of Operations. In this role, he was responsible for operations, supply chain and program management, and was instrumental in expanding the manufacturing footprint in Costa Rica and Grand Rapids. Previously, Steve held various roles at Baxter Healthcare where he was responsible for management and operations of critical care medical devices and global plastics processing manufacturing plants. Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a master’s in business administration from the Healthcare Executive program at University of California, Irvine.

 

MARK ALLEN

President, Orthoplastics

Mark Allen leads Viant’s Orthoplastics operations in the UK, the leading supplier of premium-grade orthopedic ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) for orthopedic medical devices.

Mark joined Viant in 2013 through the acquisition of Orthoplastics, where he served as Technical Director. Previously, he was a polymer research technologist at Rapra Technology (now known as Smithers Rapra) with more than 10 years of service across diverse markets, including the medical device industry. He earned a bachelor’s degree in polymer science and technology and additional credentials in production and mechanical engineering.

He is a member of the Orthopedic Research Society and a committee member of the American Society for Testing and Materials.

 

TRISH ALBERT

General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources

Trish oversees legal affairs as well as corporate governance and business policy. She also heads Viant’s global human resources team and relevant functions.

Trish joined Viant in 2017. Previously, she served as Vice President and Corporate Counsel for Vention Medical (formerly known as Advanced Polymers). Prior to that, she was an attorney with a law firm in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Trish serves on the Board of Directors for Nashua Children’s Home. She earned a bachelor’s degree in History and English from the University of Southern Maine and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.

 

SYED ZAIDI

Corporate Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs & Chief Compliance Officer

Syed Zaidi sets strategic direction for quality and regulatory affairs. He oversees the implementation of the Global Quality Management System and ensures the company complies with all regulatory requirements.

Before joining Viant in 2015, Syed spent 10 years in quality and regulatory leadership positions with several medical device companies, working on complex Class III & II medical devices such as hemodialysis delivery systems, surgical systems, and pharmacy automation systems. Earlier in his career, he held operations and quality leadership roles in the wireless communication and semiconductor industries. Syed earned a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Cincinnati.

He is a member of the American Society for Quality and the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society.

 

DAVID MULERA

Corporate Vice President, Engineering

David Mulera is responsible for engineering, processing, and new technology development. In this role, he identifies, prioritizes, and drives the development and integration of new technologies and materials across Viant.

David joined Viant in 2010 with extensive knowledge of plastics equipment and processes and their applications in the medical device arena. Previously, he was Director of Program Management at The Tech Group, a contract manufacturer (now known as West Pharmaceutical Services). He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University.

 

JOSÉ SADURNI

Corporate Vice President, Operational Excellence

José Sadurni is responsible for driving a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence at Viant, resulting in growth through increased quality and customer satisfaction.

José joined Viant in 2009 as Plant Manager of the Puerto Rico site, then as Manufacturing Director. Previously, he spent 17 years with Baxter in roles including quality, engineering, supply chain, and manufacturing, and served as General Manager of manufacturing facilities for transfusion therapies and drug delivery devices. He also has experience in the automotive and electronics industries.

José earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University. He also completed the Supply Chain Management program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Radiation Safety and Protection course at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.