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Fifteen U.S. patents; two applications pending.

Languages & Immigration Status

Fluent in English and French. Permanent U.S. resident status.


Vincent Lagarde

“I’ve had the pleasure to work with Philippe since 2006. His professionalism, combining both extensive business and engineering approach, is unique and a true asset to any organization. Not forgetting his communication skills, which make him a great person to work with, and allow for effective and efficient progress on any subject. Strategy is his second nature, with natural insight in new potentials at all levels. I highly recommend Philippe for anyone looking for new opportunities of business development in the medical devices industry".

Paul Adler

“I have had the privelege of working with and for Philippe Poncet both at Raychem in the late 80's and early 90's as well as for a number of years at Memry Corporation. P3 (as he is affectionately known) is one of the most astute managers I've worked with in my nearly 30 years as an engineer and scientist. On a professional level P3 combines in-depth technical competencies with the ability to maintain a "30000 foot" view of the strategic business plan. This inherently leads to the desirable consequence of achieving the desired outcome in a most efficient manner. On a more personal level, P3 is indeed a true people person". He actually has the rare ability to listen and hear what people have to say, incorporating various perspectives as appropriate. P3 will be a benefit to any organization in their endeavors.”

Tim Wilson

“During Philippe's 20+ years with Raychem/Memry Corp. he was instrumental in the design, production release and process engineering control of several major product lines. As Sr. Manager of Device Development and VP of Engineering, his ability to interact with both customers, sales representatives, production operators and upper management (internal and external) was key to the success of these products, several of which are still major revenue streams at Memry Corp. today. As Vice President of Business Development, Philippe's marketing research and service on Memry's executive board proved invaluable in determining the appropriate direction to ensure the long term success of Memry. His advice and counsel during Memry's recent sale to SAES was just the last of his selfless and sapient actions in this regard. His ability to not only understand the engineering of a device, its intended use and purpose and the manufacturability as presented; but to also advise on potential patent issues, improve the design to eliminate potential design flaws and to offer next generation solutions make him an asset to anyone looking for the long term success of any medical, commercial or industrial product.”

Jim Binch

“Philippe was, and is, a multi-talented, skilled and knowledgable person concerning interventional medical devices, metals-based materials, and both process and product development associated with both. I relied heavily on Philippe in a number of roles, all of which he executed outstandingly well. I would not hesitate to recommend him and miss him daily".

Jim Binch, former CEO of Memry Corporation (1991-2005)

Robert Belcher

“I had the pleasure of working with Philippe for about 9 years at Memry Corporation. Philippe held several important executive positions during that period, the last being Vice President of Business Development. Philippe was unique in our company in that he is an excellent engineer with a detailed knowledge of our processes and products, and he also possesses strong sales and marketing skills. He was the individual our customers often sought-out to work on difficult product development challenges. Philippe has a very broad knowledge of the medical device space and its products, and we utilized him repeatedly in presentations to investors and other stakeholders. Philippe led the effort at Memry in seeking out new technologies, joint venture opportunities, and interesting acquisition targets to augment our core product growth. Philippe has a warm and engaging personality and is very easy to work with. I strongly recommend you talk with Philippe if you have an appropriate opportunity.”



Innovative and versatile leader with a unique breadth of demonstrated success and track record of revenue grossing engineered solutions for the medical device industry. A market focused, hands-on entrepreneur skilled at identifying and driving new business opportunities, securing customer loyalty and forging key relationships with physicians, device OEMs and other business partners. Demonstrated capacity for developing and executing strategic plans that will create sustainable competitive advantage, promote revenue growth and enhance shareholder value. A forward thinking negotiator with diverse U.S. and European management responsibilities encompassing all aspects of product innovation, engineering, sales & marketing, mergers & acquisitions, market development and manufacturing operations. An entrepreneurial executive with a strong ability to manage projects, deliver results and inspire fast paced results-oriented teams. 

Work experience

Memry Corporation

Memry Corporation, formerly a $56 million publicly traded company, leading provider of nitinol-based semi-finished products & components and high-end polymer extrusions to the minimally invasive and endovascular device industry. Acquired by SAES-Getters (Italy) in September 2008. SAES-Getters subsequently sold the extrusion business in February 2009.

Raychem Corporation

Raychem Corp., formerly a $1.8 billion publicly traded global broad-based technology company, developer and manufacturer of high performance components and materials for defense electronics, telecommunications, energy and industrial applications. Acquired by Tyco International in 1999 after selling its Medical Division to Memry Corp. in 1996.



P3 Executive Consulting Group

A management consulting entity helping medical device companies to identify, evaluate and profit from new business growth opportunities created by changing market dynamics, competitive landscapes and technologies. Strategic assessment of key alternatives such as of mergers, acquisitions, licensing, partnerships and alliances.


Vice President, Business Development

Memry Corporation

·Key member of the executive team that successfully marketed and sold the company to a strategic buyer in September 2008 generating a 75% increase to preannouncement stock price for shareholders. Provided seamless transition by training SAES-Getters executives to customer base, technical and manufacturing capabilities, engineering projects and pipeline.

·Envisioned company corporate strategy, initiated and spearheaded M&A activities resulting in the company’s first and immediately accretive acquisition in November 2004, a privately held high-end catheter extrusion company.

·Go-to expert on technology, medical market and device applications to support the executive, sales & marketing and engineering teams to hone in on a profitable niche market and bring distinctive value to the customers in it.

·Led the diversification and expansion of the company global activities by identifying, qualifying and championing activities and follow up for the products generating in excess of 70% of company yearly revenues.

·Directed a successful 2-year R&D collaboration program leading to the execution of an exclusive license agreement with a U.K. technology company for an anti-proliferative stent coating to expand the company’s current bare nitinol stent platform offering into $1 billion premium market segment.

·Reduced IP legal cost by more than $140K/year by realigning and streamlining company’s IP portfolio.


Vice President, Advanced Development - Western Operations

Memry Corporation

·Generated more than $3 million/year in short term revenues by spearheading a new 6-member strategic engineering team chartered with optimizing engineered product development and introduction cycle while maximizing customer responsiveness.

·Managed $4 million+ capital budget to set up and validate new state-of-the-art facility for laser cutting and post processing of self-expanding vascular stents. Coordinated and directed all development, validations, scale up and manufacturing activities for vascular stent-graft program for large medical OEM generating more than $6 million in immediate revenue, or 90% of total company sales growth for year 2000, and a steady $10+ million/year contribution subsequently.

·Improved operational efficiency by re-engineering and re-documenting manufacturing processes for the top 25 products resulting in a sustained reduction of scrap and rework by an average of 25%.


Vice President of Engineering, Sales & Marketing

Memry Corporation

·Galvanized nitinol wire and tubing products pipeline into a prolific product development effort by closely bringing together sales, product development, process engineering and manufacturing activities resulting into 3 new product introductions and 2 product line extensions. Envisioned and implemented company-wide design review processes for new product and manufacturing equipment. Co-directed company ISO certification program.

·Fueled revenues from $11 to $27 million over a 3-year span by driving the creation of a direct sales & marketing organization and leveraging the strengths of a commissioned private label distributor.

·Shifted sales to the medical device industry to more than 70% of total company revenue by applying market and technology knowledge to new target applications and enhancing direct interaction with end-users.

·Secured $4 million in new implant business within a year by implementing a strategic solution-based opportunity qualification approach and competitive analysis.

·Mentored and provided professional development to direct reports leading to engineers’ and technicians’ promotions into respectively management and engineering positions.


Sr. Manager, Medical Device Development, Medical DIvision

Raychem Corporation

·Created and built a medical device IP portfolio sold for $25 million in 1996 to a major medical device company by directing an incubator team targeting new product concepts for the minimally invasive surgery and cardiovascular markets. Brought projects along from concept to manufacturability creating a $6 million/year revenue stream since 1993. Designed and produced some of the first self-expanding nitinol stents.


Sr. Program Manager, Medical Ventures-Corporate R&D

Raychem Corporation

·Created global market recognition of a newly created Raychem Medical Division by leading the team that pioneered the use of nitinol in innovative minimally invasive devices which triggered the execution of business agreements with a leading endo-surgery company generating revenues in excess of $3 million within the first year.


Special Project Manager

Raychem Corporation

·Won the Leonardo New Horizon Award from the International Society for the Arts, Science & Technology (Berkeley, USA) for ‘Totem of the Future’, a 20-foot high shape memory sculpture changing shape with outside temperature (original idea by Jean-Marc Philippe).


Sr. Engineer & Product Manager

Raychem Corporation

·Invented and developed a novel electromagnetic interference shielding termination system for sonar detection cables of the French Navy reducing system weight by 50% and wire harnessing cost by 35%.

Additional Experience:Sr. Design Engineer- Aerospace Division. Shape memory fluid fitting systems and couplings (Swindon, UK - 1985); Development Engineer, Electronic Devices Division. Self-stripping and crimping military interconnection system (Pontoise, France - 1982 to 1984).



Ecole Catholique des Arts & Metiers

MSc.+1 equivalent, Mechanical Engineering & Material Science