Joe Paraschac

  • Campbell CA

Work History

Work History
Sep 2006 - May 2015

Vice President of Research and Development

Arstasis Inc, Fremont CA

Vice President of Research and Development(1 year)

2004 - 2006

Principal Engineer, Research and Development

Apneon
Cupertino, CA Principal Engineer, Research and Development ● Oversaw development of novel treatment for sleep apnea using silicone molded magnetic implants ● Prototyped molds for implants using 3D printed ceramics ● Led team to bring first design of apnea treatment to clinical trials within one year of Series A funding ● Met and interacted with investors for successful Series B funding ● Created basic document and design control systems which passed both internal and state licensing audits
2000 - 2004

Principal Engineer, Research and Development

Perclose/Abbott Vascular Devices
Redwood City, CA Principal Engineer, Research and Development ●
2000 - 2004

Perclose/Abbott Vascular Devices

Perclose/Abbott Vascular Devices
Redwood City, CA(continued) ● Applied principles of Design for Manufacture and Assembly to minimize parts count on Perclose AT ● Designed and developed suppliers and manufacturing processes of five challenging components of Perclose AT ● Eliminated ultrasonic welding in manufacture of Perclose AT through use of snap fits and press fits ● Abbott Laboratories 2002 Hospital Products Division President's Award“ for outstanding dedication and ingenuity” ● Designed, prototyped, tested and patented implantable and absorbable versions of novel suture knot replacement device ● Experience designing and prototyping parts from Nitinol wire, tube, and sheet
1997 - 2000

Project Leader, Research and Development

KeraVision, Inc
Now Addition Technology Inc.), Fremont, CA Project Leader, Research and Development ● Developed a mobile microscope and procedure cart to allow surgeons to move the Intacs refractive surgery from the surgical suite into a minor procedure room ● Developed a new implant and surgical procedure for reducing induced astigmatism in Intacs patients, trained surgeons, and initiated clinical trials to prove effectivity ● Designed and developed steam sterilizable electronic corneal depth measurement gage for inter-operative measurement of implant placement ● Worked with external vendors and internal chemists to develop in-house epoxy casting capability ● Worked with DAC(contact lens) lathe programmers to develop a flexible new interface, allowing KeraVision to machine new advanced implant designs.
1991 - 1997

Senior Engineer, Research and Development

Ethicon Endo-Surgery
Cincinnati, OH Senior Engineer, Research and Development ● Led the concept and feasibility phases of next generation safety trocar product ● Oversaw new knife supplier through all phases of product development ● Led 5mm Trisector Forceps project(first internally developed bipolar electrosurgical instrument at EES) ● Responsible for ISO9000 documentation, including Concept Selection Criteria for Advanced Articulating Linear Cutter ● Worked closely with model shop to make prototypes with in-house SLA and SLS 3D printers ● Designed delivery device for flexible absorbable staple system in conjunction with Ethicon Suture division, conducted testing of system in vitro and in vivo models ● Johnson & Johnson Achievement Award“ In special recognition of your outstanding efforts and excellent contributions to the design changes for the Trisector Forceps product”

Education

Education

M.S.M.E

Worcester Polytechnic Institute