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Secant Medical Names John D’Ottavio Vice President, Operations

June 18, 2014

PERKASIE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Secant Medical®, Inc. has appointed John D’Ottavio as Vice President, Operations. He will oversee all company manufacturing processes, including those within the textile, extrusion and advanced biomaterials departments.

“John’s expertise in polymerization, extrusion, process analysis and engineering, and operations management will be a critical asset as we expand our manufacturing and biomaterials development capabilities,” said Jeff Robertson, president. “His extensive experience in leading new business efforts and optimizing processes positions our advanced technology platforms for further growth.”

D’Ottavio was previously the plant technical manager for JDSU Authentication Solutions Group. He spent 13 years at Adhesives Research, Inc., where he held roles of increasing responsibility within quality and regulatory affairs, commercial development, operations, and product and process development. He also worked at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and Johnson Controls.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Bucknell University and an Executive Master’s in Technology Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

About Secant Medical: Secant Medical provides advanced biomaterials and biomedical textile structures to the medical device industry. We partner with clients to design, develop, and manufacture high-performance biomedical structures for applications in cardiovascular, neurovascular, orthopedic and general surgery. Built on a 70-year history, we’re committed to the future of regenerative medicine and actively engage in research partnerships to advance next-generation biomaterial technology into practical applications for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Secant Medical is a business unit of Fenner PLC, a worldwide leader in reinforced polymer engineering headquartered in Yorkshire, England. For more information, contact Maria Fontanazza at 215-257-8680 x2192 or; or visit

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Maria Fontanazza, 215-257-8680 x2192

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