Slaker brings over 20 years in the for-profit medical device industry, including extensive experience in all aspects of medical device product development from concept generation, product development and refinement, regulatory submissions, quality system requirements, manufacturing development, surgeon/physician relationships, project management and the management of engineering staff and cross-functional project teams. He also holds seven patents for various medical devices. Slaker has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas.