Liann is the President and CEO of Surpass with twenty-five years of medical device industry experience in Research & Development including urological, cardiovascular, neurological, gynecology and peripheral applications. Her diverse professional background includes engineering, business development, and executive management roles in product development and operations. Her engineering and management experience has yielded multiple patents in the areas of self-expanding metal stents and delivery systems. In her career as a global leader, she developed and commercialized more than fifty new products on-time and cost-effectively. Prior to joining Surpass, Ms. Johnson held the positions of Division Director of Charles River Laboratories Interventional and Surgical Services, Wisconsin Division; General Manager and Director of New Business Development at Catheter and Disposables Technology, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota; Director for Custom In-Depth Research for Teltech Resource Network Corporation; and Product Development Manager and Senior Development Engineer for Schneider (USA) Inc. Ms. Johnson has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota and an Associates of Science degree from Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, Minnesota.