Rodger Stewart, President
Rodger Stewart, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, has over 30 years’ experience in the medical device industry since starting with COBE Cardiovascular in 1977 and most recently completed 18 months as CEO of a venture backed medical device startup in Israel.
Over his career he has held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, marketing, sales, and business development. Mr. Stewart has been awarded six US patents and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Colorado. In the last 10 years he has held the positions of President and CEO for UltraShape, Inc., CEO of Carbomedics, Inc., President of Sorin Group North America, and President and CEO of COBE Cardiovascular, Inc.; several of them concurrently.
Mr. Stewart retired in July of 2008 and has been focusing his efforts on giving back to the community. He is on the Board of Directors for ColoradoFIRST, a Colorado 501(c)(3) focusing on STEM development in grades K-12, since June 2009. Mr. Stewart joined the Board of Directors for EXPAND Beyond in July 2010 and has been a volunteer boat driver for EXPAND since June 2009.