WHY IS THE RUA TEAM ONE OF THE BEST?
Over 200 years of accumulated experience.
A range of science and engineering backgrounds.
Recognised industry experts.
Our company values are a big part of how we work with our clients to develop new market leading products. You will see our team live them every day.
We take the time to innovate the best solution we can imagine.
We are flexible and adaptable to our partners needs.
We focus on being diligent of quality across every part of our operations
We build trust through accountability and transparency
We see clients as parnters and invest in building long lasting relationships. Together we make a difference.
Maintaining a culture where we live these values is one of our Senior Management Team’s priorities. It is what allows us to deliver our service to the highest standards and create an environment where innovation can flourish.
SUPPORTING OUR TEAM AND COMMUNITY
We directly invest in the development and wellbeing of our employees. For example, amongst other
initiatives RUA Medical is a Living Wage employer, has championed the use of mental health first
aiders and supports the development of all employees through personal development plans.
We also invest in our community through routinely offering foundation, modern and graduate
apprenticeships, supporting local charities and our employees are STEM Ambassadors and support
local schools to encourage younger generations into STEM subjects.
OUR SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Led by our Senior Management Team, the breadth and depth of our peoples’ expertise, enables us to bring cutting edge innovation to every product development journey.
Caroline has 30 years’ experience within the highly regulated Life Sciences environment, and has helped to design, develop and commercialise a number of technologically innovative products worldwide. Caroline has worked for a number of medical device and pharmaceutical companies in a variety of roles, most notably as a member of the leadership teams at Touch Bionics and Mpathy Medical Devices Limited. Caroline joined the Board of RUA Life Sciences on 1 April 2020, and holds a PhD in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde.
Chief Operations Officer
Eilidh joined RUA Medical in 2015 from Giltech, a wound management company, where she was Operations Director. With over 25 years experience in the medical device industry, she has worked in the alginate, wound management, biodegradable, antimicrobial and urology sectors. Eilidh developed and manages the project management office at RUA Medical Devices which enables the company to better serve our clients and build solid, long-term partnerships.
Chief Technical Officer
Matthew has an expansive engineering background covering both electronic and mechanical fields from a medical textiles-based career spanning over 25 years. Matthew has developed a number of medical devices actively sold on the global market, and currently leads a team of R&D engineers of various skills bases in new product developments. Matthew holds a BSC (hons) in Computer and Electronic systems from the University of Strathclyde.
Medical Textiles Manager
Stuart joined RUA Medical Devices in early 2020 bringing 32 years experience in the manufacture of vascular grafts for medical device manufacturer Vascutek. He is an experienced Production Manager and brings a wealth of experience across many forms of textile manufacturing, including warp and weft knitting, narrow fabric weaving, braiding, yarn preparation, warping and stock control.
Director of Projects
Sarah holds a PhD in Polymer Chemistry and MSci (hons) in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde. She has over 15 years’ experience and a comprehensive background in polymer chemistry and is also experienced in thermoplastic polyurethane synthesis for medical devices and polymer melt processing. Sarah is responsible for leading the project teams in developing medical device and textile solutions.
Alan is highly experienced with a proven track record of success and outstanding delivery in both new product introduction and manufacture at a number of best in class high tech software and electronics companies. Alan holds a BEng Honours Degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Napier University.
Founder and Global Business Development Director
David founded RUA Medical Devices Limited in 2004. David has successfully purchased, developed and sold businesses in which he has designed, developed, and manufactured bespoke product solutions for globally based clients – Lombard Medical, Smith & Nephew, Vascutek, Boeing, GKN, Aston Martin, Devro, NASA. On 1 April 2020, RUA Medical Devices Limited was sold to RUA Life Sciences plc and David became Group Chief Executive Officer. David oversees the key manufacturing and research and development activities of the Group and remains responsible for the key customer relationships and business development.
Bill is a chartered accountant with over 30 years’ experience in advising and investing in high growth smaller companies. He launched the first dedicated fund for AIM and was instrumental in the growth and internationalisation of AIM as a member and Chairman of the AIM Advisory Committee. Bill was appointed to the Board of RUA Medical on 1 April 2020 upon acquisition, and has been Chairman since 3 July 2012.
John McKenna is a leading marketing expert in the field of cardiovascular devices. With over 30 years’ experience in cardiothoracic surgery, he has helped develop and launched a number of successful devices, including heart valves, large vessel grafts and stents. John has worked for a number of leading medical companies, including Pfizer, Vascutek (Terumo) and CryoLife, and has contacts with both leading heart surgeons and senior executives at the major device companies. John was appointed to the Board of RUA Medical on 1 April 2020 upon acquisition, and has been Director of Clinical Marketing since 2016.