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April 30 / 2020

John Walmsley

An expert in Product Development innovation and team building, John Walmsley has over 25 years’ experience with device technology companies in UK, US and Canada. He has overseen the design of over 150 products, including up to 30 concurrently.

John’s early career spanned Research, Development, New Product Introduction and Product Engineering in high reliability optoelectronics for Hewlett Packard, Spectra Diode Labs and JDS Uniphase. Since joining StarFish Medical, he has taken on roles of increasing responsibility. As VP of Product Development, he’s built a team of 80 engineering staff, delivering on the most ambitious technical challenges. As COO, he’s led the broadening and strengthening of the company’s capabilities, including establishing eastern-time-zone operations. This culminated in recognition of StarFish as one of the Globe & Mail’s Top Growing Companies in Canada.

Fellow of the Institute of Physics, he is a frequent industry speaker and university lecturer across North America. John is Chair of the BioMedical Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Victoria, and sits in on review panels for UK Chartered Physicists and Canadian Professional Physicists.