Aspen Surgical Products has appointed Jason Krieser as their new Chief Executive Officer. Over the past seven months, as interim CEO, Jason has led Aspen through the successful carve-out from Hillrom as well as the acquisition of Beatty Sales & Marketing LLP. In his new role, Jason will continue leading the global strategic direction, mission, and vision for Aspen.
As a seasoned executive, Jason brings very impressive leadership experience and orthopedic market knowledge to Aspen with previous roles in sales, marketing, and research & development at companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Smith & Nephew, and Allen Medical Systems. In his most recent role as Vice President and General Manager of Allen, Jason grew the business to more than double its size in revenue, while also expanding their product focus in the segments of hip and spine. During his tenure, Allen became a leading player in both the spine table and the patient positioning accessory product categories.
“Aspen’s culture has been constructed around a core of continuous improvement in our commitment to bring increasing value to our customers, and Jason has proven to be an outstanding complement given his innate focus on customers and relationships as well as his deep industry experience,” comments Aspen CFO, Greg Muller. “Specifically, Jason’s thought leadership and guidance has proven instrumental as we transition to this new stage within Aspen’s life cycle, and we’re thrilled to have him continue to lead the organization as we navigate the path ahead.”
Jason graduated with his BS in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he received his MBA at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. He also served as a chemical officer in the 1-67 armored battalion in the U.S. Army.
Jason is on a path to grow the Aspen business in a meaningful way through acquisition, product line extensions, and new channel development. “At Aspen, we have a unique combination of talent, culture, and product offering that serves as the perfect foundation for growth,” comments Jason. “We are a team that wants to win, and it’s fun to be a part of that.”
About Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
Established in 1999, Aspen Surgical is a leading worldwide manufacturer of surgical disposable products with an emphasis on surgical efficiency and safety. The company’s extensive portfolio of specialty medical products and surgical instruments includes Bard-Parker® Blades and Scalpels, O.R. accessories, patient and staff safety products, basic wound care products, and instrument care products. Aspen facilities in Caledonia, Michigan, and Las Piedras, Puerto Rico offer vertically integrated, domestic manufacturing capabilities including injection molding, die cutting, converting, assembly and packaging as well as blade stamping, grinding and finishing. Recently acquired by Audax Private Equity, Aspen is poised for both organic growth and growth through acquisition.