Ed has more than 25 years experience in the surgical device/life science industry. He has initiated and/or grown sub-specialty franchises for multiple companies, to include American Hospital Supply Corporation, Applied Medical Resources, Storz Ophthalmics, and Given Imaging, Ltd.. Most notably, he was responsible for Commercial Development at Synergetics, Inc., taking the company from start up status to a M$40 public company, operating successfully in sixty countries and two surgical disciplines. Mr. Timm holds a B.A. degree in Philosophy from the University of Dayton and is the holder of seven issued US patents, with numerous patents pending.