HeartSine Technologies, a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators, has appointed Paul Phillips as Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. Based in the company’s Northern Ireland manufacturing facility, Phillips will lead HeartSine’s global quality, regulatory and compliance teams in Europe and the U.S.
Phillips is a seasoned medical technology industry executive with over 35 years of experience in product design, project management, product support, quality systems, and regulatory compliance in such diverse fields as medical devices, avionics system design and assessment, helicopter design and maintenance, and shipbuilding.
“This senior executive appointment is a key aspect of HeartSine’s commitment to constant quality improvement, compliance and vigilance,” says HeartSine CEO Declan O’Mahoney. “As the rapid growth of our global business continues in both existing and new regulatory environments, Paul will bring his depth of experience to maintain a vigilant and compliant culture throughout the organisation.”
Prior to joining HeartSine, Phillips established and led a medical device design and regulatory consulting company and held executive management, engineering and quality/regulatory positions within the medical device industry. He has led design teams in the development and launch of over a dozen medical products ensuring compliance for global markets. Two of the products received the Millennium Product award for innovation by the British Design Council, and one of the businesses received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise International Trade, the highest honour given to a business by the UK government.
A co-author on a number of patents in the areas of ECG, diagnostic software and sleep analysis, Phillips has advanced engineering degrees from both Cambridge and Cranfield and is a chartered engineer. He was awarded the MBE in the 1995 honours list.