Kevin Bramer, the current president and CEO at MedVenture, has announced he is resigning from his day-to-day leadership role, after 16 years of service, to fund and lead efforts to develop new technologies in the life science markets, according to a news release from MedVenture.
“We are sad to see Kevin leave us, but recognize his contributions and need to continue to follow his passions in the life science markets,” said Jorg Schneewind, CEO of Helix Medical, the parent company of MedVenture.
Bramer has agreed to maintain a consulting role with Helix and MedVenture to help further advance the company. Mitch Moeller, currently the company’s chief operating officer, will follow Bramer as president and CEO of MedVenture. This leadership change will take place on Jan. 1, 2014.
Bramer began his tenure at MedVenture in 1998 leading business development. At the time, MedVenture was a small design firm employing 20 people. He advanced quickly through the company taking on COO duties in 2000 and then president and CEO in 2001. During his tenure as CEO, Bramer restructured the company, created a new value proposition, and is credited with growing MedVenture more than tenfold into a nationally recognized leader in the medical device outsourcing industry. He also secured private equity funding in 2008 to grow the firm, expanded its client base nationally, opened a regional design center in Minneapolis, and lead the sale to and integration with Helix Medical.
“Kevin has been a great mentor and coach to me since I joined MedVenture in 2008,” said Moeller. “Under his leadership, MedVenture has established a solid foundation in the medical device outsourcing industry. I hope to build upon that foundation with the additional resources available through Helix Medical and the Freudenberg Group.”
Moeller joined MedVenture as chief operating officer in 2008; prior to MedVenture he held leadership positions at B. Braun, Avail, and other companies within health care manufacturing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.
MedVenture relocated to Jeffersonville in 2006 from Louisville. Helix, based in California, purchased MedVenture, which employs 235 in Jeffersonville, in 2012.
MedVenture designs, develops, and manufactures minimally invasive surgical devices and catheter-based devices for medical device companies, including Fortune 500 and medical device start-ups. The company develops integrated solutions for the endovascular, interventional cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurovascular, urology, oncology, and gynecology markets, among others.