Tim Truitt

Tim TruittTim Truitt has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device field, including his current position as owner and operator of Truer Medical. In just six years with Truer Medical, Tim Truitt has implemented new 510(k)s under the Truer name; overseen successful implementation and approval of ISO 13485; has all products covered under the CE Mark; has successful license and product registration in Canada; and has six years running with FDA inspections and no quality issues that warrant a form 483. Truitt also served 13 years at Medegen (Porex / The KippGroup). During those 13 years Truitt rose from being a product development engineer, to manager of research and development, to director of research and development in which he directed and managed all aspects of product development from concept to market for Class I & II devices. Truitt’s patent achievements include the NAC Plus, which is now the No. 1-selling needle-less access device in the world with current annual sales approximately $50 million a year on that device alone. Truitt has multiple 510(k) approvals in areas of IV Therapy with a focus on safety products, and is responsible for converting The KippGroup from a component manufacturer to a finished medical device manufacturer through department restructuring and hiring. Truitt is a sales and marketing technical expert for product training, onsite technical presentations and competitive product comparison analysis. As key technical advisor for sales team, he has been instrumental in winning key global accounts. Before joining Medegen, Truitt, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cal State Long Beach, was Operations Manager of Research and Development at Coast Medical Inc. in Orange, Calif., and was a project engineer for research and development at Allied Signal in Torrance, Calif. Truitt is serving his second three-year term on the Board of Directors for Unity of Tustin Church as the board treasurer. Truitt, his wife Sheree and their three daughters Alexandra, Alexis, and Faith enjoy snow skiing, taking trips to the Glamis Sand Dunes in the winter and spending time on the Colorado River riding WaveRunners in the summer.

Gerry Krippner

Gerry KrippnerGerry Krippner is a business consultant and formerly the President & CEO of Balda HK Plastics, Inc., a member of the global Balda-Group, a publicly traded medical manufacturing company headquartered in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany. Krippner also served as President & CEO of HK Plastics Engineering, Inc. specializing in the plastics injection molding and precision turning industries. Krippner earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and later an MBA degree from Cal State University San Marcos. His career began as an engineering apprentice with Hunter Industries in San Marcos, Calif. After college, he worked with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as a management consultant in their manufacturing systems practice. Most of his time with Andersen was with the Boeing Company in Seattle, Wash. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. Krippner began work at HK Plastics Engineering, Inc. in 1990. HK employed up to 150 team members in two manufacturing divisions in Oceanside, Calif. and was previously listed on San Diego Business Journal’s list of fastest growing private companies in the San Diego region. Krippner and his family sold their privately held interest in HK to Balda AG in 2012. Krippner has served on numerous boards including the Cal State University San Marcos College of Business Advisory Board, Coast Environmental, Inc. Advisory Board, and Outside the Bowl board of directors. He attends North Coast Church in Vista where he has been involved as a growth group leader and worship leader. He enjoys mountain biking, road cycling, tennis, skiing, and fly-fishing and lives near Vista, Calif. with his wife Renee and three sons, Evan, Andrew, and Ryan.