We trust that you will quickly develop a level of confidence in EMS knowing that our Owner/Management team has a broad and highly experienced background. You will find that we have firsthand knowledge relating to the issues most critical in servicing your company. The following provides a brief overview highlighting our specific experiences in the medical device industry.
Ben Smith, President & CEO
Ben is a graduate of Harding University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. He began his career with E&Y and as a former Certified Public Accountant has broad experience in accounting and management within the manufacturing and service industries. Ben was recognized as the 2007 Bartlett Business Person of the Year and was a 2006 recipient of the Top Forty Under 40 award presented by the Memphis Business Journal honoring local business leaders. His three decades in the business arena afford him a unique perspective and expertise in both process and operations management, which he effectively uses to guide EMS as a leading supplier of medical devices.
Matt Lewis, Director of Engineering
Matt joined EMS in 2003. He holds an associate degree in mechanical engineering. He has extensive experience in the medical machining industry manufacturing both prototype and production instruments. Prior to his role as Director of Engineering, Matt excelled in multiple areas of responsibility including: coordinator of manufacturing, process planning, and business development. He has a tremendous passion for learning and the ability to conceptualize complex manufacturing processes. Matt’s ability to efficiently merge our customer’s design concepts with EMS manufacturing expertise has been an invaluable resource.
Charles Stanford, Director of Operations
Charles joined EMS in 2010. He is a graduate of Memphis State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) with over 14 years of manufacturing experience in various accounting and finance roles. He joined EMS after six years of experience in financial planning and business development and eight years of experience as corporate controller, including SEC reporting responsibilities.
Mike Beane, Director of Product Support & ISO Rep
Mike is a graduate of Barry University, where he earned a Business Administration degree. His broad and diverse background ranges from quality systems to design and documentation management of government contracts, to oversight of diverse manufacturing projects. He uses these skills to oversee the systems and processes critical to support the regulatory and manufacturing requirements of our customers. He was responsible for obtaining our original ISO 9001 registration and our current ISO 13485 registration, and serves as the EMS ISO Representative.
Mitch Dean, Director of Quality
Mitch joined EMS in January 2012. He has over 20 years of experience developing quality systems for medical device OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. His skills range from quality engineering and medical device PPAP to development and implementation of quality management systems. Along with being a college graduate, Mitch holds certifications as a Certified Mechanical Inspector with ASQ, a Lead Auditor in ISO 13485, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 as well as other industry certifications.