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An intensely focused and accomplished leader, engineer and business development professional who leverages a strong foundation in research and product development to envision and shape medical device technology opportunities. Recognized for the ability to master complex and evolving science, engineering and medical applications. Recent emphasis includes interaction with Key Opinion Leaders, Physicians, Healthcare Partners and device innovators towards the goal of product realization, conception and commercialization. Extensive experience leading traditional and virtual cross-functional teams throughout the entire product lifecycle. Currently, as a member of the Kinova Robotics Executive Management Team, Stuart principally leads the company's strategic roadmaps related to medical technology and affairs, as well as scientific research and innovation, all within the Medical Robotics Division. Additionally, Stuart oversees all quality assurance and regulatory affairs activities company-wide. Prior to joining Kinova Robotics, Stuart headed up engineering, research and product development programs at CAE Healthcare, helping to focus teams on technological innovations for medical and surgical simulators. Prior to this, Stuart spent just over nine years with Medtronic Inc. (previously CryoCath Technologies Inc.), where he led programs in advanced research, product development and systems engineering, involving both cryoablation balloon catheters and steerable sheath introducer technologies, as well as acted as an advisor for core technology innovations throughout parts of Medtronic. He was one of the principal engineers that lead the Arctic Front and Arctic Front Advance cardiac cryoablation platform to market, both in the USA and several OUS countries, to combat recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. During his tenure with Medtronic, Stuart was the recipient of two awards – the Research and Development Innovation and Total Execution Award (RADIATE), and the Medtronic Star of Excellence Award – both of which recognize leadership and advancement in product development & quality. He is a certified Green and Black Belt in "Design for Six Sigma" practices, and holds two design centric patents in medical device technology. Active in academia, Stuart represents local Medical Device and Biotechnology industry partners in Quebec, Canada as both an Industry Partner Ambassador and as a Guest lecturer to the newly created "Surgical Innovation Program", jointly offered by the Department of Surgery at McGill University, the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, and the Department of Engineering at Ecole de techonologie supérieure (ETS). Stuart received both a B.Eng. and an M.A.Sc. in Mechanical & Materials Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Stuart's experience and expertise span multiple areas of concentration including electrophysiology, structural heart, cardiovascular, endovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and minimally invasive surgical devices.