WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Tech, a Massachusetts-based contract engineering, design, and manufacturing services provider, has announced that Laura Deming has joined its team as Senior Vice President of Engineering. With more than 25 years of experience building and leading talented teams in delivering innovative solutions to meet customer needs, Deming has led the development and commercialization of numerous capital equipment and consumable products for medical device, life science, and other applications.
Columbia Tech's Senior Vice President and General Manager Gerry Burns was enthusiastic in welcoming Deming. "We could not be more excited about Laura joining our leadership team. She brings a background that is highly compatible and the depth of experience that will be required as we continue to grow." Commenting on leadership style, he added, "I've had the opportunity to work closely with Laura over the past few months and she leads with intelligence, experience and passion and has already made a significant impact with our Engineering team.
"I'm thrilled to join the team here at Columbia Tech and to contribute to the success and growth of the organization," said Deming. She added, "My overriding goal is to further strengthen Columbia Tech's commitment to realizing the incredible potential that exists to deliver services and products that meet and exceed our customer's expectations."
Prior to joining Columbia Tech, Deming held the position of Senior Vice President of Product Development at RainDance Technologies. She has also held senior leadership roles in Product Development and Operations at WaveRx, Cytyc, Applied Biosystems, PerSeptive Biosystems, and Millipore.
Deming holds a BS in Professional Chemistry from Bridgewater State College, an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lowell, and an MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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