Russell HowieChief Operating Officer
Russell Howie is ECA Medical Instruments’ Chief Operating Officer (COO) leading ECA Medical Instruments’ production operations, manufacturing, supply chain management, quality and compliance teams. He has over 25 years of medical device product development and manufacturing experience managing various cGMP factories with wide range of medical device products.
Prior to joining ECA Medical Instruments he was the Sr. Director of Manufacturing & Operations for Haemonetics, the global leader in blood management products and solutions. Russ managed the NPI and production operations for a broad range of the company’s surgical and diagnostic and blood and plasma center devices.
Russell was also the Vice President of Manufacturing for Covidien developing surgical, respiratory, patient monitoring and patient care products such as ablation systems, brain monitoring, medication delivery and wound care. Covidien products are engineered to prevent needle stick injury, infection, cross contamination or medication errors.
Earlier in his career he was Plant Manager for Tyco Healthcare a maker of disposable medical supplies, wound care dressings, bandaging, elastic support and other vascular compression products. Tyco Healthcare became Covidien (now part of Medtronic) in 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration as well as certifications in Lean Manufacturing and Statistical Process Control.