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Cristy Richards

  • Cristy currently oversees the quality and procurement departments at JAKTOOL and leads consumer healthcare and medical device new business development
  • Before joining JAKTOOL, Cristy worked for both academic and large corporations supporting biologics and medical devices where she led multidisciplinary teams as the Product Development Engineering Manager for Osteotech, Inc. and as a Principal Sourcing Engineer for Medtronic Spine and Biologics
  • At JAKTOOL, she established internal Quality Assurance / Metrology Lab and matured the quality system to earn ISO certification
  • Implemented ERP to streamline workflow and improve efficiency
  • Achieved 300% staff growth over 4 years with a revenue increase of 30% annually
  • Cristy currently holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.B.A., and is credited on numerous patents in the medical device industry
  • Co-chairs the Rutgers University Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mentorship Program