Founded by Tim Nieman ZIEN is comprised of a highly experienced team and extends to a broader organization of external members and partners that can be leveraged depending on the needs of the customer. With experts in engineering, quality, regulatory affairs, and business development we have participated in development of a wide variety of products spanning interventional radiology, cardiac surgery, neuro-surgery, gynecological, gastrointestinal and acute care/general surgery. Our broad experience and staff allows us the flexibility to apply the right resources at the right time to maintain project pace without the extraneous spending associated with traditional startups who hire full time staff.
Tim Nieman, BS in Bioengineering
Tim Nieman has extensive experience as a medical device professional and entrepreneur. In addition to his track record of leading and growing businesses he has specialized experience in medical device development, manufacturing, regulatory, and design control. His experience spans numerous medical specialties but specifically includes development of technologies for cardiac and vascular surgery, stent and catheter based therapies, LVADs, and laser and radiofrequency tissue ablation. Through various capacities from engineer to entrepreneur he has directed and conducted numerous product development efforts.
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Scott Pletzer participates as a Quality Systems resource for ZIEN and our customers. Mr. Pletzer is also Founder of CARZER Technologies, LLC. With 20 years of experience in the technical aspects of Quality System Regulations (QSR), ISO 9001/13485, and European Medical Device Directive (MDD) requirements Mr. Pletzer provides the QMS expertise needed for the rapid commercialization of medical
Founder of CARZER Technologies, LLC.
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Lorri Chavez, MBA, RAC
Ms. Lorri Chavez participates as ZIEN’s regulatory expert and holds a Bachelors Degree from Xavier University as well an MBA. As a regulatory expert with RAC certification from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, Ms. Chavez has achieved U.S. and foreign regulatory clearances on numerous products for companies such as J&J and CR Bard. Ms. Chavez has over 20 years of regulatory experience and recently launched LC3 Consulting to bring this extensive experience to small medical device companies in association with ZIEN.
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Erik Liddiard, MS, BS
Mr. Erik Liddiard, Engineering, holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Biomedical Engineering. Mr. Liddiard has been a key contributor in a number of projects and has patents pending through his efforts.
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Jared Spendlove, BS
Mr. Jared Spendlove, Engineering, holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering and has contributed greatly to a new electromechanical device anticipated to improve clinical results. Mr. Spendlove has patents pending through these efforts.
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Adam Howell, Quality Engineering