Craig Turner is the founder of MedPro and has been CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors since its inception. He has been involved in the medical device industry for over 15 years, overseeing the strategic development and distribution of needle destruction technology as well as the production and distribution of dental safety needles. Mr. Turner managed the purchase of eight different passive medical technologies, providing the foundation for MedPro’s portfolio of products and the establishment of key partner relationships for the company. He is the founder of CRM Companies, employing over 400 throughout the southeastern US. Mr. Turner has served on numerous boards as well as co-founder of CMF, a charitable foundation located outside Vail, Colorado. Mr. Turner currently serves on the Board of Regents of Eastern Kentucky University as Finance Chairman.
Former Kentucky Governor Dr. Ernie Fletcher has been an Air Force fighter pilot, engineer, family doctor, lay minister, state legislator, and United States Congressman. Governor Fletcher served his community as a family practice physician in Lexington for twelve years, including two years as CEO of the Saint Joseph Medical Foundation. Governor Fletcher’s legislative career began in 1995 as a State Representative for Kentucky’s 78th District. Governor Fletcher’s public service continued when he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1998 from Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District. In Congress, he served as a member of the House Committees on Energy and Commerce and was selected to chair the Policy Subcommittee on Health. Governor Fletcher is currently doing business development and healthcare consulting. He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Engineering and a medical degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine.
Mr. Kiely is the retired Chief Executive Officer of MillerCoors. Previously, he was the president and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors Brewing Company. He guided the company through major transitions in recent years, including the merger of Adolph Coors Company and Molson Inc. in 2005 and the acquisition of what is now Coors Brewers Limited in the United Kingdom. Previously, Mr. Kiely served in executive management and marketing positions with Frito-Lay Inc., a subsidiary of PepsiCo, and Ventura Coastal Corporation, a division of Seven Up Inc. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Gary Peterson has served as a member of the Board since 1998, and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MedPro from 1998-2003. Mr. Peterson is President and CEO of Baton Development, Inc., a virtual incubator for new medical products and has been the Managing Partner of Baton Ventures LLC and PSF Health Care Fund LLC, and a Venture Partner of Affinity Ventures LLC, all venture capital funds. He has spent over 35 years in the medical device and health services business and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of numerous public and private medical companies. Prior to the venture capital business Mr. Peterson co-founded Angiomedics Incorporated and was its Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice-President (Angiomedics was acquired by Pfizer, Inc., renamed Schneider USA, and sold again to Boston Scientific for $2+ billion.) Prior to that Mr. Peterson was responsible for product management and long range product planning for Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (became Guidant, and was also acquired by Boston Scientific) and held various sales and marketing management positions with Renal Systems, Inc. (became Minntech.)
Warren Rustand was appointed to the board in December 2007. Mr. Rustand is currently managing partner for SC Capital Partners LLC. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for over 40 public, private, and not-for-profit organizations, including as Chairman of more than half of those organizations. In the medical field, Mr. Rustand has served as Chairman of Tucson Medical Center, Chairman of Health Partners of Arizona, Chairman of TLC Vision, Chairman of Medical Body Sculpting, and Chairman of Health Equity, Incorporated. Mr. Rustand also served as Appointment Secretary and Cabinet Secretary to former US President Gerald Ford.
Carl Kleidman was appointed to the board in August 2010. Mr. Kleidman is currently Managing Director, Investments for Vision Capital Advisors, LLC. He brings 25 years of investment experience to Vision. He oversees Vision’s Investment Team and manages the overall structure and execution of each investment transaction. Prior to joining Vision, Mr. Kleidman was a Managing Director at Centrecourt Asset Management and ComVest Investment Partners, as well as Head of Investment Banking at Commonwealth Associates and Barington Capital Group. Previously he was a partner at the law firm of Shea and Gould. Mr. Kleidman holds a J.D. from Cornell University Law School and a B.S. in Public Accounting & Finance, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University.