Mar 26, 2012

Nephros Inc. Hires New Director of U.S. Sales

Shane Sullivan will lead efforts to improve sales of ultrafiltration products

Nephros Inc., a medical device company developing and marketing filtration products for therapeutic applications, infection control and water purification, announced that the company has hired Shane Sullivan as director of U.S. sales.

Sullivan has spent nearly two decades in a sales leadership role in the healthcare, life science and biopharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Nephros, he led the sales team at Saxton Bradley with a focus on the healthcare and scientific markets. Before Saxton Bradley, Sullivan was the western regional sales manager at Thermo Scientific. While there, he led the $175 million laboratory furnishings and airflow products division to ten consecutive double-digit increases in the western region. His extensive work within the architectural design, engineering and contracting communities significantly contributed to the company’s sales on a national level. Prior to Thermo Scientific, Sullivan worked at Applied Instruments, where he represented a variety of equipment manufacturers focused on solutions for the healthcare, life science and biopharmaceutical research markets. At Applied Instruments, he helped grow the business, establish stronger roots for its organization in the region and developed a strong understanding of the distribution market. Previouslu, at MDT Castle, he led the launch and direct sales efforts of the company’s life science and pharmaceutical sterilization business. His sales efforts ultimately contributed to the merger that formed Getinge-Castle. Sullivan earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.

"The Nephros line of ultrafiltration products represents a significant asset for infection control and the production of ultrapure water," Sullivan said. "I am excited to be joining the Nephros team and look forward to ramping up market adoption of the company's products."

"Shane Sullivan is a proven performer in the medtech sector," said Dr. Paul Mieyal, acting CEO of Nephros. "He brings industry experience, an extensive professional network and strong customer focus to the team at Nephros. I look forward to working with Shane to enhance Nephros's sales efforts toward top line sales growth for Nephros's ultrafiltration product line."