John P. Friel served for 30 years in various capacities at MEDRAD, Inc., a global company that designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports medical devices. He joined MEDRAD in the accounting area and earned a promotion to treasurer and vice president in corporate planning in 1986 and the business development area in 1987. He then served as executive vice president of sales and marketing from 1989-1995, senior vice president and general manager from 1995-1998, and as president and CEO from 1998-2010. The company received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award twice during his tenure – in 2004 and again in 2010. Mr. Friel is currently the managing director at Preservation Technologies LP, the director of the medical device industry segment at Blue Water Growth LLC, and a business consultant and board member of various companies in his position at Five Radicals LLC. He holds a Master of Arts in law and diplomacy from Tufts University and Bachelor of Arts in political science and Bachelor of Science in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.