Chief Executive Officer
Gareth Clarke is a seasoned, internationally experienced CEO with diverse financial, marketing and technology commercialization skills. Prior to joining Irrimax Corporation, he served as Chief Executive at Inviro Medical Devices, where he led the company’s transformation from a research and development operation to a commercial business. Clarke also served as President of Columbia Crest Consulting, which focused on enterprise value development strategies. He held senior management, marketing and finance positions with the London International Group, a global leader in the surgical glove and family planning markets. There, he served on the company’s board of directors and drove worldwide growth of the company’s Biogel surgical glove business.
Carolyn Twomey, BSN, RN
Vice President, Clinical, Research and Regulatory
Carolyn Twomey brings more than three decades of experience as a clinician, executive manager and clinical consultant to her responsibilities at Irrimax Corporation, where she works directly with leading clinical researchers to design clinical trials and ensure clinical program accuracy. She also creates accredited continuing education programs, provides clinical support for field sales personnel and leads the company’s clinical advisory council.
Before joining Irrimax, Twomey was Chief Clinical Officer for Microdermis Corporation and President of Pivotal Clinical Solutions. She led Molnlycke Health Care’s global clinical services organization, and held multiple leadership positions within the company’s US division. Earlier in her career, Twomey excelled as a perioperative nurse, critical care nurse manager and director of interventional cardiology. She also served as assistant professor of surgery and director of the Advanced Life Support Center at the Medical College of Virginia.
Twomey has published articles in Journal of the American College of Surgeons, AORN Journal, Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety, Infection Control Today, Managing Infection Control and Surgical Products, among many others. Twomey is a member of AORN and formerly served as trustee on the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Foundation Board. She is a member of Surgical Infection Society and serves on the Membership Committee, the American College of Surgeons, and the Association of Professionals in Infection Control.
Carolyn has served as a respected speaker and key thought leader for many conferences including:
- Japanese Operating Room Nurses Congress 2010, Kyoto, Japan
- AORN Congress 2011, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
- AORN Congress 2010, Exhibitor’s stand presentation
- Korean Operating Room Nurses Conference 2009, Chung-Ju, Korea
- World Surgical Congress 2007, Seoul, Korea
- World Surgical Congress 2005, Barcelona, Spain
- European Operating Room Nursing Association Congress (EORNAC) 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark
- European Operating Room Nursing Association Congress (EORNAC) 2007, Dublin, Ireland
- Infectious Disease Key Opinion Leaders’ Conference 2006 and 2009, Edinburgh, Scotland
- The American Ophthalmic Registered Nurses Annual Conference
- The AORN Multi-Specialty Conference
- The AORN First Assistant National Forum 2003
VP, International Business Development
Sam Zaidspiner brings more than twenty years of experience developing and launching products for a variety of markets including medical, consumer and packaging. He successfully directed the manufacturing launch of three Irrimax Corporation products and led the clinical and documentation submission process to achieve FDA approval for the Irrisept irrigation product.
Prior to joining Irrimax, Zaidspiner founded and served as President of Slingshot Product Development Group, Inc., where he led the development and launch of innovations for a variety of well-known medical and consumer companies. Before that, he helped build the Atlanta offices of the Compression prototyping company, where he worked with companies such as Kimberly-Clark, Coca-Cola, Telxon, Siemens, Ryobi, Frigidaire and Lucent.
Sharon Klinck has more than 25 years of experience serving as accounting manager and controller for small, medium and growing businesses. Having managed enterprise financial activities – including tax, audit, HR and finance operations – for national and global companies, Klinck is well positioned to assist Irrimax as the company expands sales in the US and worldwide.
Prior to joining Irrimax, Klinck was Controller for Computer Exchange, Ltd, a global distributor of printer replacement parts and supplies where she managed all financial activities and audit compliance. Klinck also served as controller for Sage Software, responsible for all aspects of the finance group and company financial activities for its Small Business Division.
Eugene (Gene) Ritter
Vice President Sales
Gene Ritter has more than 20 years of experience in medical device sales, including sales training, strategic account management, GPO negotiation and extensive sales management. Prior to joining Irrimax, Ritter was VP, Sales – Surgical Solutions at Ecolab Healthcare where he was responsible for sales of more than $100 million and a 70-person sales team.
Ritter’s previous roles demonstrate a record of increasing responsibility with the Ecolab and Microtek medical sales organizations. Ritter has extensive experience in building successful sales organizations in support of surgical and infection prevention solutions.
Ritter is an active member of the Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses.