Life Science Partner announces the placement of Chris Hadland as vice president, quality with Medtronic Vascular in Santa Rosa, California. At this new position, Hadland will establish operational and quality standards, including developing departmental standards programs, defining performance metrics and audit guidelines, measuring the quality program’s impact, and preparing for potential audits.
Hadland was most recently vice president, operations and quality for Timm Medical Technologies. Previously, Hadland was director of quality and regulatory affairs for the Alternate Care Division of Nellcor Puritan Bennett, where he held several positions. Prior to Nellcor, Hadland worked in quality control and assurance for American Medical Systems and Schneider USA.
Hadland, who lives in Minneapolis, earned degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering from St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota. He also holds an MBA from the College of St. Thomas.