SomnoMed, Inc. – North America Leadership
Dr. Kien Nguyen – President of SomnoMed, Inc.
Kien Nguyen is President of SomnoMed, Inc.,a division of SomnoMed, Inc. In this role, Dr. Nguyen is responsible for SomnoMed’s North American business.
Previously, he was Vice President and General Manager of OtisMed, a personalized medical technology company and a division of Stryker Orthopaedics. He was responsible for all operating functions of OtisMed, focusing on the development and global commercialization of personalized surgical solutions for orthopaedic surgery. Before Stryker, Dr. Nguyen was Vice President- Global Marketing, Vice President – Research & Ideation, and Vice President – Global Portfolio Management for Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI). In these positions, he established the product portfolio function and helped build a robust product pipeline of innovative tissue healing (NPWT) products. He was also responsible for managing all basic & translational research activities and global commercialization activities. Prior to KCI, Dr. Nguyen held positions in clinical sales, product marketing, international market development and new product development for Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company. He has healthcare experiences in sleep apnea, wound healing, tissue regeneration, surgical wound care, orthopaedic surgery and biologics in surgery.
Dr. Nguyen completed a BS in Genetics & Cell Biology from University of Minnesota and a MS in Microbiology from Minnesota State University – Mankato. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from University of Colorado – Boulder and also holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is also an Adjunct Professor at University of Texas San Antonio, College of Sciences.
Erin Waller – Senior Director of Marketing at SomnoMed, Inc.
Erin Waller, MBA is a strategic marketing executive with Fortune 500 brand marketing and sales experience. Her advances in business have earned her awards including being noted as a Top Woman in Business under 30 and a NBMBAA Pitch Competition Awardee (2016).
Experience: Marketing Strategy Development and Tactical Implementation, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Marketing Automation, Persona Mapping, HubSpot Certified, Infusionsoft Marketing Automation Expert, P&L Responsibility, Video Marketing, TV/DTC Marketing, Outside Sales Team Management, Inside Sales Team Management, Google Adwords Development, Remarketing, Internet Marketing Strategy Development, Social Media planning and Business Development.
Member of: American Marketing Association (AMA), National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Jack & Jill of America, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Mr. Chip Seals – Director of Managed Care
Chip comes to Somnomed with nearly 30 years of medical, DME and business experience. A Registered Respiratory Therapist and graduate of Texas State University School of Allied Health Sciences, Chip has worked in both adult and neonatal critical care with extensive experience in sleep medicine. He has held roles as a CPAP and interface product manager, national accounts manager, Area Director of sales, Director of Business development, and Director of National and Government accounts with the likes of companies such as Tyco Healthcare, ResMed, Chart Industries and InovaLabs.
As the Director of Managed care for Somnomed, Chip is responsible for all aspects of managed care implementation and COAT adoption for strategic insurance and managed care accounts. A native of Bellville Texas, Chip is based out of California and lives in the Central Valley / Bay Area.
Lewis Meyers – Senior Director of Sales of SomnoMed, Inc.
Lewis joined SomnoMed in October 2017 as their new Senior Director of Sales. He transitioned into the dental industry in 2011 with American Eagle Instruments as their Director of Sales & Marketing for the US & Canada. He made this move after spending almost 20 years in surgical urology and minimally invasive gynecology. Most of his sales management training occurred while working for industry leader, Johnson & Johnson, in 2 separate surgical divisions.
He is an experienced sales executive with leadership in medical device, surgical disposables, diagnostics and dental hand instrumentation in both multi-national and start-up, entrepreneurial companies. His tenure includes sales management positions with global companies: J&J Ethicon Endosurgery, Imagyn Medical, and Osbon Medical Systems. Sales management experience within the VC funded, start-up segment includes: Novasys Medical and Spineology. He is a results-oriented manager with a successful track record of building, developing, and leading award-winning medical and dental sales teams.
On a personal note, Lewis is a Texas native. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Business Administration where he was a 5 time All American diver on the Cornhusker Varsity Swimming & Diving Team. He is an avid cyclist who pedals about 4,000 miles per year. He and his wife, Shari, live just north of Dallas. Their son, Jeremy, is studying engineering at Texas A&M University and their daughter, Madison, is majoring in education at the University of Arkansas.