KESSCO assists medical technology companies by efficiently and effectively providing critical support and value to business activities. KESSCO draws on years of industry experience with start-up, small, and large medical technology companies to provide focused strategies and solutions in operations and supply chain.


Wolfgang Krull:

Wolfgang Krull is the founder and managing partner of Krull Enterprise Services, LLC (KESSCO) providing “hands-on” management and consulting services to assist start-up, early and mid-stage medical technology companies develop, implement, and optimize their manufacturing and supply chain operations to meet business goals. 

Wolfgang is an executive management professional in the medical device industry with a proven track record of leading complex business, site, operations, supply chain, and product development organizations.  His leadership skills have been demonstrated in both large (Fortune 100) and small companies, including two successful start-ups.  Specialties include leading Operations, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, and Program Management to meet worldwide business, quality, and regulatory requirements.  Achievements include setting up successful Supply Chain and Operations organization and processes, improving operating performance, significantly reducing costs using lean principles, developing and implementing strategic change initiatives, and new product/process introductions. Industry experience includes high-tech medical devices, hardware (electro/mechanical/robotics), software, x-ray, 2D/3D imaging, patient monitoring, Service, Quality Systems, ISO 13485, and FDA.

Wolfgang spent 24 years with Hewlett Packard Medical (now Philips) in multiple functions including executive positions as Director of R&D and Director of Worldwide Manufacturing/Order Fulfillment for the Patient Monitoring Business (a $500M+ business).  In these roles he was responsible for strategic development for the Bedside Patient Monitoring, Digital Telemetry, Central Monitoring, and Cath Lab product lines for critical, intermediate, and coronary care hospital markets. 

In 2001, he joined start-up Visualization Technologies (VTI) as Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply Chain responsible for strategic business, process, operational, and organization improvements including initiatives in lean, cost reduction, quality improvements, and new product launch processes for Manufacturing.   In 2002, VTI was successfully acquired by General Electric where Wolfgang continued as Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain. 

In 2003, Wolfgang joined start-up Breakaway Imaging as Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain and was responsible for establishing and leading the operations, supply chain, quality system, and service organizations and processes for the O-arm Imaging system.   He helped lead the introduction of the O-arm product in 2006 with revenues of $10M in the first year of shipments.   In 2007, Breakaway Imaging was successfully acquired by Medtronic and Wolfgang became the Regional Business and Site Manager for the Medtronic’s Navigation and Imaging business responsible for managing the product development, operations, quality/regulatory, and factory services organizations for the O-arm business.  Key accomplishments include CAGR of over 30% with revenue of over $50M. 

Wolfgang is currently working with the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) as an Accelerator Executive.  He has also been a Hewlett Packard Fellow, Chairman of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) College of Engineering Deans Advisory Committee, and Member of the Boston University Software Engineering Advisory Committee.

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