Alan Haggerty

Alan L. Haggerty
6200 Butterworth Lane • Corcoran, MN. 55340
Cell: (612) 819 – 5535 • Email:
A senior leader of research and development with significant career experience in the industrial and medical device industries. A high achiever with progressive advancement in Fortune 100 and emerging technology companies. Successful track record of leading organizations and developing innovative high-technology products in regulated and safety critical applications, building high performing teams, and strategic technology management.
Areas of expertise include:
 Technology Strategy & Roadmap Planning
 Organization & Process Development
 Full Life Cycle Product Development
 Government R&D / Pursuit Management
 Utilizing Outsourcing / Offshore Resources
 Project Mgmt., Budgeting and Execution
 Electronics, Software, Systems Engineering
 Quality Management; Six-Sigma, FDA, ISO
Tennant Company – Golden Valley, MN
A recognized leader in the design and manufacture of floor maintenance equipment for industrial and commercial markets. Tennant is a global technology company with operations in over 60 countries worldwide.
Global Chief Technologist 2013 – Present
Responsible for global development of intelligent systems technology. Leading definition of technology roadmaps aligned with strategic plan as part of $30 million annual corporate R&D budget. Accountable for delivering advanced technology solutions leveraging internal resources and strategic partners in the areas of intelligent sensing, remote diagnostics, machine to machine communication, and autonomous robotic navigation.
 Initiated strategic program to develop automated guided vehicle (AGV). Working with an outside technology partner, developed low-cost system approach enabling autonomous indoor robotic navigation. Developed business case projecting incremental sales of $150 million over a 5 year period.
 Led development of remote battery health diagnostics system for lead-acid batteries – addressing top customer concern. Created data analytics web portal and first Tennant smartphone application leveraging Internet of Things (IOT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) data communication.
 Led implementation of automatic watering system for battery powered floor scrubbers. Developed proprietary technology for addressing key performance and safety issues. Member of Patent Committee review process for invention disclosures and patent file decisions – $3M annual investment.
 Deployed custom telemetry solutions for remote monitoring of strategic accounts and emerging markets in Mexico and Brazil. Coordinated resources and accelerated deployment, winning ~$10 million in new strategic business.
Sorin Group CRM – Plymouth, MN
The largest European cardiovascular medical device company with global R&D, manufacturing and marketing organizations. Nearly one million patients are treated each year in more than 80 countries with Sorin Group’s medical devices.
System Director – Remote Patient Monitoring 2006 – 2012
Full R&D responsibility for development of Sorin’s Remote Patient Monitoring System (SmartView). Led definition of product roadmap and strategy, full multi-disciplinary system development, and successful transfer to production. Responsible for compliance to applicable medical device design controls and international data privacy regulations.
 Established Remote Monitoring R&D organization within Sorin focusing on system engineering and the development of Sorin’s first remote patient monitoring solution (SmartView). Hired and managed global engineering staff in Minneapolis and Paris. Total SmartView team exceeded 50 engineers, SW developers, and testers.
 Led selection of solution strategy for patient monitoring system including outsourcing partners. Orange Telecom was chosen to provide global development and operational services. Key participant in writing/negotiating the statement of work and contract worth $14 Million Euros over a five year period.
 Core Team Leader of Sorin’s Remote Monitoring program. Led cross-functional Core Team with global responsibility for scope definition, system engineering, verification testing, clinical/regulatory clearance, operational support and commercial launch in 16 countries throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.
 Led technical architectural definition for SmartView remote patient monitoring system. This web-based system included home monitor gateway with MICS radio frequency communications, .Net web application, encrypted SQL database, secure fault-tolerant hosting, and iPhone application for mobile access by physicians and nurses.
 Ensured compliance with design controls required for Class III medical devices. Designed SmartView system to adhere to FDA’s CFR 820.30 and ISO 13485 design controls, and compliance with HIPAA and EU Directives for patient privacy and security.
ProUroCare Medical Inc. – Minnetonka, MN
A startup medical device company creating innovative diagnostic systems for the urology market. Products include minimally invasive diagnostic imaging technologies to identifying tissue abnormalities and guide treatment of the prostate.
Vice President of Engineering 2005 – 2006
Responsible for all technology and product development activities within the company reporting to CEO. Led cross-functional teams engaged in the research and commercial development of class II medical device requiring electrical, mechanical, software and instrumentation expertise.
 Led development of tactile imaging system for prostate diagnostics based on tissue elasticity. Responsible for technology transfer, product engineering and verification & validation testing. Led all aspects of product engineering including safety testing to consensus standard IEC 60601 in preparation for clinical trial and manufacturing.
 Accelerated product development and compliance with FDA QSR requirements through strategic relationships with outsourced research and engineering service organizations. Led the definition of work, vendor selection and contract negotiations exceeding $750,000 annually.
 Conducted review of intellectual property and patent portfolio. Evaluated strength of IP proprietary position and developed preliminary opinion of freedom to operate.
 Key participant in the development of a research grant proposal to the National Institute of Health for $2.25 million to perform a phase III clinical study of tactile imaging.
American TeleCare – Eden Prairie, MN.
A leading medical device company providing telehealth/telemedicine solutions including interactive-video and messaging-based systems that enable remote (home-based) healthcare resulting in improved patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs.
Chief Technology Officer / VP of Engineering 2003 – 2005
Responsible for managing all aspects of the product engineering and IT departments reporting to CEO. Planned and directed new product development and continuation engineering with a staff of 12 engineers and managers. Implemented and maintained FDA regulatory processes and product clearance submissions.
 Led development of next generation telehealth/telemedicine products. Provided technical direction and cross-functional leadership for LifeView – an interactive telehealth system using H232 streaming video and SIP protocol, supporting remote patient vital sign monitoring and disease management questionnaires (e.g. glucose monitoring for diabetes).
 Led design and implementation of web-based software as a service (SaaS) environment for telehealth clients. Guided development of web server architecture for fault-tolerant and HIPPA compliant remote patient monitoring using Apache and MySQL. Implemented system performance monitoring and disaster recovery strategies.
 Led development and release of HL7 interface – a standard data interchange protocol supporting EDI/XML connectivity to third party electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Partnered with McKesson, Cerner/Beyond Now and Siemens to define requirements and verify connectivity and interoperability.
 Developed relationships with key telehealth customers at the Veterans Administration (VISN 11) and Columbia University (New York) resulting in programs worth over $8 million.
 Led engineering organization through successful certification of medical device ISO 13484 quality standard. Directed verification testing and maintained FDA regulatory clearance for products using 510K process.
Optical Solutions Inc. – Plymouth, MN
A start-up communication equipment provider of optical access systems delivering integrated voice, video and high-speed data services to residences and small- to medium-sized businesses using passive optical network technology.
Software Development Manager 2000 – 2002
Manager of software development for FiberPath Head End platform. Provided technical leadership for embedded software engineers developing Operation, Administration, Maintenance, and Provisioning (OAMP) system functions. Responsible for technical performance and continuous improvement in development methodologies, productivity and quality.
 Led development of the FiberPath 400 fiber-optic telecommunication head – end software. Responsible for system-wide development schedule; coordinating the efforts of four group managers and 50 development engineers across multiple departments. Directed workflow, applied resources, and tracked performance metrics.
 Key contributor to FiberPath 400 system design – a high reliability and fault tolerant gigabit passive optical network (GPON) based on GR303 digital interface, ThreadX real-time OS, multi-processor architecture, object-oriented design, and C++ language. Led definition of system requirements using use case analysis.
 Created high performing team. Hired seven software engineers in less than nine months in tight job market. Wrote job descriptions, interviewed, hired, and integrated new team members while continuing program deliverables.
 Accelerate software development and improve quality by applying Rational Tool set and defining software development process. Formalized process based on SEI-CMM and spiral development methodology.
Honeywell Technology Laboratory – Minneapolis, MN 1981 – 2000
A Honeywell corporate laboratory that researches and develops advanced technologies and products for Honeywell’s business units, industry organizations and government agencies in the areas of controls, communications, and software.
Section Chief – Embedded Control Systems
Manager of Embedded Control Department developing embedded systems and software for measurement, control, and communications applications. Provided leadership for four project managers and 13 engineers and technicians with an annual budget of $6 million. Responsible for strategic technical direction, project execution, and funding pursuits/proposals with Honeywell business units and external research agencies.
 Led development of innovative new technologies and product enhancements for Honeywell business in the areas of industrial sensing & automation, home & building control and aerospace. Established new direction leveraging technology trends of increased electronic integration, advanced algorithms, and low cost RF communications.
 Principle investigator for development of advanced technologies and product prototypes including, low cost multi-variable predictive control, spectrometry sensing for industrial process measurement, high-speed architectures for image processing and robotics, and neural network and pattern analysis/recognition algorithms.
 Championed continuing improvements in quality by participating in a strategic initiative focusing on project management and technology transfer. Promoted the development and adoption of a software project management process satisfying SEI CMM level II – overcoming group resistance for change.
 Technology strategist for Honeywell corporate-wide Accelerated Growth Initiative. Developed business plan (NPV of $200M) to provide a total energy outsourcing solution for commercial and industrial buildings using distributed electric power generation and advanced control algorithms.
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1989
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1980
Continuing education includes courses in leadership, project management and product development;

Six Sigma (Green Belt) • Dynamics of Team Leadership • Group Process Skills for Teams
Voice of the Customer • Advanced Project Management • Managing Multiple Priorities
Managing Fuzzy Front End • SEI-CMM • ISO 13485 Medical Device
 Received “Best Change Maker” award for the SmartView remote health monitoring and telemedicine solution recognizing the effort of Sorin and Orange to improve patient’s quality of life. Nov 30, 2009.
 Invited speaker at five technical conferences; Medical Design & Manufacturing, Minneapolis, MN. Oct 24, 2014; Design of Medical Devices Minneapolis, MN. Mar 25, 2004; DARPA’s Principal Investigator Meeting, Washington, DC. Nov. 1999; Instrumentation Society of America, Anaheim, CA. October 1991; Midwest Electronics Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. May 1991.
 Chairman / Vice-Chairman of Honeywell Engineering Council representing 6 separate business locations and approximately 10,000 employees. Worked closely with senior leadership team to address common employee issues including team recognition, training, and corporate communications.
 Recipient of five Honeywell awards recognizing the development of exceptional business or technical solutions within unusual administrative, marketing and contractual conditions.
 Awarded three U.S. Patents in the areas of sensing, control and optimization.

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