Gregory Theyel, Ph.D. is the director of the Biomedical Manufacturing Network (http://www.biomedmfg.org/), which assists biomedical companies in California with firm strategy, product and process design, pilot testing and clinical trials, manufacturing and production planning, and supply chain management. Gregory is a manufacturing engineer with over 20 years of experience helping companies with strategy, product and process design, production planning, and supply chain management. He has assisted over 500 companies as well as started and run his own companies. He has a doctorate from Clark University, has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, and has taught industrial and biomedical engineering and management courses. Gregory was formerly a Senior Research Fellow, at the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom where he was Program Director for the High Value Production Program.