1+ hours (Conversazione) and 4 hours (audio), November 20, 1997 (Conversazione), January 21, 1998 and May 20, 1998 (audio interview), ATS Medical, Plymouth, Minnesota
Interviewer: David Rhees
Audio MP3 File
(Conversazione) One in a series of informal talks on the medical device industry held at the Bakken Library and Museum.
(Audio interviews) His early life, school experiences; early interest in science and technology; first jobs; experiences with Medtronic; customer services representative; international aspects of the business and product information; service as first international employee and then as representative and manager for Latin America; life in Argentina; Medtronic mission statement; selling methods and prowess; relationships with doctors; importance of education in selling technical products; starting up Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (pacemaker with lithium battery); St. Jude Medical (bileaflet heart valve made from pyrolitic carbon); GV Medical [Grabek Villafaña] (laser angioplasty system); Helix Bio-Core precursor to ATS [Advancing the Standard]: product, management/support staff, technical expertise, funding, and selling; views on venture capital; impressions of famous heart doctors.
User copy: 4 60-minute cassettes
Original: 4 60-minute cassettes
User copy: 2 60-minute cassettes
Original: 1 90-minute cassette
Restrictions on Use: None
Transcript: 19 pages (Conversazione) and 46 pages (audio)
Accession Number: AV 2001.104.14