Who We Are

From Innovation, Hope: Exsurco engineers high precision products for both the healthcare and tissue bank professional.  Our products allow these professionals to work with ease, efficiency and compassion.  We are dedicated to working together with this community of professionals who are advancing the healing power of skin to patients who need it the most.

Our Mission

The Mission at Exsurco Medical is to enable our customers to advance the healing power of skin with pride, passion, and performance.

 

Our Vision:

Establish aninnovative portfolio of precision devices surrounding skin for Tissue and Surgical healthcare professionals, focused on value generation via superior clinicaloutcomes, operational efficiencies, enhanced ergonomics, and return on investment (ROI).

 

Core Values:

Our Core Values are what brings us together, it’s what motivates us, drives us, and the glue that holds all of us together. Core values set us apart from everyone else in our business and gives us the strength and hope to continue to pursue excellence in everything we do. Our Core values are the root of our existence. They are a message, a feeling, and something we strive for every day.

 

Courage: being brave and confident enough to do what is right

Authentic: staying true to who we are, what we do and who we serve

Creative: developing new or imaginative ideas and turn them into a reality

Results

Our commercial team is located throughout the USA and is standing by to assist customers in North America, and support distribution of our Tissue products into Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

AMBER MCAFEE | Vice President, Sales and Marketing
(Atlanta, GA)

With Exsurco since its inception in 2010, Amber led the company’s growth into tissue and surgical settings to redefine excision science.  She supports Exsurco’s community of healthcare professional customers who are advancing the healing power of skin to patients who need it the most.

Uncovering customer needs, problem solving, and providing solutions is nothing new to Amber who started her career as a Surgical Technician and Combat Medic in the U.S. Army.  After completing active duty, she remained in the reserves and found her home in the transplant industry at Lifeline of Ohio.  Her second day on the job was the September 11th attacks on our nation and Amber knew then saving lives would become her lifelong passion.

Amber worked with the team of engineers that developed the Amalgatome® MD for skin grafting procedures in tissue donation, which since 2010 has resulted in over half a million life-saving dermal allografts for burn survivors.

She earned a Masters of Business Administration, with Specialization Healthcare Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Her Bachelor of Science is from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA.

Exsurco is proud to be a partner of the Phoenix Society and The Spiegel Burn Foundation for Burn Survivors and an advocate for Tissue Donation Across America through Donate Life America and American Association of Tissue Banks.

In her free time, Amber likes to give back. On medical mission trip focused on surgical burn and wound procedures in Tamale, Ghana, she volunteered as Lead Surgical Assistant.

Jeff Regan

JEFF REGAN | Surgical Account Manager
(San Clemente, CA)

Jeff helps clinicians in the surgical and burn setting to discover a completely new and revolutionary way to approach age old processes surrounding excision and skin grafting using the Amalgatome SD.  He helps facilities explore their needs, challenges, and build support for budgetary/value analysis processes to maximize the healing power of skin to improve patient outcomes.

Jeff brings 16 years of sales and training experience as well as business development.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana.

Jeff spent time in England playing professional soccer and he enjoys camping, fishing, hiking,  soccer, hockey, and surfing. But his favorite hobby is spending time with his family, attending sporting events and concerts. He also gives back to the community by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and beach clean-up activities in California.

Erik Devine

ERIK DEVINE | Surgical Account Manager
(St. Augustine, FL)

Erik enjoys demonstrating how the Amalgatome SD innovates the process of excising and skin grafting for burn surgeons and their patients.  With the Amalgatome SD he plans to show burn surgeons how this new technology can improve patient outcomes and lower surgical costs.  He conducts hands on training in the OR with the surgeons, provides reprocessing education for SPD, and discusses financials with Value Analysis Teams.

Prior to joining Exsurco, Erik  had over 10 years sales experience in the medical field with specialties of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, Wound Care, Limb Salvage, Complex Wound Reconstruction, Closed Surgical Incisions.

Erik completed his business marketing degree at California State University Northridge and played college baseball at Moorpark JC, and since then has taken time to coach.  In his free time Erik enjoys activities with his family, watching LA Dodgers baseball, golf, and scuba diving.

Mark Avery

MARK AVERY | Senior Surgical Applications Specialist and LMS Trainer
(Minneapolis, MN)

Drawing on his 26 years’ experience in Burn Units, Mark helps maximize clinician experience with the Amalgatome SD system in burn and surgical applications.  He leads training labs for our customers, conducts in-services, attends initial cases, assists in clinical evaluations of the system, works closely with Sterile Processing Departments and compiles documentation to support Value Analysis requirements.

Prior to working for Exsurco, Mark worked for various burn-injury related companies and helped introduce the first biodegradable matrix for burn patients in the U.S.  He is currently an active Executive Board Member of the North American Burns Society (NABS) and served as its President in 2002. For twenty years, he served as the Public Relations Director of the Great Lakes Burn Camp in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

An avid skier, Mark has skied throughout North America, Austria, and a glacier in Switzerland.   He is also a life-long film and music buff and can often be found working on some sort of video or music project. However, his biggest passion is spending time with his family.

Cara Revell

CARA REVELL | Surgical Applications Specialist
(Pittsburgh, PA)

Cara’s responsibilities include conducting in-services, delivering training programs, providing product support, conducting evaluations and support activities regarding safety, handling, operation, and maintenance the Amalgatome SDs in hospitals, burn centers, and surgery centers. Her focus is to ensure clinical staff get the best Amalgatome experience possible, as well as being in the operating room for excision and skin grafting.

Prior to joining Exsurco, Cara worked as a Tissue Recovery Specialist with the Center for Organ Recovery and Education in Pittsburgh.   She completed her bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2014 from Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA with a completion of autopsy specialization and has been a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS) since 2016.  Cara is also a two-time poster presenter for the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).

In her spare time Cara enjoys cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers & Penguins, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and her dog.

Ryan Hendrick

RYAN HENDRICK | Tissue Accounts Manager
(Fort Wayne, IN)

Ryan’s passion is for training customers to ensure Exsurco products and services add value to the work they do every day.  In his role, he serves the Tissue Bank (both Recovery and Processing) customers providing hands-on recovery training for Tissue Banks and Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) on the use of the Amalgatome MD, SK and SD devices, dramatically increasing split thickness skin recovery yields at every site visited.

Trained in both our product segments he conducts in-services, delivers training programs, provides product support, on-going activities regarding our products in tissue banks, hospitals, burn centers, and ORs.  He has been working in tissue banking since 2008 and is a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS), and previously worked at Indiana University Health as a Lean Deployment Leader in Indianapolis, IN. Prior to IU Health, he worked at Indiana Donor Network as a Tissue Procurement Coordinator.

Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Purdue and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Ryan also has specialized training in performance data analytics, Lean management systems, supply chain operations, public speaking, team building, aseptic technique, sterilization processes, and tissue recovery.

Ryan understands the value of fostering a team approach to recovery based on his 16 years of experience in the Tissue banking industry.  In his free time, he reports, “I love HOCKEY and I am a youth hockey coach!”

Taylor Warrick

TAYLOR WARRICK | Product Manager
(Wakeman, OH)

In her role, Taylor manages the Exsurco product portfolio to ensure the company’s medical devices provide solutions to customers’ needs.  She’s focused on New Product Development (NPD) along with design and sustaining engineering on our all products through obtaining feedback from the field team and our customers as well as sharing product information to provide seamless customer support.

She completed her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from North Carolina State University. While there Taylor worked on a design project to improve the effectiveness of dermatomes used by plastic surgeons at a local burn and trauma center.  She also studied abroad in London for 8 months where she attended Queen Mary University.

Taylor is also responsible for developing and executing marketing programs to build our franchise in the global market, drive market growth (line extensions, advertisement campaigns, and customer engagement activities), and develop strategic relationships with healthcare professionals.

An avid fitness buff, Taylor is usually training for a marathon.   Recently she completed the Chicago Marathon raising money for The Michael J. Fox Foundation and also participated in Lifebanc’s Over-The-Edge fundraising rappelling event held at the Oswald Centre in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

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Exsurco Medical Timeline and Milestones

10/ 2008

Bettcher Industries first sells into Tissue Bank Market

03/ 2009

Tissue Banking Consultants brought in to form official Tissue Bank Business Unit for Exsurco

01/ 2011

National Sales Manager hired (CTBS- Certified Tissue Bank Specialist)

04/ 2011

First Cadaver Lab Training session with entire Exsurco Sales and Engineering Team - Castele Learning Center at Lutheran Hospital

10/ 2011

Hired Senior Design Biomedical Engineer to lead engineering team

07/ 2011

Awarded grant from Ohio Third Frontier Biomedical Program for additional resources

02/ 2012

Amalgatome MD prototype used for first time in recovering donated human skin on a research donor

06/ 2013

Amalgatome MD Final Testing completed totaling 76 donors

08/ 2013

Launch of the Amalgatome MD and DermaSharp Blades

01/2014

Launch of Amalgatome SK sterile blade

02/ 2014

Added Sales Training Specialist to Staff (CTBS)

08/2014

Exsurco Technical Services Business Process Established and Manager hired

11/ 2014

Hired General Manager to manager Exsurco Medical

01/ 2015

Exsurco Medical Achieves ISO 13485:2003 Quality System Registration

04/ 2015

Hired team of medical device professionals in the fields of quality, regulatory, manufacturing and marketing

07/01/15

Exsurco Medical moved to stand alone production facility equipped with Class 7 Cleanroom at 10804 Green Rd., Birmingham, OH. 44889

04/03/2017

Exsurco Medical launches the Amalgatome SD® Skin Grafting and Wound Debridement medical device for surgical procedures.

2018

Exsurco receives ISO 13485:2016 certification

2019

Advisory Board publishes consensus white paper on the Amalgatome SD in the ePlasty Journal