Surgical products maker names CEO


Jason Krieser Courtesy Aspen Surgical

A local manufacturer of surgical disposable products has a new CEO.

Jason Krieser was appointed as the new CEO for Caledonia-based Aspen Surgical Products.

As interim CEO over the past seven months, Krieser has led Aspen through the sale by former parent company Hillrom, as well as the acquisition of Beatty Sales & Marketing. In his new role, Krieser will continue leading the global strategic direction, mission and vision for the company.

Krieser said he plans to grow Aspen through acquisition, product line extensions and new channel development.

“At Aspen, we have a unique combination of talent, culture and product offering that serves as the perfect foundation for growth," he said. “We are a team that wants to win, and it’s fun to be a part of that.”

He brings leadership experience and orthopedic market knowledge to Aspen with previous roles in sales, marketing, and research and development at companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Smith & Nephew and Allen Medical Systems. 

In his most recent role as vice president and general manager of Allen Medical Systems, Krieser more than doubled the company’s revenue while also expanding product focus in the segments of hip and spine, he said.

He also served as a chemical officer in the 1-67 armored battalion in the U.S. Army.

“Aspen’s culture has been constructed around a core of continuous improvement in our commitment to bring increasing value to our customers, and Jason has proven to be an outstanding complement given his innate focus on customers and relationships as well as his deep industry experience,” Aspen CFO Greg Muller said.

Jason has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Aspen Surgical

Aspen’s portfolio of specialty medical products and surgical instruments includes Bard-Parker Blades and Scalpels, O.R. accessories, patient and staff safety products, basic wound care products and instrument care products.

The company has facilities in Caledonia and Las Piedras, Puerto Rico.

It was recently acquired by Boston-based Audax Private Equity.

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