Mr. Kerber joined Viveve in January of 2018 as Vice President of Operations and assumed leadership of the company’s research and development activities the following year. He has 30 years of extensive experience in the medical device field. Serving in senior leadership roles at multiple device companies, Mr. Kerber’s expertise spans engineering, manufacturing operations, contract manufacturer and supply chain management, Lean/Six Sigma processes, program management, product development, and commercial launches. Additionally, he has held customer service, information technology, and intellectual property portfolio management responsibilities.
Previously, as Chief Operating Officer and Engineer at inSleep Health, Mr. Kerber established the manufacturing organization and drove commercialization of its innovative sleep disorder breathing product. In his capacity as General Manager of MME Group, Inc., he took the organization from tool-making to a contract manufacturing company that created highly regulated products for Fortune 500 medical companies. As Vice President of Engineering at Covidien, Ltd., he realigned the organization to separate from Tyco (TYC) and created the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering function to support a $50 million New Product Introduction spend.
Mr. Kerber received his B.S. in Engineering Mechanics from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an M.S. in Materials Engineering from the University of Alabama, and an M.B.A. in Production and Operations Management from the University of Colorado. He holds seven patents and numerous professional certifications and licenses.