Meet Our Team
For over two decades, the Bioplate team has helped to set the standard of care for cranial and maxillofacial fixation with excellent products and superior service.
Founded In 1995
Used In XX,XXX Surgeries
Trusted by X,XXX Surgeons
Based In Los Angeles, CA
Thomas Hopson is an accomplished business executive with over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry. Thomas has provided leadership to multi-million-dollar business enterprises in Europe, Asia, and the United States, and he has successfully transformed multiple struggling organizations into healthy and thriving businesses. He joined Bioplate as President in 2018, bringing an extensive background in sales, business development, organizational learning, and product commercialization. Before joining Bioplate, Thomas served as the Director of Global Talent Management & Learning at Edwards Life Sciences. Before Edwards, Thomas held various leadership positions at St. Jude Medical.
Thomas is passionate about giving back to the youth in underserved communities. He has been an avid supporter of several organizations dedicated to serving our youth, including the Boys and Girls Club, Mentor Up, Ambassador of Compassion, Boys Town USA, Fathers and Sons Speak, and other community organizations.
Erin Hickey is a veteran medical device executive with more than a decade of multidisciplinary experience. He has held positions of increasing responsibility, beginning his career in research and development, where he focused primarily on novel polymer devices and biologics. After guiding the successful launch of a synthetic bone graft substitute, Erin joined Bioplate and transitioned into manufacturing, leading production efforts across a diverse portfolio of medical devices. In 2013, he pivoted to sales and business development, directing a significant expansion of Bioplate’s global distribution network.
In 2018, Erin joined Bioplate’s leadership team as Vice President of Business Operations, where he plays a critical role in setting and driving strategic initiatives across all departments. He enjoys his current role as VP of Business Operations because it allows him to wear many different hats.
Outside of Bioplate, Erin loves spending time outdoors. He’s an avid hiker, camper, and mountain climber. He’s also an NBA superfan! Fun fact, his favorite team is the Denver Nuggets.
Stephanie Pacchiarotti comes to Bioplate with over 15 years in medical devices. Her R&D experience ranges from cradle to grave, including a novel medical device start-up to leading a team of R&D sustaining engineers to ensure product continuity in a multi-billion dollar cardiovascular business. The range of products she has supported in her career is diverse and includes cochlear implants, a continuous glucose monitoring device, anesthesia and respiratory care products and transcatheter heart valves.
With a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine she brings a passion for patient focused engineering and a strong drive to bring innovative solutions to the development and manufacturing of world class medical devices. Stephanie enjoys mentoring and serving in a variety of IDE (Inclusion, Diversity and Equity) initiatives and committees.
Outside of work Stephanie enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, camping, skiing, and paddle boarding. A native Minnesotan, she spends time canoeing and portaging in the BWCA including a solo trip in late October of 2022.
Jamie brings 7 years of experience in human resources and recruiting to the team. With her diverse background in industries such as engineering, biotechnology, and recruitment firms, she offers a unique perspective of knowledge to Bioplate. Throughout her career, Jamie has worn many hats, including payroll, safety, quality control, account management, and administration responsibilities. Her well-rounded experience ensures that she understands the intricacies of different aspects of an organization’s operations, contributing to a holistic approach to human resources.
But Jamie’s passions extend beyond the workplace. She began volunteering at the early age of 13 and has since been involved with diverse organizations such as local sports programs, Special Olympics, Philippine heritage groups, and her local church, she believes in giving back to her community and making a positive impact in people’s lives.
Outside of work, Jamie cherishes her time with her husband, family, friends, and her adorable Goldendoodle, Maui. She shares a passion for woodworking, design, and landscaping projects with her husband, using their creative skills to transform spaces and bring ideas to life!
Anshu Chand is an award-winning sales leader with over 20 years of Medical Device Sales and Clinical expertise. She has had varied experiences and roles at Guidant, Medtronic, Edwards Lifesciences and Saint Jude Medical.
By focusing on procedural challenges, Anshu puts her undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences and her master’s degree in Medical Sciences to good use. Over the years, she has worked with cross-functional teams to enhance end-user product and service experiences.
Anshu has a strong commitment to Bioplate’s core values and continued growth strategy. She spends most of her days working with our Sales and Marketing team to ensure that we are delivering the best solutions to our current and future customers.
When not at work, Anshu is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling, gourmet cooking, and listening to technology podcasts.
Jun S. Han has over ten years of Finance & Accounting experience and has held leadership roles in public accounting and private equity. Jun is known for his strong commitment to ethical leadership, focus on driving shareholder value, and cultural commitment to “Focus on being productive, instead of busy” to the organization and cross-functional teams. In each role, Jun’s track record led his industry peer group, beat industry benchmarks, and generated significant shareholder returns.
Today Jun is the Controller & Director of Finance for Bioplate, Inc overseeing financial reporting and leading multiple audits during the acquisitions, integrations, and international expansion efforts. He specializes in implementing workflow automation and low-key automation to accelerate these processes.
Mr. Han holds an M.S. in Business Management with high distinction from Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a double-major B.A. in Finance and International Business from Point Loma Nazarene University.
Andres DiStefano has been at Bioplate for the past ten years. He currently serves as the Director of Supply Chain. His background includes manufacturing and supply chain duties for the past thirty years. In the past, Andres worked for Ford Motor Company, Solvay of America, and Oldcastle.
Andres enjoys working on his cars, cycling, surfing, and hiking in his free time.
Alan Zhu is the VP of Global Sales at Bioplate. He is responsible for sales and business development. Previously, Alan worked for Johnson & Johnson in China from 2002 to 2008 and was leading the neurosurgery franchise. This included the Bioplate business in China. Alan was responsible for making the Bioplate business in China grow with a CAGR of 40% from 2003-2008. He is proud that he never missed the franchise sales target in any single month during this period. In 2011, he joined Kontour as a General Manager. Alan developed the Kontour business from the infantile stage to a leading cranial fixation supplier and led Kontour to get listed in Shanghai in 2021. He brought the company up to more than 150 employees and expanded Kontour’s business from China worldwide. Alan joined Bioplate in August of 2021.
Alan enjoys watching and playing soccer in his spare time.
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