Mel Waite, VP Operations
Mel Waite brings more than 30 years of executive-level Operations Management and Manufacturing leadership experience in a variety of world-class, international and high-volume production environments, which includes 13 years (1982 to 1995) with Apple Computer/Alps Electric in high-volume Personal Computer and Computer Peripheral Manufacturing. From 1995 through 1998, Mel served as VP Operations for VitalCom, Inc., a public medical device company that manufactured and marketed an RF-based cardiac monitoring system. Mel was part of the executive team that took the company through the IPO process in 1996, and was also responsible for building and refining the manufacturing systems. From 1998 to 2005, he was the Vice President of Operations for Robert Shaw Controls (a Division of Invensys Ltd). In this position, he was responsible for global manufacturing operations and had more than 2,500 employees within his manufacturing organization. From 2005 through 2013, he held a series of Manufacturing Consulting roles in both commercial and medical device organizations.
Mel's experience in building and refining truly world-class manufacturing operations in a wide cross section of products and markets has been a key factor in Metronom’s evolution from purely an R&D company to a commercial manufacturing company.