Blago Herrera

Plant Manager

Blago has extensive experience in the medical device industry, and was brought on as Vice President of Operations at SynCardia in June of 2018. He is a compliance-driven professional with over 30 years of progressive experience and a proven record of success. He previously served as Sr. Operations Director at OptiScan Biomedical, where he led Operations, Quality Control, and the Research & Development Test Lab. Additionally, he has also worked with companies such as Abiomed, Cordis, and CR Bard, to name just a few. During his tenure at OptiScan Biomedical, he developed and implemented a Quality System with all applicable procedures, leading to the approval of a first-of-its-kind point-of-care bedside monitor exclusively used in the ICU. He currently oversees the day to day operations at the SynCardia headquarters and production facilities in Tucson. Blago is laser focused in making sure that we are always producing the highest quality, and safest medical devices for our patients around the world. When not working, Blago is usually found hiking through the various terrains in Tucson, practicing his indoor competitive marksman skills, or traveling to spend time with his extended family in Georgia.


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