About Us

Garwood Medical Devices Leadership Team

Wayne D. Bacon

President & Chief Executive Office

Decades of business ownership and management, as Chairman & CEO of an industrial and specialty lab gases company, and separately, a research reagents company, producing mono & polyclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins and many others. Mr. Bacon is Treasurer of the Kaleida Health Foundation, and has been active on a number of other boards in the community.



Gregg M. Gellman

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Formerly with Zimmer Biomet and Greatbatch, Incorporated , Mr. Gellman is a dynamic healthcare executive specializing in medical device commercialization, intellectual property design and management, regulatory strategy, product innovation, marketing, business development, project and supply chain management for both medical and technology driven markets. Mr. Gellman has served and currently serves in data-driven, strategic planning roles for both large and startup technology companies including Greatbatch Incorporated, Zimmer Biomet, Garwood Medical Devices, LLC. StimMed, LLC. and 22nd Century Group, Inc.

Throughout his career, he has managed the design and commercialization of technologically advanced applications and novel battery management systems. In addition, he has designed and commercialized various medical products that utilize portable power and wireless energy. These successes have been based on leveraging strong intellectual properties, implementing a swift regulatory pathway and optimizing manufacturing protocols to meet commercial timelines.

A Graduate of the State University of New York College at Buffalo, Mr. Gellman is clinically certified in Operating Room Protocol, Orthopedics, Osteobiologics, Electrical Stimulation, Bracing & Hardware, Blood Borne Pathogens and completed the requirements for HIPPA compliance in New York State. He is also certified in Quality Systems for Medical Devices: FDA's QSR and ISO 13485 and Global Product Submissions Directive Requirements 510(k), PMA, CE Mark.


Brian Peterson

Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer

Brian Peterson is the Vice President of Engineering, Chief Technology Officer and leads the research and development activities at Garwood Medical Devices, LLC. Prior to joining the Garwood team, Mr. Peterson has worked in the consumer electronics field while working for Bose Corporation.  His work continued into creating and leading the advanced development group for Greatbatch.  Brian’s focus on RF design, advanced PC Board design, as well as battery powered device design has been key in bringing new technologies to the Greatbatch Portfolio.  Besides leading the development of Greatbatch’s first Wireless Energy Transfer’s design, Brian has also brought in technologies such as wireless communication, capacitive touch, and advanced safety features which provide key differentiating technologies for Greatbatch.  Brian Peterson has his BS in Electronic Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and an MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Northeastern University.  Brian has filed over 20 patents.



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