Executive Team

Gary Shope, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shope was most recently President and CEO of Medafor, Inc. where he led the company to a successful acquisition by CR Bard. Gary brings 35 years of executive, sales, and marketing experience in the medical device arena with a focus on innovation, market making, and building shareholder value.

Thomas Fuller, Chief Technology Officer and Founder. Thomas was the primary inventor of AIONX’s core technology. He has a unique blend of training and experience that combines engineering expertise with medical knowledge. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Penn State University. He also studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson Medical College.

Seth Zimmerman, Vice President, Business Development. Seth was previously a corporate attorney and held positions at Renaissance Partners, a business advisory firm. He has a B.A. from Amherst College and a J.D. from Penn State University and has earned credits toward an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.

Board of Directors

CAPT Ryan J. McCombie, Chairman. Captain McCombie is a retired United States Navy Captain (SEAL), beginning with a SEAL tour in Vietnam and including the training of and serving with commandos from all over the world. Captain McCombie has consulted with and served as an advisor to and board member of both national and international companies.

Gary Shope, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shope was most recently President and CEO of Medafor, Inc. where he led the company to a successful acquisition by CR Bard. Gary brings 35 years of executive, sales, and marketing experience in the medical device arena with a focus on innovation, market making, and building shareholder value.

Dr. James Hart. Dr. Hart retired in 2014 from Johnson & Johnson as its Chief Medical Officer and VP of Medical Affairs for its Global Surgery Group, having previously served as Chief Medical Officer for Ethicon. Prior to that, Dr. Hart had a distinguished 20-year career as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon.

Gautam Patel. Mr. Patel is a Senior Advisor at Loeb Partners Corporation and a Managing Director of Tarsadia Investments, a Newport Beach, CA, private investment firm. Previously, he was an investment banker with various firms including Lazard, JPMorgan, and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Jon Zimmerman. Mr. Zimmerman is a retired CEO with 25 years’ experience in the steel and aerospace industries, leading one of his companies through a successful management buyout and significant recapitalization. He now serves on the board of directors of multiple organizations, including a hospital and government economic development committees.