Title: President, Biomedical Plastics Engineer
Company: Kinsman & Associates
Location: Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
Robert Preston Kinsman MBA, President, Biomedical Plastics Engineer at Kinsman & Associates has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biomedical plastic engineering.
When Mr. Kinsman’s father, Fred Nelson Kinsman, passed away from heart disease, it was a shock to the family. Mr. Kinsman decided he would get involved in the medical device industry so that he could help others and his mother, Myra Roxanne Kinsman, encouraged her son’s education and passion to help others. Additionally, Mr. Kinsman wanted to be a part of the military because his father had been supportive of the military and lived through World War II. He earned a Bachelor of Science in plastics engineering from the University of Massachusetts in 1971 and then completed coursework in business administration from the Air Force Institute of Technology from 1972 to 1974. It was during this time that he served as a U.S. Air Force captain, combat crew commander, and an ICBM launch officer and a missile operations officer for the Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota from 1971 to 1975. He remained in the U.S. Air Force Reserves until 1981 and earned a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in 1982.
Following his time in the Air Force, Mr. Kinsman worked as an R&D product development engineer within the plastics division of General Tire Corp. before taking his talents to American Hospital Supply Corp. from 1978 to 1983 as a manufacturing engineer, senior engineer, and later the manager of manufacturing engineering position. He then worked as the project manager and manager of engineering and production with the Baxter Edwards Critical Care division of the Baxter Healthcare Corp. from 1984 to 1993. Mr. Kinsman has held various director roles with companies such as CardioVasc. Dynamics, Inc., HemoDynamics, Inc., Anchor Medical Technology, Inc., and Triage Medical, all in Irvine, California. He then established Kinsman & Associates in 1993 and relocated his company in 2001 from Irvine to Billerica, Massachusetts, where he continues to operate the company.
In addition to his main pursuits, Mr. Kinsman has been an expert and auditor with Medical Device Certification GmbH in Memmingen, Germany, since 1995, on the management advisory panel of the Modern Plastics Magazine in New York City from 1979 to 1980, and elected to the National Honor Society in 1967. Mr. Kinsman has also been the chairman or leader of various fundraising committees where he helped raise over $2.5 million for charity since 1983. Additionally, he holds membership with the Society of Plastics Engineers and has been the recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation from the Veterans Administration as well as a Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Contribution and Service to Missions from the US Air Force Strategic Air Command, among other honors.
Throughout the duration of his career, Mr. Kinsman has worked on a number of products that enhanced peoples’ lives in the medical device industry. He worked in the cardiovascular industry and accomplished a great deal between his professional endeavors and his volunteer work with the American Heart Association. Instances of heart disease have dropped within the past decade which means hundreds of thousands of people are alive today who would not have been without the research Mr. Kinsman and his teams have conducted. He has achieved his dream of helping others in by working in the medical device industry and is grateful to have been able to indirectly save the lives of many people.
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