Kent is the co-founder of Medical Device Testing Services, acquired by Element in 2017. Kent’s expertise in medical device testing has led to the development of new test instruments, standards and protocols.
Kent holds a Master's of Science in Mechanical Engineering Design from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Kent holds 8 patents in materials testing, bioreactor designs, fatigue test systems and test fixtures including the original patent 5,670,708 for the 9100 Series Stent Graft Testers used by Element for cardiovascular medical device testing.
Kent works closely with customers in determining their test needs and providing targeted solutions to meet those requirements. He thrives on technically-challenging applications and is involved in instrument, controls, and fixturing research and development projects on an ongoing basis.