Josh Richmond

Vice President, R&D, Surgical Systems

Josh brings almost 20 years of product development experience to Synaptive Medical where he leads a team of over 20 engineers and has overseen the development and launch of 11 major products. Prior to joining Synaptive, Josh was Director of Engineering for Hologic’s MR division; there, he charted the product roadmap for MR coils used for breast and prostate cancer imaging, which were acquired through Hologic’s acquisition of Sentinelle Medical Inc. Prior to Sentinelle’s acquisition, Josh brought nine breast coils to market for Siemens and Toshiba magnets in his role as systems engineer and technical product manager. Outside the medical device space, Josh spent six years at McDonald Dettwiler and Associates as a software and systems engineer on the ROSA and Orbital Express autonomous satellite servicing programs. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Systems Design Engineering from University of Waterloo and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, specializing in reality-based modeling and computational intelligence, from the University of British Columbia. Josh is a licensed professional engineer and actively volunteers through the Professional Engineers Ontario’s Engineer-in-Residence program.

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