President, CEO And Director
Scott Wilkinson has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President since March 1, 2017, and a Member of our Board since January 1, 2017. Previously, he served as our President and Chief Operating Officer from January 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017, and our Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing from 2008 through December 31, 2015, and in this role he oversaw Inogen’s global operations in sales, marketing, customer service, product management, medical billing, and clinical services. Prior to that, he served as our Director of Product Management from 2005 to 2006 and Vice President, Product Management from 2006 to 2008. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Wilkinson worked for Invacare Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of oxygen products, as a Group Product Manager and helped launch their $100 million oxygen product line segment. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Wilkinson served as a Product Line Director with Johnson & Johnson, a healthcare company. From 1988 to 1999, Mr. Wilkinson worked as a Research Scientist, Product Manager, and Project Leader at Kimberly Clark, a consumer products company. Mr. Wilkinson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron and an M.B.A. from University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. The Board believes that he is qualified to serve as a director of Inogen due to his considerable knowledge and understanding of our business together with his extensive industry experience.
Founder, CFO and Executive Vice President, Finance
Alison Bauerlein is a co-founder of Inogen and has served as our Chief Financial Officer since 2009 and Executive Vice President, Finance since March 2014. Ms. Bauerlein has also served as Corporate Secretary and Corporate Treasurer since 2002. Ms. Bauerlein previously served as our Vice President, Finance from 2008 until March 2014. Prior to serving in these positions, Ms. Bauerlein also served as Controller with our company from 2008 to 2009 and 2001 to 2004, and the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis from 2004 to 2008. Ms. Bauerlein has over 18 years of experience in treasury, finance, accounting, risk management as well as strategic and tactical cost analysis and forecasting. Ms. Bauerlein received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Mathematics with high honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Executive Vice President, Operations
Bart Sanford has served as our Executive Vice President, Operations since September 2018. From April 2017 to September 2018, Mr. Sanford was Senior Vice President, Operations, at Cepheid Inc., a molecular diagnostics company. From October 2010 to March 2017, Mr. Sanford was Vice President, Global Operations, at Molecular Devices, LLC, a life sciences company. From January 2009 to September 2010, Mr. Sanford was a Corporate Director at Danaher Corporation, a medical device company. From March 2000 to December 2008, Mr. Sanford held various positions at Fluke Corporation, an industrial test product company, including plant manager, manufacturing manager and materials manager. Mr. Sanford received an MBA from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.
Founder and Executive Vice President, Engineering
Brenton Taylor is a co-founder of Inogen and has served as our Executive Vice President, Engineering since March 2014. Prior to serving in this position, Mr. Taylor served as our Vice President, Engineering from 2008 until March 2014 and as the Director of Technology with our company from 2003 to 2008. Mr. Taylor is listed as an inventor on 29 of the Company’s issued U.S. patents related to portable oxygen concentrator development. Mr. Taylor received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Founder and Executive Vice President, Marketing
Byron Myers is a co-founder of Inogen and serves as our Executive Vice President, Marketing leading our marketing and product management operations. Previously, Mr. Myers served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing from January 2017 to August 2020. In addition, Mr. Myers served as our Vice President, Marketing from 2011 to 2016. Prior to serving in these positions, Mr. Myers held various roles with our company, including: Product Manager from 2002 to 2006, Director of Marketing from 2006 to 2007 and 2008 to 2011, International Product Manager during 2007, and Director of International Product Management from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Myers received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego.
Executive Vice President, Sales
Arron Retterer joined Inogen as the Executive Vice President, Sales in August of 2020. Mr. Retterer was the Global Platform Leader for V. Mueller Surgical Instruments (Becton Dickinson) from June 2016 to October 2019. From October 2010 to May 2016, Arron served as the National Vice President, Sales, for several medical device divisions of BD/Carefusion, including V. Mueller/Snowden-Pencer Surgical Instruments, Airlife Respiratory and Inside Sales. From August 2000 to September 2010 Arron served in various escalating sales roles with the V. Mueller/Snowden-Pencer Surgical Instrument business. Mr. Retterer received a Master of Science from University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona.