By: Eric Schneider
It is 3:00 AM and my eyes pop open with anticipation. It is race day, and I will be there at the starting corral with the other thousands of race participants in less than 3 hours. I have participated in many 5K and 10K races, as well as 13 marathons in a row. To be able to compete in these events, you not only have to be in running shape but you also need a good strategy to allow yourself to constantly improve.
For Exact Medial Manufacturing, Inc., staying on top as a global, custom medical device company is like running a marathon. To allow for a great experience, both of these events take immense preparation, dedication, and proper planning.
To be fully race-ready for a marathon, you begin training 18-20 weeks before the day of the race. If you have a solid foundation before this training even begins, it will make you more competitive and more likely to have a positive experience. There are a lot of training courses, materials, and videos online to help you prepare for race day, but you still have to do the training. The important thing is to remember once you start, you have to stay with it. After the training period starts, missing even a day or two can set you back significantly and can result in injuries, missed goals, or even missing the race entirely. During this execution stage, you have to trust that your training will lead to a good experience, and you have to take your commitment to the race seriously.
At EMM it is very similar. If we design your project with an emphasis on your particular needs, it will improve your customer experience. There are several steps of engineering, sampling and approvals to be sure all needs are met and within regulatory requirements. Once you begin executing, neglecting just one or two detail requirements has the potential to hurt your organization, potentially resulting in undesirable compliance, reputational, or operational outcomes. At EMM, we take the time and work hard to ensure that projects stay on track until the project is fully complete.
Finishing a marathon is a feeling like no other; it makes all the hard work worthwhile. Similarly, custom drape, gown, and equipment cover manufacturing done well is completely worth the effort, although committing to this, like a marathon, means you are in it for the long haul. At EMM by continually improving our facilities, processes, and providing an enjoyable experience, you can build trust with your customers, always working for the future. We are in it for the long haul.
Biography of Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider is Manager of Quality and Regulatory Assurance and Team Leader of the Technical Sales support division, of Exact Medical Manufacturing, Inc., Eric brings 10 years of experience in the Medical device field, with a wide range of varied responsibilities, from sales, project management, and customer service to working very close with the FDA to make sure EMM is in compliance with their strict and ever-changing requirements.
Eric’s greatest strengths are his close attention to detail, untiring self – motivation, and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. He excels at either working on his own projects, or collaborating with his team members to get the most positive results and outcome possible.
Prior to working for EMM, Eric was a Customer Care Manager and Project Manager for Level 3 Communications for 10 years, gaining valuable experience in many aspects of a technical environment that have transitioned nicely to EMM strict standards of excellence.
Eric holds an Associate’s Degree from Erie Community College in Business Administration, with honors, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with honors, from Buffalo State College.
Eric lives in Hamburg, NY with his wife and two teenage sons. In his spare time, he likes live music, playing and watching multiple sports, going on runs, traveling, and working in his yard.