Leadership Team

About Our Leadership Team

Millar Inc.’s leadership team is dedicated to guiding the company in the direction that empowers our teams to launch products and solutions that push the limits of technology and support medical innovation, thus enabling clinicians and researchers with the ability to improve the lives of patients.

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Tim Daugherty

President/CEO

Tim Daugherty - President/CEO

Tim Daugherty has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Millar since July 2016.  He joined Millar initially in 2003 as a Technical Sales & Support Engineer, where he developed an immediate appreciation for the typical Millar Customer’s high level of innovation, dedication to their craft and ultimate commitment to improving medical outcomes. Working initially with the cardiovascular product lines, he served in increasingly broader roles including Product Manager, Director of Sales & Marketing and President before his appointment as President/CEO in 2016.  

Tim believes that Millar makes a difference in the lives of patients, clinicians, and researchers every day and that it is the company’s purpose to push the limits of technology to enable new scientific discoveries and expand the boundaries of medical understanding in the name of continuously improving the health of mankind. His commitment to this core purpose guides his approach to developing Millar’s long term strategy. 

Since assuming the role of President/CEO, Tim has implemented a strategy to expand Millar’s presence in key clinical markets, where the Company’s novel technology platforms can drive improvements in patient outcomes and reduce long-term healthcare costs. This strategy includes bringing new Millar products directly to customers around the world, as well as facilitating the integration of Millar’s technologies into other devices in order to accelerate the impact of Millar’s technology on a wider scale.

Tim grew in up Texas, Wyoming, and Kentucky, and earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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Simon Malpas

Chief Scientific Officer

Simon Malpas - Chief Scientific Officer

Simon Malpas joined Millar as part of the merger with Telemetry Research in 2012. His role as Chief Scientist for Millar involves looking for new technology ideas that can be developed into products, looking at how technology trends will affect the company, and building relationships with key opinion leaders and companies in our area.

After finishing his Ph.D., Simon spent two years in a post-doctoral fellowship in the National Cardiovascular Research Center in Osaka, working with chronic animal cardiovascular measurements. This was followed by research fellowships at the University of Birmingham, U.K. and at the Baker Heart Institute in Melbourne. In 1996 Simon joined the University of Auckland as an academic staff member and began to build a research lab focused on cardiovascular control. He is still associated with the University of Auckland.

Simon has 148 research publications, 5 patents and a number of awards from the American Physiological Society and the Royal Society of NZ. Simon is looking forward to the challenge of developing devices for use in humans.

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Anne Stoker

Chief Operating Officer

Anne Stoker - Chief Operating Officer

Anne Stoker has served Millar as Chief Operating Officer since July 2015. He began his career in the medical device field at Sentron where he held manufacturing engineering and product development positions, continuing to Millar as senior design/manufacturing engineer in 1997. After project management positions with Cordis / JNJ in The Netherlands, where he grew up, Anne returned to Millar in 2005, serving as Product Manager, Director of Neurocranial Products and Director of Manufacturing before assuming his present position.

Anne holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

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Matthew Davis

Director of International Sales and Business Development

Matthew Davis - Director of International Sales and Business Development

Matthew Davis is Millar’s Director of Sales – International, as of January 2017. Matt joined Millar in 2014 as European Sales Manager, with a promotion to International Sales Manager in November 2015 and most recently his role as Director of International Sales and Business Development in 2018. His background includes positions in production, operations, and distribution management.

Matt has been tasked with increasing Millar’s presence in the OEM, life sciences and clinical markets outside of North America by creating business relationships with distribution companies as well as managing direct sales into some regions. He is also overseeing Millar, Inc’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific market through collaboration with APAC Scientific Pty Ltd based in Sydney.

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Matt emigrated to the United Kingdom in 2002.

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Linda Henley

Chief Financial Officer

Linda Henley - Chief Financial Officer

Linda Henley serves as Chief Financial Officer, having joined Millar in Spring 2016. She brings 30 years of experience as a Global Finance Executive in technology, chemical, and oil &gas industries and a proven track record of success in Fortune 100 Sales, Manufacturing, R&D and Global Finance Centers. Her previous experience includes management positions with Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, and Koch Industries.

Linda utilizes her extensive financial background and leadership skills in creating a high-performance workplace capable of meeting global market demands.  Her talent for identifying situations before they become problems and her attention to detail as it relates to the big picture ensure a firm financial foundation. She is actively working across all business functions to deliver optimum financial results toward the achievement of Millar’s Global strategy.

Linda graduated from the University of Kansas with honors earning a double major in Accounting and Business Administration.  Linda is a practiced CPA and Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt certified. 

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David Budgett

Director of Innovation

David Budgett - Director of Innovation

Millar’s Director of Innovation, Dr. David Budgett, came to Millar in the merger with Telemetry Research in 2012.  While serving as Technology Development Leader at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, he and Simon Malpas founded Telemetry Research (TRM). As part of TRM, he developed implantable telemetric devices to measure pressure, ECG, sympathetic nerve activity, and oxygen in laboratory animals. Under Dr. Budgett’s guidance, Millar is now offering wireless telemetry systems for rats and mice.

Dr. Budgett holds patents in inductive power transfer and catheter shunts in four countries.  He holds a degree in electrical engineering from University of Canterbury and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Imperial College London.

 

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Monica Willis

Director of Human Capital

Monica Willis - Director, Human Capital

Monica Willis joined Millar as Director, Human Capital in 2015 after serving as HR Manager at BHP Billiton and Tyco/SimplexGrinnell. Monica brings to Millar her record of creating and managing high-quality, cost-efficient domestic and international HR initiatives responsive to organizational needs and the achievement of business objectives. Her excellent interpersonal and written communication skills grant her the ability to relate effectively to individuals at all levels within the organization.

Monica’s personal mission is “to live each day in such a way that tomorrow is always better”.

Explaining “Human Capital”, Monica says, “Human Capital takes what is generally known as Human Resources beyond its fundamental responsibilities with the intent to become a strategic partner focusing on predicting future outcomes, diagnosing potential problems, and prescribing actions that will add value to the business.” 

A graduate of University of Houston, Monica earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in political science and business, and an MBA in management. 

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Michelle Sanders

Director of Marketing

Michelle Sanders - Director of Marketing

Michelle Sanders became Millar’s Director of Marketing in 2016, having served the company as Marketing Manager, Marketing Communications Manager and Marketing Coordinator since coming on board in 2010. Prior to Millar, she held positions in marketing with The Marion Group and ADP Media Group.

Michelle describes herself as a “Marketing enthusiast, brand evangelist and strategy architect”.

As a strategic and creative thinker, Michelle looks forward to the challenge of growing Millar’s business by redefining Millar’s brand to include an OEM division, establishing a larger footprint in the clinical market, and positioning Millar as a thought leader in the cardiovascular medical device community.

Michelle is a passionate marketer who has had an interest in the medical industry since childhood. Additional personal interests relating to her role include psychology, art & design, medical research and personal wellness.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing and Spanish from Texas Christian University. She is married with two children and enjoys life’s adventure of being a working mom.

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Jaqueline Jean-Baptiste

Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

Jacqueline Jean-Baptiste - Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

Jacqueline Jean-Baptiste has served Millar as Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance since January 2013. She has previously been employed as Quality Assurance Engineer for Diagnostic Systems Laboratories, Inc. and as Quality Assurance Manager with Tornier.

Jacqueline brings to Millar her experience in the manufacturing of sterile implantable devices, disposable medical devices, medical diagnostics products (IVD), orthopedic implants and instruments, and research and development of biopharmaceuticals. She has special expertise in developing and maintaining a quality system, regulatory compliance, customer complaint handling, and company Standard Operating Procedures in FDA regulated facilities.

Jacqueline’s hobbies include reading, long walks and jogs in the park, and traveling. When she is not at work, she volunteers her time running a youth football league in Fort Bend County. Jacqueline has been the Executive Director of Fort Bend Youth Football league for the last 4 years.