Bill Saltzstein is the President of connectBlue Inc., a leading provider of industrial and medical wireless solutions. Bill is also the Medical Business Development Director and joined connectBlue in February of 2011 with a vision to extend medical care out of the traditional environments through the use of wireless technologies. He believes that connectBlue is in a unique position to deliver that technology to medical device companies worldwide.
Prior to joining connectBlue, Bill worked as a wireless medical expert through his own company Code Blue Communications that was founded in 2000 with the aim to bring Bluetooth wireless technology to the medical and industrial markets. For the past several years, Bill has primarily provided consulting services to large and small medical device companies in the areas of program management, wireless technology, and product development. In 2006, Bill took two years away from Code Blue to lead the development of an innovative home safety product at LifeTone Safety, and again for a year in 2009 to work as Vice President of Engineering at Pyng Medical which is a trauma products company.
Before founding Code Blue, Bill served as Director of Advanced Development at Medtronic Physio-Control in Redmond, Washington, USA. Prior to joining Physio-Control, he led product development teams at Instromedix and Hewlett-Packard developing both diagnostic and interventional cardiology equipment for emergency medicine and hospital customers. Bill began his professional career with Hewlett-Packard’s calculator design teams as a project engineer and integrated circuit designer.
Bill holds 24 patents associated with battery-powered and portable medical devices, communications and other technologies. His active professional memberships include AAMI, HIMSS, IEEE, and Bluetooth SIG. Bill’s academic career includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Rochester, USA, and graduate courses in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.