The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP_NEPA) has announced the appointment of Jacqueline A. Hollenbach, Vice President, Research and Development – Vascular, Teleflex, Inc., to its board of directors. Teleflex, headquartered in Wayne, PA, is a global provider of medical technologies that applies innovation around unmet clinical needs to improve people’s health and quality of life. Teleflex’s portfolio includes solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine, and respiratory care. The company employs more than 14,000 worldwide.
“Ben Franklin Technology Partners has done outstanding work supporting innovation throughout northeastern Pennsylvania, including in life sciences sectors,” said Hollenbach. “I look forward to working with Ben Franklin board members, staff, and clients to pool our expertise and networks to continue to grow and expand great employment opportunities locally, as well as supporting initiatives that improve health technology worldwide.”
“We are delighted to welcome Jackie Hollenbach to our board,” said Angelo J. Valletta, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. “Jackie’s deep experience in strategic development, manufacturing, and medical device development and her understanding and support of our work with young technology firms and innovative manufacturers are huge assets to Ben Franklin.”
Hollenbach has more than 30 years of experience in medical devices, including R&D, manufacturing operations, process development, and corporate strategy. She has held several key roles with Teleflex, including Vice President of Corporate Strategic Development, Vice President, Research and Development, Senior Director, Product Portfolio Management, Corporate Strategic Development; Senior Director, Technical Services; and Director, Plastics, Equipment and Tooling Development. Prior to her work with Teleflex, she was Plant Manager at Arrow International.
Hollenbach earned an M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Lehigh University and a B.S, in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Penn State University. She has several professional credentials including Six Sigma Champions Training, Statistical Process Control, Quality Education, and more.