John O’Dea

John O’Dea

Strategic Advisor

Dr John O’Dea has 24 years experience in the medical device industry. In 1998 he co-founded Caradyne, an Irish respiratory medical device company, which was selling products in 30 countries prior to its acquisition by Respironics Inc. in 2004. Before founding Crospon, he served as General Manager of Respironics Ireland. In the past 25 years he has held R&D management positions in Nellcor Puritan Bennett and engineering positions in Digital Equipment Inc. and in Dataproducts Inc. He is a named author on sixteen issued US patents. He holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Electronics Engineering all from University College Dublin and an MSc in Clinical Research from NUI Galway. He is a past Chairman of the Board of the Irish Medical Devices Association, and a past President of Engineers Ireland.