Vesta News and Events

Learn about our upcoming events and recent developments at Vesta. Please check back frequently for updates.

Events

MD&M West
Anaheim, CA
February 11–13, 2014

MD&M East
New York, NY
June 10-12, 2014

MEDTEC China
Shanghai, China
September 25-26, 2014

MD&M Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 29-30, 2014

COMPAMED
Dusseldorf, Germany
Nov 12-14, 2014

BIOMEDevice San Jose
San Jose, CA
Dec 3-4, 2014

 

News

Vesta acquired by Lubrizol
August 1, 2014, Vesta is acquired by Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company. Lubrizol is an innovative specialty chemicals company, adding Vesta to its Advanced Materials Business Segment.
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Vojna Andrle joins Vesta’s Executive Team
Vesta is proud to announce the addition of Vojna Andrle as Vice President of Quality and Regulatory for Vesta. Vojna seeks to leverage over 25 years’ experience in global quality and regulatory affairs from both the medical device and pharmaceutical markets to benefit both Vesta and our customers.
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Rick Ellis joins Vesta’s Executive Team
Vesta is pleased to announce the hiring of Rick Ellis as the Vice President of Engineering for Vesta Silicones. Ellis brings more than 30 years of experience in successful product development, business development, and strategic planning to further strengthen Vesta’s executive management team.
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Vesta’s Kaushal Pathak Earns ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence
Vesta is proud to announce that Kaushal Pathak, Quality Systems Manager for Silicone Business Operations, has earned the designation of ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (ASQ CMQ/OE). This certification recognizes Kaushal Pathak’s proficiency in and comprehension of quality management principles and practices.
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Vesta Publishes E-newsleter Article on How to Create the Best Silicone Balloon
In the most recent edition of the Vesta e-newsletter, the company outlines the various manufacturing processes used for creating silicone balloons. The article intends to help readers understand whether extrusion, molding or dip casting will create the best silicone balloon for their needs. Also, the Vesta team weighs in on the most often overlooked specifications that should be included in a drawing to ensure regulatory compliance.
Read The Best Balloons: Choosing the Right Manufacturing Process for Your Silicone Medical Balloon »

Vesta Releases Article Three Tips for Specifying Silicone Tolerances
As part of their e-newsletter campaign, Vesta has released an article aimed to help readers specify their tolerances when designing a new silicone molded component. Plus, the engineers answer reader’s questions about determining thermoplastic tolerances and post-curing.
Read Three Tips for Specifying Silicone Tolerances »

Vesta Congratulates Paul McCreary on Earning His Six Sigma Black Belt
We’re pleased and excited to announce that Paul McCreary recently earned his Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Paul is part of an exclusive group with 14 other Vesta employees who have earned degrees in Six Sigma quality management principles. Supported by Vesta’s commitment to continuous improvement, Paul is one of our many employees who strive to advance themselves so they can contribute to the quality and value of our efforts. Congratulations, Paul, and thank you for your hard work!
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Vesta Launches Standard Heat-Shrink Tubing Line
Vesta is proud to introduce its launch of a standard line of poly-olefin heat-shrink tubing. This new product offering leverages Vesta’s expertise as a custom provider of tight tolerance extrusion services, and provides Vesta’s customers with 8 standard heat shrink tubing sizes along with strong supporting performance detail to assist in identifying the best option available to support their unique extrusion requirements.
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Vesta’s New White Paper Helps Medical Device Design Engineers Optimize Polyolefin Heat Shrink Tubing
Vesta announced today the publication of its new white paper: Polyolefin Heat Shrink Tubing for Tight-Tolerance Medical Applications. This paper will help medical device design engineers optimize the polyolefin heat shrink tubing design and manufacturing process.
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Vesta Introduces New Sales Manager in Latin America
Vesta is pleased to announce the hiring of Mauricio Giron Cortez as our Regional Sales Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. In Mauricio’s new role, he will support Vesta’s full line of precision silicone and thermoplastic extrusion, our comprehensive silicone molding and assembly solutions as well as our new exciting offerings resulting from Vesta’s recent acquisition of SiMatrix: silicone dip molding and silicone sheeting.
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Vesta Expands Silicone Manufacturing Services Through Acquisition of SiMatrix
Vesta has acquired SiMatrix, a Victor, Mont. -based contract manufacturer specializing in tight-tolerance medical-grade silicone sheeting and dip molding services. The acquisition expands Vesta’s existing breadth of silicone manufacturing services, which include medical molding, extrusion and assembly, and complements the company’s expertise in high-quality manufacturing and engineering support for medical device product development.
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Vesta Congratulates Bill Collis on Earning His Six Sigma Black Belt
All of us at Vesta are excited to hear that Bill Collis, the production manager at our Corona facility, has earned his Six Sigma Black Belt certification! With this certification, Bill joins the ranks of several Vesta team members who have earned degrees in lean manufacturing and Six Sigma quality management principles. All of our personnel continue to advance their expertise as part of Vesta’s commitment to continuous improvement and a corporate culture built around infusing quality and value in all that we do. Congratulations, Bill!
See Bill’s certificate »
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Vesta Announces Enhanced Capabilities in High-Temperature Extrusion of PEEK™
Tubing and More

Vesta now has two lines optimized for high-temperature thermoplastics extrusion and has hired an additional engineer with extensive experience working with these materials. These additions will allow more customers to experience the benefits of high-temperature extrusion with Vesta, including superior column strength and exceptional torque.
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Vesta Announces New Class 10000 Clean Room for Stringent Manufacturing Requirements
Vesta is pleased to announce a new, Class 10000 clean room. Located at Vesta’s ISO 13485:2003 registered silicone manufacturing facility in Franklin, Wis., the Class 10000 clean room will enable lower-particulate medical manufacturing that meets clients’ most stringent product standards.
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Vesta Announces New Quick-turn Extrusion Program
Vesta is proud to introduce its quick-turn thermoplastic extrusion program. To address customer requests for shorter lead times on precision extrusions, Vesta’s quick-turn extrusion service is focused on designers and engineers who need minimum order quantities with short lead times for characterization, evaluation and design iterations during the product development process.
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Vesta Hires Regional Sales Manager for Europe and the Middle East
Vesta is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Berengere Chevalier as our regional sales manager for Europe and the Middle East. As a global leader in the medical device contract manufacturing industry, Vesta makes every effort to support our customers’ product development and manufacturing needs in these key regions.
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Vesta Announces Completion of Two Facility Expansion Projects
Vesta announced the completion of two significant facility infrastructure investments to support its business growth requirements and expand its service offerings for its customer base.
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Vesta Announces Silicone Kink-Resistant Tubing Manufacturing Capabilities
Vesta is pleased to announce the introduction of a new technology to produce medical-grade silicone kink-resistant tubing, adding to its long list of ExtruMed precision extrusion solutions. The new technology represents a significant improvement over current manufacturing methods as a result of its proprietary manufacturing platform, enabling the creation of kink-resistant tubing in an integrated manufacturing process.
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Vesta Wins Leadership Award
Frost & Sullivan has awarded Vesta the 2009 North American Plastics in Medical Tubing & Catheters Market Competitive Strategy Leadership of the Year Award in recognition of Vesta’s strategies to increase its customer value and market share.
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Vesta Announces Facility Expansion
To improve the value of the Vesta offering for customers, the company is expanding its facility in Franklin, Wis. The project will nearly double the existing manufacturing space. Planned features include the new Vesta Innovations Center, which offers customers assistance with design for manufacturability; dedicated final packaging lines; and enhanced manufacturing areas that incorporate lean and cellular concepts. Vesta plans to complete the expansion soon.
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Acquisition to Broaden Vesta's Outsourcing Capabilities
RoundTable Healthcare Partners (“RoundTable”), an operating-oriented private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, announced today that its portfolio company, Vesta Inc. (“Vesta”), a leading supplier of silicone medical products to the OEM medical device industry, has completed the acquisition of ExtruMed LLC (“ExtruMed”), a portfolio company of Inverness Graham Investments and Wedbush Capital Partners.
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Vesta Named the Industry’s Second-Largest Milwaukee-Area Firm
The Business Journal of Milwaukee has named Vesta the second-largest bioscience and medical technology firm in the Milwaukee area. The complete list of the 25 largest firms appeared in The Business Journal on September 26, 2008.

Vesta credits its ranking to steady growth brought on through its long-term commitment to quality, the medical device industry and ongoing, company-wide enhancements. Since its founding, Vesta has continuously improved its manufacturing methods and broadened its support services in order to better serve its customers. Most recently, the company has invested in new equipment and augmented its team domestically as well as internationally. With the growth trend expected to continue, Vesta is expanding its facility in 2009.