Our People

 


Kyle Adams
President, CEO

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Kyle Adams is a 1977 graduate of the University of Washington with degrees in Business Administration, Marketing and Speech Communications, Public Speaking. He has an extensive and diverse background of more than 35 years in business development, marketing, and sales.
In 1985, Kyle began a career with Piper industries, a large manufacturer of injection molded plastic containers. Kyle worked closely with the research, engineering and design department on the creation of new products while earning salesman of the year for seven consecutive years. After 8 years with Piper Industries managing the west coast market and increasing sales by 400%, Kyle was promoted to VP of Marketing in Dallas, Texas. In 1995, Kyle joined Otto industries, a worldwide manufacturer of plastic and steel products serving the automotive, waste management, HVAC, and medical industries. During his five years with Otto, he led a major business division before starting iMed Technology in 1999.
iMed stands for International Medical Engineering and Design. It was Kyle's goal from the beginning to bring together design concepts and engineering to develop cost effective solutions to the Medical Supply chain. iMed was started as an OEM of urology products and has evolved over time to become a supplier of multiple products to independent medical dealers and distributors both in the United States and European markets.
Kyle has been highly successful in market identification, strategic thinking, product design and their application to the medical supply marketplace. He continues to thrive in this dynamic and competitive environment with sustained increases in market share every year since the inception of iMed in 1999.
Kyle is a competitive level snow skier and still enjoys yearly trips to the mountains of Colorado. He is also an accomplished sailor and currently is working on his private pilot’s license. His loyal Dalmatian named Brio is never far from his side.



 


Jody Lepple
Finance and Accounting Manager

Jody earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Central Michigan University in 1995. Jody joined iMed Technology, Inc. in 2010 with over 18 years of corporate accounting experience in the telecommunications industry. In that capacity, she managed the Internal Reporting and Fixed Assets departments while also gaining more than 10 years of experience in financial budgeting and planning.
Jody is responsible for all the daily accounting functions and financial reporting for iMed Technology, Inc. She also manages the entire purchasing process, and is a key contact for customer service.
Along with her husband, Jody enjoys spending time with their three sons and watching their sporting activities. Jody is also an avid health enthusiast.



 


Gordon E. Atkinson
Engineering and Product Design Consultant

Gordon Atkinson is from southwestern Ohio where he studied engineering and technical courses at Wittenberg University, The University of Dayton, Antioch College, Akron University, and The University of Wisconsin-Madison. His society affiliations include the Engineering and Science Foundation of Dayton, the Inventors Council of Dayton, the Chemical Society of Plastic Engineers, and the Lions Club International. In 1995, he received the Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Award of Southwestern Ohio.
After serving 4 years in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1960, Mr. Atkinson worked extensively in the engineering field for several companies including Baxter Labs, C.R. Bard, Abbott Labs, Becton-Dickinson, Johnson & Johnson, 3M Healthcare, B. Braun, Stryker, and Medtronic.
In 1967, Mr. Atkinson joined a NASA physiology research group to develop a new design for a space suit, including its life support system. Besides having research and development responsibilities, Mr. Atkinson was the primary flight test subject on this project. He was also the principal designer of various water-cooling suits and the three-way automatic proportional-controlled water valve for the Apollo liquid cooled space suit.
In 1970 Mr. Atkinson began work at Vernay Laboratories, Inc. where he was a Senior Development Engineer. In that capacity, he was responsible for the development of new products for Vernay and their customers. Some of his noteworthy accomplishments include:
  • the development of the first production I.V. duckbill anti-reflux valve
  • invention and development of the bi-directional valve seal used today throughout the medical industry as a catheter introducer valve
  • invention and development of the normally closed duckbill valve assembly for I.V. systems and other medical fluid handling applications
  • and the invention and development of a unique medical needle-free injection site
Mr. Atkinson retired from Vernay Laboratories in 1999.
Over the past 40 years Mr. Atkinson has received more than 25 patents in such areas as agricultural drip irrigation systems, a variety of consumer products, and several medical seals and devices. Since retiring, he has received two more patents in the medical field, one of which includes a unique valve design for the management of urinary retention.
After many years in Ohio, Mr. Atkinson and his wife Betsy moved to North Carolina in 2006. Some of Mr. Atkinson’s favorite free-time activities include designing and building furniture in his extensive workshop, traveling within and outside of the U.S. when time allows, and spending time with family, which includes four grown boys and five grandchildren.



 


Brio
Security

Brio began his life as the “security” advisor to Kyle in May of 2011 at the age of 2 years. His early life will always be a mystery as Brio appeared on the doorstep of a family in Fort Worth on SuperBowl Sunday of 2011 with no identification. After months of searching for his former guardian, the family surrendered Brio to the Dalmatian Rescue of North Texas. Kyle was soon contacted by the organization since Domino (also a former rescue and Kyle’s Dalmatian of nine years), had recently passed.
Upon meeting the first time, Brio knew he had found his new home, and a new purpose. He is the companion and guardian of iMed Technology’s leader and can be always be found near his desk.
Brio spends his spare time chasing tennis balls in a field by his home.



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