Rockfield Medical Devices

ABOUT US

We focus on human centered design, to improve users quality of life.

Our Philosophy

Rockfield Medical Devices is a developer of innovative medical devices which can transform the mobility and quality of life of enteral feeding users. Our patent pending system is a mechanical pump which delivers enteral feed to the user. Operating independent of any electronics, it reduces technical support and maintenance costs for sales partners, disrupting the service models for enteral feeding pumps in the industry.

Our Founder

At Rockfield Medical Devices, we understand users need a more user-friendly tube feeding system. Our Founder & CEO, Tomás Thompson, is a tube feeder, and has built an expert team to bring a new innovative idea for a tube feeding system to the market.

We care about the needs of tube feeding users

Rockfield Medical Devices was founded in 2014 by Tomás Thompson to address an unmet need for people using tube feeding. Our team understands that current feeding systems are complex, inconvenient and a burden on users daily lives. We are developing a range of innovative tube feeding products that can improve mobility and the ability to take part in social activities and normal family life.

Rockfield Medical Devices strongly believe that tube feeders deserve more user-friendly systems.

TEAM

Rockfield Medical Devices has a highly-skilled and committed team of experts developing a pipeline of innovative enteral feeding products that will transform user’s mobility & quality of life.

Tomás Thompson

Tomás
Thompson

Founder & CEO

Tomás has a proven ability in leadership and business development in the SME sector, a strong R&D background, and over 15 years’ experience working in the healthcare industry. Tomás understands the need for user-friendly, mobile enteral feeding systems, so life can carry on as normal. He has built a strong team at Rockfield Medical Devices to develop an innovative tube feeding system and a pipeline of products for the global tube feeding devices market. Tomás has a degree in Business and Education from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and an MSc from Ulster University.

Donal Mayne

Donal Mayne

Senior Design Engineer

Donal’s work includes research, design, testing and prototyping. He holds a degree in Product Design and Innovation from the Institute of Technology, Carlow, and an MSc in Medical Device Design from the National College of Art & Design. Donal has worked in many multinationals in the Medical Device industry.

John Kelly

John Kelly

Head of R&D

John Kelly leads the device development activities in Rockfield Medical Devices. John has over 25 years’ experience in the medical devices arena. In this time, he has worked in technical leadership roles in several device companies including start-ups, and multinationals. As well as working on the development of a wide variety of innovative medical devices, he has also developed more effective R&D infrastructures, including improved product design and test capabilities. John has a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Aided Engineering.

Edel Keaveney

Edel Keaveney

Senior Research Manager

Edel’s responsibilities include clinical research, managing KOLs, marketing, communications, funding and commercialisation. She holds a BSc in Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork, and a PhD from Ulster University. Edel has over 15 years of experience in scientific roles including in public health agencies, multinationals and start-ups.

Margaret Rae

Margaret Rae

Co-ordinator Grants & Projects

Margaret is the Grants and Projects Coordinator at Rockfield Medical Devices. Margaret Has spent the last five years managing a EU Horizon 2020 coordination and support action. She holds a PhD from Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa, Portugal and a Master’s degree from the University of Aberystwyth, Wales UK and a Bachelor of Science Honours degree from University College Dublin. Margaret also has a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology from Trinity College Dublin leading to Qualified Person status.

Eoin Gaughran

Eoin Gaughran

Electronic Engineer

Eoin’s work includes product testing and developing the e-connected element of Rockfield Medical Devices’ tube feeding system. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer & Electronic Engineering from the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. Eoin is skilled in full stack development, Java, C++, low level programming and Linux..

David English

David English

Financial Controller

David is the Financial Controller at Rockfield Medical Devices. He is a Chartered Accountant with 15 years experience working in hyper-growth multinational companies and exciting local start-ups. He holds a B.Comm from the University of Galway and a M.B.S from Dublin City University. David has a keen interest in helping finance teams and companies grow and scale.

Gareth Walsh

Gareth Walsh

Project Manager

Gareth is involved with Project Management at Rockfield Medical Devices. He is a Medical Device Engineering professional with a degree in Electronics Engineering and over 20 years R&D, Product/Process Development and Manufacturing experience. He has a demonstrated track record of success in both the multinational and start up environment and has strong technical, management and project management skills with the ability to build teams and businesses that deliver stakeholder value.

Anna Gallagher

Anna Gallagher

Grant Project Co-ordinator

Anna is responsible for all grant related activities in Rockfield Medical Devices with additional responsibility in the areas of finance, human resources, and office management. She has over 20 years’ experience in the Medical Device, Pharma and Software Dev industry having worked in many start-ups and multinationals. Her background is in Human Resources, with a strong track record in relationship building, negotiation/mediation, and staff development. She has a Dip in Management & Industrial Relations along with a Dip in Psychology.

Jonny Higgins

Jonny Higgins

R&D Development Engineer

Jonny’s work includes research, prototyping and testing for the purposes of product and process improvements. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science and Technology from the National University of Ireland, and has R&D experience in the Medical Device Industry working in both Multinational and Startup environments.

Thomas Glynn

Thomas Glynn

Operations Manager

Thomas is the Operations Manager at Rockfield Medical Devices and is responsible for managing the outsourcing of manufacturing and supply chain. He has over 15 years International Experience in high volume Manufacturing Environments, including medical devices and has led engineering teams and business units in both start up and established businesses. Thomas holds a degree in Polymer Engineering from the Athlone Institute of Technology

Jay Lamb

Jay Lamb

VP Sales & Marketing (US)

Jay’s work includes strategic planning, voice of the customer along with business and channel development for the US market. He has had roles of progressive responsibility across several industries and company lifecycles ranging from large multinational medical device companies to a hyper growth startups. He has a passion for understanding customer needs and implementing value-based solutions to reach more customers with the benefits of new technology. Jay holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Pat Gahan

Pat Gahan

Head of Commercial Operations (US)

An accomplished and seasoned leader, Pat joined Rockfield Medical Devices in April of 2022, with more than 25 years of medical device and healthcare experience. Pat has a proven track record of leading, developing and executing commercialization strategies and driving market development initiatives for profitable growth. He holds a B.S. in Pre-Medicine from The Pennsylvania State University.

Rachael Connolly

Rachael Connolly

R&D Technician

Rachael is involved in device testing activities and clinical and user research at Rockfield Medical Devices. She performs device testing, key to understanding Mobility+ flow rates. She is also involved in research study planning and execution, the development of labelling and dissemination materials, literature review and risk management activities. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from Atlantic Technological University, Sligo.

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