Richard Greenwald, PhD
Rick is an entrepreneur and biomedical engineer with over 25 years of experience in building companies, developing novel technologies, and motivating the process of technology commercialization in the medical device industry. His expertise includes technology and intellectual property development, evaluation and licensing, strategic financing, and business development. He is the founder and CEO of Simbex (Lebanon, NH), and was founding CEO of venture-funded iWalk (now BionX). Rick currently leads two federally funded technology and product development centers, the Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology and the New England Pediatric Device Consortium, that promote and enhance Simbex’s broad vision of advancing technology commercialization. Rick previously served as a small business expert on of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and on the Council of Councils, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and holds 15 US Patents, with 4 patents pending.
Rick lives in Norwich, VT with his wife Ann and their two sons, and enjoys driving and working on his ’68 Cutlass Convertible, being in the woods, and continues to fulfill his longtime sports passions through soccer, hockey, and skiing with friends and family.
Jeff Chu, MS
Chief Technology Officer/Partner
Jeff is a seasoned medical device developer and technologist. He is directly responsible for the creation and development of nascent technologies from ideation through transfer to manufacturing at Simbex. Over the past 15 years, he has delivered multiple products to market based on a wide spectrum of technologies in both the medical device and consumer marketplaces. His deep experience in software, hardware, and algorithm development coupled with his biomechanical systems expertise helps realize innovative solutions that seamlessly integrate with the consumer. He has served as Principal Investigator on several federally funded research programs from both the NIH and Department of Defense in the areas of rehabilitation, blast, and impact biomechanics. His work has received national recognition from Time Magazine, Sybase, Edison Awards, and Computerworlds. Prior to Simbex, Jeff worked as an advance concepts consultant for several companies in the sporting goods industry and taught graduate courses in the areas of clinical biomechanics and computer modeling. He holds 8 patents, with 6 patents pending.
Jeff balances his life by chasing after his 2 kids with his wife, Nicole, on the slopes and trails, volunteering his time as Director of Alpine Racing for Ford Sayre Ski Club, and trying to stay in shape by racing his mountain bike.
Greg Lange, MS
Chief Business Development Officer
Greg is an experienced business leader with expertise in medical software, imaging, clinical registries, medical device regulations, and product commercialization. He comes to Simbex from M2S, where he oversaw R&D, Sales, Quality and Regulatory, Operations and, for the last 6 years, he was President and CEO. He helped sell the company in March of 2016. He has a master’s in biomechanics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and spent much of his early career in orthopedic and biomechanics research and clinical applications.
Greg lives in Lyme, NH with his wife Heidi and their two children. When not at Simbex, you can find Greg nordic skiing, cycling, running or hiking. He is also on the Board of Trustees at Alice Peck Day Hospital.
Jonathan Beckwith, MS
Vice President of Research and Development
Jonathan is an experienced biomechanist specializing in experimental methodology and research based ideation. At Simbex, he currently oversees development and management of pre-clinical protocols, process and product verification, and post-market assessments to verify regulatory compliance and validate product performance. His research has directly led to both novel applications for existing technologies and pioneering product concepts spanning a broad range of disciplines and applications from falls in the elderly, to gait abnormalities in children, and mild traumatic brain injury in sports. Prior to his time at Simbex, Jonathan taught undergraduate courses in experimental methods at the Georgia Institute of Technology and worked as a design engineer developing both assistive technology and automotive components.
Before relocating to New Hampshire, Jonathan spent his formative years living in the mountains of East Tennessee, and, like many Tennesseans, has a love for the outdoors and a passion for collegiate sports. If not cheering on his beloved Vols, you will likely find him trekking the countryside with his wife, Calah, training for an upcoming triathlon, or volunteering his time to Big Brothers Big Sisters of NH.