Len Czuba is the president of his own product development firm, Czuba Enterprises, headquartered in Chicago. His product development experience and polymers expertise assist partner firms to take products, especially medical devices, from concept to market.
He has a bachelor’s degree in biosciences from Southern Illinois University. He has more than 30 years of experience in polymer synthesis, compounding and material development in the medical device industry.
Prior to the formation of CEI, he was with Baxter Healthcare Corp. in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, where he was involved in device engineering, blood and IV container work and new product development. He was responsible for several new material replacements for PVC and holds 15 U.S. patents for his work. He has worked on a wide variety of devices, both implantable and external accessories, used in the health care industry.
In 2004, Czuba was honored as one of the 100 MD&DI Notable Persons in the medical device industry. He also is a frequent seminar instructor throughout the country and offers seminars and workshops around the globe.
Czuba is a long-time member (since 1975) of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), has been on the board of directors of the Medical Plastics Division since 1985 and has thrice served as the division chairman. In May 2000, Czuba was inducted to the ranks of honored service member and, in March 2015, became a fellow of the society. He served as SPE’s president from 2005 – 2006 year and is now a distinguished honored-service fellow of SPE.