San Rafael, California, September 30, 2019 – K.C. Low has joined NewGen Surgical as Quality and Regulatory Manager. K.C., a green materials specialist, quality & regulatory professional, and a long time environmental advocate, has over 20 years’ experience in the medical device industry. Additionally, K.C.’s has extensive knowledge in environmental science, and has won the Presidential Green Chemistry Award in 1996, which shows his long-time interest and commitment to promoting sustainability.
Founder of NewGen Surgical, Rob Chase said, ” K.C. will help us on our mission to greener operations and eliminate plastic one product at a time, with measurable and big impacts in healthcare. K.C.’s years of experience will help us as we expand our product lines, grow production and expand internationally. ”
K.C. holds numerous degrees from leading institutions across the globe including Malaysia University, University of Illinois and Johns Hopkins University.
“I’ve always been an advocate for sustainability in my daily life as I am cautious about recycling. The mission of NewGen Surgical is perfectly in line with my personal value. That I can contribute my years of quality and regulatory experience to this company at this time is immeasurably rewarding to me.”
K.C. will be traveling with the marketing team to the 5th Green Hospitals Asian Conference in Singapore in October. The conference is sponsored by Healthcare Without Harm, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals and will feature one day on panels that discuss procurements and deep dive discussions on plastics in Healthcare. Rob Chase will speak on, “Using Smart Sustainable Design in Products to Eliminate Plastic Pollution and Environmental Burden; How Climate Smart Procurement and EPP Programs Can Have Measurable and Meaningful Impact. ”
About NewGen Surgical
NewGen Surgical, Inc. reimagines through a lens of Smart Sustainable Design , the many single-use disposable medical devices and products used in healthcare. Our products offer hospitals and surgery centers sought after solutions for their sustainability initiatives and help meet Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) objectives. With our Small Change, Big Impact EPPTM program – a climate-smart procurement commitment to measurably reduce plastic waste and is committed to eliminate 500 TONS of plastic from the healthcare supply chain by 2022, and for systems measuring carbon; the carbon embedded costs with supply chain (Scope 3 Emissions), offers a measurement you can use for your own climate smart commitments to the environment within your own programs.
Founded in 2012 in the San Francisco Bay Area, NewGen Surgical is a member of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the OR® Initiative and Think Beyond Plastic Accelerator, received the California Product Stewardship Council 2018 Green Arrow award, was commended in the 2015 Circular Economy Awards of the Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum, and a finalist at the 2018 edie Sustainability Leaders Awards and the 2017 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open. NewGen Surgical is a member of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce, the American Sustainable Business Council and has made a carbon pledge to the We Are Still in Campaign.