Executive Vice President, Global Operations
Mr. Matthew Plano joined Abiomed in 1998 and currently serves as vice president of global operations. Mr. Plano is responsible for executing strategic imperatives and driving efficient operations across Abiomed’s global product development, manufacturing, supply chain, and quality departments.
Prior to his role as vice president of global operations, Mr. Plano held the position of vice president of global manufacturing and supply chain overseeing both our Danvers and Aachen facilities as well as our European and U.S. supply chains. Prior to this role, he held various positions within product development, engineering, manufacturing, and operations/finance during his tenure at Abiomed. He has helped transition nearly every product Abiomed has developed from the AbioCor Total Artificial Heart, the AB5000 Ventricle, and all platforms of the Impella® product line. Prior to his tenure at Abiomed, Mr. Plano was a program manager for the US Air Force for approximately 10 years delivering satellite communication and airborne radar systems.
Mr. Plano holds his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Buffalo and holds his Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. He is certified in Lean, is a Six Sigma Blackbelt, and obtained a degree in quality/reliability engineering while with the Air Force.