Wayne K. Barlow
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Wayne K. Barlow

Board Member Emeritus

Wayne K. Barlow is an inventor/entrepreneur and business leader. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Wescor, Inc, since the company was founded in 1970. He invented or co-invented many of the unique instruments and products that have made Wescor a respected name in the diagnostic laboratory market and the world leader in the laboratory diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. Mr. Barlow is a past MDMA chairman and also served as chairman of the Utah Biomedical Industry Council and president of the National Medical Device Coalition. He was a charter member of the FDA/Industry Grassroots Initiatives Task Force when it was formed in 1995 and has served as its chairman since 1998. He received the "Commissioner’s Special Citation” for his work in developing a "cooperative/collaborative working relationship between the medical device industry and the FDA.” Mr. Barlow earned A.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering, minoring in physics. He is a former member of the Engineering Research Faculty at Utah State University and is a member and a past chairman of the Industry Advisory Council of the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering. Among numerous other honors, he received the "Professional Achievement Award” from the USU Alumni Association and the College of Business, the "Outstanding Alumnus Award” from the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, and was named "Industry Executive of the Year” in a readership poll conducted in 1993 by Medical Device Executive magazine. Mr. Barlow was the 2008 Regional Winner in the Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year” Program.