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Executive Team

Brian Anderson


Mr. Anderson founded MDI in 1998 and as CEO oversaw annual sales growth from $1,000,000 to over $40,000,000 in just 10 years. Prior to starting MDI, Mr. Anderson, beginning in 1986, led a roll-up of six companies in the traffic control device industry under the name Intersection Development Corporation. The largest product line of the initial company in the roll up, Myers Electric Products, was sold in 1996 to a division of Cooper Industries for more than 6x what was paid for the entire Myers Electric Products company. Previously, he helped start the small business group of Cooper’s & Lybrand’s Los Angeles office and worked for Price Waterhouse. Mr. Anderson received a degree in finance, with honors, from Loyola Marymount University and is a licensed CPA (inactive).

Jack Slinger

CEO & President

Mr. Slinger Joined MDI in 2018. He comes to MDI with over 10 years of experience as a CEO of global manufacturing companies owned by Kohlberg, Littlejohn, Century Park, and PNC Mezzanine Capital. Prior to MDI, he was at Kraft Foods, Hewlett Packard, and Gates Rubber. Mr. Slinger has vast expertise across multiple manufacturing technologies and earned his BSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Scott Ketterer

President of Dip Molding

In 1978 Mr. Ketterer began his career in the industry with US Plastic Coatings Corp. After his initial 4 years, he opted to join a mechanical and electrical contractor for 3 years. In 1986, he rejoined US Plastic Coatings as a shop foreman and helped grow the company from less than $ 1 million to over $ 2.3 million in 6 years without adding any additional employees and by successfully implementing automation built in house by Scott and developing other efficiencies. In 2002, Mr. Ketterer purchased US Plastic Coatings Corp. and grew the business further again and into one of the highest sales per employee molding businesses in the USA. In December of 2012 US Plastic Coatings Corp. was purchased by MDI and Mr. Ketterer now manages MDI’s dip molding and coating as President.

Gabriel Bustamante

President of MDI Mexico

In 1998 Mr. Bustamante purchased Haymar/GIC, and grew it to over 400 employees and nearly $10 Million in Revenue. MDI acquired Haymar/GIC from Gabriel in 2017, and he took on the role of President of MDI’s Mexico operations. Gabriel holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M, and has 34 years of experience in contract manufacturing. His hobbies include golf, racquetball, hunting & fishing.

John McElroy

Chief Financial Officer

John McElroy is a seasoned finance professional with over 30 years of progressively responsible positions in finance and accounting for companies in manufacturing, distribution and logistics. Prior to joining MDI as Chief Financial Officer, he worked with successful companies such as ConAgra Foods, CEVA Logistics, and Arizona Nutritional Supplements. He has provided leadership for IT, HR, Legal and Administration in addition to every area of accounting and finance. He has an extensive background and experience with banking relationships, ERP implementations, M&A activity, SOX, and Operations. He is an expert in accounting for manufacturing operations and cost accounting.

Tobe Allenbrand

Vice President of Sales

Tobe has a passion for working with people across organizations to create solutions and drive products quickly to market. Tobe has over 18 years of sales and manufacturing experience. Specializing in the deployment of Design, Injection Molding, Dip Molding, Dip Molding Equipment, Dip Coating, Blow Molding, Micro Blow molding, Extrusion, Cleanroom Molding, and Assembly. Tobe has experience working in Retail, Industrial, and Medical Devices industries.

Sam Brayton

Director of Regulatory Affairs

Mr. Brayton began his career in the medical device industry at Mallinckrodt Anesthesiology in Argyle, NY in 1983. He advanced from packaging to injection molding and extrusion as a machine operator, then went on to become Technical Training Coordinator. In 1996 when Mallinckrodt moved their operations to Mexico, Sam moved his family of seven to sunny El Paso to commute across the border each day. Sam worked in training and complaint handling before becoming the QA Manager of the Juarez/El Paso operations. Sam signed on at AngioDynamics in 1999 as Quality Assurance Manager and later became the Director of Global Quality. After 13 years at AngioDynamics, Sam accepted the role of Quality Manager at Bates Industries in 2012.  When Bates Industries became part of MDI at the end of 2015, Sam was promoted to his current position of Corporate Director of Regulatory Compliance.

Tom Ylitalo

Director of Quality

Mr. Ylitalo began his career in medical device industry in the early 1990’s at Smiths Medical. Tom worked his way up through the company from a production mechanic, to overseeing the companies Calibration program and ultimately landing as the Lead Auditor for Regulatory Compliance for their North American Facilities. After thirteen years at Smiths Medical, Tom took the position of Manager of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Medefab in Jaffrey, NH. After fifteen years, Medefab was acquired by MDI and Tom ultimately became the Corporate Director of Quality. Tom is a well-known and respected leader in the Quality Systems space and has built numerous ISO13485, ISO9001 and 21 CFR Sec. 820 complaint quality systems from the ground up. Tom is a seasoned Lead Auditor for the Medical Device industry and has earned his degree in Business Management from Franklin Pierce College in NH.