Executive Team

Brian Anderson

Chairman

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).

Tom Star

President of Injection Molding

Mr. Star joined MDI in June 2014. Prior to joining MDI, he served as the Vice President of Sales for Flambeau Medical for 3 years. Mr. Star also worked for Trend Plastics ($1billion annual sales), and Pacific Plastics (a class 3 medical device manufacturer). He has spent the last 20 years involved in sales and operations in the medical device and commercial industries utilizing both plastic and metal. Mr. Star is an RJG Level 1 Certified Master Molder, he is a Six Sigma Yellow Belt, and holds a degree in Biochemistry from Arizona State University. During his career, Mr. Star has been involved in the commercialization of over 250 products. Notable programs include the Taxus Stent (BSCI), the One Touch Glucose Monitor (J&J), the Kyphon Cement Delivery System (Medtronic), the ExoSeal Wound Closure System (Cordis J&J), the In Vision Airport Scanning System (G.E.), and the Toyota Tundra.

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 Quality and Regulatory Compliance.