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Management

 

Nita Moritz

President

Prior to joining Kova International as Chief Financial Officer in 2013, Nita Moritz held the position of CFO at both public and private companies across various industries.  She also has held various roles across functional areas at companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Coca Cola Company, Sprint PCS, James Hardie Industries, and Europ Assistance.

Ms. Moritz has an extensive background in commercial operations management, complex finance and accounting matters under both US GAAP and IFRS, international tax, global treasury management, business system implementations, M&A, company start ups and turnarounds.  Ms. Moritz is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with Bachelor of Sciences in both Accounting and Finance, and an MBA with emphasis in Finance.  She is also a California CPA.

 
 

David J. Tatomir

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

David Tatomir joined Kova International, in 2014, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He is responsible for the worldwide development of the Kova International product line. With over 25 years of experience as a senior level executive in the healthcare industry, David brings to Kova his unique strategic planning, organization and action oriented management style.

David has held senior leadership positions with Anesthesia Tools/ Penlon America , Dako Cytomation, Dade Behring/Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Roche Diagnostics and DRE Medical. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology from Michigan State University.

 

Wally Lee

Vice President, Information Systems

Wally Lee joined Kova International in 2013 as Director of Information Technology. Wally oversees planning, procurment, marketing and business systems to support Kova International’s operations and growth.  Prior to joining Kova International, he was responsible for supply chain and strategic business projects at JC Sales.

Wally also led the development and deployment of several global enterprise platforms, including the dynamic ERP system (HLS) for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. Wally also served in leadership roles in engineering, supercomputing and information technologies at TRW’s Space & Electronics Group, and Boeing’s Special Systems Integration & Testing (Phantom Works). Wally received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the University of California at Irvine.

 
 

Gary Padron

Director, Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs

Gary Padron joined Kova International in 2014 as the Senior Manager of Quality Systems and Regulatory Affairs. Gary is responsible for coordinating, organizing and leading all Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs activities.

Gary collaborates with the Sales, Marketing and Product Development teams to ensure superior product performance and compliance to industry standards. Gary brings over 22 years of work experience in the Medical device industry working with such companies as DPC/Siemens, Abbott Laboratories, Focus Diagnostics (a division of Quest Diagnostics) and Masimo Corporation. Gary has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences as well as a Minor in Chemistry.