Tom Wagner is the senior
director of Innovation, Technology, and Engineering for Philips Respironics, which
creates and markets solutions to treat sleep and respiratory diseases. Tom’s role is to lead the innovation function,
which includes technology development, engineering, and overall innovation
capabilities and best practices. Tom
also serves as a member of the executive leadership team locally at Philips
Respironics as well as part of an overall innovation leadership team for Royal Philips,
based in the Netherlands.
received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from the
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1984. He worked as an electrical engineer at Contraves USA in Pittsburgh
before joining then-Respironics in 1993. Since joining Respironics, Tom was part of the leadership team that
helped grow Respironics into a world leader in sleep and respiratory solutions
and continues today as an acquired business within Philips. During his time with Philips Respironics, Tom
has held various senior leadership roles, including director of Service
Operations, vice president of Operations, vice president/general manager of
Patient Interface, and senior director of New Product Development for
Obstructive Sleep Apnea products. Tom’s
overall leadership experience includes the functional areas of new product
development, quality, product marketing, manufacturing (U.S. and Asia), global
sourcing and supply chain, technical services, and information technology.
been a member of the Eberly Business Advisory Council for over 10 years. He resides here in Indiana, Pa., where he and his
family are active in the community and operate a small business.