Avazzia Team

 

   

Tim Smith

 

 

Tim Smith
Founder and CEO

Tim Smith, founder and principal designer of Avazzia technology, had decades of engineering design experience and success at Texas Instruments before starting the Avazzia medical devices company.

“I’ve been an inventor and design engineer all my life,” Smith says. “I retired from TI but my brain didn’t retire. I met someone who was being treated for foot pain because of diabetes and who was worried about amputation. I could immediately see in my brain how to design a product to make treatment better and more effective.”

What has evolved is the Avazzia product line that includes the BEST line of hand-held devices, available by prescription and cleared by the FDA for noninvasive, non-pharmaceutical long-lasting pain relief.

While at TI, Smith’s products included the logic chips that assisted the Apollo lunar modules to safely land on the Moon and return to Earth; technology used extensively in military jets, including the F-14, F-15, B1 and B2; and micro-technology that transformed the telecom industry. Smith also invented the chips used to develop the first Apple computer and IBM PC.

 

Benjamim Soong

 

 

Benjamin Soong
Vice President, International Sales

Benjamin Soong has been with Avazzia since its inception in 2004, working with Tim Smith and Tammy Lahutsky to ensure the company’s medical devices are the premier products on the global market.

Before joining the company, Soong had 25 years of experience in the financial services field including with the Internal Revenue Service and as a senior vice president with an investments firm in Taiwan. Soong earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Accounting, both from University of Texas at Arlington. He is a CPA and a member of the American Board of Forensic Accounting.

Soong manages Avazzia’s international sales and distribution as well as sourcing materials for its devices, which are manufactured in North Texas. Soong has a deep understanding of acupuncture and other Asian health practices.

 

Bob Pospick

 

 

Bob Pospick
Vice President, Operations and Quality Management System

Bob Pospick brings a wealth of experience to Avazzia in his position to ensure the superior quality and performance of Avazzia products. During his 25 years at Texas Instruments, Pospick led new market initiatives including responsibility for worldwide strategy for the company's handheld organizer, 1:1 educational computing and educational software initiatives.

Pospick understands all aspects of product development, having successfully led numerous cross-functional teams in creating award-winning products. His expertise embraces all functions required to take a product from concept through production to market launch. He has worked extensively in Asia and Europe with suppliers and customers. He holds an engineering degree from Tulane University and an MBA from UT Austin’s McComb School of Business.

 

tammy lahutsky

 

 

Tammy Lahutsky
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Tammy Lahutsky has been with Avazzia since the company’s beginnings in 2004. Since then, she’s worn every hat in the company – from product development to overseeing manufacturing to customer relations. Lahutsky’s role has focused on regulatory affairs for the past several years.

Lahutsky spent almost a decade at Texas Instruments, overseeing telecom-related semiconductor product development, assembly and testing. She also supported new product development in the area of auto technology. Lahutsky hold a Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University and an Electrical Engineering degree from Southern Methodist University.

At Avazzia, Lahutsky also has helped bring to market ezzi-lift, Avazzia’s cosmetic device that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by providing a therapeutic massage that tones and rejuvenates the face naturally.

 

Dan Stoll

 

 

Dan Stoll
Director, Business Development

Dan Stoll came to Avazzia in 2011 with more than 15 years of management experience at established medical device companies. At Avazzia, he is tapping on his past experience as a strategic and tactical leader to develop new markets for the Avazzia product line.

Stoll’s past corporate experience includes plant-level responsibilities for business development, manufacturing, operations excellence and project management. He holds Lean Six Sigma, American Society for Quality (ASQ) and ABOC certifications.

Stoll grew up in a military family and lived overseas as well as throughout the United States. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the U.S. Army Infantry in Korea and Germany, earning Airborne and Ranger qualifications.

 

rick puckett

 

 

Rickey Puckett
Comptroller/Accountant

Rickey Puckett joined Avazzia in 2012 after a 22-year career with the United State Air Force. Puckett has used his extensive background in the military with supply chain management and programming to ensure smoothly functioning business processes at Avazzia.

Puckett retired from his first career in 2007 as a master sergeant and then went to college using GI benefits. He graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business administration. In his final position with the USAF, Puckett was a production supervisor for air refueling operations taking place out of North Dakota. He also managed maintenance operations of USAF airplanes, including the KC-135, C-17, C-130 and C-5.

 

Jeanne Spreier

 

 

Jeanne Spreier
Marketing Communications Manager

Jeanne Spreier has several decades of marketing and communications experience, most recently at The University of Texas at Dallas.

At Avazzia, she focuses on brand management for the company’s prescription medical devices, veterinarian devices and cosmetic line of products. She also oversees the company’s social media presence and customer outreach.

Spreier’s background includes editorial positions at large newspapers, as a columnist, children’s book author and public speaker. In her most recent position, she coordinated advertising and social media campaigns at UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management. Her marketing strategies were instrumental in increasing undergraduate enrollment at the School of Management by more than 50 percent in two years. Spreier earned her bachelor’s degree in communications at University of Kentucky.

 

 

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