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.

 

Dan Stoll

 

 

Dan Stoll
Director, Business Development

Dan Stoll joined the Avazzia team in 2011 to add his 17 years of experience and results in the medical device environment with manufacturers such as CooperVision, Alcon Laboratories, Chase Medical, and Essilor Laboratories. Stoll served in individual contributor and management roles gaining a cross functional background in manufacturing, quality, project management and business development. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds multiple American Society of Quality certifications. Upon graduating from West Point, he served in the United States Army Infantry in the rank of Captain. Stoll is married with two daughters and pursues faith and family values.

 

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.

 

Tom Lahutsky

 

 

Tom Lahutsky
Vice President, Engineering

Mr. Lahutsky joined Avazzia in 2015 and is eager to bring his strong technical and business acumen to the company. He has a proven track record of building new businesses and organizations into market leaders while cultivating strategic relationships and tailoring business models to company objectives.

Prior to Avazzia, Mr. Lahutsky worked for Texas Advanced Optical Solutions serving as Product Line Director Optical Sensors and New Business Development Mgr. His creative products and business partnerships led to market leadership in the rapidly changing smartphone sensor market. He also led their corporate strategy team and built synergistic business relationships that directly resulted in the acquisition of TAOS for $320M by AMS AG. Prior to that, Tom had a long career at Texas Instruments splitting time between product design and strategic marketing. He served as New Product Development Mgr. for TI’s Data Converters and Solutions Delivery Mgr. for Wireless Connectivity DVB products, among other positions. His IoT and Connectivity expertise align well with a connected medical device industry.

Mr. Lahutsky holds M.S.E.E and B.S.E.E degrees from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A from UT-Dallas Jindal School of Business. He is the proud husband of Avazzia founder Tammy and they have 3 wonderful children together.

 

Ray Gullette

 

 

Ray Gullette
Director, Engineering

Ray Gullette joined Avazzia in November of 2015 to manage development of new products. He brings nearly three decades of engineering experience in a variety of roles, including hardware design, software development, applications support and program management.

Gullette began his career at Texas Instruments, designing digital and analog electronics for military products. He later joined TI’s Semiconductor Group, serving for many years as a program manager for customer ASIC designs. Most recently, he worked as a project manager at NXP Semiconductors in Tempe, Arizona, managing the development of catalog I2C-bus products.

Gullette earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is licensed in Texas as a Professional Engineer (currently inactive).

 

tammy lahutsky

 

 

Tammy Lahutsky
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.

 

Mo

 

 

Monicia “Mo” Davidson
Customer Service

Monicia Davidson goes by Mo. She brings joy and laughter to the Avazzia office with her infectious smile and personality.

 
 

 

 

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