Paul Schmidt is a materials engineer working in the Research and Development department of the Heart Valve Therapy group at Edwards Lifesciences, LLC. Mr. Schmidt has a BS in Metallurgical Engineering, an MS in Mechanical Engineering (Materials), and over 32 years experience in medical device industries. At Edwards, Paul has worked on the design, materials selection and qualification, manufacturing process development, verification and validation testing, fatigue analysis, and regulatory approval of surgical replacement heart valves, trancatheter replacement heart valves, repair devices, and perfusion and oxygenation equipment.
Edwards Lifesciences is a global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards has grown into a global company having a presence in approximately 100 countries with approximately 8,500 employees around the world.