CHRISTOPHE J-P. SEVRAIN:
Founder and CEO, CJPS Enterprises, LLC, and CJPS Medical Systems, LLC, and CEO of www.TechTransferOnline.com
in Auburn Hills. CJPS Enterprises has grown to nearly 50 employees and recently announced a revenue increase of almost 20 percent compared with last year. The company also moved to a new, larger 50,000-sq.-ft. facility. CJPS Medical is seeking to hire some 30 new employees to intensify its sales efforts in the U.S. following its purchase of an advanced, remote patient monitoring device product line from Delphi Corp., which it relocated from Colorado and Indiana to Michigan. The company also recently announced a worldwide technology license agreement with Independence Technology, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company, to manufacture and distribute power-assist technology to enhance manual wheelchairs. Previously, Sevrain was managing director of Delphi Medical Systems Corp., which he launched and grew to $104 million in revenues and approximately 400 employees in its first 24 months. He was also vice president, global technology, of the IV systems and medical products division of Baxter International. Sevrain holds more than 20 international patents and was a three-time nominee for the Arthur Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, twice for the Wisconsin Governor's New Product award, and once for the Wisconsin Innovation and Research award. Sevrain has been a featured speaker on innovation, growth, short time-to-market strategic alliances, and intellectual property protection at Rice University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Forum, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, the International Economic Development Council, Licensing Executive Society, Association of European Science, and Technology Transfer Professionals. He is a former director of MichBio and a member of Rice's Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship life science advisory board. Sevrain serves as a director of the Judson Center. He is a member of the biomedical and entrepreneurial advisory committees at Lawrence Technological University. He received his bachelor's degree in engineering physics and applied mathematics from the University of California-Berkeley.