Press Release: LeanMed Welcomes New Team Roles to Expand Skillset

Press Release: LeanMed Welcomes New Team Roles to Expand Skillset

Pittsburgh, PA –  Today, LeanMed LLC, a medical technology company providing oxygen to patients in underdeveloped countries, announced the promotion of Jessica Starck to Chief Operating Officer and welcomed new team member, Jim Gilkison as their VP of Sales. 

Mark Adkins, CEO, recognizes this important step in LeanMed’s journey to commercialization saying, “At LeanMed, we’re really excited to both welcome Jim Gilkison as our VP of Sales and announce the promotion of Jessica Starck to COO. As we near commercial launch, we’re expanding our team with both relevant skills and experience fit to carry out our mission”.

About Jim Gilkison, VP of Sales

Jim Gilkison is an experienced sales professional in the health care industry, specializing in Oxygen therapy, Sleep therapy, and Remote Patient Monitoring.  Jim started with Gulf Coast Respiratory services and has spent over twenty years supporting oxygen concentrator distribution in Africa, Middle East, LATAM and India for AirSep Corporation, CAIRE and Sanrai International. 

He joined AirSep Corporation (now CAIRE) in 1994 in various technical roles before spending sixteen years as Region Manager for Africa, Middle East, LATAM and India.  From 2015-2108 he was Vice President of Sales at Sanrai International.  He has contributed to various NGOs to improve oxygen therapy applications in low resource settings.  Jim has a BA in Social Sciences from Flagler College.

About Jessica Starck, Chief Operating Office

Jessica Starck has her BS and MS in Industrial Engineering and has been a part of LeanMed since January, 2021. After graduating from the University of Missouri, she began with Honeywell FM&T supporting logistics and manufacturing departments with process improvement, operations analysis, and project management.

She continued her career as a Quality Engineer at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions supporting the Nuclear Enterprise Assurance program, before pursing her masters at the University of Pittsburgh.

About LeanMed LLC

LeanMed is a medical device company dedicated to bringing essential treatment to underserved regions through innovative technologies. LeanMed’s first product, the O₂ Cube, delivers vital medical oxygen to the 1.2 billion patients of rural health clinics that lack grid electricity. Visit us at

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