Fitzgerald graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA, with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. He and his wife are relocating to Charlotte from Amberley, OH, where he was most recently employed by Ferno (an Emergency Medical Products manufacturer) as the director of Quality.
Fitzgerald’s previous experience began with product engineering roles which led to leadership roles in product engineering beginning with a team lead position and then to a senior engineer role with companies such as Lexmark and Oki Data. His experience and background ultimately led him to a position of quality assurance manager and then to manager of Product Quality, Safety & Compliance and finally in his most recent position of director of Quality for Ferno.
Fitzgerald brings strong leadership in Medical Device Quality & Regulatory Management for both Class I and Class II products having led prior employers with Quality Systems strategies and implementation.