Fred Lampropoulos has been in the medical device industry for more than 30 years. After serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive of Utah Medical, Lampropoulos founded Merit Medical Systems, Inc. in 1987, where he currently serves as Chairman and CEO. Merit has grown from a start-up company to a publicly traded company with revenues of more than $1 billion forecasted for 2019. He founded Sentir Semiconductors in 1991, which was later merged into Merit Medical. Lampropoulos has invented and holds more than 240 patents on devices used in the diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of cardiovascular disease. Lampropoulos is extremely involved in his community and serves on many boards. He is the recipient of several awards, including the MountainWest Capital Network Entrepreneur of the Year, the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology, the Utah National Guard Bronze Minuteman Award, and the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award. Mr. Lampropoulos was inducted into the Utah Business Hall of Fame, the Utah Technology Hall of Fame, and the University of Utah College of Science Hall of Fame.