Vern Taaffe – President & CEO
Laura Hoffman – Chief Operating Officer
Roger Hall – Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Bruce Fife – Senior Director Materials Management, Technical Services & IS
Nicholas Grimley – Senior Director of Minnesota Operations
Kyle Burgin – Senior Director of Manufacturing and Facilities
Trudy Taaffe – Director of Accounting and Human Resources
Brenda Meinhardt – Director of Marketing
Dave Cox – Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs
Michael Honstein - RETIRED – Chief Operating Officer
Effective January 1st, Michael Honstein retired after twenty-seven years of dedicated service to RPC and more than thirty years in the dialysis industry. It is with great honor that RPC salutes, commends, and thanks Michael – an RPC co-founder - for his many accomplishments, and distinguished career.
Michael Honstein is the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Secretary and co-founder of RPC. He is a dialysis specialist with 8 years of emergency paramedicine experience and more than 30 years of dialysis experience. He worked as Technical Support Specialist and Clinical Monitor for Cobe Laboratories. As Technical Manager for Southwest Kidney Institute, he was responsible for coordinating support services for four outpatient dialysis facilities, acute and home dialysis services including water purification, dialysis equipment repair and dialyzer reprocessing. Mr. Honstein taught Emergency Medical Technology as an Associate Faculty member at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ until 1998.
Daniel Forde - RETIRED – Senior Director Arizona Operations
Effective January 1st, Dan Forde retired after fifteen plus years of devoted service to RPC and more than thirty years in the dialysis industry. Dan’s tireless efforts and contributions to RPC and the dialysis community are recognized by many and very much appreciated.
Daniel Forde is the Senior Director Arizona Operations. He is a dialysis specialist with 33 years of dialysis experience. He worked as a Patient Care Technician and a Biomedical Technician. Daniel was employed by the Gambro Healthcare Education Department as a Reuse Educator responsible for certifying Reuse Preceptors. He was involved in setup of reuse programs and determining Medicare survey readiness for reuse programs.