Prior to joining Vita, Gifford held the position of Vice President of Service Engineering and Fulfillment at GE Aviation, where he was responsible for services engineering and delivery, purchasing, manufacturing, global operations, and AS9100 quality assurance. Before joining GE, he was founder and CEO at Going Elemental, where he established best global practices to support both existing product lines along with innovative new product introductions. In addition, Gifford was employed by Gates Corporation as Vice President of Strategy and President of Engineering and Services, fueling profitable growth and streamlining operations. He also held the position of Chief Supply Chain Officer at Philips, managing the global product and service supply chains for this $8B healthcare organization, and he was Founder and CEO of CFC Computers, Inc, (acquired by GE).
“I am excited to help Vita’s amazing team continue to exceed customer expectations and achieve new financial goals around the world,” Gifford said. “But more importantly—Vita’s solutions save lives—and there is no better motivator to job performance than that.”