Derik joined the Affinity team in February 2013 as a Quality Engineer. He has over 14 years of experience in medical devices, including positions in manufacturing, process engineering, and quality engineering. He is well-versed in Quality Management Systems, validation, corrective action, and hosting Quality System Audits. Derik’s range of experience includes products for diabetes care, skull closure, and injection molded components. He has worked for OEMs with assembly and production lines and also for contract manufacturers servicing a wide spectrum of medical device manufacturers.
Derik was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and currently lives in Lakewood, California. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. His hobbies include softball, bowling, hiking, and music.