OPTI Medical Leadership Team
OPTI Medical is a subsidiary of IDEXX Laboratories. The OPTI Leadership Team is responsible for developing and executing the human diagnostics strategy, as well as the daily affairs of the Roswell, Georgia site.
P.F. Olivier te Boekhorst
Corporate Vice President
Mr. te Boekhorst has been Corporate Vice President of IDEXX since March 2015, and oversees the Company’s Water, Livestock, Poultry and Dairy lines of business, the OPTI Medical human diagnostics business, as well as the Company’s Latin America operations. He was Vice President and General Manager of the Livestock and Poultry Diagnostics business from June 2011 until February 2015 and integrated the Dairy segment into that group in 2012. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. te Boekhorst was the Senior Director and General Manager of Livestock and Poultry Diagnostics. Mr. te Boekhorst joined the Company’s strategy and business development group in 2004. He led the Company’s strategic planning and business development activities from 2005 to 2008 as the Director and later as Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. te Boekhorst was with The Boston Consulting Group from 1997 to 2004, where he focused on advising technology industries, and mergers and acquisition work. Mr. te Boekhorst holds a bachelor’s degree in political studies from Bard College, and an M.B.A. from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.
Mr. Briggs joined IDEXX in May 2016 and oversees OPTI Medical’s worldwide commercial sales channels and global marketing initiatives. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Briggs was Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Innovation from 2013 to 2016 at FHC, Inc., a Maine-based human-use medical device manufacturer providing surgical devices and surgical planning software for functional neurosurgeons globally. At FHC he focused on expanding the company’s global sales presence, implementing sales processes, optimizing global sales strategy, guiding product innovation, and activating an enhanced customer contact system. Mr. Briggs also held senior sales leadership and marketing positions at The Coca Cola Company as Group Manager Operational Marketing, and at Cox Enterprise as Northeast Region Manager for its Web-based and print automotive portals. Mr. Briggs has extensive experience in global sales, marketing, and finance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maine at Orono and an MBA from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Business.
Director, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, and Quality Control
Mr. Gober has been Director, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, and Quality Control since September 2015. Mr. Gober is responsible for OPTI Medical’s FDA and international regulatory compliance, quality assurance and systems, continuous improvement, and safety and environmental compliance. Prior to joining OPTI Medical, Mr. Gober served as the Director of Quality/Regulatory for EndoChoice, Inc. There he was focused on developing and implementing quality systems in support of the company’s growth strategy. Prior to that, Mr. Gober held the position of Quality/Regulatory Manager for Dornier MedTech America, Inc. where he led two FDA inspections, improved the CAPA management system, and led registration and listing activities in the US & Germany. Mr. Gober has extensive experience in Quality and Regulatory and brings a wealth of knowledge to OPTI Medical. Mr. Gober received a BS in Biology from Union College in Barbourville, KY.