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Leading with Kindness: John Waller Biomedical Services Manager

By CME Corp Staff | August 1, 2023

CME Corp. seems to have more than its fair share of extraordinary people calling CME their work home.

We are again proud to be sharing news that one of our own has been nationally recognized for extraordinary professional accomplishments.

John Waller, CME’s New England Regional Biomedical Services Manager, has been named to the 2023 class of “TechNation’s” 40 Under 40.

About John 

John joined CME in January 2022 and leads a team of twelve Biomedical Technicians who support biomed departments in hospital systems and retail healthcare facilities from Maine to New Jersey. Humble by nature, John leads by example saying, “my team works with me, not for me”, a view he is passionate about.

When asked how he has gotten to where he is today, John credits his four years in the Army as the catalyst that broadened his horizons and helped him identify what he enjoyed and what he wasn’t cut out for. He learned that while he wanted to be a part of the healthcare landscape, he knew he wasn’t “programmed for direct patient care”. Following an honorable discharge John still felt the need to serve but in a different capacity, so he set his sights on the Air Force.

The Air Force opened the first of many doors that would lead John to a career in Biomedical Engineering. It started with the Air Force’s focus on education, on getting grounded and took off from there.

Biomedical Engineering offers John the opportunity to work in healthcare without becoming a caregiver. Healthcare Technology Management, working on the equipment used to save lives is the best of both worlds. And for John, working behind the scenes, often unacknowledged, is just perfect.

From his role as a Non-Commissioned Officer preparing for deployment, combat, or humanitarian aid to the multiple biomedical engineering degrees that John has completed while serving, the Air Force has played a pivotal role shaping the twelve years (and counting) John has worked in the biomed field.

The next piece to fall into place was the LinkedIn message from CME President and CEO, Normand Chevrette, inviting John to join CME Corp. The rest, as they say, is history.

As one of the first Certified BioMeds in the New England area, Normand knows a thing or two about what makes a great Biomed and says of John,

“John has been a great addition to our BioMed team. Technical know-how is at the core of what makes CME different from other distributors in the healthcare equipment space. I am proud of John and all his accomplishments here at CME.”


About Biomedical Technicians

CME Corp is currently recruiting Biomedical Technicians, so we asked John what makes a great Biomedical Technician.

“I would say compassion, respect, drive, and discipline. You have to have compassion because you may not be directly involved with patient care, but you will see patients directly and indirectly when you're working in those acute care areas.

You want to be disciplined with your trade and you want to have respect for the providers, the clinicians, and the facility engineers you are working with at hospitals. And of course, the drive to do what you do and do it well.

This is what separates great BioMeds from good BioMeds. These traits are going to come across to the patient(s) and staff around you. You will be remembered for that.

And I think the biggest thing is you just have to love what you do.” 


Biomed Opportunities

There are so many opportunities in the biomed field. Start with general biomed then explore the specialties like anesthesia repair or ventilator repair.

And it doesn’t stop there.

The IT component of Biomedical Technology Services, securing the networks that drive the WI-FI tied to vital signs monitors, epidural pumps, and infusion pumps against cyber-attack, is growing rapidly.

 Says John, “If someone walked in my door saying, hey, I've got a four-year degree in IT, but I really want to be in BioMed. Is there a place for me? I'd probably do cartwheels.”


CME Corp Biomedical Services Opportunities

CME Corp has Biomedical Technician positions open! Spread the word.

Details are available on the CME careers page. With as little as a two-year degree “the sky is the limit”.

 John sums it up perfectly when he says, “If you want to be involved with patient care, but not directly, and you want to have a comfortable life and a great work life balance, this is the field.”

Learn more about CME’s Biomedical Services.

About CME: CME Corp is the nation’s premier source for healthcare equipment, turnkey logistics, and biomedical services, representing 2 million+ products from more than 2,000 manufacturers.

With two corporate offices and 35+ service centers, our mission is to help healthcare facilities nationwide reduce the cost of the equipment they purchase, make their equipment specification, delivery, installation, and maintenance processes more efficient, and help them seamlessly launch, renovate and expand on schedule.

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