Tom Watlington has 36 years of experience in the medical device industry in large corporations as well as start-ups. Tom is currently the Chief Commercial Officer of Aseptiscope a local medical device start-up. In October 2017 he formed Cuida Health to address the rapidly growing Aging in Place market utilizing software that integrates with consumer voice assistants such as the Amazon Echo device. Before that he was the Chief Executive Officer of Sotera Wireless from 2006 until 2017. In the 10 years prior, Mr. Watlington served as President of Naviscan, a cancer imaging start-up and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Biosite Inc., a leader in the field of medical diagnostics that was ultimately acquired. In addition, he spent fourteen years at Boehringer Mannheim in various sales, marketing and strategic roles, including Vice President of Marketing for the Diabetes Care division. Mr. Watlington previously served on the board of Home Diagnostics, Inc., a public company in the field of diabetes monitoring that was acquired in June 2010. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.
He lives with his wife, Trish who is the founder of Farm to Fork San Diego and a small, suburban farmer at her Two Forks Farm. She is well known as an advocate for a just, equitable and sustainable local food system and is the Board Chair at Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, a voting member of San Diego Food System alliance and a member of the Advisory Board of Berry Good Food. They have three children and two grandchildren.