Andy Vaughan gained qualifications in control electronics before entering the medical device industry in 1976, specializing in diagnostic ultrasound in 1980. He spent seven years based in the Netherlands as the European Technical Expert for Aloka, a major Japanese ultrasound equipment manufacturer, covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With the advent of the Medical Device Directive in Europe, he also managed regulatory affairs (RA) for the company.

Mr. Vaughan joined the UK subsidiary of the Olympus Corporation in 1995 as RA Manager, but soon became involved in taking the company and its subsidiaries through the ISO 14001 certification process. With the ever-increasing volume of environment-related legislation, he assumed the role of Environmental Affairs Manager, concentrating on reducing the company’s environmental impact.

In this role, Mr Vaughan became involved with the UK and European device industry associations (ABHI, EUCOMED and COCIR), making significant contributions on environmental issues affecting device manufacturers and distributors.  He is a member of standards working group IEC TC62A WG20, which produced the IEC 60601-1-9 collateral standard ‘Environmentally Conscious Design of Medical Electrical Equipment', published in 2007.

Mr. Vaughan has practical experience in all aspects of environmental affairs management relating to medical devices, including the directives on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), Energy using Products (EuP) and Batteries.  He is also a regular speaker on environmental matters at medical device seminars and conferences.

Mr Vaughan can help you with issues related to:

  • Packaging directives and standards
  • Electrical and electronic waste directive
  • Environmentally conscious design
  • Hazardous substances
  • Chemical manufacture and importation regulations
  • ISO 14001 compliance
  • Eco-labeling

If you have a question related to environmental affairs, why not contact us and talk with Mr Vaughan