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Work of Tomorrow: November 19, 2018

Host Christian Terwiesch is joined by Grant Geiger (Founder & CEO, EIR Healthcare) and Paul Downs (President/Owner, Paul Downs Cabinetmakers Inc.) on the Monday, November 19, 2018 edition of Work of Tomorrow.

Air Date: Monday, November 19, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Grant Geiger

Air Time: 5:30 pm
Featuring: Grant Geiger

Paul Downs

Air Time: 6:30 pm
Featuring: Paul Downs

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Grant Geiger

Founder & CEO, EIR Healthcare

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Gunter (Grant) is the founder and CEO of EIR Healthcare, an award-winning modular innovation firm bringing efficient industrial practices to healthcare, laboratory and life sciences. The company is innovating accessible healthcare using evidence-based design and modular technology to improve patient outcomes and value for all stakeholders – initially with its flagship product, MedModular, a “smart hospital room in a box.”

EIR Healthcare was inspired by a unique vision of creating an intuitive, smarter hospital, initially fostered by Grant’s late father. Grant and his team are dedicated to driving global change in the industry across the healthcare ecosystem, benefiting patients, providers, payers and executive teams alike. Their innovative designs have resulted in several patents pending around the world.

With over 12 years of experience in healthcare, Grant was listed as one of the Top 10 Emerging Healthcare Industry Leaders by Managed Healthcare Executive magazine and also on Becker’s Hospital Review’s Annual 2018 List of 36 Health IT & Revenue Cycle Up-and-Comers. Prior to EIR Healthcare, Gunter was formerly at Siemens serving in a variety of executive roles. While there, he was recognized as a Corporate Top Talent, a designation reserved for the top one percent of employees in the company. His healthcare experience expands industry-wide, ranging from healthcare IT, consulting, cloud services, diagnostics, innovation and design.

Grant has been a member of The Montgomery School Board of Trustees since 2006 and remains dedicated to non-profit education. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration dual degree, International Business and Marketing, and a German Minor from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
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Paul Downs

President/Owner, Paul Downs Cabinetmakers Inc.

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Paul Downs started making custom furniture in 1986, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in engineering. Mr. Downs has only one line on his résumé, but he has a wide variety of skills gained in 32 years of running his business. His clients range from individuals and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, all branches of the military, and domestic and foreign governments.  His company employs 22 superb craftsmen, producing all of their work in a 35,000 square foot shop in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania.

 

Mr. Downs is also an accomplished author.  He started his writing career in The New York Times’ “You’re The Boss”blog, and is the author of “Boss Life:  Surviving My Own Small Business”, published in 2015 by Blue Rider Press.

 

Mr. Downs is an experienced public speaker. He has entertained audiences in numerous talks about his life, his books, and his work, both for trade associates and the general population.  He has appeared on more than 40 radio shows and podcasts.

 

Mr. Downs is married, has three sons, and lives in Philadelphia. For relaxation, he rides his bike, plays soccer, makes music, and mulls over his ideas for his next book.
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