Leon C. Hirsch impacted the medical device industry at large as much as any other person in our industry.
It is said that there are great leaders, but the greatest leaders create other great leaders. Leon’s Coaching Tree in the medtech industry is legendary. The number of incredibly successful CEOs and leaders that came out of USSC is mind-bending.
I remember early in my recruiting career, sitting with Leon at the USSC facility in Norwalk, CT, and feeling the passion and intensity he had for the business, his team members, and the patients.
It was a privilege for David Renker and I to sit with Leon a few years ago in his home with his wonderful wife, Fanny, and get the USSC stories right from the man himself.
One of my favorite sit-downs of all time.
Leon, you will be missed, my friend.