Trulife Leadership

Noel J. Murphy – Trulife Group CEO
Noel has been actively involved in the development of Trulife since 1987. Prior to this he was principally engaged in helping small to medium – sized Irish companies develop and grow. He set out in this occupation in 1980, having previously worked in a venture capital business, consultancy and having trained and qualified as a chartered accountant.

Olive Gunning – Chief Technology Officer & General Manager, Ireland.
Olive joined Trulife in 1989 as a graduate engineer charged with the development of our breastcare and pressurecare product ranges. Olive was appointed to Trulife’s Board of Directors in July 2008 and now has responsibility for all Research and Development activities for the group. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University College Galway.

John Williamson – Non-Executive Director
John is currently working with a number of Irish based companies on business development and strategy. John was the Chief Executive Officer of Topaz Energy Group Limited from 2012 to 2014, having previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Topaz, John spent 11 years as Chief Financial Officer of Payzone Group (formerly Alphyra). John is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from UCC.

Emile Burke-Murphy – Non-Executive Director
Emile is a barrister with a general civil law practice. He has particular interest in judicial review, public procurement and commercial litigation. In addition to his work at the Bar, Emile teaches on the undergraduate law course at Trinity College Dublin, the university from which he himself graduated with first class honors. Emile was also awarded a distinction in his master’s degree in law by the University of Oxford.

Marc Droppert – Non-Executive Director
Marc is an attorney and business executive with substantive experience in both the management of a number of health-related and other companies, and as a private practice corporate attorney.  Marc holds a B.S. in Psychology from Washington State University, and  Juris Doctor from The University of

Helen Longden – Group Financial Controller
Helen joined Trulife in early 2015 as Financial Controller for the UK and was appointed as Group Financial Controller in August 2015. She has previously held roles in manufacturing businesses in the mining and medical devices sectors. Helen is a graduate of the University of Nottingham and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Larry Knudsen – Vice President of Sales and Marketing, O&P USA
Larry joined Trulife in 1993 as the Director of Sales. He has served in various management roles, with over 25 years in the hospital, post-acute, long term care, O&P, and home medical equipment industries. Larry previously served in leadership roles for Becton Dickinson, Terumo Medical and Hanger Orthopaedic Group.

Mike Sumner – General Manager, Trulife Engineered Solutions
Mike joined Trulife through the acquisition of Pro CNC in 2014. Mike holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Western Washington University, with a focus on Composites and Manufacturing Engineering. Mike spent several years in various industries, including commercial plastics, construction of manufacturing facilities, electronics and medical device manufacturing. Mike is responsible for TES operations in Bellingham, WA.


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