Viant provides end-to-end solutions that support the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers with producing diagnostic, orthopedic, surgical and other medical products. Water Street invested in Viant (at the time, known as MedPlast) in 2016. Over the next 15 months, Water Street completed three strategic acquisitions that bolstered Viant’s capabilities and global footprint. Today, Viant employs more than 6,000 associates across 25 worldwide locations. The company is highly regarded for its deep materials expertise combined with its experience in engineering, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and sterilization. Water Street is continuing to pursue additional acquisitions and organic investments that will build on Viant’s integrated portfolio of product solutions.
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Brian King brings more than 25 years of executive operating experience to MedPlast. Previously, he served as chief transformation officer for the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, where he was responsible for improving the performance of the combined $10B businesses and served as a member of the Orthopedics Group Operating Committee. Brian also spent ten years at Covidien, where he held positions of increasing responsibility. He was group president of the $2B emerging markets division (Asia, EMEA, South America). He also served as president of Asia and senior vice president of corporate operations. Earlier in his career, Brian held executive positions with enterprises in the oncology pharmaceutical and energy commodities sectors. He also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co., general manager for the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) and held leadership positions at Allegheny Teledyne. Brian serves on the boards of directors of Novanta Inc. and PCI Pharma Services. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a jet pilot in the U.S. Navy. He holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School.