Russell Pizzuto

Principal Consultant

Russell has over 40 years of engineering experience with 13 years specific to medical devices. His knowledge across product engineering, manufacturing and design quality has delivered globally compliant medical devices. 

His experience includes Design Quality Engineer for FDA Court Ordered Consent Decree and CIA, where he has worked with cross-functional teams that remediated Design Controls procedures and where he has led teams that remediated DHF files, Risk Analysis, and prepared 510(k) and CE mark pre-market applications.  As a Program Manager and Product Safety Committee Lead, he led teams that managed adverse events through Corrections and Removals; addressed mechanical, software and radiation issues; completed Health Hazard Evaluations; and prepared communications to the FDA.
Prior to Matrix, Russell served as Global Director of Engineering, Director of China Engineering and Director of Global Technology Transfers with a global staff of 60+ at Invacare Corporation. His responsibilities included new product development, sustaining engineering, FDA/MDD compliant medical device development, and US/OUS production and product transfers including supplier qualification.  Russell managed the product group’s project portfolios delivering domestic and international projects.   
Russell earned his Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics and completed graduate Mechanical Engineering courses at New York University.  Russell completed Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) training for Regulatory Affairs Certificate: Medical Devices. Russell holds multiple patents for innovative design and technology.