Co-Founder, Recovery Engineering, Inc.
Brian Sullivan is currently the President and CEO of SterilMed, Inc., a health care services company that reprocesses medical devices and repairs medical equipment for nearly 1,700 hospitals and surgery centers across the country. He has grown SterilMed’s revenues 35 percent annually since taking over the company while establishing a leadership position in both its primary markets.
Previously, Mr. Sullivan was co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Recovery Engineering, Inc., an industry leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of consumer water filter systems sold under the PUR brand name. Under Sullivan’s leadership, Recovery Engineering recorded compound annual growth of 51 percent, achieved over 50 percent market share in all of its product categories and grew annual revenue to nearly $200 million.
Mr. Sullivan took Recovery Engineering public in 1993 and sold the company to Proctor and Gamble in 1999 for $265 million. Mr. Sullivan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Entegris, Inc., the Virtual Radiologic Corporation, and Hope Academy, an inner city school for underprivileged children.