Erik Hilliard

Erik Hilliard

Director of Business Development

Director of Business Development Erik Hilliard has been with Sterling for over 18 years, making him the company’s longest serving employee. Mr. Hilliard is a multi-faceted leader, bringing a multivariable view and diverse industry background to his work. In his role, he is a client’s first point of contact with Sterling, where he gains a deep understanding of their project and goals and strategizes how Sterling can best support achieving them. Mr. Hilliard is a computer engineer by training, and has developed, tested, and managed projects consisting of implants, diagnostic, and therapeutic devices in many different environments utilizing many different development languages. His background also includes experience in the finance, telecommunications, and business to business fields. He is laser focused on meeting client needs, ensuring transparency, communication, and excellence. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Rutgers University. Mr. Hilliard finds great value in building relationships with customers and learning about emerging technologies.


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March 17, 2022

What Country Leads the World in Medical Innovation

We’ll get right to the point. The answer to the question, “what country leads the world in medical innovation?” is the United States. Medical industry professionals all over the world...
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February 18, 2021

5 Mistakes Medical Device Startups Make

Startups are the lifeblood of medical device innovation. Without universities researching ways to solve pressing healthcare problems or doctors with experience in a particular field who have an idea to develop a prototype medical device that could help patients, the future technologies needed to help save lives wouldn't happen. But the long, arduous road through the FDA submission process to get market approval can take a long time and cost a lot of money without help. Sterling Medical Devices has been helping startups through the FDA approval process since 1998 without ever having a submission rejected.
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November 23, 2020

Sterling Helps Print Parts Win Contract with City of New York for Production of Medical-Grade Nasal Swabs

Sterling Medical Devices performed design services for a Class III breathing pacemaker with Major Level of Concern software, intended for use by patients who have lost neurological control of respiration. This life-sustaining device is comprised of two main components: an internal passive receiver and an external controller....
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