Dennis A. Youde lives in Maple Valley, WA and is the founder and president of DAY Surgical Products. Background includes graduating from Iowa State University followed by six years in U.S. Army aviation. He has over twenty-five years of experience in sales and management in the medical industry, including four years with American V. Mueller as a top performing Sales Representative in Corpus Christi, TX and Regional Manager in Dallas, TX; five years with Walter Lorenz Surgical Instruments as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing and was responsible for hiring and managing a new sales organization. In 1989, he founded DAY Surgical Products, Inc. and the team has earned many sales awards through the years including Zeiss Distributor of the Year in 2002 (this award started in 2001 and the company has consistently remained in in the top echelon) and Radionics Distributor of the Year in 2004. His hobbies include boating, golfing, running, reading, and spending time with his family.