The Growth Agent
Carlos Gadea, Command Medical Products, Managua, Nicaragua
When Carlos Gadea first joining Command Medical Products, he had no formal training in project management. But he quickly learned how effective it could be—and that knowledge is paying off as the U.S. company defies the tough economic times to open more plants in Nicaragua. In its first quarter century, Command Medical Products has built a robust business as a contract manufacturer of disposable medical devices. Much of that success was built largely on double-digit growth from high-volume automated production in the United States. But the Ormond Beach, Florida, USA-based company couldn't compete when it came to high-volume hand assembly.