ANCASTER, ONTARIO – 15 Aug, 2016 – Michela Juran, Director of Welch Allyn Canada Ltd, A Hill-Rom Company has been named “Top Director of the Year in Medical Devices” for 2016-2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

With over 15 years of professional experience in the medical device and biotechnology research industry, Michela has certainly proved herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, she has demonstrated success driving multimillion-dollar profitable growth of premium products, and has provided visionary leadership in the highly competitive medical devices, clinical diagnostic and life science industries. Michela has climbed the ranks through several leadership roles in research and commercial operations at large cap organizations. Starting as a Biochemistry Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant and Research Coordinator for McMaster University in 1997, Michela then accepted a position as National Automation Consultant for Beckman Coulter in 2004.  In 2011 she was appointed as National Sales Manager for Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, and 4 years later she then accepted her current position as Director of Welch Allyn Canada Ltd.

Welch Allyn is the leading global manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment with a wide range of connected solutions. Welch Allyn combines a practical understanding of clinical needs with a visionary spirit to develop solutions that assess, diagnose and manage a wide variety of illnesses.  Michela plays a key role in improving patient care and saving lives through the promotion and distribution of medical devices designed by Welch Allyn and Hill-Rom. 

Her key responsibilities as Director, is to lead the Canadian Division of Welch Allyn and oversees Canadian commercial operations.  She is also a Board Director of MEDEC, a national association for the Medical Technology industry in Canada.   Her expertise includes; strategic planning and deployment, sales and marketing management, growth management, cross functional leadership, change management, new product launch strategies, medical devices, laboratory automation, biotechnology, molecular biology, hardware diagnostics/capital equipment, patient care management and the Canadian healthcare industry. Michela received her MBA in Marketing from Queen’s University (Kingston, ON Canada) following a successful start in enzymology drug discovery research whereby she co-authored multiple white papers, conference presentations and two provisional patents. She has an MSc and a HonBASc in Biochemistry from McMaster University (Hamilton, ON Canada) and graduated with top honors throughout her academic career with several top awards.

Michela remains active in her community and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. She belongs to various employee volunteer programs such as the PWG, and is a dedicated coach and mentor for young future professionals through mentoring programs over the years such as WIL (Women in Leadership).  She has volunteered as a crisis counsellor at a women’s shelter, advocates to end violence against women and strongly promotes human rights equality through the support of human interest groups.  Michela is also a member of the Worldwide Association of Female Professionals.  In 2016 she was named “Outstanding Member of the Year,” by WAOFP and was selected for inclusion and named “Top Director of the Year in Medical Devices” by the International Association of Top Professionals.

Looking back, Michela attributes her success to always striving for excellence, always being kind and respectful toward others, having the utmost integrity, staying passionate in all her endeavors, being strong and persevering through challenges, driving optimism in every situation faced, embracing change instead of waiting to be changed, and never taking oneself too seriously.  For the future, she will continue to grow as a professional and wants to continue to make a difference by improving patient care and saving people’s lives.

For More information on Michela please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelajuran


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

For More information on IAOTP please visit http://www.iaotp.com

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