Meet Our Team

The Medmont Leadership Team

Our global success hasn’t tarnished our personable commitment and approach to providing excellence in products and services to eye health practitioners, partners, and patients. We like to think of our team as family, and it shows. We are there for you.

Torin Heavyside

General Manager

Medmont has witnessed organic success during Torin’s authentic leadership over recent years. Torin leads Medmont’s focus to maintain and continuously improve upon the Medmont legacy of producing quality products at a high value to customers. He has built a robust leadership team and culture, working environment and organization structure that empowers the Medmont team with the resources and autonomy to always aspire to improve quality and innovate to make a difference in customer and patient lives. 

Torin holds a B.Sc. in Biology with distinction from University of British Columbia. He is an avid birdwatcher and has lived in the rainforest while conducting research on bird ecology in Columbia, Peru, Ecuador, and northern Canada. Today he enjoys golf, nature photography, diving and cooking.

Paul Lichtenauer

Corporate Director – Chief Technical Advisor

Paul is the longest serving staff member, having been at Medmont for over 25 years. He developed his exceptional technical and managerial skills while leading corporations in R&D with early high power laser sources and systems for material processing, as well as ophthalmic medical laser systems. Paul is a key advisor for product development at Medmont, and he’s instrumental in the concept and algorithm development and design in our best-in-class corneal topographers. His expertise has been applied at Medmont to leverage his diverse skills in the areas of systems engineering, production, and quality management. He’s led Medmont through his creativity, extensive experience in a range of engineering fields and background in regulatory frameworks.

Paul holds a B.Eng. from the University Munich for Applied Sciences major in Optics, Mechanical Design and Electronics. He finds time to value and enjoy nature. Beach and bushwalking at home in Australia with family and wife are on his “yes” list.

John Bond

Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing

John has more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience, where he has created strategic customer-focused teams that delight customers while exceeding global commercial objectives. Prior to joining Medmont, John served as a strategic medical device leader specializing in the advancement of life-changing technologies from start-up to Fortune 100 companies. Most recently at Medmont, John has been instrumental in leading his team to consistent solid sales growth and focused strategic marketing initiatives. John is looking ahead to building on the legacy of products and relationships while continuing to seek innovative approaches to the global market to broaden the excellence of Medmont products, services, and support.

John holds a B.S. in Finance and a M.B.A. in Technology Management. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his family in San Diego, trying to play golf, and enjoying country walks.

Jannine Wallis

Finance Administration Manager

With more than 20 years of experience in business management, Jannine has excelled in varied industries and roles. Her diverse career — having worked at the ground level to a senior level manager in established and growing business — provides a wealth of knowledge and insights in to what it takes to provide Medmont the right level of resources for sustainable growth and innovation for years to come. Jannine is responsible for the company’s global finance and controllership. She plays a leading role in the execution of Medmont’s growth strategy, performance management and value creation.  

Jannine enjoys time with her family, which is spent mainly outdoors paddle boarding and gardening. 

Paula Boult

Human Resource Manager

Paula brings to Medmont nearly 30 years of experience and an indisputable passion for people. She looks forward to bringing her expertise and beliefs in turning strategy into reality through people and the organization. An ardent believer in the importance of each individual’s potential contribution, Paula’s focal points are the recruitment of the best talent for Medmont, ongoing personal development, and providing an engaging place to work that impacts  patient lives. 

Paula holds a B.A. in Psychology and Management and a B.A. Honors degree in Industrial Psychology. She grew up as part of manufacturing family, and she enjoys being part of the Medmont customer focused team.

Sheldon Liang

Quality and Regulatory Manager

Sheldon’s vast experience includes more than 15 years in the medical device industry. He has worked for market leaders in the medical device industry and is excited to bring this expertise to Medmont. Sheldon leads all aspects of quality and regulatory strategy development and implementation at Medmont. He also communicates directly with global regulatory agencies on all regulatory matters and is the leader of the Medmont team for the company’s product quality and reliability.  

Sheldon holds a Bachelors in Electrical Science from Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications, as well as a Masters in Nuclear Technology Science from Tsinghua University. During his off hours, he appreciates scuba diving, spear fishing, and any sport that keeps him outside.