Bill Niland


Mr. Niland joined Harpoon Medical as its president and CEO in 2013 and sold the company to Edwards LifeSciences in Dec 2017. A true entrepreneur, Harpoon Medical is Bill’s third medical device startup over a 25-year career in the medical device industry. He founded and was the Chief Business Officer of Vapotherm, a noninvasive ventilation company that pioneered a new treatment modality now known as “high flow nasal cannula therapy.” Earlier in his career Bill started and successfully managed two other healthcare companies which were eventually sold to Mediq Mobile X-ray and Vital Signs. Bill holds 12 patents for medical devices. Bill earned his Bachelor of Science degree in law and justice studies from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.

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