Gary Durack

Department DiSomma Family Foundation & Chief Executive Officer, TEKMILL

Gary Durack joined SIMnext as CEO in 2016. He leads a dynamic team of engineers, clinical experts, and commercial professionals in the delivery to clinicians of novel simulation-based training, education, and certification products that are improving patient care and reducing healthcare costs around the world.

Prior joining SIMnext, his 37 year professional career included executive leadership, biomedical engineering, and successful technology entrepreneurship.  He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineering and an inventor on 30 issued U.S. patents. He led cytometry product development at the Coulter Corporation in the 80’s, directed core cytometry facilities and lectured at Purdue University and University of Illinois in the 90’s, and built a successful cytometry business which was acquired by Sony in 2009 (now Sony Biotechnology). In 2015 he founded the TEKMILL, a fast-growing contract design and fabrication business located in the University of Illinois Research Park.

Upon taking the helm of SIMnext Durack shared his vision for the company: “SIMnext is uniquely positioned to leverage clinical innovation from the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center in Peoria, technical innovation from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and commercial resources from Chicago. A new wave of amazing simulation-based products will soon emerge from this healthcare innovation triangle.”