Ophthalmic and Vitreoretinal Surgical Instruments

Todd Richmond


Todd joined Peregrine in 1997 after serving as a medical device sales representative where he learned the basics of the industry and its technology.  His initial responsibilities at Peregrine included assembly, product development, and international sales.  Those broad experiences allowed Todd to settle into the role of President in 2012.  With an eye to his formative roots as an assembler, which is the true heart and soul of the company, Todd now drives product and business development for Peregrine.

Todd welcomes the opportunity to assist companies in the medical device industry to bring their product to market, whether in the provision of design development, manufacturing or packaging services.  While keeping cost effectiveness in mind, the goal will always be quality.

Jeff Richmond


Jeff joined Peregrine in 1994 with the goal of implementing a ‘Lean’ manufacturing system as a means for the company to efficiently respond to its large increase in growth. The resulting system has been implemented in every phase of the manufacturing process increasing product quality and efficiency as well as decreasing overall delivery times while offering its customers 24 hour lead times to changes to existing PO’s.

Jayne Guthrie

Director QA/QC – Regulatory Affairs

Jayne has been responsible for maintaining the company’s quality system and assuring compliance with FDA, ISO and CE certification regulations since 2000. She manages customer complaints (including Medical Device Reporting), corrective/preventive action and document control systems. She performs internal auditing and facilitates audits performed by outside entities. Serving as the Management Representative, she keeps management informed of new regulations and the status of Peregrine's adherence to all applicable regulations. She also monitors environmental controls, equipment maintenance and calibration, incoming inspection of parts and materials, process validations, and sterility validations. She is responsible for maintaining all records pertaining to the quality system, including Device Master Records and Device History Records for each device produced by the company. Her training has addressed compliance with FDA Medical Device regulations, European Medical Device Directive, ISO 13485:2003, and ISO 14971:2007, as well as Internal Auditing.

Jayne is available to answer any questions or help facilitate product development with regard to regulatory/quality system compliance.

Melissa DeHass

Regulatory Compliance 

Melissa has 16 years of experience in providing regulatory and quality compliance related services for the medical industry. She navigates the design control process through regulatory requirements. She is responsible for 510K filings and preparation of design control documentation, including protocols for design development and design history files. She assists with documentation of usability engineering, clinical evaluations, risk management as well as technical file preparation for new product lines. She helps to ensure Peregrine’s continued regulatory compliance with standard reviews, gap analyses, procedure review/revision and internal auditing.

Melissa is available to answer any questions or help facilitate product development with regard to regulatory/quality system compliance.

Donna Dewey

Financial and Administrative Manager/ Purchasing Manager

Donna has 30 years of experience in providing business management services to growing companies. She uses the knowledge gained through this extensive experience to manage all business related operations at Peregrine. In this role she is responsible for purchasing, inventory control, order entry and acknowledgement, sales tracking, invoicing, accounts payable and receivable, insurance, human resources, banking, financial reporting and payroll. She has specific training and is proficient in the use of current accounting and computer programs which enable her perform her work with the greatest efficiency as well as to assist others on the Peregrine team by compiling data and providing reports necessary to manage operations.

Donna is available to answer any questions related to order or account status, product availability, or insurance.

Ryan O'Leary

Product Development

Ryan joined Peregrine in 2010 with a background in engineering and computer science.  He has been involved in developing Peregrine’s more recent product innovations including newly designed wide angle light pipes, resposable ILM Forceps and 27ga laser probes.  His responsibilities span the entire process of development including prototyping, performance testing, and finalized production.  During the development process Ryan also completes necessary design control documentation, compiles test data and prepares 510k submissions.
Ryan will be happy to assist with any design and/or development questions you or your company may have.

Julie Sands

Administrative Assistant

Julie is the friendly person that greets you when you visit or call Peregrine. She joined the company after graduating college with a degree in communications. She keeps our operation running smoothly by directing questions to the correct staff member, facilitating customer orders, and performing a wide variety of administrative duties.