Curt Bashford



HOME: 1870 Berkshire Drive

              Union, NJ 07083

              (908) 964-4738

BUSINESS:  General Devices

                      1000 River Street

                      Ridgefield, NJ 07657

                      O (201) 313-7075

                      C (908) 377-1477








Born: 23 July, 1964

Place: Summit, NJ, USA

Citizenship: USA

Status: Married



President & CEO                                                               November 2011 – Present

General Devices                                                                         Ridgefield, New Jersey

  • Executive Partner, responsible for all aspects of business management, marketing and planning.    
    • Business Development
    • P&L Financials
    • Marketing

Vice President                                                                 December 1996 – Nov 2011

General Devices                                                                         Ridgefield, New Jersey

  • Senior Partner, involved in all aspects of running a successful company specializing in the design, development and manufacture of specialized, voice, data and telemetry communications products for Hospitals, Emergency Medical Services and public safety. 
  • Project Manager for the first commercial, city-wide wireless EMS Telemedicine system in the USA, for the City of Tucson, AZ – Fire Dept / Dept of Transportation
    • Voice, Video & Data between ambulances, hospital & DOT over MESH broadband
    • System was activated August 2007
  • Project Manager for installations including communications and telemetry equipment for
    • City of New York - FD/EMS
    • City of Detroit MI - Fire Department
    • County of Milwaukee WI - EMS

EMS Products Manager                                               May 1990 – November 1996

General Devices                                                                         Ridgefield, New Jersey

  • Involved in all aspects of company product line of Emergency Medical Service communications equipment, including design, manufacture, sales and customer support. 
  • Principle designer of the GEMS 2000 EMS Communications Console and the GEMSCOM Series of Paramedic Field Radios.

Production Engineer                                                                May 1986 – May 1990

General Devices                                                                         Ridgefield, New Jersey

  • Responsible for setting up and overseeing manufacturing operations including assembly, test and troubleshooting for a wide variety of sophisticated medical devices.

Emergency Medical Technician                                   June 1984 – October 1991

Union Emergency Medical Services (EMS)                                   Union, New Jersey

  • Provided 911 EMT-Ambulance Basic Life Support to the community.
  • Achieved Rank of Lieutenant, Maintenance Officer. 



1997: Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

1987: Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

1984: Associate of Arts, Engineering, Union County College

1982: Graduate, Union High School


Professional Affiliations

NAEMSP  National Association of EMS Physicians

NPSTC  National Public Safety Telecommunications Council - EMS Working Group

ATA  American Telemedicine Association


Personal Experience / Affiliations

Coach/Manager                                                                                               2003-2013

Union Soccer – Spitfires                                                                    Union, New Jersey

Scoutmaster                                                                                                     2006-2010

Boy Scouts of America - Troop 65                                                  Union, New Jersey

Committee-Chair, Leader                                                                             1998-2006

Boy Scouts of America - Pack 65                                                    Union, New Jersey

President                                                                                                           1996-1999

Orchard Park Civic Association                                                       Union, New Jersey


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