Summit Access | Company
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Summit Access, LLC was founded in 2010 to commercialize simple, innovative solutions for improved efficiency and safety in interventional practices.  Utilizing a world class team of physicians, engineers, and consultants, Summit Access designs, manufactures, and commercializes inventive solutions to address critical physician and patient needs in the interventional field.

Summit Access launched its flagship product, the MicroTaper™ Safety Introducer Set, in the United States in 2015.  Originally conceptualized by two global leaders in interventional radiology, Summit Access continues to work closely with health care professionals to create an exceptional line of medical devices to create intuitive and streamlined solutions for use in interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular surgery procedures.

User-Inspired Design

We’re passionate about putting clinicians’ ideas into action. Flexible. Responsive. Passionate. Innovative. These are the tags we proudly wear. From conceptualization to final production, our top priority is you.

Intuitive Solutions

We work hard to design simple, innovative solutions that address your practice’s everyday needs. By integrating subtle sophistication in our designs, we deliver high-quality products that are effective, safe, and easy to use so you can focus on what counts.

Exceptional Customer Support

We pride ourselves on providing timely, responsive service with integrity, simplicity, and a passion for excellence. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority.


Lee Geist

President & CEO

Lee has over 30 years of progressive experience in innovation, product development, manufacturing, quality assurance, and business management, with particular focus on single-patient-use medical devices.  By combining individual effort and effective business team leadership, he has achieved outstanding results throughout his career at Summit Access, CIRCA Scientific, GE Healthcare, Vital Signs, and Marquest Medical Products.  He has over 20 combined issued and pending patents for anesthesia, respiratory, vascular access, biopsy, temperature monitoring, and sharps safety devices.

LeRoy Jutte

VP of Engineering

LeRoy brings over 23 years of engineering experience in the medical device industry to Summit Access, including significant and valuable experience gained at Vital Signs (GE Healthcare) where he was involved in manufacturing, engineering management, research and development management, and as automation project manager, where he oversaw the installation of a $6 million automation system.  Prior to Vital Signs, LeRoy worked for J&J/ Ethicon Endosurgery, Inc. in the manufacturing systems development of endoscopic devices.  He holds several patents in the medical device field and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati.

Fred Piazza

Quality Assurance Manager

Fred is the Quality Assurance Manager for Summit Access.  Prior to joining Summit Access, Fred worked in the area of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs for 15+ years for various medical device manufacturers (Gambro USA, Vital Signs, Inc., and Marquest Medical Products).  His experience in the medical device field encompasses quality control, design, and testing.  Fred is a graduate of Valparaiso University and has achieved Quality Engineer and Quality Auditor ASQ certifications.