Brenton Taylor, the executive vice president for engineering at the Goleta medical device company Inogen and one of the company’s three founders, will be leaving Inogen next year.
Inogen announces his departure Oct. 12, along with the promotion of Dr. Stanislav Glezer to the position of chief technology offcer. Glezer has been with Inogen since June as executive vice president and chief medical officer; he will remain an executive vice president when he transitions to the CTO role.
Taylor was one of three UCSB undergraduates who developed the concept for Inogen’s portable oxygen concentrator 20 years ago. The idea won the 2001 UCSB new venture competition, and the next year the group started their company. It went public in 2014.
Another co-founder, Byron Meyers, left Inogen in June. The third founder, Alison Bauerlein, is the company’s CFO.
“It has been a privilege to work with such a talented and dedicated team over the past 20 years to design products that have improved so many lives around the world,” Taylor said in a company statement. “As part of Inogen’s founding team I am proud that Inogen has become an industry leader and I look forward to following Inogen’s continued evolution and success.”