Medical device consultant Leo Lagrotte’s experience with the FDA commenced as an investigator in Florida District/Tampa Resident Post in 2001 conducting inspections of predominately food processing establishments including all HACCP programs, LACF and Acidified Foods, then advancing to Medical Devices in 2003. Mr. Lagrotte received the Level II Certified Medical Device Investigator (one of forty-four nationally) training, as well as the Southeast Regional Electro-Optics Specialist training for Lasers and UV devices. He also served on the Medical Device Inspection Cadre and conducted over sixty-five foreign inspections of Medical Device, Laser, and X-Ray manufacturers. During the course of his duties with FDA, Mr. Lagrotte conducted over 500 Establishment Inspections domestically.
At FDA and USDA, he received numerous national awards / recognition certificates for exemplary performance. In 2007, he was nominated by the Florida District for the Patrick Pouzar Investigator of the Year Award for exceptional performance, integrity and reliability and the FDA Outstanding Service Award in 2011.