Dr Ronald DeMeo
Job Title: Chief Executive
He is the President and CEO of Radiation Shield Technologies Medical Director of Meridian Spine and Interventional Pain Medicine. He is a noted surgeon, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor and philanthropist whose contributions have a significant impact on our local community and beyond. As medical director of his successful practice, Meridian Spine & Interventional Pain Medicine in Coral Gables, Dr. DeMeo is known for providing patients every day with the highest quality of medical care and attention. He is also known as a technology leader. While working as a physician in the 1990s, Dr. DeMeo managed to successfully invent a breakthrough technology called Demron after becoming concerned that nurses, doctors and technicians were being exposed to harmful radiation on a daily basis. He put his undergraduate education in physics and biochemistry to work and by 1998 had invented material that was easy to wear and provided the highest degree of radiation protection. It wasn't long before first responders recognized the benefits of Demron, and Dr. DeMeo realized the possible applications in government, the military community, including police and fire rescue units, and even space travel. As president and CEO of Radiation Shield Technologies, he provides health care workers, the military and first responders with his advanced line of patented Demron full-body suits, vests, blankets and other high-tech gear to protect from nuclear radiation, biological and chemical threats as well as bombs and ballistics and heat stress. Based locally in Medley, RST manufactures all its products in a 16,000 square foot facility. The company currently has more than 30 employees and continues to hire locally as global demand for its technologies continues to grow. He is an exemplary citizen who has brought worldwide renown to South Florida. The author of numerous published scientific articles has secured 13 U.S. and International patents for Demron and has been featured in top-tier media including CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal. He lectures worldwide in the areas of nuclear countermeasures and multi-hazard protective textiles. Dr. DeMeo works with NATO, the U.S. Congress and federal agencies on nuclear countermeasures. Over the years, he has been nominated and presented numerous awards that recognize his achievements.