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Said Hilal

Said Hilal is President and CEO of Applied Medical, which was founded in 1987. As a new generation medical device company, Applied Medical utilizes innovation in design, development, and processes to enhance clinical outcomes while reducing the cost of healthcare.

Mr. Hilal has been in the medical arena since 1979 when he joined American Hospital Supply Corporation. During his tenure at American Hospital, he served in Market Development, as Vice President of Business Development, Vice President of Research Development, and General Manager.

He proudly views Applied Medical as a unique organization with a team-oriented culture and a passion for making a meaningful, positive difference in healthcare. Today, Applied Medical, headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, is a $600M global company with 4,100 team members, serving customers in 80 countries.

Mr. Hilal holds an MBA from the University of Southern California, and MS and BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach. He received CSULB’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1996.

Mr. Hilal met his wife Linda, another CSULB graduate, on campus in 1969. The couple has two children and two grandchildren, and they reside in South Orange County.