Our Story

Specialized Engineering started in Palo Alto in 1996 with already having over ten years of experience in catheter assembly processes, engineered extrusion, and balloon blowing. With one Harrel extruder, one employee, a reputation for quality and quick turnaround, the business quickly built up a tier-one client base.

In 2000, Specialized Engineering moved to Stockton, CA and expanded its manufacturing operations to 10,000 square feet. With ISO 9000:2015 Certification, Specialized Engineering has dedicated its mission to quality manufacturing and management processes. For the quickest turnaround in the medical extrusion industry, while meeting your precise quality expectations, Specialized Engineering delivers from R&D short runs to manufacturing runs of over a million feet. Specialized Engineering exclusively runs microprocessor controlled Harrel Geartruders.

Paul Alba, founder and president of Specialized Engineering, has been in the medical disposables industry for over 20 years, pioneering glass balloon blowing under Jack Dietrich with Gary Miller and Gary Farlow. His work experiences at ACS, Mallinckrodt Medical, Baxter Medical, AVE and Localmed/Perclose gave him an unparalleled perspective that has catapulted Specialized Engineering to market leadership in the medical extrusion industry.