Expert in Engineering Analysis, Product Development, Mechanical Design, Kinematics and Dynamics
In his industry career, Expert has worked first at a start-up developing a novel power transmission technology, and later at two of the world's leading consumer electronics firms. He has first-person knowledge of technology development and product development. He has managed numerous projects involving rapid prototyping, industrial and user interface design, and design for high volume manufacturing. He also has extensive hands-on experience in mechanical product design, including 3D CAD, 3D Printing and Finite Elements. He has extensive experience collaborating with, and sourcing from, the Far East.
Expert worked at the front lines of new product concept generation at one of the world's most respected consumer audio equipment companies for nearly 10 years, and is currently working at the world's number one designer and manufacturer of commercial sound masking systems. These systems are typically installed in office space ceilings and provide speech privacy and paging/music playback options.
Advised client on design parameter space for alternative automotive transmission and designed a series of representative assemblies for physical testing. Also managed development program on behalf of client, overseeing the work of other consultants.
Wrote patent applications in compressed time frame dictated by impending disclosures. In addition, researched and reported on current state of technology, and authored technical white papers in support of client’s application for federal funding, with focus on energy efficiency. Client was awarded highly competitive DOE grant as a result.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island
|Year: 1991||Degree: PhD||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: U.C. Berkeley|
|Year: 1987||Degree: MS||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: U.C. Berkeley|
|Year: 1985||Degree: BS||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: MIT|
|Years: 2016 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Director of Engineering and Manufacturing||Department:||Responsibilities: Led a team of internal and remotely located external resources to launch the very first consumer product for the company: A groundbreaking IoT wellness device based on a tight integration of hardware, embedded firmware, and mobile and web apps. Coordinated NPI activities at the overseas CM and successfully transitioned the team to cost-down ($1M/year potential) and quality-up activities upon launch. Held to ambitious schedule and budget constraints.
Working closely with Product and Project Management, developed and rolled out a right-sized Product Lifecycle Process for the company.
|Years: 2009 to 2016||Employer: iROBOT CORPORATION||Title: Mechanical Engineering Manager||Department: Home Robots||Responsibilities: Manages a team of mechanical engineers on development projects for next generation home cleaning robots. In this capacity, he leads all engineering design activities in alignment with budgetary and scheduling guidelines, supervises and mentors staff, oversees design validation activities, and performs design reviews. Expert has experience working with overseas contract manufacturers to ensure DFM and product quality, and collaborates extensively with colleagues in product planning, design, marketing, and other engineering disciplines.|
|Years: 2000 to 2009||Employer: Home Robots||Title: Lead Mechanical Engineer||Department: Design Center||Responsibilities: Managed all mechanical engineering operations within corporate design center to develop new product prototypes and advance turnkey organizational initiatives. Orchestrated reverse engineering activities, and directed multi-disciplinary efforts to facilitate development processes. Led multiple industrial and interaction design projects in alignment with budgetary and scheduling guidelines. Supervised and mentored staff, created new product concepts and performed design reviews. Collaborated and brainstormed with colleagues in product planning, design, marketing and R&D.|
|Years: 1999 to 2000||Employer: BOSE CORPORATION||Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer||Department: Materials Science Group||Responsibilities: Pioneered new concepts for high-efficiency transducer, performing all phases of design process, including in-depth analyses such as finite element analysis.|
|Years: 1996 to 1999||Employer: SYNKINETICS, INC.||Title: Chief Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Led all engineering efforts, and directed cross-functional teams on multiple projects. Created specifications, orchestrated design reviews, and collaborated on market research. Supervised and trained work teams. Performed in-depth design and analysis. Interfaced with consultants.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|P.E. in Massachusetts|
|Awards / Recognition|
|NSF Graduate Fellow|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Has over 15 refereed publications in dynamics, vibrations and control, as well as a total of 13 patents issued at various companies, with more on the way.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Provided testimony in a case involving intellectual property in headphone design.
Through deposition and testimony, convinced arbitrator that plaintiff's design details were valuable and were indeed copied by the defendant. Eventually a multi-million dollar award resulted from the case.
|Consumer electronics industry: Closely follows trends in new product development through trade shows and conferences, as well as online and print publications that deal with the cutting edge.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Well versed in business aspects of new product development; completed Management and Innovation Certificate Program at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts (considered a 1/3 MBA).
|German||He is proficient in German, and has translated documents from German into English.|
|Spanish||He understands written Spanish.|
|French||He understands written French.|