About

BTOP Brad Melmon

I am a world class product development and design resource, team builder and leader. I’ve always been intrigued, sometimes obsessed with design, art, engineering, cycling, sailing, friends, family and travel. My career has taken me from the San Francisco Bay Area to China to Seattle, where I currently live with my wife, Deina and two sons, Joshua and Ari.

This website is a portfolio of my professional and personal experience. I hope you enjoy it and feel compelled to contact me.

Let’s realize your dream.

Summary:

Driven self starter with 30+ years of product development experience in various industries, including consumer electronics, mobile telecomm, computing, toy, fitness and biotech. I’ve consistently brought innovative disruptive products from early concept to high volume production via quick sketch ideation, solids modeling computer aided design (CAD),  presentation, engineering, business development, manufacturing, and program management. Extremely effective during concept, industrial design, detailed mechanical design, IP generation and detailed parts optimization.   Capable development team builder and leader with strong expertise in sourcing, motivating and managing on and off-shore contract manufacturers, (CM’s) and engineering teams. Extensive Asian CM experience. Elementary to Intermediate conversational French and Mandarin Speaker.

Product Development Specialties:

Industrial Design
Product Development Engineering
Brainstorming Leadership & Ideation
Product Line Definition & RoadMaps
IP Development
Feature Set & Product Definition
Hand Sketches & Computer Rendering
CAD Solids Modeling & Advanced Surfacing
CM Sourcing, Compliance and Management
Project and Program Management
Dev Process Optimization
Production Launch, De-bug & Maintenance
Detailed Parts Design
Dev Team Building & Mentoring

Mfg. Process Expertise:

Injection Molded Plastics
Sheet Metal Stamping & Forming
Metal Die Casting
Extruded Aluminum
Compression Molding
Injection Compression Molding
Vacuum Metallization
Insert & Over-Molding
Silicone Rubber Casting
Sand Casting
Electro-plating
Etching Textures
Ultrasonic Welding
Liquid Injection Molding
In-Mold Decoration
Mask & Paint
Pad Printing
Silk Screening
PCB Assembly
Blow Molding
Cut & Sew

 

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