1983 - 1988 @ HP

Roseville Terminals Division (RTD), Roseville, CA - Product Design Engineer and Industrial Designer - I developed Computer Terminals, Monitors, Gas Plasma concepts and PC's. Concurrently carried out ME and ID tasks on various projects, including detailed plastic part design, thermal, shock, vibration, environmental, FCC, UL, CSA and TUV certification testing.

1988 - 1994 @ IDEO

Palo Alto, CA - Lead Product Design Engineer - A sampling of projects I design and engineered: Worlds Of Wonder Jaminator toy electric guitar, Sjöberg Industries Consumer electric can crushers, Compression Labs video conference and graphics stand, CapSnap tamper evident yogurt cup, Mitsui laptop computer, and Domestic Automation Company power meter readers. Lead the transition to paperless engineering. Became an expert and advocate of IDEO brainstorming and innovation practice.

1994 - 1995 @ Creative Insights Inc.

Cupertino, CA - Mechanical and Industrial Design Director - Over a 7 month period I oversaw the hardware conception, design and detailed development (to production launch) of 1 music education and 3 personal entertainment products.

1995 - 1996 @ Moto Development Group

San Francisco, CA - Senior Product Design Engineer - Wrote proposals and managed teams to land, define architecture and launch SGI's first forray into Supercomputing. Landed and helped define the technical approach to manufacturing Zoob's.

1996 - 2005 @ BlackTop LLC

San Francisco, CA - Founder, Owner and Director - A full cycle product development company, BlackTop helped customers take product ideas from concept through detailed design & engineering and into high volume production. Our clients were startups and fortune 500 including Oral-B, Healthetech, IXI - producers of the OGO line of cellular e-mail and text messaging devices, Formac, Olive products and many divisions of Hewlett-Packard. BlackTop took full in-house responsibility for: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Human Factors Optimization and routinely oversaw, prototyping, tool build and production De-Bug.

2005 - 2008 @ Speck Design LTD

Shanghai, PRC - Partner and General Manager - I was chartered to select a site, design, build out, staff, mentor, manage and grow a world class design and engineering office in Mainland China.

2008 - 2009 @ Made Products Inc

Seattle, WA - Director of Innovation - Leader of product development, innovation and IP generation. Created and maintained Made’s product line roadmaps, and backed launch decisions with ROI, COGS and BOM documents and analysis. Made Products, Inc. was acquired by Daymen Lowepro, International in July 2008, securing major shareholders approximately 22 times their original investment.

Personal Design Work

Periodically, I've worked on products, prototypes and design concepts purely for the sake of creation... (i.e. no paying client).


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