Product Design and Innovation Adviser with 37 years of experience creating designs produced in the medical, industrial and consumer marketplaces. Purposeful integration of technological principles within an end product solution is a directive I practice each and everyday of my professional career. Over the years I have been afforded great opportunities to work from concept to production with outstanding engineers, designers and manufacturing experts in a concurrent collaborative process to bring outstanding products to the marketplace.
I was introduced to the art of design and manufacturing by watching my grandfather operate his Michigan pattern shop in the sixties. He sculpted blanks of soft poplar wood into intricate master forms and patterns, while considering every detail of design to ensure his creations would perform at the highest level in mass production. His passion for excellence, productivity and bringing the vision of his clients to life are values I carry with me every day.
While digital tools are now central to design, the importance of knowing materials and understanding the physical remains critical to building successful products. I keep firmly rooted in both of these worlds and bring a passion for exceptional design and function to every project I undertake.