Role and Company
Product Development Engineer, Black Diamond Equipment
15 years experience in engineering
Salt Lake City, UT
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, PA, 1999
Manufacturing Lead, QA Manager, Product Designer, Black Diamond Equipment, UT, 1999-2004
Product Design and Development Consultant, Align Product Development LLC, UT, 2004-Current
Development Engineer, Black Diamond Equipment, UT, 2014-Current
I’ve worked in most aspects of product design and development over the last 15 years from product briefs, to concept generation, to concept refinement, prototyping, testing, commercialization, sourcing (domestic and international), tooling design, and production. I have worked mostly with sports equipment, consumer electronics, several medical device projects, and over the last three years, in the firearms industry.
It would be my great pleasure and honor to be of assistance to veterans with questions about product design and development.
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