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Paul Tusting


Role and Company

Product Development Engineer, Black Diamond Equipment


15 years experience in engineering


Salt Lake City, UT

About Paul

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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9 days ago

How can I make myself more marketable?

Hi James, I've always had the most luck/success with pretty targeted efforts. What I mean by that is, if...

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2 months ago

Do you have resources to expand small businesses?

Here are some resources: Office of Veterans Business Development

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3 months ago

Wannabe Chief Marketing Officer, Banker, or Consultant... Need help narrowing down a path!

Great advice from Jai. 1) When a consultant is hired, the expectation is that they are already an expert and will...

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3 months ago

Asking current boss for job recommendation

Great suggestions from other mentors. It is a tricky situation. Another option is to ask for a recommendation from your...

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5 months ago

It seems difficult to get a career, especially government, without a degree. Advice?

An approach in between working-your-way-up in a company (w/o a degree) and perusing a conventional degree [both of which...

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