I love seeing new products come to life. My experience is a bit eclectic, designing many different types of products, but the last decade has been focused in a startup atmosphere, which has involved extensive design and R&D for electro-mechanical systems, team building, and project management.
- Mechanical design
- Project management
- Sensor evaluation & integration
- Mechanism design
- Boona – The Tandem Shower, an aftermarket solution that adds a second showerhead to the rear of your shower.
- Co-founder – designed all aspects of the product, helped to conduct a thorough market analysis, and researched, vetted, and selected the supply chain partners.
- Amazon Scout – Sidewalk delivery robot
- Lead engineer and founding member – owned mechanical architecture, sensor integration, mechanism design, custom camera design, and many other injection molded and sheet metal components.
- Amazon Go – Just Walk Out technology, allowing for checkout-free transactions.
- Lead engineer and founding member – researched, tested, and selected the primary sensor, as well as designed many aspects of the system which involved injection molding design, sheet metal design, and thermal analysis.
- Redbox (Outerwall)
- Worked on various aspects of the kiosk, as well as evaluated the electro-mechanical functionality of new kiosk ventures.
- Switchcraft – Audio/video products and industrial connectors
- Developed many products from conception to production, which involved injection molding, sheet metal design, extrusions, and diecasting
- B.S. in General Engineering, University of Illinois
- M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
- Detection of load cells associated with weight changes at a fixture – 11,346,706
- Drive train and suspension for an autonomous ground vehicle – 11,124,233
- Energy absorbing means for an autonomous ground vehicle – 11,104,294
- Drainage system for a delivery autonomous ground vehicle – 11,001,443
- Delivery autonomous ground vehicle – D917,341
- Chassis assembly for autonomous ground vehicle – 10,946,912
- Components of weighing module and mechanism for coupling to fixture – 10,809,122
- Crossbar mechanism for coupling to fixture – 10,746,589
- Fixture with brackets, crossbar mechanism, and weighing module – 10,732,026
- Inventory management using weight sensors and physical layout data – 10,679,181
- Item management system using multiple scales – 10,262,29
Interests / Obsessions
- Hiking & backpacking
- Motorcycle rides
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson