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  • Amy Martin

    Senior Product Development Design Engineer

    San Jose, CA

Entrepreneurial and passionate engineer with 17 years of product development, product design, and project management experience bringing innovative products to market. Knowledgeable in the total process of product realization to meet customer needs from conceptual design through industrial design, mechanical design and analysis, prototyping, marketing, business planning, production, quality improvement and lifecycle management. Product Development Product Design Mechanical Engineering Project Management Manufacturing

Work Samples

Work History

  • Senior Product Designer at Spanner

    • Spanner
    • Apr 2014 - Present (3 years 8 months)

    Spanner Product Development specializes in exquisitely crafted consumer products. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we provide our clients both the expertise for creating powerful development strategies and the experience to produce effective tactical solutions. With a thorough understanding of the demands of time to market, we drive time-tested development processes for the successful launch of great products.

  • Senior Product Developer Design Engineer

    • Easton-Bell Sports
    • Jun 2013 - Jan 2014 (7 months)

    Accountable for managing several product lines and supervising multidisciplinary product development teams to bring superior products to market on time and within budget.

    Established creative design platforms utilizing world class manufacturing techniques.

    Compared fit and form of helmets using athletes and human head scans to better understand how human and testing head forms compare; this research lead to the standardization of fit and product certification testing.

    As lead engineer, designed ground-up helmets and mechanical components from concept using Solidworks and rapid prototyping, and developed them with vendor.

    Generated a project management workbook and implemented across the company to improve the product design and development process.

    Collaborated with others in the helmet industry through ASTM to improve and create new test standards and protocols.

  • Bell R&D Project Manager

    • Easton-Bell Sports
    • Feb 2012 - Jun 2013 (1 year 4 months)

    Project Manager, Mechanical Design Engineer, and Product Developer for all Bell Powersports, Bell Bike SRD and Bell Bike CRD Helmets.

  • Mechanical Design Engineer

    • Easton-Bell Sports
    • Apr 2011 - Feb 2012 (10 months)

    Mechanical Engineer and Product Developer of Bell Full9 Downhill Helmet and Piston/Octane/Strut- an entry level Recreational Bike In-Mold Helmet.

  • Senior Product Developer, Performance Product

    • Fox Head, Inc.
    • Jun 2008 - Feb 2011 (2 years 8 months)

    Lead development of all helmets and protective body armor, as member of the New Product Design Team.

    Collaborated with the entire product team in the creation and maintenance of new and existing products for the entire product lifespan with focus on product quality, innovation, user comfort, timeliness and margin.

    Managed and supported overseas contract manufacturers in China, Korea, Indonesia, and Taiwan.

    Created an R&D team, which was responsible for researching new materials, manufacturing processes and design trends.

    Primary Development Engineer-
    Helmets: V4, V2, V1, Rampage Pro Carbon, Striker, Transition HS, V3R
    and Protective Body Armor.

    Graphics Developer for all Helmets and Protection.

  • Manufacturing Engineer

    • Precor
    • Nov 2006 - Jun 2008 (1 year 7 months)

    Member of the New Product Development Team which assisted in design and documentation of new product designs to meet the functional, cost, reliability, manufacturability and safety requirements.

    Implemented lean manufacturing techniques and other process improvement strategies on the commercial EFX assembly line resulting in cost savings and improved efficiency.

    Designed and developed tooling, to meet functional, cost, reliability, manufacturability and safety requirements.

    Active member of Product Issues Team, which identified and solved potential problems that affected Precor’s ability to deliver a quality product on schedule and within budget.

  • Mechanical Design Engineer/ Project Manager

    • Hyperion Innovations dba Coldheat
    • Mar 2005 - Nov 2006 (1 year 8 months)

    Primary mechanical design engineer and project manager of consumer electronic products for a small start-up company.

    Responsible for all phases of product design cycle, including concept development, market research, design, prototyping, cost estimation, vendor selection (China, HK, Taiwan, and Brazil), manufacturing, QC, and documentation.

    Assisted in setup of a supply chain management and procurement system.

  • Mechanical Design Engineer

    • Sea-Bird Electronics
    • Jul 2004 - Mar 2005 (8 months)

    Primary mechanical design engineer of precision oceanographic instruments and systems using Solidworks.

    Assisted in setup of in-house CNC prototype machine shop.

  • Sales

    • Gregg's Greenlake Cycle
    • May 2004 - Dec 2004 (7 months)

    Sales of Bikes, Helmets, Protection, and Clothing.

  • Mechanical Design Engineer

    • Palomar Photonics Automation (Currently Avo Protonics, Formerly Axsys Technologies)
    • Jan 2001 - Sep 2003 (2 years 8 months)

    Primary mechanical design engineer of an award winning 17-axis automated align & epoxy attach platform for photonics component assembly.

    Primary mechanical design engineer of an award winning 19-axis automated laser welding platform for photonics package assembly.

    Assisted in operations set up, including the implementation of lean assembly and concurrent manufacturing processes.

  • Process Leader

    • US Steel
    • Jan 2000 - Jan 2001 (1 year)

    Supervised the repair and maintenance of the Caster and played an active role in continuous improvement efforts.

    Coordinated the efforts and safety of seventy experienced technicians, craftsmen, and project planners as they used mobile, laboratory, and field equipment to keep productions running at maximum efficiency.

  • Sales

    • The Bicycle Shop
    • Feb 1998 - Dec 1999 (1 year 10 months)

    Sales of Bikes, Helmets, Protection, and Clothing.

  • Mechanical Engineer Co-op

    • Dominion Virginia Power
    • Jun 1997 - Sep 1997 (3 months)

    Co-op with Penn State


  • University of Pittsburgh

    • Masters of Science Industrial Engineering
    • 2001 - 2003
  • Penn State University

    • Bachelors of Engineering Mechanical Engineering
    • 1995 - 1999



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