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  • Kraig Kooiman

    Product Design & Development Consultant (ID, Mechanical, and...

    Vacaville, CA

I am Kraig P. Kooiman; a veteran of 25+ years experience in product design & development. I do business as Nexgen Product Design & Development. I am near the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. I also work out of Dallas, TX. I offer an array of product design services including: industrial design, CAD mechanical design (electro-mech. packaging) (SolidWorks 2010-2013), rendering (KeyShot 3.3 Pro), rapid prototyping, part design, documentation, molded part procurement (offshore and domestic), and project management. I have extensive experience in taking your ideas(s) from concepts to manufacturing in record time. I employ state-of-the-art design tools and methods which have been proven to reduce your time to market. I routinely use Skype and other collaboration tools. In more recent years, I have switched my focus to medical devices. However, that does not preclude me from working on an assortment of consumer products projects.

Work Samples

  • Neurometrics Brain Wave Analysis Headset

  • ATM Machines

  • Anchor Audio Loudspeaker System

Work History

    • Versatec - SLAC - US Dept.

    Xerox of Energy, Acer-Counterpoint Computer Systems, Juno Tool & Plastics, Applied Materials, Arrow Custom Plastics, Xerox Inkjet Printer Business, Hughes Network Systems (consulting) Computer and Software Skills

    • Nexgen Product Design & Development
    • Flower Mound, TX

    (formerly in

  • (Owner) Product Design Consultant ID / Mechanical Design

    • HEI
    • Flower Mound, TX

    (Owner) Product Design Consultant ID / Mechanical Design SolidWorks / Clients / Projects

    • Boulder (Neurometrics)
    • Boulder, CO

    Quest Product Development - Swisslog

    • Littleon CO
    • Boulder, CO

    Bioptix Jochen Backs / Studio Backs - various projects - San Francisco, CA

    • LIT Surgical - Surgical Headlight Concepts
    • Houston, TX

    Intubix - WorldWay Products - San Rafael, CA (sports bottles)

    • OI Medical
    • Austin, TX
    • Spinesmith
    • Austin, TX
    • Ingenio Group
    • Fremont, CA

    - various projects - Rev. 1 Engineering - Temecula, CA (vascular and wound closure device work)

    • Inova Labs
    • Austin, TX

    A Subsidiary of International Biophysics Corp. -

    • Stuart Karten Design - Multi-Swivel Flashlight for Duracell
    • Marina del Rey, CA
    • Weatherford International
    • Ft. Worth, TX
    • Dexas International
    • Coppell, TX
    • BlackHagen Design
    • Coppell, TX

    working on military tablet computer system

    • OxySure Systems Inc.
    • Frisco, TX

    (Layoffs) Mgr. Design / Engineering: Portable Oxygen system for first responders. Took project from ID concept to manufacturing. I designed every part, all prototyping, part and assembly documentation, and dealt with all component suppliers including toolmakers and plastic molders. Engineering / Project Management / Supplier Management, utilized SolidWorks 2007.

  • Design Engineer / Industrial Designer

    • Avail Medical Products - Development Services Group
    • Irving, TX

    Generate concepts in the form of sketches all the way through to complete 3D CAD models using SolidWorks 2006, detailed parts, assemblies, and fixture designs for disposable medical products. Customers include: Ethicon - A Division of J & J, KCI Medtronic - Minimed, and Patton Medical (left to work for Oxysure)

    • Perlos, Inc. (A Division of Perlos Oyj Finland) - Plastic Injection Molding
    • Fort Worth, TX

    (Layoffs) Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer with emphasis on ID New part design (assisted customers like Motorola and Nokia in developing new cell phone concepts) and generated automation and QC metrology fixtures. (Contract Ended)

  • Contract Product Designer - Mechanical & Industrial Design / Supplier Management

    • Enfora Inc.
    • Plano, TX

    GPS Enclosure design for SkyGolf GPS (SkyCaddie) as well as other portable electronics applications.

    • Amstar Systems, Inc.
    • Carrollton, TX

    (Layoffs) Manager - Industrial Design & Mechanical Engineering Designed and developed three new ATM machines. Sold management and customers on concepts for the new equipment. Used SolidWorks to develop all mechanical / industrial design layouts and detail parts and assemblies. Worked with suppliers: bill acceptors, bill dispensers, receipt printers, touch screen monitors / LCD's, card dispensers, card readers, and thermo-formers.

  • Freelance Product Design Consultant / Injection Mold Design

    • Hewlett-Packard
    • Roseville, CA

    Enterprise Servers Division Manufacturing / Materials Development Engineer - Tooling Injection Molding, and Rapid Prototypes Managed contract suppliers of injection molds, plastic injection molded parts, die cast, thixomolded magnesium parts, and rapid prototypes. Handled all plastics related projects for $ 4 billion division of HP. Freelance Product Design Consultant / Injection Mold Design

    • JATCO - Plastic Injection Molding
    • Union City, CA


  • Applied Materials

    • Plastikon Industries, Acer-Counterpoint Computer Systems
  • not provided

    • Internship Summer
  • SolidWorks

    • Webex, Skype, GoToMeeting
    • 2013
  • Avail Medical Technical Seminars

    • Branson Ultrasonics Training
    • 2004
  • San Jose State University

    • Bachelors Industrial Design internships at
    • 1989
  • Anza College

    • and Protoduction Methods and Xerox Typewriter Division
    • 1984
  • Mission College

    • Machine Tool Technology and Computervision CADDS training
    • 1983
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville

    • part of APW studying modelmaking and aluminum injection mold design
    • 1981
  • John Overton High School

    • Archaeology
    • 1980