Principal Product Design Engineer, SMART Equipment, Building Technology and Solutions, HVAC Products
Apr 2013 - Present (8 years 6 months)
•New Product Design (NPD) for a variety of Building Controls product lines ( Mechanical Engineering )
•Creative product concepts and prototyping ( Industrial Design )
•User Interface ( UX ) - Screen Design & Navigation, Information Architecture, Icon development
•Plastic enclosure mechanical engineering design for electronics packaging using Pro/Engineer
•Design for assembly & manufacturing
•Corrugated packaging - graphic design and structural
Mechanical Design Engineer / Industrial Designer
Philips Healthcare (Invivo Diagnostic Imaging)
Jan 2011 - Feb 2013 (2 years 1 month)
Mechanical Design Engineer / Mechanical Engineering
•Developed a cutting-edge MR diagnostic imaging and interventional coil for the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer (Team Project - MR Breast Imaging System) RSNA 2012
•Conducted a comprehensive Patient Comfort Study for the MR Breast Imaging System
•Received Philips Recognition awards for “Deliver Great Results” and “Teaming Up to Excel” - MR Breast Imaging Project
•Designed a desktop console for the SensaVue Patient Entertainment / fMRI System, including an integrated membrane control panel
•Contributed to the overall product design of the SensaVue Mobile Cart, Extension Arm and Patient Display for the Patient Entertainment / fMRI system
MTE Corporation (SL Industries)
Jan 2007 - Jan 2011 (4 years)
•Developed a new Filter Kits product offering and produced detailed Work Instructions to implement program
•Designed a new, flexible, low cost packaging system for Filter Kit shipments
•Improved robustness of packaging for existing product offerings, conducted package testing that was compliant with industry standards, and implemented a new packaging system in US and Mexico operations
•Produced improved Work Instructions documentation for Packaging of MTE products
•Improved the quality of manufacturing documentation for products built in Mexico
Industrial Design Consultant
Peggy Howe Design, Inc
1993 - 2005 (12 years)
•Contracted product and graphic design services to manufacturers of medical, scientific and consumer products. Includes on site contract position with GE Medical Systems for more than 3 years, working with the X-Ray, MRI, Ultrasound, CT and Nuclear Imaging product teams.
•Designed an editing console for digital cardiac images, X-Ray equipment housings, scientific instruments and hand-held accessories, SpO2 monitors, electronic control panels, patient tables, and MRI breast imaging / interventional positioning systems. Received a design patent on a water purification showerhead and designed a water filtration pitcher.
•Created concepts and feasibility prototypes for a vision enhancement system for the legally blind.
•Designed equipment housings and hand-held ophthalmic products to diagnose patients with diabetic retinopathy, color blindness and glaucoma.
•Directed low volume production runs.
Senior Industrial Designer
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Nicolet Instrument Corp)
1990 - 1992 (2 years)
•Responsible for the industrial design development and graphic design of new laboratory products.
•Completed three major analytical design products - revenues from sales of these products were $150 Mil.
•Demonstrated rapid time-to-market with the Raman Spectrometer - sales overran projections by 100%.
•Contributed to the design of EEG biomedical diagnostic and oscilloscope test products.
•Facilitated systems integration and project team interaction.
Senior Industrial Designer / Biomedical Research & Development Laboratories
American Red Cross
1982 - 1988 (6 years)
•Responsible for industrial design and project management of biomedical, disaster relief and health care products
•Streamlined aging fleet of trucks by designing a standardized replacement Emergency Response Vehicle - reducing unit cost by 30%
•Managed a special task force to produce a $2 Mil CPR course and delivered complete prototype materials in nine months-course won top educational and video awards
•Directed product design, graphic design, marketing and vendor search activities for an automobile first aid kit - reducing costs by 20% and increasing utility of product
•Conducted ergonomic task analysis and concept development for a portable plasmapheresis machine in collaboration with Baxter Healthcare
•Proved feasibility of an improved centrifuge cup resulting in a utility patent