Experience has included design for the full range of Nike Kids product. Product and team leadership focus on Girl's and Toddler. Design direction for Girl's business. and performance direction for developing toddler from birth to full motion. Managing Designer 2 and Mentoring two other Designer 2's. Working with marketing management to develop future business plan for division..
Track and Field
Katana, and Ekiden model lines LE Presto design for Japan, Shox and Max Air systems. Most recent assignment is Advanced Design with the mission to conceptualize future footwear directions for Nike Running. Create and implement new cushioning systems. Explore new methods of upper construction and fit systems. Assist in-line design group with performance running product. Provide creative guidance to junior designers, and help them with design solutions. Technology Exploration Design Fila Sports International, One Southwest Columbia Street
Responsible for leadership and guidance of in-line skate and advanced product design teams. Also responsible for overseeing the implementation of advanced technologies into seasonal product lines, while maintaining an active design role in the Advanced Product and Processes Group. Pioneered design and development of Injection EVA (3-D Ultralite), DMX 6 and DMX 10 technology platforms. Product breakthroughs included the Pump, InstaPump, Graphlite, original DMX Walking component group, Hexalite, Side Vis Hex, and Patented Strapping and Lacing systems. Also assisted architects in designing and planning the design workspace. Special projects included Reebok 1996 Olympic Track and Field line for elite athletes, and initial designs for launch of Polo Sport™ division. Design Consultant, Root Technologies Computer Products and Services, 16 Valley
Senior Advanced Concepts Design
Senior position in charge of Advanced Concepts Design Functions with one direct report. Position focused on directing design and engineering of forefront technologies and applications throughout the seasonal product line. Position also involved investigation and application of new manufacturing techniques and materials.
USA 15 Independence Boulevard Warren NJ, United States
Expertise with U.S. and European Production. Focus on cross training, soccer, baseball, basketball, and tennis. Extensive cross- communicating with Adidas Germany and their satellite facility in France, including frequent overseas travel. Production and Development cross-communication with Far East and domestic suppliers.
Innovation Director Fuerst Group (Keen/Chrome)
Experience has included Providing Innovations across Keen's Footwear and Chrome's bag line for the future. Provide new ideation for Outdoor product, Category expansion and U.S. manufacturing for Keen and Chrome. Establish product that sets the creative direction and performance direction for the future for Keen. Managing and Mentoring an International team of 8 Designers, Developers CAD Designers, and Engineers. Working with marketing management to develop future business plan for the overall brand strategy and growth.
Design Consultant/In-House Sr. Design Lead
The North Face
In-house Design lead for design team for Trail and Road running product. Created and drove new aesthetic for The North Face Trail footwear. Design Lead Wearables Adidas-A.I.T Textronics
Design Manager, Kids Nike
) Design lead for Wearable Sport Electronics. Project scope is exploring and creating electronic devices and systems that report human performance. Also encompasses integration into apparel and sports equipment. Position includes extensive project management and working with remote team Also aided Adidas Running and Reebok Innovation team.
Provided design and drafting services for specialty telecommunications products.
New Balance Athletic Shoe
interior space planning, product design and technology, graphics paste-up and layout, and presentation preparation.
Research and Development
Research, conceptual sketches, final rendering, presentation work, and model construction. Focus on running, walking, basketball, tennis, soccer, mountaineering, and European adventure sports (orienteering and fell running). Expertise with U.S. Production and Manufacture, as well as with Far East suppliers. Created Iconic 574 996 and, 1500 Running models.