product development manager with excellent technical, analytical and
communication skills demonstrated by
over 15 years of experience. High-energy manager successful in building and motivating dynamic teams. Cultivates a company culture in which staff members feel comfortable voicing questions and concerns, as well as contributing new ideas that drive company growth.
Product Development Manager01/2013 to Current3MSt. Paul, MN
Directed a team toward product
development efforts in electro-mechanical Class II health care devices for a 300 MM business.
new technologies in a team setting and implemented ideas for the product
IP strategy and competitive product assessments.
test lab to include reviewing test plans and reports and implementing "best
new capabilities for the lab.
coaching and guidance to develop direct reports.
R&D Manager01/2008 to 12/2012Arizant HealthcareEden Prairie, MN
team of engineers and technicians to develop products for medical device consumables (air distribution blankets, gowns, and
fluid warming sets).
Created project time line, budget, and
ideas for potential commercializable products.
leader for a 10-person team in the development of a blood warming product from concept to release.
and wrote product design specifications and test reports.
Sr. Project/Design Engineer01/2001 to 12/2007Arizant HealthcareEden Prairie, MN
Led an eight-person medical-device development
team for the development of an irrigation fluid warming system.
development responsibilities from concept to market.
and marketing planning, reviewing the 510K regulatory submission, UL submission
budgeting, and scheduling.
Wrote design specifications and provided
guidance for manufacturing and quality plans.
product launches of fluid warming devices and served as a subject matter expert
in this area.
Design Engineer01/1999 to 12/2000Ingersoll-Rand Thermo KingBloomington, MN
the implementation of refrigeration truck units to manufacturing plant from R&D center.
line integration for assembly and work flow.
simulation code for carbon dioxide refrigeration systems.
carbon dioxide refrigeration system.
Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant01/1997 to 12/1998University of MinnesotaMinneapolis, MN
Worked on NSF grant to design and fabricate
testing facility to evaluate heat and moisture ventilator exchangers.
and developed ventilation units with dual exchange capabilities for heat and
and analyzed experiments for viable chemical compounds for permeable
Assisted professors to teach heat transfer and
lectures, recitation, office hours.
homework, projects, and tests.
Ph.D.: Mechanical Engineering 2015University of Minnesota - Twin CitiesCollege of Science and Engineering
Master of Science: Mechanical Engineering 1999University of Minnesota - Twin CitiesCollege of Science and Engineering
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering 1997University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
College of Science and Engineering
Magna Cum Laude
MBA: Operations Management 2005University of Saint Thomas - MinneapolisOpus College of Business
management, Strong presentation acumen
PMP Certification (in progress)
Front end innovation
Sigma principles, Process
improvement tools, Reliability analytics
using NX, CFD using ANSYS
Technical Excellence Award (2016)
of Minnesota Mechanical Engineering TA of Year Award (1999)