Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Product Design, Innovation

ID: 715507 Wisconsin, USA

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Expert has expertise in all aspects of new product design and development. He has been involved in the inception of graduate product design programs at both MIT and Texas A&M University and has extensive consulting experience with both small and large companies in this area. He is very familiar with the non-technical areas of product design as well. Expert has been involved with the design of over 40 products and systems in a wide variety of technology areas, including microprocessor-based "smart" products, measurement systems, process control, robotic inspection systems, nuclear power plant systems, fluid controls, laser-based instrumentation, heat transfer applications, agricultural processing equipment, consumer products, and respiratory protective equipment.

Expert's entire academic and industrial career has been devoted to all aspects of the technological innovation process including the actual technical generation of concepts, development of ideas for new products, formulation of new business entities, and organizations within larger organizations. He has been involved in fundamental research on the development of methodology for generating new technical ideas. He is the developer of an approach called parameter analysis which is used in some university design classes and is the subject of a short course he teaches for industry.

Expert has been involved with new technical ventures throughout his entire career as an educator, consultant, and company president. He is familiar with new venturing both within existing organizations (intrapreneuring) and with the formation of new stand-alone ventures (entrepreneuring).

Expert has been teaching and doing research in this area for his entire career. He has developed a methodology for creative conceptual design, called Parameter Analysis and has been involved in other work (both research and consulting) related to the productivity of designers and design teams.

Expert's dissertation area of study was instrumentation and control. He taught graduate control theory at MIT for five years. He is expert in smart products and other computer control applications as well as optimal control and optimization techniques.

Expert has expertise in sensor technology and has a particular interest in the design of new and different sensing applications.

Expert has done research in concurrent engineering, particularly in the area of measurement of manufacturability and the use in feedback to the designer.

Expert has been providing consulting services since 1975 for a wide variety of clients and topics.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: ScD Subject: Instrumentation and Automatic Control Institution: MIT
Year: 1970 Degree: SM Subject: Aeronautics and Astronautics Institution: MIT
Year: 1968 Degree: SB Subject: Aeronautics and Astronautics Institution: MIT

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1992 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department:
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1991 to 1992 Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department:
COO of new venture, in chanrge of all aspects of busines and product development
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1987 to 1991 Employer: Texas A & M University Title: Director Department: Institute for Innovation and Design in Engineering
Research in engineering design, management of academic and research programs
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to 1991 Employer: Texas A&M University Title: Associate Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering
Teaching and research, academic program management
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1975 to 1986 Employer: MIT Title: Assistant Prof., Associate Prof., lecturer, Director of the MIT Innovation Center Department:
Research in engineering design, management of academic and research programs
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1973 to 1975 Employer: Office of Naval Research, US Navy Title: Program Director Department: Information Systems Devices
Research program management
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1972 to 1973 Employer: Office of Naval Research, US Navy Title: Program Officer Department: Fluid Dynamics
Research program management

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: to Present Agency: see Work Experience Role: Description:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1986 to Present Country / Region: Europe Summary: Taught both academic and industrial short courses in entrpreneurship and innovation.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Federal and state courts, expert witness, case preparation, depositions, evidence preparation
Training / Seminars
He has taught courses on Conceptual design and entrepreneurship.
Marketing Experience
He has marketing experience in new venture design and planning.
Other Relevant Experience
He has experience in business plan preparation, including extensive experience in financial modeling and projections.

Fields of Expertise

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