Over 25 years in research and product development with a design and engineering background spanning three continents.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design/Transportation from California’s prestigious Art Center College of Design.
Eight years as automotive designer for Volkswagen, Germany, and for several consulting firms in California with experience in developing short-run, high-value devices to mass-produced consumer goods.
In 1995, he joined I.N. Inc., a full service product development and manufacturing firm.
• Director of Program Management and ultimately VP of R&D
• Responsible for a team of 60 cross disciplinary professionals
• Executed major design initiatives for Johnson & Johnson, Viasys Healthcare, Boston Scientific, Clorox, and other Fortune 500 companies
In 2002, Philip joined BlackHägen Design as a partner responsible for design development and financial operations.
Managed million-dollar development budgets in the medical device industry and supervised design transfer of programs to offshore manufacturing.
Inventor of more than two dozen design and utility patents.
Trained in design-controls specific to ISO 9001 and 13485 directives and has successfully implemented R&D quality systems at I.N. and more recently at 3M Electronic Monitoring.
The Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA).
The Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA; Conducted the first transportation design class at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.