Over 30 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.
1986- Automotive exterior and interior designer, beginning with Volkswagen in Germany and later including automotive-related product design.
1993- Designer and studio manager in California with experience across a spectrum from low volume, high-value devices to mass-produced consumer goods.
1995- Executive management at I.N. Inc., a full service, predominantly medical device product development and manufacturing firm.
• Director of Program Management
• Director of Product Development
• Vice President of R&D
• Ultimately responsible for a team of 60 cross disciplinary professionals
• Executed major projects for Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, Clorox, and other Fortune 500 companies.
2002- BlackHägen Design as CFO and partner responsible for design and development, growing business 1000% in 16 years.
Inventor of more than 30 design and utility patents.
Receiver of multiple design awards for medical and consumer products.
Trained in design-controls specific to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 directives and successfully implemented R&D quality systems at I.N. and 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.
Subject matter expert at annual trade shows and conventions such as MD&M and Biomed.
Created multiple articles in industry periodicals such as MDDI and MPO.