Mechanical design and development,
from product specification and concept through manufacturing in FDA regulated
environments. Interdisciplinary and interdepartmental communication skills.
Vendor evaluation and high-tech component sourcing. Analysis of persisting
or unprecedented problems. Technology/feasibility studies. AutoCAD.
today frequently presents problems for which there exist no prior definitions.
In these situations, the responsible engineer must become expert where
there are no experts. New technologies not only might, but usually do,
cross discipline boundaries. Coping with lack of definitions, and working
outside of my core discipline is something I often do."
Medical Device Development Exact Laboratories Inc. Maynard, MA
- Designed and developed equipment,
processes and disposables for new cancer screening systems. Feasibility
study for fabrication of printed circuits with 10 micron through-hole
arrays on 25 micron substrates. P.D. Co-op, Inc. Gorham, ME
- Specified and designed test/development
system for a drug infusion pump system. Invented a precision coil winding
tool for coil with concave surface. Surveyed IR Data Link hardware availability.
XRE Littleton, MA
- Wrote specifications for
X-ray Beam Collimator and X-ray table. 1990-1994
Engineer - Cytyc Corporation Marlboro, MA
- Engineered core products
and supported GMP manufacturing in a Medical Device start-up company
Cytyc Corporation Marlboro, MA
- Held project responsibility
for design, development, production and test of disposable TransCyt®
filter product utilizing track etched polycarbonate membrane. Co-inventor
of assigned patents. Took from concept into manufacturing a microscope
slide handling system for the ThinPrep® Processor, a device for
preparing cellular monolayer slides. Specified standards for interactive
testing of cell pools, filters and ThinPrep® unit. Designed and
built multi-sample automation unit with unique safety features. 1990
- Optronics Corporation Chelmsford, MA
- Eliminated problem aspects
of laser drum plotter designs Optronics Corporation Chelmsford, MA
- Eliminated redundant positioning
components, solved recording drum mis-registration and drive train vibrations
in four different laser drum plotter products. 1984-1989
- Provided mechanical concepts
and design support to state-of-the-art blood pressure metrology research.
Joseph Seale Consulting Engineering Gorham, ME
- Designed and prototyped
two-axes sweeping, servo-aimed ultrasonic transducer and arterial vibrator
for non-invasive blood pressure metrology, for Critikon/J&J. Did
mechanical design and construction of a radial artery external pulse-force
transducer incorporating an EKG device to measure blood pressure pulse
wave transit time from systole to arrival of the pulse wave at the radial
artery. Did preliminary design of transducer for intraocular pressure
Section Manager - Wang
Laboratories Incorporated - Lowell, MA
- Evaluated OEM mass storage
devices for incorporation into Wang product lines
- Scheduled and managed the
evaluation of approximately 20 magnetic optical and microfilm mass storage
peripherals. Performed extensive environmental and compliance testing
on OEM products. Wrote site vibration analyses for four Wang installations.
Created departmental exhibits for two corporate-wide technology fairs.
Engineer - 1980-1981
- Organized and ran R&D
program for stored energy dot matrix print head. Evaluated and debugged
design of OEM dot matrix print head. Tested ballistic print wire flight
using a custom optical/photoelectric shadow comparator and a Norland
waveform analysis/programmable digital storage scope. Published article
on test methods for ballistic wire dot matrix print heads. 1980-1981
Senior Mechanical Engineer
- Started up and managed mechanical
design group for disk drives and test equipment
Mechanical Design Engineer
- Digital Equipment Corporation Maynard, MA 1972-1980
- Designed disk products
and servo writers
- Did mechanical design and
resonance/stability analysis work on five disk products. Designed and
built two disk servo writers utilizing 5 micro-inch actuator technologies,
including glass scale, laser inteferometer and differential screw micrometer.
Specified and evaluated magnetic recording heads and disk media. Redesigned
disk drive when volume grew from 100 to 1200 units per month. Laid out
and constructed glass disk system for testing disk head flying height.
Transferred products from design into manufacturing
- Introduced three disk drive
products into manufacturing. Designed and supervised construction of
class 100 laminar flow clean room. 1968-1969 Developed disk magnetic
head manufacturing techniques and operational flow. Planned and set
up manufacturing area.
- Wind power water pump design
and fabrication for New Alchemy, Woods Hole
1968 Bachelor of Science -
Physics, MIT, Cambridge, MA