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Product Development | Innovation | Dynamic Leadership | Product Strategy
University of Utah Masters of Business Administration | 2011 Utah State University B.S. Mechanical Engineering | 2007
Pragmatic Marketing Certified | Level 3Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) | Passed Lean Fundamentals | Certified
Blendtec, Orem UT | October 2007 - PresentDirector of Product Development
Recruited, motivated and led team of Product Managers and Business Analysts. Advised executive team and established product strategy for entire company. Implemented customized processes for product development and release. Owned product roadmap. Provided market intelligence and analysis. Led cross-functional teams to identify and solve market problems; concept development, business strategy, product design, tooling, positioning and messaging, packaging, and life-cycle management.
Product Development Engineer | Project Manager
Research and Development team and engineering responsibilities; concept development, prototyping, testing, injection mold design, CAD modeling, design for manufacturing, drafting, production transition, technical support, production fixtures, and documentation. Integral part of innovative product development team.
Zagg, Salt Lake City UT | Jan. 2014 - July 2014 (Recruited back to Blendtec to lead Product Team)Product Developer | Product Designer
Product design, management, development, and engineering. Worked closely with Director of Product Development and Product Managers to establish and implement product strategy. Traveled to China to work with international team, ensure quality and design. Key player on world-class product development team.
Titus Boats LLC, Fairfield UT | Feb 2007 - Oct. 2007 (Company closed operations in Oct. 2007)
Responsible for product development and design in startup environment. Operations and quality management, manufacturing process development, purchasing, and supplier relations.
Autoliv | Toyota Business Unit, Ogden UT | May - Dec 2006Mechanical Engineer Intern
Aided in design, testing, documentation, and process planning for airbag systems in the Toyota Business Unit.
PASSIONATE ABOUT INNOVATION.ACCOMPLISHED AT LEADING TEAMS TO DELIVER SUCCESSFUL PRODUCTS.
Blendtec Products | 2015 Mini-Wildside Jar, Designer 700 Blender, RealSmooth Dispense System. Established and implemented new product development process. Developed business cases and scope documents. Drove strategic objectives and navigated obstacles to bring market-driven products and product improvements from ideation to production.
Zagg Products | 2014 Tempo Blast, Tadpole Active, GoLite 2.0, Autofit, Slimbook, Folio.Product design and development, worked closely with Product Management, Industrial Design, tool makers, and manufacturers. Strategy to execution. Traveled to Asia to project manage and troubleshoot production.
Blendtec Designer 725 Blender | 2014 Product/ Project Manager responsible for research, development, and design of new high-end residential blender. Managed market strategy, product road map, concept generation, and development of innovative new product released in March 2014. Product includes an innovative new user interface and a product experience drastically better than anything on the market.
Blendtec Stealth | 2013Award winning Stealth blender. Integral in aesthetic design, sound baffling, cooling, and overall design. Quietest blender on the market with innovative features warranting a 2013 Kitchen Innovation Award and an Industrial Design award from Core77.
Blendtec Mixer | 2012Project Manager for design of new Blendtec Mixer. Managed research and development team through concept generation, prototyping, and market research.
Blendtec Twister Jar and Spectacula | Spoonula | 2011Project Manager responsible for design and release of innovative new spatulas for domestic use. Worked with team of engineers to brainstorm market problems and develop innovative new Twister Jar that blends thick products faster (U.S. Design Patent: D 664,808).
Blendtec Self-Serve Smoothie Machine | 2009 User interface and internal design. (U.S. Patent Application No. 46264.0072). Development and design of new and more accurate ice dispensing and metering system.
Titus - Hydroswift 230 Fusion (ski/wakeboard boat) | 2007Worked directly in manufacturing to improve product design and production process. Developed concept drawings and CAD files for floor covering and new dashboard design. Implemented Lean practices.
Toyota Tundra Passenger Side Airbag | Autoliv | 2006
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
COURSEWORKProduct and Brand Management, Business Strategy, Advanced Venture Capital, Strategic Marketing Communication, Marketing Management, Team Foundations, Data Analysis.
Lean Manufacturing Management, Machine Design, Fluid Dynamics, Advanced Dynamics, Advanced Strengths of Materials, Nanotechnology, Thermodynamics II, Heat and Mass Transfer, Material Science.
COMPUTER PROGRAMSSolidWorks, Keyshot 3D rendering, SolidEdge, FORTRAN, MathCAD, MiniTab, LabView, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
HOBBIESBoating/Watersports, Backpacking, Hiking, Camping, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Running, Fitness, Music, Outdoors, Sports.
OTHERService Volunteer | Porto Alegre, Brazil (2000 - 2002)Selected to leadership role responsible for training over 300 volunteers.Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish