Work History

The STERIS Corporation 2014 -  Present

Senior Industrial Designer for Procedural Solutions (Surgical Group)
Global Industrial Design, Visual Brand Language and UI/UX Leader

The Invacare Corporation   2003 – 2014

Senior Industrial Designer Concept Engineering Department
Senior Industrial Designer Rehab Engineering Department
Industrial Designer R&D Department
Industrial Design Intern R&D Department
Graduate Thesis Sponsorship

Savannah College of Art and Design Industrial Design Dept   1999 – 2002

Industrial Design Model Shop Manager
(Model shop and concept vehicle facilitity development, facility management, project management)
Eichberg Hall Model Shop Manager
(Interior, Industrial Design, Architecture facility development and management) 

Sports & Vintage Racecars / Royale Racecars   1993 – 1999 / 2002 – 2003

Mechanic, Machinist, Fabricator, Welder, Chassis Tuner

Northstone Design Group (Ed Bigda Principle Designer)   2002

Architectural Concept Generation and Model Maker

Spun Sugar Incorporated   1999 – 2000

Retail Interior Designer
Construction Manager

Exo-Spyder Concept Vehicle (Ed Bigda Lead Designer)   1999

Project Management Team    
Lead Mechanical Designer
Interior Design Team


The Savannah College of Art and Design:  Savannah, Ga.

MFA:  Industrial Design - 2019

The Savannah College of Art and Design:  Savannah, Ga.

BFA:  Metal and Jewelry Design - 1997

Additional Training

International Seating Symposium (rehab patient positining and mobility):  Nashville, TN 2013
Advanced Solidworks Surfacing: Cleveland Institute of Art, Cle. OH 2012
DFMA (Design For Mfg and Assy): Boothroyd Dewhurst. Elyria, OH 2012
DFEA (Design For Ergonomic Assembly): Humantech, Columbus, OH 2011
DFSS (Design For Six Sigma): sponsored by SKF, Independence, OH 2008
VOC (Voice of the Customer): TBM Institute. Lorain, OH 2007
DFLS (Design for Lean Sigma) one week class: TBM Institute. Durham, SC 2006
Solidworks Essentials: Solon, OH 2005
Edward Debono’s Lateral Thinking Course:  Lorain, OH 2005


Solidworks, KeyShot, Photoshop, SketchBook Pro, Rhino, AVID, 
Survey Monkey, VisualMill 4 Axis CNC, BobCAD CNC (mill/lathe),
Microsoft Office products, VISIO,  SharePoint


Comprehensive human factors research skill set
Competent in cognitive and physical usability testing and evaluation
In depth competitive benchmarking and product testing experience
Functional understanding of business, marketing and engineering
Excellent functional understanding of manufacturing processes and principles
Well versed in automation and implementation of CNC control
Comprehensive prototyping and fabrication skills; machining, welding, plastics
Extensive model making experience for a wide range of industries
CNC programming - 4 axis milling, 2 axis turning 

Utility Patents

United States 8919797      Wheelchair Seat System
United States 8910975      Wheelchair with Suspension
United States 8272461      Wheelchair Suspension
United States 8794359      Wheelchair Suspension
United States 8777251      Wheelchair Controller
United States 8727048      Wheelchair              

Europe EP2295017B1       Wheelchair Suspension
Europe EP2111203B1        Wheelchair Suspension
Europe EP2340800B1       Stability Control
Europe EP2111204B1        Control System – Wheelchair
Europe EP2332506B1       Stability Control System – Wheelchair
Europe EP2272478B1       Wheelchair Suspension

Design Patents

United States D720663       Wheelchair
United States D720659       Wheelchair
United States D642499       Wheelchair
United States D652357       Wheelchair
United States D653176       Wheelchair
United States D654408       Wheelchair Frame
United States D656070       Wheelchair Shroud
United States D667349       Outer Hub for a Wheel
United States D667761       Tire
United States D687744       Wheelchair Seat
United States D689412       Wheelchair Shroud
United States D689413       Wheelchair Chassis
United States D693744       Wheelchair Back Support
United States D642500       Wheelchair Frame

Patents Pending        

United States 20050183900    Wheelchair
United States 20100084209    Wheelchair Suspension
United States 20070074917     Adjustable Mount for Wheelchair Controller 

Shows / Honors

2nd Annual Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design
    2016      Speaker "Integrating Human Factors and Industrial Design to Improve Product Design and Development"
     2013     Coroflot featured project "track chair"

IDSA Central Region Conference          
     2013     Speaker "The Power Wheelchair Design Ecosystem"     

IDSA National Conference Monterey California
     2002    Stinger Concept Boat

Exo Spyder Concept Car
     2000     New York Auto Show
     2000     Atlanta Auto Show
     2000     Eyes On Design
     2000     ID magazine
     1999      Amelia Island Concourse d'Elegance
     1999      Greenwich Concourse d'Elegance

Society of North American Goldsmiths National Convention
     1997     Work selected for the SNAG permanent slide collection