PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT THOROUGHBRED
Building things has always been my passion. So it is probably no surprise that I ended up as a mechanical engineer and inventor.
My entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic come from my parents who owned several small businesses including two defense electronics firms in Silicon Valley and a chain of fabric & sewing machine stores – which explains why I was the only guy I knew in high school who made his own clothes.
As a kid, I worked in all of the family ventures and during college I started my own handyman and moving businesses. I was also active in athletics – especially tennis – which taught me discipline and sportsmanship.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of my life has been the opportunity to interact with people from different cultures and nationalities both here and abroad -- East coast, West coast, the deep South and internationally.
Asia. Numerous offshore product development projects. Formed long-standing relationships with Asian families including assisting with U.S. business school applications and hosting during their U.S. visits.
Mexico. Ran a maquiladora in Tijuana, Mexico, in 1989.
Canada. Managed a multi-million dollar product development project for a Canadian gaming software company.
Singapore. Worked on 3D printer design for a company in Singapore.
South Korea. Mechanical lead on Samsung touch sensor projects for Validity/Synaptics.
Interests & Hobbies