What separates Production Engineered Designs from others in product innovation?
Unlike most engineers/designers/inventors, PED’s founder has been a strategic thinker and planner, skilled in the design and execution of effective engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and business programs. Jim’s career has given him the opportunity to work in international business relations & OEM sourcing/product development using European & Asian partners since 1979, inclusive of being a retained consultant to Asian suppliers.
Jim’s broad spectrum of products & technologies, allows him to view design solutions with a much broader knowledge of industry experience/technologies:
Scientific Instruments: such as the Saturn Space Program dealing with optics, the Panoramic reconnaissance systems used during the Vietnam War (Lead Designer as well as a field Service Engineer), The first Orbital Reconnaissance Systems, the first Video Technologies for CBS (EVR),
Business Machines: Electronic Mailing Systems, Postage Meters & Automatic mail processing systems for Pitney Bowes and Savin Corp. Copier systems that included 23 Utility issued patents,
Scale/Weighing System Technologies: weighing, body fat & body composition for Tanita Corp. of Japan, HealthOmeter, and weigh on the fly for Pitney Bowes mailing systems resulting in 41 issued patents, Personal Care (hair, cosmetic, massage, therapeutic, skin),
Humidification/Air technologies and Personal Wellness Systems for Sharper Image, Helen of Troy, Sunbeam, Clairol and KAZ resulting in 61 issued patents.
Tool & Machine Design: Suppliers to Bullard Machine Tool Co, Singer Sewing Machine & Burndy Corp
What are the real keys to PED’s success?
Jim’s success in his 50 plus year career of design & innovation is a matrix of the following: The ability to visualize three dimensionally concepts/designs in my mind.
Like the old Peter Sellers Movie “Being There” the opportunity to have worked for and be mentored in by my career as an inventor & innovator, was motivated by the teachings and work ethic examples of 3 geniuses(See details in sidebar).