INNOVATION & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Product design engineering of Fibre Optic Forensic electro-mechanical device with R&D team to create a benchmark in fibre optic forensics. Led the design, prototyping & manufacturing of a new CSI device. Product won $52M in pre-orders & is now sold to 30 Countries.
CONTINUOUS PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT Emergence of low-cost competitors deteriorated market share. Analysed market, facilitated cross functional brainstorming with stakeholders, identified customer values, enhanced design proposition & design engineering. Surpassed $50M revenue target over 2 years.
RESEARCH & STANDARDS Battery e-waste caused frequent child injury. Consulted experts, researched behaviour, safety standards & best practices, established design roadmap, set up prototyping, authored IP strategy, launched product testing for approval. Mitigated injury risk by 80% over 12 months.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT Excessive product costs threatened business sustainability. Created design audit process, defined system & process measures, identified speed to market roadblocks, managed automation designs. Boosted output & cut production costs by 45% annually.
DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY Developing countries lack financial services uptake due to poor card security. Managed the design of an IR security device for the World Bank. Obtained innovation grant, secured funding for prototyping & completed testing for development. Raised transaction security from 91% to 99.8%.
MARKET DEVELOPMENT Headed a pioneering interactive consumer testing start-up, launched 5 licensed software & service partnerships, generated $200K revenue over 6 months, brokered partnerships, reduced service delivery cost by 50% saving $150K. Grew sales from zero to a revenue stream over $1M in first year.
Strategic Connections Group, Australia
May 2017 -
Design and engineering leader for major public transport projects.
September 2013 -
Strategic planning centered on creative product development and project management. Designed child resistant packaging; reduced injury risk by 80%; enabled $5M in commercialization. o Brokered partnership between 2 leading international design firms; generated $3M in project revenue. o Engineered financial services terminal for World Bank; boosted transaction security from 91% to 99.8%. o Coordinated preparation and pursuit of innovation grant; secured $50K in product development funding. o Authored design strategy for leisureware products; achieved record sales of $200K in the 1st 30 days.
Head of Design
Willow Ware Australia Pty Ltd
October 2009 -
Oversaw $50M innovation pipeline. Responsible for strategic planning, R&D, IP management, product development, manufacturing management, project management, market launches and brand management.
o Orchestrated design audit methodology; improved automation by 50%, saved $2.5M over 12 months. o Planned and launched new leisureware product portfolio; generated $15M revenue over a 2-year period. o Spearheaded design strategy to revamp 20 existing products, grew incremental sales by $10M over 5 years. o Championed rapid prototyping; reduced average time-to-market by 3 weeks, saved $1.5M per launch. o Instituted offshore tooling; achieved 10% production savings of $300K across a range of projects.