Experienced Mechanical Engineer with highly competitive technical and team management experience, and in-depth experience of product development, mechanical engineering, product portfolio management, manufacturing integration, and strategic product planning for product driven corporations. Demonstrated success in developing new products and introducing them into production. Hands-on experience in prototyping, fabrication and manufacturing. Creative analytical problem solver with excellent team-building skills.


  • Product Design / Development

  • Product Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Industrial Design

  • Prototype Development Thermal and CFD Analysis

  • Mechanical Analysis (FEA)

  • Manufacturing

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)

  • Design/ Engineering Team Management

  • SolidWorks

  • Fabrication / Machining

  • Lean Manufacturing

  • MoldFlow Analysis

  • Injection Molding

  • Test / Test Procedure Development


  • DVP&R


  • Engineered Ethernet switch that was a NetworkWorld Hot Product at Interop.

  • Developed successful and revenue generating B2B and B2C products for a variety of clients and industries.

  • Led product development firm from startup to 600+k in revenue in 5 years.

  • Led outdoor products manufacturer from start up to 100+k in revenue and 30+ products in 4 years.

  • Developed highly effective intern program.


Pentair Aquatic Systems Sanford, NC

Mechanical Engineer – New Product Development

2014 to Present

Develop products for residential swimming pools with a concentration on pressure side cleaners and backup valves. Responsibilities include the development of hydraulic driven mechanisms. Extensive experience in analysis of fluid dynamics using CFD, mechanical engineering, strength of materials, working with pressure vessels / gaskets, design for manufacturing and injection molding. Responsibilities include in DFMEA, DVP&R, and interfacing with industrial design and product management. Extensive training in Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement.

Montie Gear Morrisville, NC

President and Managing Designer

2009 to Present

Montie Gear was the result of rapid growth of products that spun off of Montie Design, a product design consulting group. Montie Gear designs and manufacturers heirloom quality products for the outdoorsman. The company owes much of its success to engaging interns, local community and customers in the design process. Responsible for general management, sales, marketing, procurement, manufacturing, scheduling and interns.

Montie Design Morrisvile, NC

President and Principal Mechanical Engineer

Founded and created a design and engineering consultancy with annual earnings of $600k+ per year. Montie Design specializes in designing products for low to medium volume production. The company provides industrial design, mechanical engineering and prototyping services, as well as product and manufacturing consulting. Hands on engineer, manage associates engineering work and the financial aspects of the business.

2003 to 2014

Mechanical Engineer – Develop lab and commercial grade color measurement equipment

2001 – 2003

Montie Design

Freelance Mechanical Engineering ConsultantWorked on a variety of design projects for clients

1999 – 2003


Design Engineer – design rugged electronics enclosure with industrial and military grade electronics
1997 – 1999

Design Automation

Applications Engineer– train and provide tech support to customers on Solidworks and RevWorks
1995 – 1997

Textile Clothing Technology Corporation

Design Engineer – develop new technologies for apparel industry
1993 – 1995

North Carolina Dept. of Labor

OSHA Inspector – served as a NC workplace safety compliance officer
1991 – 1993 (2 years)

Eaton Corporation

Co-Op Engineer – worked on a variety of manufacturing support projects with viscous fan drives


NC State University

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

1990 Graduate

NC State University

Coursework towards M.S. Industrial Design

Industrial Design Studies, Studios and Other Course Work


D633996 Compact air purifier

2011/0000,513 Dual Umbrella

2008/0314,440 Photovoltaic collection systems, friction drives and method for tracking the sun…

7,280,196 Spectrophotometer and subassemblies thereof

2004/0233,428 Spectrophotometer and subassemblies thereof

2013/0277,572 Sample holder providing interface to semiconductor deivce with high density connections

8,466,432 Sample holder providing interface to semiconductor device with high density connections

2011/0248,165 Sample holder providing interface to semiconductor device with high density connections

Honors and Awards

Theta Chi Fraternity, Delta Rho Chapter, NCSU, Bridge Builders Award, Recipient

Eagle Scout Award, Recipient

Featured Engineer, Machine Design Magazine, Sept 2009

NSCU Mechanical Engineering Hall of Fame 2014

Professional Affiliations

Morrisville Innovation Foundation
Morrisville Economic Development Committee
Product Camp RTP, Management Team
Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), President Emeritus, Carolinas Chapter
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Secretary, Carolinas Chapter
RTP Product Development Guild, Founder

Software Applications

Microsoft (MS) Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Visio, SolidWorks, SolidWorks FEA, Autodesk Manufacturing CFD Analysis, SolidWorks Simulation (Linear, Non-Linear, Moldflow and CFD)