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Karl Edminster is the founder of Electromechanica, Inc. Mr. Edminster comes from a background in military hardware design. Prior to founding Electromechanica, Inc. he worked for Sippican, Inc. (a division of Lockheed Martin )designing experimental buoyant submarine antenna arrays. His work included fiber optic based data collection systems, conceptual modeling and hydrodynamic tow testing. Mr. Edminster worked in the Design and System Integration Group of Foster-Miller, Inc. His work there involved the electromechanical design of miniature military robotic systems for advanced technology demonstrations. This design work included drive and control electronics, battery systems and payload systems. Mr. Edminster earned his B.S. degree in Electromechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Linked-in

Stephen Piché is a mechanical engineer specializing in manufacturing process optimization and systems design. Mr. Piché comes from a background in pharmaceutical manufacturing process design and development having worked most recently for Bayer Corporation, Diagnostics Division. His design work there focused on advanced diagnostics of fluidic and mechanical systems for process optimization. Mr. Piché is an SME Certified Manufacturing Technologist. He is also a member of The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and The American Society for Quality (ASQ). Mr. Piché earned his B.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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Dr. Jonathan Arata, P.E. is the founder and principal of Arata Consulting, an engineering professional services company specializing in advanced analysis and design, failure prognostics and avoidance, as well as vibrations and acoustics. Over the course of a decade-plus career, Dr. Arata has performed mechanical analyses and design studies on systems ranging from peizoelectricaly-driven MEMS vacuum micropumps to the entire engine room of a Trident nuclear submarine and everything in-between. Currently, Dr. Arata's work is focused in the areas of ballistics simulation and armor design, though the capabilities offered by his firm are far broader than that. He earned his Ph.D. in Engineering from Brown University and is a New Jersey registered professional mechanical engineer. Dr. Arata is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics. Linked-in

Jim Coburn is the founder and principal of JDC Consulting. He recently left NDI Medical, a neurotech startup, to expand JDC Consulting. While at NDI Medical, he was Director of Operations and simultaneously contributed to a variety of software projects. He also authored several funded SBIR's for neurotech applications . He had joined NDI Medical in 2004 after 24 years with Rockwell Automation, the global provider of industrial automation power, control and information systems. At Rockwell, he was the Director of Product Development for Advanced Automation Products. Mr. Coburn has been a manufacturing strategy consultant for such industry giants as Abbott, Gillette, Proctor and Gamble, Ford Motor Company, and The Walt Disney Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend , Ind. and a master's degree in applied mathematics from Cleveland State University. He has published and presented at a wide variety of manufacturing conferences and holds a variety of patents in manufacturing technologies. Mr. Coburn's core competencies include developing control and user interfaces for a wide variety of controllers and applications. He is fluent in C#, PLC code, LabVIEW and other software packages. He has been awarded several major prizes, including Control Engineering's software product of the year (March, 2004).

Dr. John W. Furry is the CEO of Masscal Scientific Instruments and the founder and director of ProTech Scientific. Dr. Furry has 20 years of outstanding successes in the development and commercialization of new scientific instruments as a chemist, engineer, programmer and intellectual property coordinator. Dr. Furry was one of the founding managers of TA Instruments, now a subsidiary of Waters Corporation, where he was Director of R&D for TAI and then Director of New Technologies under Waters. Dr. Furry is also a founder of two successful technical consulting businesses, Akitherm Ltd. (now in China) and ProTech Scientific.

Andrew DeMedeiros is an electrical engineer with a background in electrical construction, consulting and electronic board level design. Most recently Mr. DeMedeiros has worked for AVTECH Software, Inc. designing Ethernet enabled data acquisition systems, utilizing embedded Ethernet device servers. Mr. DeMedeiros earned his B.S. degree in Electromechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Linked-in

Ruben Medeiros is a mechanical engineer with a background in plumbing and fire protection engineering design. Most recently Mr. Medeiros worked for AHA Consulting Engineers in the area of piping systems for new and existing buildings. Mr. Medeiros earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.


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