James Foster

James Foster

Raised in the Bay Area, James moved south to get his MA in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnical Institute in San Luis Obispo (CalPoly, SLO). He further migrated south to Orange County to ride the wild surf and joined the medical device industry in the manufacturing environment. He also taught Mechanical Engineering at the University of California Irvine (UCI) with an emphasis on CAD modeling while teaching the importance of good ANSI & GD&T drawing practices. He worked at Alcon laboratories in R&D and at BIT Group designing surgical consoles, consumables, optical assemblies, thermal control modules, and a numbers of electromechanical systems. His experience with design for manufacturability (DFM) exposed him to all aspects of development and production while also managing vendors, material science, injection molding, rapid prototyping, testing, and failure investigations.

When James joined Omnica in 2018, he brought all the right skills, demonstrated his initiative and enthusiasm, and dove into projects with confidence. Outside of Omnica, James can be found on his surfboard or sharing in family activities with his wife and two sons.