Andy joined Omnica after relocating from Boston, MA in 2016. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an A.A.S. in Aeronautical Technology. For nearly 20 years, he applied his engineering skills to companies in the New England area designing for manufacturability (DFM), conducting Finite Element Analyses, testing, and mentoring young engineers. He worked on electromechanical systems for ZOLL Medical a global leader in resuscitation and acute critical care solutions and worked at Continum, a global innovation and design consultancy as Senior Mechanical Engineer. There, he cultivated relationships while leading the company to 'trusted advisor status' and worked with cross-disciplined teams of Industrial Designers, Human Factors Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, and Model Makers designing an assortment of products in both medical/life science and consumer industries. Affiliations with medical/life science companies included Daktari, thinnXX Microtechnology and Sony DADC Biosciences developing micro-fluidics, blister actuators. sensors. valve-on-chip cartridge and more. Consumer products were related to Ford Motor Company, Whirlpool, and Herman Miller. His experience in conceptual design from preliminary prototyping to large volume production made him an ideal fit in Omnica's culture. Outside of Omnica, you can find Andy hiking the trails of Orange and San Diego Counties or touring the rural countryside on the back of his BMW motorcycle.