Rick is a mechanical engineer and project leader specializing in the commercialization of new products and emerging technologies. Rick has worked for a variety of companies designing and developing new products to bring them to market. As a Senior Manager at Amazon Robotics, he led a team of engineers to develop autonomous warehouse robots for high volume production. At Desktop Metal he developed solutions for a new metal 3D printing technology. At ITT he designed and developed ruggedized products for outdoor and marine applications. He also has vast experience developing high volume consumer products at Hasbro, Duracell, Franklin Sports and Newell Rubbermaid. Rick has extensive expertise in the design of parts for plastic injection molding and aluminum casting as well as many other manufacturing processes. He holds 25U.S. Utility and Design patents.