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Mr. James G Montagnino

NameMr. James G Montagnino
Area of DistributionNational
Years in Industry53
Expertise or SpecialtyMr. Montagnino has over 50 years experience in the engineering and consulting fields. He is the President and CEO of Production Engineered Designs, Inc. which is an international consulting firm providing global resources in design, manufacturing, engineering and technology transfer. He is an experienced engineering, marketing and operations executive with extensive experience in leadership, business development, product innovation, Asian sourcing/procurement, strategic planning and project management skills in consumer products, business machines, scientific instruments, aerospace and tool/machines. He is responsible for strategic planning, business expansion/development, contract acquisition and negotiation, product development, marketing, project leadership, client relations, patent development and cost controls. Mr. Montagnino serves as a consultant to Asian suppliers. He is affiliated with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Society of Plastics Engineers and the Hong Kong Manufacturers Association. Prior to starting his firm in 1992, Mr. Montagnino served as a Lead Designer and Field Service Engineer for Perkin-Elmer. He was also employed with CBS, Pitney Bowes, Savin and Clairol/Bristol Meyers and was a contract employee for The Sharper Image, KAZ (Vicks), Sunbeam and Tanita. Through his various employers, he worked with scientific instruments such as the Saturn Space Program dealing with optics, the Panoramic Reconnaissance Systems used during the Vietnam War, the first Orbital Reconnaissance Systems and the first video technologies. Mr. Montagnino worked with business machines including electronic mailing systems, postage meters, automatic mail processing systems and copier systems that included 23 utility issued patents. His work with scale/weighing system technologies involved weighing body fat and body composition, HealthOmeter and weigh on the fly for mailing systems resulting in 41 issued patents. He also worked with personal wellness systems resulting in 61 patents. Mr. Montagnino helped design tools and machines for Bullard Machine Tool Co., Singer Sewing Machine and Burndy Corp. He was recently recognized in Times Square, New York City on the Reuter's Billboard for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the fields of engineering and consulting. Mr. Montagnino attended the University of Connecticut and obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an A.S.M.E. from Norwalk State Technical College in Norwalk, Connecticut. He trained under three world-renowned scientists: Werner von Braun (Father of Rocket Science), Peter Carl Goldmark (early color television, LP record and EVR/Beta) and Dr. Dennis Gabore (Noble prize for Holography). In his narrative, "Thinking Outside the Box", Mr. Montagnino states: Having spent more than 50 years in various areas of product development and innovation (Tool & Machine Design, Business Machines (mailing systems, copiers, printers, paper conversion), Aero Space, Reconnaissance Systems, Scientific Instruments, Video Technology, Personal Hair Care appliances, Personal skin care appliances, scale technologies (postal, medical, weight, diet program scales, body composition, body fat, acute care, medical) , I still find it amazing how many of my peers still approach design and innovation in various product categories by initially telling others what cannot be done. Having trained under several geniuses? during the 1960?s I was taught everything is possible and the only limits we have are imposed by our fear of failure. One very famous person I worked under once told me ?Don?t tell me what you cannot do, tell me what you can do. Any fool can tell me what cannot be done, but imagination without limits or fear can move us to new heights and challenge the status quo.? Whether it is design, marketing or engineering think outside the box! ? Very few dare to do so!!! For further information, contact www.ped-inc.com.
EducationUNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, Stamford, CT BS, Mechanical Engineering NORWALK STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Norwalk, CT AS, Mechanical Engineering COLONIAL SCHOOL OF TOOL & MACHINE DESIGN, Stepney, CT AS, Mechanical Technology
HobbiesReading Poetry Detailing Cars My Lakeland Terriers
Marital Statusmarried

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