Seattle, Wash. – February 27, 2013 – Stratos Product Development today announced that it has created three new director positions within its leadership team to support the continual growth of the organization and to better serve client needs. Nick D’Ambrosia joins Stratos as the Director of Software Engineering; Brian Read has been promoted to Director of Electrical Engineering; and Wallace White has been promoted to Director of Mechanical Engineering. The company has also added Lindsey Berdan to its Industrial Design team to lead the firm’s User Interaction Design efforts.
“Introducing new science and technology to market for the first time requires high-performing individuals who are not only experienced engineers but also able to deal with the complexity and uncertainty inherent to truly innovative product development,” Stratos President, Sean MacLeod, said. “Furthermore, putting these technologies in the hands of users requires an in-depth understanding of user experience and interaction. Our new leadership structure and expanded design services assure that these goals can be met for our clients, while also providing an environment for continued growth and satisfaction for our employees.”
Nick D’Ambrosia joined Stratos on February 11, 2013. Nick brings over 25 years of product development experience and leadership of large, cross-functional teams. An expert in medical devices, ultrasound and custom embedded product creation, Nick will lead the growing embedded software development team at Stratos.
A 16year Stratos veteran, Brian Read was promoted from LeadElectrical Engineer to the Director of Electrical Engineering. He has over 40 years experience, with specific expertise in systems engineering, embedded systems design and integration, sensors, opto-electronics, lasers, wearable productsand ultra-low power design.
As the newly appointed Director of Mechanical Engineering, Wallace White also heads the Manufacturing Engineering team and has been instrumental in Stratos’ recent efforts in global health. Wallace has been with the company for seven years, and brings expertise in the mechanical and system design of diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices as well as consumer electronics, using strengths in system architecture and design for domestic and overseas manufacturing.
Stratos’ design team has recently expanded with the addition of Lindsey Berdan, User Interaction Designer. Lindsey comes to Stratos from Fluke Corporation, and brings extensive experience in user-centered design, human factors engineering and product requirements definition. Lindsey will work with Stratos clients to create exceptional user experiences and interface designs for their products.
In preparation for housing its continually growing team, Stratos has expanded into an additional 8500 square feet in its Seattle World Trade Center offices with facilities for more staff, additional engineering performance labs and collaborative project space.
About Stratos Product Development
At Stratos, we know a cohesive, experienced team of developers can't be built overnight. For 25 years, we've been building a superior ecosystem for innovative product development. Expert industrial designers, researchers, software developers, electrical, mechanical, manufacturing and quality engineers and professional project managers are here to support your next product development challenge. Our collaborative, cross-discipline approach enables us to reduce time-to-market, maximize product opportunities and create compelling product solutions for users and unmet needs in the marketplace. We partner with clients worldwide, from start-up companies to Fortune 500 corporations. www.stratos.com
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