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JOE BONNOITT
George K. Bonnoitt, Jr.
(678) 469-0149 ♦ Joe.Bonnoitt@gmail.com

SUMMARY

Experienced professional with the design, communication and manufacturing skills required to successfully develop and improve products for the medical device and consumer product marketplaces. Proven, goal-oriented self… Read More
JOE BONNOITT
George K. Bonnoitt, Jr.
(678) 469-0149 ♦ Joe.Bonnoitt@gmail.com

SUMMARY

Experienced professional with the design, communication and manufacturing skills required to successfully develop and improve products for the medical device and consumer product marketplaces. Proven, goal-oriented self-starter with emphasis on product excellence.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE


conceptualizing, creating designs & solutions
improving & optimizing existing designs
industrial design, ergonomics, styling
mechanical design & engineering
design analysis, testing, inspection
detailing & standards, ASME Y14M, ISO
documentation, protocols
managing vendors
plastics, injection molding design
fixture and tooling design
design for manufacturing
digital modeling & rendering


SOFTWARE AND PROTOTYPING SKILLS


SolidWorks (10+ years)
AutoCAD (10+years)
Illustrator (5+ years)
PhotoShop (10+ years)
ProEngineer
Alias
Vertical Mill
Lathe
CNC Mill


EXPERIENCE
JOE BONNOITT DESIGN 8/2005 – present
Contract Designer – Concept to prototype design services

Clients: FUSIONBRANDS, Atlanta, GA
ENGINUITYWORKS, Atlanta, GA
GARY BROWN, (independent inventor) Atlanta, GA
COMPLETE DESIGN, Hartford, CT

PERCEPTION PARTNERS, LLC, Atlanta, GA 11/2009 – 01/2010
Research Consultant - Intellectual Property research, analysis and reports

KIMBERLY-CLARK, INC., Roswell, GA 2/2009- 8/2009
Contract Designer - Medical device design and drafting using SolidWorks, AutoCAD

SMITHS MEDICAL INC., Duluth, GA 4/2007 – 10/2008
Design Engineer - Designed and improved respiratory and infusion product for functionality and manufacturing; tested, performed engineering analysis and sustaining engineering, wrote test protocols and engineering reports, created and optimized industrial, ergonomic and styling design for Medfusion 3500 infusion pump lockbox, provided mechanical engineering support.

 Reconceived industrial design and mechanical design of Medfusion 3500 Security Enclosure, including styling, ergonomics, security, materials selection, and manufacturing issues.
 Analyzed problems and existing designs; generated multiple design concept solutions, and presented options to company officials.
 Created highly improved design of water system interface for Thera-Heat water system that improved product robustness by a factor of 4X and greatly improved assembly simplicity and reliability.
 Tolerance analysis and application of geometric tolerancing and ANSI, ISO standards.
 Coordinated prototype production and molding modifications; performed verification testing and engineering studies.
 Researched and selected vendors; worked with vendors in releasing production tooling to implement changes.
 Designed fixtures for product testing and production.

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Atlanta, GA 2001 – 2006
Full Time Student
*Returned to school to complete Bachelors degree

PROXIMA THERAPEUTICS, Alpharetta, GA 2000 – 2001
Mechanical Designer - Mechanical design, engineering support, testing, product conceptualization, engineering document control

MODULAR DESIGN WORKS, Duluth, GA 1998 – 2000
Mechanical Designer - Industrial design, mechanical design, engineering support, product conceptualization, engineering document control, I.P. research, composition of abstracts for provisional patents

NOVOSTE, Duluth, GA 1994 - 1998
Mechanical Designer - Mechanical design, engineering, conceptualization, engineering documentation, prototype fabrication; R&D team management Fabricated parts for prototype, pilot run and clinical trials. Performed testing and inspection, researched new concepts and technologies, coordinated initial engineering documentation, managed design team and model shop.

 Co-designed Beta-Cath™ Beta radiation brachytherapy system, Clinical versions I and II, which brought the company from a valuation of $2M to $360M.
 Designed safety interconnect and catheter interface, user controls and extruded/ground quartz seed chamber, fluid paths and valves, proprietary high-accuracy fluid relief valve, product accessories, etc.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design, High Honors, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA 2006

PATENTS

Cited as Inventor, US Patents 5899882, 6013020, 6261219, 6306074, 6610003, 7025716

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Member, IDSA

AWARDS

FusionBrands IceOrb:
I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review 2009, consumer products honorable mention
FusionBrands PoachPod:
I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review 2008, consumer products honorable mention
Novoste Beta-Cath System:
MDEA Medical Device Award, 2001
Georgia Institute of Technology:
Highest GPA, Freshman Industrial Design
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Member Since: Mar 27, 2010