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Mr. Gillespie has over 19 years of experience as a mechanical engineer focusing on the areas of conceptual design, solid modeling, product development, prototyping and production design. He is well versed in conventional machining processes and rapid prototyping techniques. He has experience with state of the art materials and related fabrication processes, construction of anatomical models, laboratory and testing equipment, and designing experiments. Additionally, he is familiar with computer based analytical tools for the purpose of design and verification.
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Senior Design Engineer

Oct 2010 - Aug 2012 (1 year)

Developed orthopedic degenerative lumbar, neuromuscular, idiopathic scoliotic spinal instruments and systems Performed 3000 hours in Solidworks for detailed designs and complete drawing packages Modeled via COSMOS FEA new instruments and implants designs and confirmed exceeded predicated device performance levels Created prototypes with in-house machinists and outsource vendors for surgeon validation labs and verification set builds Identified surgeon difficulties through observation of live procedures at multiple facilities Wrote test protocols and report summaries for FDA 510K submission upon design completion Supported continuous improvement of existing product lines

Partner/Mechanical Engineer

Jun 1998 - Oct 2010 (12 years)

Reverse engineered techniques for the production of precision nitinol implants Designed, fabricated and assembled fixtures related to the production of nitinol cardiovascular implants Utilized Solidworks design software for a minimum of 8400 hours to produce solid model concepts, detailed designs and complete drawing packages Mentored junior engineers and technicians in fabrication and assembly techniques Utilized conventional lathes, mills and CNC equipment for a minimum of 6000 hours to produce prototypes, implants and fixtures



1991 - 2001 (10 years)


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