Montie Roland
Product Designer and Mechanical Engineer

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Contact Info
2106 Jerimouth Dr.
Apex, NC
919-412-0559 [cell]



Experienced Mechanical Engineer with highly competitive technical and team management experience, and in-depth experience of product development, mechanical engineering, product portfolio management, manufacturing integration, and strategic product planning for product driven corporations. Demonstrated success in developing new products and introducing them into production. Hands-on experience in prototyping, fabrication and manufacturing. Creative analytical problem solver with excellent team-building skills.

Strengths and Skills

Product Development Product Design Product Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Industrial Design Prototype Development Thermal and CFD nalysis Mechanical Analysis (FEA)
Brand Management
Product Portfolio Management Product Costing Manufacturing
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Ecommerce Product Pricing Sourcing
Client / Customer Relations
Design/ Engineering Team Management
Business Management
SolidWorks Fabrication / Machining
Lean Manufacturing MoldFlow Analysis Injection Molding



Engineered ethernet switch that was a NetworkWorld Hot Product at Interop.
Developed successful and revenue generating B2B and B2C products for a variety of clients and industries.
Led product development firm from startup to 600+k in revenue in 5 years.
Led outdoor products manufacturer from start up to 100+k in revenue and 30+ products in 4 years.
Developed highly effective intern program.
8 Patents Granted – Additional in Process


Pentair Aquatic Systems, Sanford, NC
Mechanical Engineer – 2014 to Present

Develop products for residential swimming pools with a concentration on pressure side cleaners and backup valves. Responsible for the development of mechanical mechanisms driven by fluid power. Tasks include analysis of fluid dynamics using CFD, mechanical engineering, strength of materials, working with pressure vessels / gaskets, design for manufacturing and injection molding. Also responsible for DFMEA, DVP&R, and interfacing with industrial design and product management. This is a Lean facility and part of my time has been spent getting acclimated and gaining an in-depth knowledge of Lean processes and manufacturing.

President and Managing Designer
Montie Gear, Morrisville, NC2009 to Present

Montie Gear was the result of rapid growth of the Montie Gear products that spun off of Montie Design. Montie Gear because its own corporation in 2013 after having its first six figure sales year in 2012. Montie Gear designs and manufacturers heirloom quality products for the outdoorsman. Montie Gear owes much of its success to engaging interns, local community and customers in the design process.

President and Principal Mechanical Engineer
Montie Design Morrisvile, NC2006 to 2014

Build Montie Design to a design and engineering consultantcy with annual earnings of $600k+ per year. Montie Design specializes in designing products for low to medium volume production. The consultancy provides industrial design, mechanical engineering and prototyping services, as well as product and manufacturing consulting.


NC State University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering

NC State University
Coursework towards M.S. Industrial Design
Industrial Design Studies, Studios and Other Course Work


D633996 Compact air purifier
2011/0000,513 Dual Umbrella
2008/0314,440 Photovoltaic collection systems, friction drives and method for tracking the sun…
7,280,196 Spectrophotometer and subassemblies thereof
2004/0233,428 Spectrophotometer and subassemblies thereof
2013/0277,572 Sample holder providing interface to semiconductor deivce with high density connections
8,466,432 Sample holder providing interface to semiconductor device with high density connections
2011/0248,165 Sample holder providing interface to semiconductor device with high density connections

Honors and Awards

Theta Chi Fraternity, Delta Rho Chapter, NCSU, Bridge Builders Award, Recipient
Eagle Scout Award, Recipient
Featured Engineer, Machine Design Magazine, Sept 2009
NSCU Mechanical Engineering Hall of Fame 2014

Professional Affiliations

Morrisville Innovation Foundation
Morrisville Economic Development Committee
Product Camp RTP, Management Team
Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), President Emeritus, Carolinas Chapter
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Secretary, Carolinas Chapter
RTP Product Development Guild, Founder

Software Applications

Microsoft (MS) Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Visio, SolidWorks, SolidWorks FEA, Autodesk Manufacturing CFD Analysis, SolidWorks Simulation (Linear, Non-Linear, Moldflow and CFD)