Montie Roland’s Resume

Montie Roland
Product Designer and Mechanical Engineer

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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.

Product Development Product Design Product Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Industrial Design Prototype Development Thermal Analysis (CFD) Mechanical Analysis (FEA) Brand Management
Product Portfolio Management Product Costing Computer Aided Design
Ecommerce Product Pricing Sourcing
Client Relations Management Design/ Engineering Team Management Business Management
Computer Renderings SolidWorks Fabrication / Machining

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.

Montie Gear Morrisville, NC
President and Managing Designer
2009 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.

Montie Design Morrisvile, NC
President and Principal Mechanical Engineer
2006 to Present
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

Professional Affiliations
Morrisville Innovation Foundation, Member
Morrisville Economic Development
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