John DePiano

John DePiano, Product Development director at Boston Engineering

John directs product development activities that include industrial design, human factors, user research, and preliminary engineering concepts across the firm’s vertical business units. John transitions product concepts effectively to ensure the design intent is achieved, verified, and validated.

Prior to joining Boston Engineering in 2012, John served as director of engineering at Eclipse Product Development, as director of engineering at Herbst Lazar Bell, Inc., and as a mechanical engineer at Bayer AGFA Corporation and Wang Laboratories.

John attended the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and has been trained in the Design for Manufacture, Boothroyd-Dewhurst Methodology. He contributes extensive experience in plastic molding technologies and processes. John holds 36 U.S. utility and eight design patents across medical, consumer, and industrial products.

John’s professional recognition includes:

  • Winner of “Good Design 2005” and an IDEA award sponsored by BusinessWeek for Ethicon, Inc.’s Embrace Heart Stabilizer
  • Winner of “Good Design 2001″ for an American Safety Razor multipurpose utility knife
  • Winner of “Good Design 1998″ for a Gilbarco Veeder-Root automated gasoline dispenser

“Transform aesthetic, safe, and user-friendly concepts into fully engineered products ready for manufacture.”