Fall 2012 Distinguished Speaker Series
Gordon Program

On November 15th, our Distinguished Speakers will be Art Rousmaniere, Engineering Manager at Farm and James Rudolph, Senior Industrial Designer at Farm. Current Gordon Fellow Candidates are invited to attend.

Date:  Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time:  6:00-8:00 pm
Room:  431 Stearn

Art Rousmaniere is a Farm Engineering manager. He specializes in concept-to-production engineering and product development for the medical and electronics industries with expertise in electronics packaging, including related thermal, shock/vibration, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analyses. In the electronics field, Art has led the mechanical engineering development of high-end computers as well as business and industrial electronics products. In the medical market, Art has developed handheld devices and laboratory/diagnostic instruments. Here at Farm, Art has led the mechanical development of a mission-critical electronics device and a hospital bedside surgical/therapeutic instrument. He is experienced in a wide range of material/manufacturing processes, including off-shore suppliers and contract manufacturers. Art’s plus 25 years of experience is balanced between working for medium-to-Fortune 500 manufacturers and product development consulting, thereby merging out-of-the-box conceptualization with manufacturing. Art is also an officer in the Boston section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and lead mentor for the Farm-sponsored FIRST robotics team from Lawrence High School. Art received his bachelor’s degree in engineering and applied sciences from Harvard College. Art is named on 18 patents.

James Rudolph, a Farm Senior Industrial Designer, specializes in concept and user-interface development, user research, usability testing, and design refinement. While at Farm James has worked for a range of clients, including General Electric, DePuy Mitek, Symmetry Medical, X-Rite, and Mako. James also co-established Farm’s internal sustainable design group. James graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with a BS in industrial design. While at Syracuse he received the Arthur J. Pulos Award for Intellectual Communication for his senior thesis work and was a VPA Scholar. James recently completed his master’s degree in Human Factors in Information Design (HFID) at Bentley University.



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