Gordon Engineering Leadership Program
March 24, 2010
Time: 11:45 – 1:15
Location: 431 Stearns Center, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Speakers: Doug Sabin and Paul Sabin, Principals, Fikst
Title: “How to Start a Product Design Consulting Business”
Doug Sabin, Principal, Fikst
Doug has over twelve years of experience managing research and development organizations in the retail equipment, packaging and microfluidics industries. He has led engineering teams for companies that have twice received the SBANE innovation award and spent three years in the Inc. 500. Doug has an S.M., S.B. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
Paul Sabin, Principal, Fikst
Paul has developed over two dozen products for alternative energy, medical, consumer, instrumentation, fitness and computer-peripheral markets. These products have received awards from IDSA/BusinessWeek, the Chicago Athenaeum, Appliance Manufacturer, ID Magazine and Red Dot. Paul is Adjunct Professor at the Olin College of Engineering where he teaches Product Design and Design for Manufacturing. Paul has an A.B. in Physics from Harvard University, an M.S. in Engineering Design from Tufts University, and an MBA from Olin School of Business at Babson College.