Fall 2017 Distinguished Speaker Series
Gordon Program

On November 30th, our Distinguished Speaker will be Art Rousmaniere, Engineering Manager at Farm.  

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time:  5:00-8:00 pm

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.

Art will be joined by Jamie Kennedy, Director and Program Manager, Farm

As a program manager at Farm with over 15 years of experience, Jamie specializes in program and technical leadership for some of our clients’ most challenging projects. He has a background in system architecture, technology development, laparoscopic devices, catheter-based products, electromechanical/robotic systems, and FDA-compliant design controls. Jamie’s clients include Titan Medical, Corindus, Cook Medical, Smith & Nephew, CryoCath, ConMed, BD Medical, Bard, BioniCare, and Symmetry Medical. His experience prior to Farm includes engineering positions at Hanson Marine Engineering, XRT Power Systems, and MLD Engineering and Consulting. Jamie received a BS in marine systems engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He holds one utility patent, with six pending.

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