Rus Reed

Rus Reed

Product Development Director/Manager

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Experience highlights: 15+ years experience in consumer product development. Managing product development team direction, planning and implementation. Creation of all development documents including project schedules, product specification sheets, BOM’s, cost models, and QC documents. Establishing product strategy, production planning, and inventory control. Defining product pricing, positioning strategy, and technical sales training materials. Selecting vendors and manage relationships for optimal product quality and timeline performance. Creating all conceptual designs, guide product strategies, and commercialization of entire product line. 3D CAD file creation, development, and communication with vendors. Experienced in RP prototype development and finishing. Management of injection molding tooling development and part refinement. Managed the creation of optical quality lens tooling. International experience working with factories. (5 weeks in Asia in the last 24 months). Many years working with production facilities in Europe.

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