- Managed prototyping process that addressed the desired; function, design direction, market appeal and commercial viability - Checked of prototypes and salesman samples for quality, size, fit and in direct collaboration with design team to conduct all fitting sessions - Worked closely with professional sailors on “Oracle Team USA” and consequtive Volvo Ocean Race campaigns to get weartesting feedback that influeced final designs - FOB cost negotiation & analysis of the product & sign off of all pricing within budgeted margins - Frequent visits to manufacturering facilities during the development process to manage relationships and control samples