Carlos Reyes

Carlos Reyes

Research & Development VP | Product Development, Design & Engineering Executive | Accomplished Innovation Leader
Currently: President at Breakthrough Consulting, Inc.
Location: Rancho Santa Margarita CA
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R&D, Product Development & Engineering executive, team-builder, inventor and innovator with a proven track record of driving brand and revenue growth by bringing industry-leading products and technologies to market. As VP of R&D, I led Oakley’s product and technology development across all product platforms, including eyewear, apparel, footwear and military, from a small, private company to a large, global, industry powerhouse.

I have built & led teams of talented & passionate innovators, trained to see & anticipate customer needs. I've developed & run the largest optical thin-film coating operation in North America, engineered & managed the world’s first 100% VOC-free footwear factory, and worked in the lab & on the manufacturing floor designing & conducting experiments to prove-out, implement & improve new materials & processes. I have developed products with materials at the nano-scale & mega-scale, with virtually all classes of materials and manufacturing technologies. I am inventor on over 100 issued & pending patents. I led the business development function resulting in more than 100 technology, joint development & manufacturing partnerships. I effectively worked cross-functionally with Sourcing, Quality, Manufacturing, Marketing, Customer Service, Retail, Sales, Finance & Legal.

One of the most challenging and satisfying experiences I’ve had was the research, design, development and market launch of Oakley’s line of wearable electronics. It involved scouring the globe for technology & partners, building & leading a new cross-functional team & coordinating efforts across three continents to bring the world’s first electronically-enabled eyewear with wireless music capabilities in only six months from concept to launch. Through some of the toughest circumstances and challenges, it firmly reinforced my entrepreneurial spirit and passion for ground-breaking innovation focused on delivering brand-strengthening, revenue-growing, market-differentiated products.

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