terry lefler home industrial design about me
Electrical Engineer and Product Development Consultant
owner: Terry Lefler Design
● BSEE degree with more than 15 years of engineering experience
● BFA degree in Fine Art with 10 years of experience as a self-employed design consultant
● Experienced in all stages of electronics product development including:
o marketing research;
o product concept;
o product development;
o 3-D computer modeling; model making/prototyping;
o final product design & documentation;
o "as-built" documentation;
o short-run manufacturing
o troubleshooting, redesign of existing products
o documentation, procedures, etc. for FDA 510(k) submission
o immunity, emissions and safety testing requirements for medical equipment
● Emphasis in the area of industrial design (exterior-case and human-interfaces)
● Proficiency in the development of medical equipment
BSEE (emphasis on electronics) 1970 - University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
BFA in Fine Art (emphasis on painting and design) 1983 - University of South Florida - Tampa, FL
12/07 - present self-employed artist and design consultant Winter Springs, Florida
Established an artists studio and product development center, in my home, in order to:.
Produce works of art.
Consult on various engineering and artistic projects and proposals.
Design and develop products for Terry Lefler Design and other clients.
05/04 - 12/07 Owner - Lefler Design, inc. Winter Springs, Florida
Established a consulting and product development center, in my home, in order to:.
Work with a network of other specialists on the WaveTec Vision Screener system.
Consult on various projects and proposals.
Design and develop products for Lefler Design, inc and other clients.
05/03 05/04 Consultant - Applied Modern Technologies / Wavetec Vision Systems Los Angeles, CA
Full time contract consultant on development of a Vision Screening device for use on pre-school children. The project was funded by a Phase 2 SBIR grant from the National Institute of Health.
The technology included the use of wavefront sensing, lasers and low-light-level cameras.
The primary facility for the development of the product was the Lefler Design, inc lab, in my home.
03/02 01/03 Consultant BioMed Research, Inc. Lutz, FL
Full time contract consultant from 3/02 thru 11/02.
The primary facility for product development on this unit was my home.
BioMed Research, Inc. has developed an External Counter Pulsation Unit, called the CPCA2000, for the treatment of heart conditions. This Class 3 medical device has been approved for manufacture through the FDA 510(k) process.
A team of consultants, working through BioMed Research, Inc., took over development of a troubled piece of medical equipment. As the only full-time member of the team, the tasks included:
o Identifying trouble areas and suggesting redesign options;
o Responsible for implementing the design changes;
o Coordinated the effort among the consulting group;
o Purchased the parts;
o Produced the documentation package, and most of the procedures required for the FDA 510(k) submission which was approved on the first pass. The task included "as-built" documentation.
o Accompanied the unit to the independent testing facility during the 3 week immunity/emissions/electrical safety tests. Made necessary modifications and provided required documentation so that the unit passed all tests for a Class 3 medical device.
08/00 02/01 Consultant - Applied Modern Technologies / Wavetec Vision Systems Los Angeles, CA
Part time consulting began in 08/00 and has continued to the present time.
Wavetec is developing advanced wavefront technologies for vision screening, customized lenses and refractive surgery. Tasks have included engineering support services as well as system testing and product development.
09/00 01/01 and 40/01 - 07/01 Consultant - CryoFlex, Inc. West Palm Beach, FL
(Worked as a full-time consultant from 09/00 thru 01/01. Worked as a part-time consultant from 04/01 thru 07/01.)
CryoFlex, Inc. is developing a new type of Cryosurgical device. Tasks included product development and system performance evaluation.
01/91 08/00 Owner - Terry Lefler Design Orlando, FL
Self-employed for ten years as a consulting designer for the theme park industry and for special events shows. Extensive computer graphics experience. Design experience includes: theme park show design; prop and scenery design/build.
04/88 - 10/90 Consultant Critikon, Inc. St Petersburg Beach, FL
Task Description: Worked for Critikon, Inc./Johnson & Johnson as a full time industrial design consultant on the development of a new portable patient monitor for ambulance and in-hospital use. Assisted Marketing and Research departments in developing design criteria; produced design concepts, packaging concepts, models and functional prototypes; and assisted the package design team in the design of the injection molded case.
04/85 - 04/88 Sr. Development Engineer - Critikon, Inc./Johnson & Johnson Tampa, FL
Task Description: Worked in the Medical Electronics Research and Development department on product evaluation, product redesign and new product development. Produced electronics packaging concepts, models and prototypes.
08/84 - 04/85 Contract - Critikon, Inc./Johnson & Johnson Tampa, FL
Task Description: Worked as a contract engineer, for the Research and Development department on the evaluation and redesign of electronic medical equipment.
11/81 - 07/83 Contract - Walt Disney World Orlando, FL
Task Description: Contract to Ride and Show Engineering. Designed, redesigned and documented electronic and mechanical assemblies for theme park shows and boats. The tasks fforts included extensive "as-built" documentation.
06/78 - 09/79 Senior Engineer - Lockheed Electronics Co. Houston, TX
Task Description: Responsible for directing technicians to service and maintain the computer systems and lab facilities for the Space Shuttle mock-up that tested flight payloads for electrical compliance
03/70 - 05/74 Evaluation Engineer - Honeywell Aerospace Inc. St. Petersburg, FL
Task Description: Worked in the Test and Evaluation department to evaluate inertial guidance components and systems and to maintain the test and evaluation facilities.
Operating Systems: Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP Macintosh OS
● Expert with: Adobe Photoshop (PC and Macintosh), Adobe Illustrator (PC and Macintosh)
● Proficient with: AutoCAD 2000, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft FrontPage, Cakewalk, Paint Shop Pro
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