Mike Abbott is an entrepreneur and product developer across a wide spectrum of domain expertise. During the past twenty years Mike has been an equity partner in four successful product development companies and served as an executive consultant in product development, business model development, technology transfer, and manufacturing for several others. Mike's new product design experience ranges from simple consumer products to highly complex systems for the defense, medical, consumer, and heavy manufacturing industries. Mr. Abbott holds both a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Virginia, and holds a PMP certification with PMI. Specialties: Lean startup, ideation, user-centric product design, engineering development, customer discovery, systems engineering, innovative design, commercialization of products and services from R&D to manufacture, development of NPD programs, integration of NPD into ISO certified design and manufacturing systems, consumer products, electro-mechanical design, industrial control and automation, systems integration, human integration, ergonomics, and design.