X-Rest - The Process of Going from Concept to Consumer
Monday, February 8, 2010 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
Event: X-Rest, part of the RTP Product Development Guild Speaker Series
Cost: $15 (lunch included)
Location: Tekelec, Morrisville, NC
Speaker: Montie Roland, President of Montie Design and President of the RTP Product Development Guild
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Join us as we take a visual tour through the development process for the X-Rest, a Montie Design product. Just one year ago, we envisioned a line of simple products that would solve simple needs well. These products highlight our firm's design process and its core capabilities, and their development serves as a learning laboratory that tightens our process and strengthens these capabilities for future applications for external clients and their product development needs.
The X-Rest is a product that is elegant in its simplicity. Today, we share the process we used to take the X-Rest from concept to market, seeking to provide you with new tools and new understanding of how companies launch new products into the marketplace.
Observe first-hand an integrated design, public relations and marketing process. Glean a better understanding of the life cycle of a product, from design to point-of-sale See, touch and hold the prototypes critical to the development of a simple product. Learn how to relate this process to the complex products that your industry produces.
You can get a preview of the product and the design philosophy / process by watching:
About the Speaker
Montie Roland is the founder and president of Montie Design, a decade-old mechanical engineering and industrial design firm focused on new product development for business-to-business products in low-to-medium product sales volumes. Mr. Roland has a superior level of expertise in the development of business-to-business products, rack mount products, equipment designed for rugged environments and military use, laboratory tools, and firearm accessories/ sporting goods. A 1990 graduate of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, Roland has a twenty-year track record successfully developing products at various stages from concept to market launch, partnering with an impressive array of valued clients across a diverse set of industries.
Montie Design, based in the east coast’s premier hub for product development, the Research Triangle Park area near Raleigh, North Carolina, is a firm acutely focused on building exceptional client relationships for business-to-business and rugged/mission-critical products. Montie Design’s leader, Mr Roland, is also the founder and president of the RTP Product Development Guild and Co-op, a trade association of engineers, designers, and affiliated partners tasked with cooperation in business opportunity for the greater economic development of the Research Triangle Park area and surrounding geographic regions in North Carolina. The Co-Op meets several times each year to promote area firms, holds an annual Street Faire to open itself to the general public, and, through its Venture Teams arm, incubates teams of local entrepreneurs to spur new business creation in the area. Through the Guild and Co-op, Mr. Roland and his partners on the leadership team have built a trusted network of dozens of vendors providing reliable and cost-effective services such as rapid prototyping, software, electrical engineering and manufacturing well beyond the Montie Design core services of mechanical engineering and industrial design.
Who Should Attend
Professionals in the design and product development industry who want to have a better understanding of the entire process of getting a product to market. This is a simple product that provides an elegant solution to a simple problem making it easy to relate to the complex products that your industry produces.
The format is an audio/visual presentation followed by questions and answers. During the presentation, we will be passing around the prototypes and examples of the finished product.
For More Information
President - Montie Design
President – RTP Product Development Guild
Founding Member - RTP Product Design & Prototyping Co-Op
President Emeritus – Carolinas Chapter of the PDMA
Secretary – Carolinas IDSA
800-722-7987 [toll free]
When & Where
RTP Product Development Guild
For more information about the Guild please visit: www.rtpproductguild.com