Tom has been with Ximedica for nine years, and as Director of Human Centered Industrial Design, he generates extensive iterative design methodologies as well as guided materials research. When working with vendors he is solution-oriented, as he utilizes findings from bench testing, multi-sensory testing, and human factors research to guide the creation of new and highly specialized, bio-compatible materials for human subject use. He has created functional design solutions that marry the needs and perspectives of design, user research, engineering, and manufacturing, ultimately creating a harmonious cross-functional relationship between these inputs. Tom is a key team member involved in developmentally focused research activities such as pre-clinical research activities, clinical trials, focus groups, and ethnographic interviews. Tom graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Industrial Design, and is Co-Chair of the Rhode Island chapter of the IDSA.