Robert Browning, of Atlanta, Georgia, has 25 years experience in the design and engineering of single sheet, twin-sheet, and pressure thermoformed products, tooling, and processes. During this time he has had the opportunity to develop and refine new processes in thermoforming, and in the design of thermoforming tooling. As of July of 2005, he has six U.S. Patents, and one additional patent pending, for new and unique twin-sheet thermoforming and pressure forming products, tooling, and processes. While a student, he was recruited by the South's largest industrial design firm. In this environment, he assisted in the design and development of products for U.S. Fortune 500 companies. In 1983 he joined Formex Manufacturing Company, one of the largest twin-sheet thermoforming companies in the U.S., as Director of Research, Development and Engineering. Specializing in products for telecommunications and material handling, he designed new tooling technology, custom machinery, and turnkey operations for manufacturing. He developed and implemented Quality Control standards for products, materials, and process selection and specification. In this position he was also manager/liaison for all legal counsel concerning patents, infringements,
Robert had his own consulting firm, Isosceles, Inc., for 14 years before joining McConnell Co., Inc. He specializes in the design and engineering of consumer products, his work includes most all aspects of thermoforming; electronic housing design; prototype models; tooling design; vendor coordination; material research and specification; and trouble shooting.He attended MercerUniversity, with a major in Business Management, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a major in Industrial Design. Currently working toward a Masters degree, he has had extensive courses in Materials & amp; Processes; Management; CommunicationsLeadership; Employee Motivation; and New Technology. Robert enjoys restoring classic cars as a hobby.
Most of his assignments have required analytical and communication skills, as well as resourcefulness. His ability to define problems, develop alternatives, implement solutions, and his judgment in addition to his talents, have brought praise and respect from virtually all of his professional associates.Robert is an active member of the Industrial Design Society of America and is a Senior Member of the Society of Plastics Engineers.