New Product Development Firms Team Addition| MAKO Design + Invent

Our Product Development Firm is Growing!

February 13, 2015

MAKO Design + Invent is extremely pleased to announce and welcome our newest team member, Luther Yap, Senior Industrial Designer, as our product development firm keeps on growing!

“It is a huge week at MAKO as we welcome Luther to the team. With over 20 years of industry experience, Luther is definitely a veteran in the Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering Industry. As MAKO continues to grow it is imperative that we are able to attract and employ the best talent available. Luther joins an already world class design team and is yet another professional that will help us change our industry by ensuring clients can simply expect more from their design team.” said James Chalmers, Vice President, MAKO Invent. “Our growth is a direct result of the success we engineer with our clients. We are constantly growing towards our corporate objective of creating 1000 small and medium sized businesses from the projects we develop at both our Austin and Toronto Innovation Campuses.”

Luther joins the senior design engineering team at MAKO in the capacity of a Senior Mechanical Designer, and will oversee much of the mechanical design and engineering of physical consumer products. His background experience has seen him primarily focus on mechanical design, prototyping and materials and componentry selection. Luther was one of the first individuals in Toronto to work with SLA (stereo lithography apparatus) and SLS (selective laser sintering) technology- the technology used before the 3D extrusion printer.

The MAKO team is always on the lookout for the best professionals in their specific discipline. Luther is undoubtedly one of the strongest mechanical designers we’ve come across in our 15 year history; we are thrilled to have been able to acquire his talent to grow our team. This is a great week for MAKO, but it is also a great week for all the clients that will have yet another seasoned professional on their team when partnering with MAKO.

A Perfect Fit for a Product Development Firm

With his incredible background, it is no surprise Luther has always been the creative type. He started painting at a young age and knew he wanted to have a creative based profession. He thoroughly enjoys working for a product development firm and loves being an industrial designer. “Being a designer is one of the greatest jobs. It allows you to dream a bit and create things that you have never even heard of. It is also very rewarding as you are helping to bring people’s dreams to a reality”, said Luther.

About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial designmechanical engineeringelectrical engineeringpatent referralprototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!

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