As Seek Thermal’s VP of Engineering, Russ is responsible for new technical and engineering development for both Seek’s consumer and OEM products. Russ brings to the position more than 23 years of engineering management and leadership experience in analytical instrumentation manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, and environmental engineering. He also has extensive experience with productizing technology through life cycle management, portfolio management, and manufacturing process improvement.
Prior to joining Seek Thermal, Russ was Sr. Director of Engineering at Bruker AFM (previously Veeco), a manufacture of high resolution Atomic Force Microscopes. During his time at Bruker, he held multiple leadership positions in engineering design, program management, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing engineering. Additionally he has served as the Director for the Santa Barbara Central Coast Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Green Belt.
Russ has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara.