SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2014) - Stratos Product Development today announced it has appointed four team members to key leadership positions to support continuing growth trends for the company. All newly-appointed leaders have been promoted from within the company.
John Havard, former Stratos Vice President of Engineering, has been promoted to Chief Technical Officer. John has played a key role at Stratos for the last seven years in leading the engineering team to its current state of excellence by hiring, mentoring and retaining some of the best talent in the industry. In his new role, John will strategically ensure Stratos' ongoing commitment to superior technical quality for clients, and foster the company's consultative development process.
Jessica Urban, former Director of Program Management, has become Director of Business Development where she will oversee strategic account development and sales initiative execution. In her 17 years in product development, Jessica has proven her expertise in building strong collaborative relationships with clients to achieve aggressive cost, schedule and performance goals and exceeding their expectations.
Former Lead Project Manager, Don Biszek, has been promoted to Director of Program Management. With 25 years of product development experience in a wide variety of industries, Don brings extensive expertise in project management and consultative client relations. He will be integral in leading Stratos' Program Management team to continue to deliver superior program execution for clients.
Former Senior Project Manager, Blair Erbstoeszer, has been promoted to Director of Mechanical Engineering where he will oversee Stratos' seasoned mechanical and manufacturing engineering teams. Blair has 15 years' experience in product development and has managed and led product development teams in all phases of development, from early R&D efforts and concept generation, to detailed engineering design and analysis, to production release and ramp-up for mass production.
"It is because of our strong talent and leadership that Stratos Product Development can boast year-over-year record growth despite economically challenging times. With these strategic leaders in place, Stratos is poised to continue on this trajectory for the foreseeable future," Stratos President, Sean MacLeod, said.
About Stratos Product Development
For over 26 years, Stratos has been the trusted resource for science and technology innovators. Whether solving incredibly complex technical challenges or bringing new market opportunities to fruition, our product designers and engineers can be counted on to deliver. Our collaborative, cross-discipline approach enables us to reduce time-to-market, maximize product opportunities and create compelling product solutions for users and unmet needs in the marketplace. Contact Stratos to take your next product idea from possibility to reality. We partner with clients worldwide, from start-up companies to Fortune 500 corporations. www.stratos.com