Russell Manzke has worked as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace, medical devices, and fitness equipment industries since 2000. He served as the technical lead on many complex electro-mechanical systems and led multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, designers, and programmers. A complete description of his experience can be found on LinkedIn.
At Edge Focus Design, Russell commonly leads product design and development efforts. He's championed the design and testing of a consumer fitness product, and has delivered multiple projects related to automated laboratory instrumentation and medical devices.
Prior to joining Edge Focus Design, Russell led the development of complex aerospace systems for government and commercial customers such as NASA, Boeing, Orbital Sciences, and Bigelow Aerospace. He was the technical lead for several spacecraft life support platforms, including a high-pressure, fuel cell-based oxygen generation system. He developed and tested multiple biological experimentation payloads that have flown missions aboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Russell has also led projects for innovative solutions for government agencies such as the USDA and FDA.
Russell has experience with medical devices and personal fitness products. At GE Healthcare, Russell was part of a product development team that developed new variants of the Tec 6 Plus anesthetic vaporizer and Aladin2 cassette. At Johnson Health Tech-North America, Russell developed new and innovative platforms and components for mass-produced fitness equipment. He led a global team of senior engineering staff and was the primary liaison between Product Marketing, Industrial Design, and R&D-Advanced Mechanics teams.