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As the Director of Mechanical Engineering at Philadelphia area office, Chris leads the Smithwise technical team while maintaining an active hand in ongoing projects.
Chris’s career spans more than 30 years in product development, most of it at Synthes, the orthopedic company that is now part of Johnson & Johnson.
Chris started as a mechanical engineer working on large-scale radar systems but wanted more impact on the products he was creating. He enrolled in the Stanford Product Design master’s program to gain more expertise in the design process. This led Chris to the medical device industry where he engineered novel implant and instrument systems for treating bone fractures. Synthes promoted him to director, entrusted with expanding its products into adjacent markets like pediatrics, biomaterials and veterinary.
More recently, Chris led a product management team in the metrology industry and worked as a consultant in business development.
Chris holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University along with an M.S.E. in Product Design from Stanford. When he’s not working, Chris enjoys tennis and golf with friends, working in his garden, painting landscapes, fly fishing on a quiet river, and travel with his family.View Team