Karl is an inquisitive and creative problem solver with proven success relentlessly implementing solutions to complex composite technical design challenges and composite manufacturing problems. Karl is experienced executing exciting designs in solo and team environments across diverse cultures in both Asia and the US through highly effective human capital management, application of industry leading technologies, and through unwavering commitment to strategic success for the business for which he works.
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I've been fortunate to work on many successful projects in the last few years. As a manufacturing and product engineer at Zipp I worked on a small team of 3 people who designed, manufactured, and launched the 303 Firecrest Carbon Clincher and Tubular, 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher, and the Zipp Super9 Carbon Clincher Disc. For the SRAM mountain bike wheel brand I have designed the Roam 60, the Rise XX, and the new Rise 60.
Some selected media about these projects can be found here:
I was also fortunate to work on the very initial prototype frame design work for the Dimond bike developed by David Morse a few years later.
At home, I especially enjoy all things coffee and restoring espresso machines. My current project is a lever espresso machine full resto-mod.