Andrew McCarthy
Mechanical Design Engineer

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Andrew is the founder and CEO of ThinkHouse, a company dedicated to designing and developing customer ideas through creative engineering solutions. He brings over 5 years of experience in product development, research and manufacturing. His ability to create unique yet functional solutions has led him to multiple patent disclosures through the establishment of cutting-edge innovations.
 

Highlighted in his success as a Mechanical Design Engineer, Andrew has led the design and development of a new generation surgical device. This advanced electro-mechanical device has proven to benefit patient outcomes while delivering a more cost effective yet simplistic solution. His creative approach to solving problems has pioneered multiple industrial solutions at the same time boosting company revenue. 

About Us

Andrew McCarthy
Founder | CEO
949-632-5077
amccarthy@quadCAD.com

Work Experience
 Applied Medical | Product Development Engineer

Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca (May 2013 - Jun 2016)

  • Designed and developed new products for minimally invasive surgery
  • Developed on-site sustainable manufacturing processes
  • Worked with many cross functional areas of the business to generate product efficiency
  • Gained deep procedural knowledge and understanding to design meaningful products
  • Developed specifications, test methodologies and executed verification and validation testing
  • Lead design controls to facilitate product from conceptualization to realization
 SouthWest Gas | Material Investigation Engineer 

Las Vegas, NV (May 2012 - Aug 2012)

  •  Worked in the South Operations Corporate Lab to investigate composites and plastics and the failure of products and materials
  • Rupture, stress and tensile tested new pipe materials and analyzed their characteristics to produce feedback and results for the manufacture and design standards
  • Scripted detailed lab manuals pertaining to custom equipment and the overall use of the Material Investigation Database
  • Attended weekly meetings to inform corporate of our findings and procedures
     
 TriVista | International Support Engineer

Laguna Hills, Ca | Tianjin, China (May 2011 - Aug 2011)

  • Learned the business aspects to engineering and manufacturing through TriVista, a management consulting firm that specializes in supply chain due diligence.
  • Visited factories in Zhuhai, China which highlighted the importance of Lean Manufacturing and the qualification of ISO-9001
  • Traveled to Tianjin, China where I utilized HTML to help build, maintain and update www.understand-China.com, a supply chain guide for China market entry​
  • Researched and compiled a detailed list of competitor’s regarding the depth of their services, annual revenue, targeted EBITDA, marketing activities, size of firm both in terms of employment and funds
     
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Education and Certificates
 | Flagstaff, AZ (2008-2013)
​Bachelor of Science
  • Mechanical Engineering (emphasis in Biomechanics)
Associates Degree
  • Mathamatics
Certificates and Skills:
  • ProtoTRAX CNC Mill and CNC Lathe Certified (500+ hours)
  • Electron Beam Qualification and Material Testing Certificate of Clearance
  • Medical Clearance:
    - HIPAA Certified, Aseptic Tech. Certified, OR Protocol Certified, Emergency Preparedness Certified (OR), Blood Borne Pathogen Training Certificate, Chemical Classification Certificate
  • SolidWorks*, Matlab*, Altium Designer, Kinematic Design, Rapid Prototyping, CAM Works, 3D Printing, CNC Programming and Milling, Adobe, WordPress, HTML, MS Office