Scott Biales

biales@gmail.com CORE COMPETENCIES • Interpersonal Skills • Analytical & Proactive Thinking • Strategic Planning • Risk Management • Ability to Work Under Pressure • Cost Analysis & Reduction • Product Development • Quantitative Problem Solving • Communication Skills

EXPERIENCE

Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, Memphis, Tennessee 2009 - Current Product Development Engineer • Collaborated with orthopedic surgeons to generate & patent novel solutions for total knee replacement procedures—I currently have several patents pending • Decreased costs $1.5M & reduced 150 SKUs by 60% through reengineering system architecture • Developed credibility, established rapport, & maintained communication with stakeholders at multiple levels via conferences, company-sponsored programs, hospital visits, & design meetings • Lead cross-functional teams of 8+ people & managed 3-5 assignments simultaneously • Created periodic Dashboard reports on current programs, future opportunities & client related issues • Minimized liability via risk assessments, created mitigating actions, conducted RCA, FMEA, & PFMEA • Performed budgeting activities for the next fiscal year including extensive cost estimates, phasing, justifications, and various budget related planning issues • Planned and executed research and development activities with a $150K annual budget Cequent Consumer Products, Inc., Solon, Ohio 2008 Product Marketing Engineer (contract work, 4 months) • Produced innovative marketing collaterals & packaging solutions for Fortune 500 companies • Directed product design and integrity assurance through domestic/foreign manufacturing capabilities O'Savage BioMechanics, Brecksville, Ohio Research & Design Engineer (Co-op, then part-time consultant) • Designed minimally invasive techniques & generated IP for spinal implants • Directed prototyping of various spinal & orthopaedic products
2006 - 2007

University of Michigan / Motor Control Lab, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2007 - 2008 Graduate Researcher • Increased capabilities for clinical research by engineering unique hardware & software systems EDUCATION University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Master of Science in Engineering, Biomedical Engineering • GPA: 3.8/4.0 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering • Graduated Cum Laude • Minor: General Business & Economics MBA Coursework at University of Memphis • GPA: 4.0/4.0
December 2008

December 2007

2010 - Current

Relevant Coursework: • Global Strategic Management • Financial & Managerial Accounting • Corporate Finance • Managerial Marketing • Economics of International Business • Micro/Macro & other courses in Economics • Design for Manufacturability • Security Analysis & Investment Theory HONORS SKILLS INTERESTS • Dean's List • University Honors • National Scholars Honor Society • Tau Beta Pi • Phi Chi Theta • Financial Analysis • Regression Analysis • Parametric Modeling • Numerous Programming Languages Amateur value investor. Avid traveler (backpacked 9 countries spanning 3 continents in 2009)