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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2015/08/17 - ide Group is pleased to announce the appointment of John Paul McKeown to grow ide’s capabilities in electronics and software design and development in Australia and the US - ideGroup.com.au.
John Paul McKeown has been appointed to the role of Senior Product Developer for electronics design as part of ide’s Sydney based team. John Paul will step in as the senior technical lead for multidisciplinary projects and lead the expansion of ide’s electronics and software design capabilities, electronics prototype assembly and testing facilities, on-site at The Connectory.
Co-founder and Managing Director of ide Group, George Sidis commented: “John Paul’s appointment will provide ide the opportunity to embrace more complexity and move deeper in to the design and development of electronics and software. These additional skills are complementary to our core capabilities in industrial design, engineering and new product implementation and will allow ide to deliver a completely integrated product development service. Our goal is to create and nurture teams where multiple technical disciplines can work together under a common design leadership and follow a coherent design vision, to create new products that change lives.”
John Paul has over ten years of electronics design and project management experience and has previously held senior roles with Optos Plc and Reactec Ltd.
John Paul’s specialised experience includes leading development teams on OH&S vibration measurement devices for power tool operators on construction sites and in explosive environments, and has co-authored four related patents. He has managed the development of products involving multi-sensor arrays, low power DSPs, near-field RF communications, inductive recharging and GPRS modems and guided products through certification for intrinsic safety for the mining and offshore Oil & Gas markets.
As a past R&D Design Engineer, John Paul led the design and development of touch screen user interfaces, motion control and patient position video recognition modules as part of multiple flagship medical device products. John Paul’s appointment is an important advancement for ide and its clients, enabling businesses to diversify and grow in new directions and realise value in complex new environments.
John Paul holds a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Queens University Belfast, UK.
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