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Robert D. Reid (Jr.), P.E.
Since 1974, Robert Reid has designed dozens of products, from medical disposables to durable
fluid control equipment. His engineering expertise
is mechanical engineering, systems engineering, human factors,
biomedical engineering, and design-for-manufacturing.
Robert ("Bob") launched Reid Product Development in 1987. As the firm's Principal, he
has proudly helped over 70 clients across the United States. He leads his firm's engineering
development projects and consults to industry clients.
Prior to going independent, Reid was the corporate staff Scientific Advisor
for mechanical engineering at American Hospital Supply Corporation (now
Healthcare Corporation) 1982-1986. He technically assessed dozens
of start-up companies, promoted new business opportunities at the corporate
level, and helped to resolve design and production problems at eight of
For Puritan-Bennett Corporation (now Mallinckrodt,
Inc. ) 1978-1982, he conceived, designed, and released-to-manufacturing
the pneumatic system of their best-selling 7200TM
medical intensive-care ventilator.
At Air Products & Chemicals,
Inc. 1974-1977, Reid established an analytical chemistry laboratory for
inhalation anesthetics and brought a spectrophotometric gas analyzer to