Ralph has a background in engineering, technology development, finance and business management.
Educated at Princeton University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Ralph holds a PhD in Engineering and an MBA in Finance.
Before GE, Ralph had been a venture capitalist for ten years at Battelle Ventures where he was General Partner.
Prior to venture capital, Ralph gained significant experience in investment banking, technology R&D and business development.
Previously, Ralph worked for several years as an Investment Banker on Wall Street at GoldmanSachs and at JPMorgan focusing on Mergers/Acquisitions for the TMT (technology, media and telecom/data-com) industry.
Prior to that, Ralph worked as a Senior Research Scientist, Engineer, and Business Development Manager within the photonics and semiconductor microelectronics industry at Bell Labs, AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent (now merged into Nokia).
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80 percent of manufacturing costs are determined in the first 20 percent of the product design process. Design has the key to take cost and waste out of manufacturing.
Design for Manufacturing Summits bring together product developers, industrial designers, engineers, makers and manufacturers for a more decentralized, leaner manufacturing ecosystem.
Industrial designers, product developers, makers, engineers, manufacturers. Representatives of the following organizations have participated in our semi-annual summits:
New York Investment Fund
McLaren Engineering Group
Fallon Community Health
Charles River Ventures
Brooklyn Custom Metal Fabrication
Parsons School of Design
New York Life
Hutzler Home Products
Panoptic Online Marketing
Gordon Randall Perry Design
Francis Bitonti Studio
Terrapin Bright Green
Dynamo Development Lab
Meridian Design Associates
Maker Faire Africa
We try to keep prices fair and affordable for different groups within the design and manufacturing communities. Ticket sales cover our costs. Design for Manufacturing Forum is a bootstrapped project.
There are discount codes out there for students and startups. You are welcome to take advantage of them if you come across them, but we can not apply discounts on already bought tickets.
We will refund tickets if an event is cancelled or moved - which should never happen. Otherwise tickets are non-refundable.
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