Before I pursued my Ph.D., I worked as the lead product designer at Libbey Inc., in Toledo, Ohio. Libbey is a leading provider of tableware products to the foodservice industry. It manufactures and distributes a broad range of glassware, dinnerware, flatware, and back-of-the-house products to restaurants, institutions, air and cruise lines, and hotels. My job entailed working with marketers and engineers to develop new glasses for clients, such as Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Jack Daniels, and Target. The glasses below can be purchased at Target online.
I was awarded 12 design patents while working at Libbey. Here are a few: