Associates

Principle at Design Network

Scott Calvert

Scott started Design Network in 2001. He directs design activities for client companies and entrepreneurs to insure our participation improves, revitalizes, or creates new products that fit customer requirements and reflects their image.

Scott possesses a unique background in industrial design and mechanical engineering, combined with thirty years of experience in materials, processes, program management, and business development. He is an affiliate of Emerson Climate Technology’s, Design Services Network (DSN); and a founding member of the Louisville SolidWork’s user group.

Prior to that, he was Vice President of Design at the Product Design Center, Inc. (PDC) in Westerville, OH. A founding member of the company, he was instrumental in growing PDC into a $3MM design and engineering consultancy.

Scott’s corporate experience includes work for General Electric Appliance as a project engineer in the refrigeration division and as a product designer for home building products, and automotive components at Owens Corning Fiberglas.

He graduated with a BFA in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University. He holds more than 9 patents for new and/or improvements to existing products.

More information is available in his resume and at Linked-in.

Dwight MusgraveDwight Musgrave

Dwight is an associate of Design Network and President of Thermal Visions, Inc., a manufacturer of vacuum insulation panels.  Dwight is recognized around the world for his expertise in the design of products for low temperature applications.

Dwight continues to perform product design consulting and detailed thermal and structural analysis using computer Finite Element Analysis techniques.  Analyses have been performed on products from automotive body panels, heavy truck hoods, recreational boats, injection molded plastic components and refrigerators to the International Space Station refrigerator.  He has worked on products incorporating a wide range of cooling systems such as standard compression cycle, thermoelectric, absorption cycle, and sterling cycle.

He previously was Vice President of Engineering for the Product Design Center and has over 15 years of experience designing products from scientific freezers to refrigerators to radiopharmaceutical generators for cancer treatment.

Corporate experience includes Owens Corning where he held both technical and management positions and as a Senior Engineer at Pratt & Whitney.

Dwight received a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He holds seven U.S. patents.

 

Fred BrannanFred Brannan

Fred is an associate of Design Network and owner of F.J.Brannan & Associates, a provider of finite element analysis services since 1995.   He has over forty years of experience in industry as an FEA analyst and design engineer.

Fred’s experience includes various linear, nonlinear, and heat transfer type analyses for applications in aerospace, automotive, appliances, medical equipment, construction products, sporting goods, data storage products, agricultural equipment, and others.   Applications have covered a wide variety of materials; including steel, aluminum, thermoset composites, thermoplastics, reinforced thermoplastics, rubber, wood, and thermoplastic elastomers.  The FEA code employed is Autodesk Simlation. I-deas Masters Series, and Ansys FEA codes can be used by special arrangement.

Prior to starting F.J.Brannan & Associates, Fred was a senior engineer with BFGoodrich Geon Vinyl and Estane Divisions, and before that, a senior engineer for Owens Corning Fiberglas.  He provided design and analysis services in support of customers’ applications.

He graduated with a BS in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Ohio State University.