If you want out of the box thinking, you have to step out of your box.
That’s why PCDworks is set far away from the distractions of every day corporate life. Our 25-acre campus offers guest quarters, a brainstorming studio, and home-cooked meals.
But don’t let the serene and majestic setting fool you. PCDworks is also equipped with a full complement of state-of-the-art engineering, prototyping, and testing facilities, and staffed with some of the finest minds in the business.
At PCDworks, serendipity is no accident.
Our unique ideation process incorporates psychology, business strategy, engineering, manufacturing, and marketing disciplines in an exhaustive yet rapid-fire approach to problem solving.
With a masters degree in psychology, PCDworks founder and principal Mike Rainone has developed a unique set of exercises to defeat mental roadblocks. His unusual approach to brainstorming, combined with a foundation of science and technology and broad range of technical expertise, results in truly innovative problem solving.
We don’t “stumble” onto great ideas. We clear a path and welcome them in.
Science and engineering is at the heart of everything we do at PCDworks. That means a full array of scientific and instrumentation testing capabilities, a diverse and experienced team, and an enormous network of high level specialists.
With experience across a diverse group of industries, we offer strong knowledge and skills in many fields and a unique talent for cross-pollinating technological solutions.
We dig deeper, work smarter and push science and technology further than it has gone before in order to help our clients find the solutions they need.
The best way to test a theory is to see it in action. That’s why we’re committed to “getting physical fast.” With a fully outfitted prototype lab just steps away from our brainstorming facilities – we can design, build and test just about anything we dream up.
We also offer a wide suite of digital tools to proof and test designs, including FEA, multiphysics analysis and analytical and mathematical modeling.
At PCDworks, we tackle your toughest problems head-on. The result: market-busting new products!
Donna Rainone, AIA
Donna Rainone honed her design and management skills working as an architect on multi-million dollar healthcare facilities. She has a graduate degree in architecture, and her work has been featured several publications, including AIA Architect magazine. Donna has an M. Arch from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mike Rainone, IDSA,
Mike Rainone has a broad knowledge of emerging technologies coupled with a strong background in psychology and design. He has taught architecture, industrial design and business, and has developed products for clients as diverse as Sunbeam, Avery Denison, 3M and Kimberly Clark. Mike has an M. Arch from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MA in Psychology from the University of North Texas.
Thomas Crippen, Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering
Tom Crippen's strong background in medical products and mechanical engineering encompasses academic as well as industry expertise. Tom received his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Texas A & M, and is currently a professor at the University of Texas at Tyler.
Kenneth Wilson, PhD, Mechanical
Engineering & Materials Science, B.S.M.E.
Kenneth Wilson brings considerable expertise to PCDworks in nanoscale and metallurgical engineering, composite design, and analytical modeling. Kenneth received his doctoral degree from Rice University, where he was named on one patent and contributed to a number of published works in the fileld of engineering and material science.
Phillip Grisham, B.S.M.E, M.S.M.E.
Phillip Grisham is an experienced mechanical engineer and project manager in new product development, research, testing, and manufacturing. He has extremely strong skills in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, CAD design, multiphysics and finite element analyses, and electromechanical systems.
Bert Sackett, B.S.E.E, M.S.E.E
Bert Sackett is a seasoned engineer, current in many technologies with extensive experience designing and developing embedded systems, both electronic and software based. His key skills in power supply systems, motor control, RF communications, and circuit design are a huge benefit to all PCDworks projects.
Dee German, M.S., Engineering Physics, B.S.E.E.
Dee German is a scientist/engineer with a long career in laser, electro-optical, and electronic system design, development and test. His experience includes concept definition; analysis; prototype/product design, fabrication and test; and teaching at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He recently joined PCDworks as a consultant for a variety of projects.
Talbot Presley, B.S., Mathematics
Talbot Presley's research and mathematical modeling work have laid groundwork for multiple successful product development efforts. He received his bachelors’ degree in Mathematics from Davidson College in North Carolina.