John Fertig — Consulting Principal Mechanical Engineer
John is a Senior Product Design Engineer with over 25 years of product design experience. John is a detail oriented engineer very well disciplined in all aspects of mechanical and electro-mechanical design. John is currently in his second tenure at IDE following a 2 year hiatus in which he worked for Kopin Corporation, one of our consumer electronics clients. He was also a former IDE client, having served at E-MU Systems for over 9 years as a Sr. Mechanical Designer. During his tenure at E-MU, IDE worked with John and his team on the design of numerous successful electronic music modules, and a full size piano style keyboard, for the pro-am music industry.
John has made significant contributions on IDE product designs for a variety of our clients including Anritsu Corporation; Auxogyn; Fluidigm Corporation; Kopin Corporation; Ventana Medical (a Roche Group company); Wescor (an Elitech Group company), Santa Cruz Audio and BD Biosciences. His vast expertise in electro-mechanical packaging has proven to be invaluable to several clients, mitigating risks, and allowing them to avoid costly manufacturing problems. John is very well versed in the use of 3D CAD and is an experienced user of both Solid Works and Pro Engineer.
John graduated from West Valley College with an Associate of Science Degree and has completed several College courses in electronic theory and computer aided design.