Thomas E. Ortman
Founder, President and CEO of Concurrent Design, Inc.
Mr. Ortman is founder, president and CEO of Concurrent Design, Inc. Since it was founded in May 1994, Mr. Ortman has led the growth of the firm to serve start-ups through Fortune 50 clients, booking well over 1700 projects locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Concurrent Design works in the continuum from idea generation, IP development, conceptual design, engineering design, and prototyping to manufacturing scale-up. Our target sectors are focused on electronics, semiconductor, nanotechnology, clean technologies and medical products. Leveraging his many years of experience in electronics, semiconductors and manufacturing, Concurrent Design, under Mr. Ortman's guidance, has developed a strong portfolio in all of these sectors.
Of particular interest is the idea of "Engineering for Humankind," and hence the interest in clean technologies (solar, wind, storage, solid state lighting, water, etc.) and medical technologies (medical and biomedical products, medical devices, and durable medical equipment).
Prior to founding Concurrent Design, Mr. Ortman worked at IBM in Manassas, VA (semiconductor fab facilities design), Dayton, NJ (automated manufacturing systems), East Fishkill, NY (automated test equipment), and Austin, TX (semiconductor R&D, manufacturing engineering, and product development). These were all contract engineering positions. Additional work experience includes Foster Wheeler Energy Corp, Bell Aerospace and CDI Corp.
Mr. Ortman is active within the community, serving on boards, advisory boards, and trade organization committees, including CleanTX, SEMI, and SEIA.
In addition, Mr. Ortman and the Concurrent Design team provide mentoring, advising, judging and other selected services to groups such as; Office of the Governor, Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF), Central Texas Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization (RCIC) Scientific Advisory Committee; University of Texas / DOE Solar Decathlon; University of Texas Student Entrepreneur Accelerated Launch (SEAL), Katerva Winners Circle, US DOE CleanTech University Prize, Westlake Robotics Club and others. Mr. Ortman enjoys public speaking on these and related subjects.
Education: New Jersey Institute of Technology, BSME.