Meet the Team at Pro-Dev
Sam Kumar Sundarraj
Sam has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering through Auckland University of Technology. He founded Pro-Dev in 2015 after working for a number of years as a design engineer for an award-winning, world-leading juvenile product company. His in-depth knowledge and experience encompass all aspects of product development including product design, CAD, prototyping, product implementation, manufacturing and interfacing with Chinese factories. He now shares his knowledge and experience as a mentor to start ups at Creative HQ, a government funded organisation. He is an ICAgile certified professional – Product Owner and Scrum Master and runs and manages team Pro-Dev in an agile way. His mission is to help companies and inventors design and manufacture innovative, quality, cost-effective consumer products which look great and work well.
Wilson got his start in engineering back in Northern Ireland for a large textile machine manufacturer, working his way through trade certification. Having gained his engineering certificates, he moved to New Zealand and developed his career in the Quality Assurance field, before moving into Production Management in the manufacturing sector. He has been using his 40 plus years’ experience in manufacturing/production-engineering to specialise in design for manufacturing and quality control, working alongside supply sources in China to deliver product development that will stand the test of time. Wilson is a founding member of Pro-Dev, involved since inception.
Andrew has worked in a variety of creative and engineering fields in his 20+ years of experience. From Trade Certification, through film work, to Industrial/Product Design and Engineering, his rounded approach to problem solving and product development has produced many award-winning products for a variety of companies. He has created several patents for novel new products and methods for past employers that have helped form the backbone of their product lines. His ability to work from loose concepts, through prototyping and CAD to manufacture, and his knowledge of production processes sets him apart from others in the field.
Taylor is our man on the ground in China. He is a very experienced engineer with over 10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment. He has a wide range of skills, including engineering, CAD modelling, supply chain and logistics, product testing, maintaining relationships and interacting with suppliers and manufacturers, and very importantly for us and our customers, an excellent level of English language. He handles and monitors the implementation and production of the products we manufacture in China. He ensures our intent is met, and the quality is exactly as it should be when the products roll off the line. He’s the safe pair of hands to deliver you the project results you need!
William is a highly experienced engineer with 20+ years working in manufacturing in China. He has a wide knowledge of different production methods and processes and has produced a broad variety of products. He runs the Pro-Dev China branch, using his considerable resourcefulness to engineer and control quality of production. If he does not have the manufacturing process you are looking for within his current range of suppliers and factories, he soon will!