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INNOVATIVE

CREATORS OF THE WORLD’S 1ST INDUCTIVE CHARGING SYSTEM

DISRUPTIVE

CHANGING INDUSTRIES WITH 1000+ PATENTS

DRIVEN

WE KEEP MARKET LEADERS… LEADERS

VERSITILE

1 PRODUCT, MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS AND CONFIGURATIONS

TECTONIC CHANGE

2000% ROI
LIGHTER, COOLER, MORE CONFORTABLE

20 years of experience

Point Innovation was founded in 1995 as a multi-disciplinary design firm, creating products for the commercial aerospace, medical and industrial sectors. Today, Point Innovation serves an international range of markets that span from its origins in aerospace products to modern consumer technology, electronics and packaging, medical devices, and telecommunications.

As a multi-disciplinary design consultancy, we blend creative and technical design to make your product vision become a successful reality. We focus on integrating disruptive innovation through creative solutions so that you can dominate your market.

Our value driven perspective can be seen in our proven process to increase your bottom line. We build our relationships on trust to help you grow your success through transparent collaboration. Our vast network of industrial design & product engineering professionals brings subject matter experts at your fingertips. We can tailor our flexible solutions to transcend your needs and your deadlines.

our mission

Our mission is to transform our clients’ ideas into market-changing products or services by understanding the relevant factors, applying imagination through critical thinking and focusing resources to create and increase value for users and industries.

1995

Product Development Services Founded

Monte launched Product Development Services (PDS), primarily as an engineering company.  Due to his ongoing business relationships and client connections, PDS already had an established niche in the aviation industry, and Weber Aircraft became their first major client.

1995

1997

Point Innovation Incorporated

Due to foreseeable company growth, PDS became incorporated, and Monte became business partners with Darren Squires, an industrial engineer.

1997

1998

Industrial Design Services Offered

PDS expanded into its first brick and mortar facility in Addison, Texas.  They began offering industrial design services and working for the first time on medical-related product development.

1998

2001

Telecommunication Product Design Offered

The impact of 9/11 was felt by PDS’s largest client, Weber Aircraft, who in turn cancelled aircraft seat orders placed with PDS.  Fortunately, PDS already had begun diversifying into telecom and was not affected by the loss.

2001

2002

Branding and Re-branding

PDS Development was re-branded and re-launched as Point Innovation.  In addition, they returned to an aerospace focus and resumed working on airline seat design for Weber.

2002

2006

GilbarcoVeeder-Root Golden Pump Handle Award for Innovation Design and Concepts

 

2006

2009

Dell Award Renewal Laptop

Point Innovation received this award for the Renewal Laptop, a product with a unique approach to the life cycle, the usability, and recycling benefits.

2009

2012

Point Innovation Technical Resources Established

In 2004 we began developing industrial products.

2012

2014

Point Innovation Moves to Lakeway Pointe

Point Innovation expanded their headquarters by moving to a new 12,000 sq. ft. facility in Lewisville, Texas.  The new building provided ample space to support all of the services Point offers.

2014

2017

Point Innovation Re-branding

Point is getting a face lift both digitally and within our walls. We hope to do work with you soon!

2017

PEOPLE PROCESS

Monte Curran

CEO & Founder

In 1995, with professional engineering experience in consumer electronics, communications, commercial aircraft seating, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Monte organized a select group of mechanical designers and developers to support manufacturers in North Texas, and Point Innovation was born. Throughout these years, his leadership and guidance over a team of more than 50 engineers and designers have cultivated the company into an award-winning design, product development, and technical resources company serving over a hundred clients nationwide.

Kip Harkness

President

As a child growing up in Leoti, Kansas, Kip learned design and craftsmanship from his blacksmith grandfather. Later, he fell in love with the transportation field while frequenting the family’s car dealership, and his love of flying began with flight lessons from his father at the age of 20. Both interests turned into lifelong career choices, for Kip has more than 30 years of leadership roles in both design consultancies and some of the world’s top general aviation manufacturers of business jets, such as Learjet/Bombardier and Gulfstream. He joined Point 9 years ago, and is responsible for the daily operation of the company and our innovative product development process, while overseeing department managers in engineering, design and project management.

Nancy Stuhlmuller

Assistant Controller

For the past ten years Nancy has served in the capacity of Assistant Controller, not only for Point Innovation, Inc., but for its other companies as well, namely, Point Innovation Technical Resources, Point Innovation Investments, LLC, and Lakeway Pointe, LLC. The MBA she earned, together with her professional work experience in the banking industry both in the U.S. and abroad, honed her skills to excel in these numerous current responsibilities. In addition, she is a certified online Quick Books Pro Advisor and serves on the Board of Directors for two non-profit organizations; the German Academic Exchange Service, and Heidelberg University North America.

Jean Eisenmann

Business Development Recruiter

Jean is part of the Technical Resources (staffing) division.  For the past four years her responsibilities have included locating, screening, and matching technical professionals with job opportunities best suited to their talents and most compatible with our clients’ staffing support needs.  Before joining Point Innovation she was a Communications Specialist for Zale Corporation, writing retail store manuals, sales guides and product information handbooks, and now utilizes her writing talents by composing or reviewing all the text Point generates.

Joyce Anderson

Office Manager

Joyce joined Point Innovation more than six years ago.  As Office Manager, she continues to keep the office operating efficiently while simultaneously attending to the needs of everyone on staff.  Her career spans over twenty years of Administrative /Executive Assistant experience, working in the corporate offices of such renowned companies as Learjet and Applebee’s.  Joyce is responsible for a wide range of assignments, such as payroll representative, travel arranger and human resources coordinator, and she manages to accomplish it all with a smile that motivates everyone.

the process for innovation

Product development is a balance between Business, Technology, and User (BTU) needs; so, we achieve our product solutions with the BTU design approach. This proven proprietary process provides a cost/value matrix ensuring a well-balanced solution that is innovative and to the point. The I-Point product development process phases include:

IDENTIFY

The goal of this phase is to establish design constraints early in the development process through research and client interaction. This phase will define the product requirement specifications, preliminary Bill of Materials (BOM), as well as budgetary tooling and units costs. The deliverables at this stage include: Product/System Requirements Documentation, Industrial Design (ID) concepts, basic 3D CAD models, and Mechanical design and Electrical design layout concepts

INNOVATE

In this phase, our Industrial designers collaborate with our Mechanical design engineering team to generate a top-down master model that controls design intent for tooling and manufacturing. If applicable, the Innovate process also includes Electrical design and software programming development. This phase will continue to define the product requirements specifications, BOM, and tooling/unit costs. The deliverables of this phase include: fully detailed 3D CAD model renderings, a functional prototype, and production release data for manufacturing.

INTEGRATE

This phase paves the transition from design data to full-scale production. At this phase, our product engineers and manufacturing partners will perform detailed Design for Manufacturing and Production analyses to ensure a scalable, mass-manufacturable product solution. The deliverables at the end of this phase will be a detailed manufacturing analysis, distribution channel mapping and vendor data.

INNOVATE

Concept Refinement Mechanical Design Mechanical Refinement Technical Data Package

INNOVATE

Concept Refinement Mechanical Design Mechanical Refinement Technical Data Package

IDENTIFY

Project Kick-off Idea Discovery Product Architecture Concept Definition

INTEGRATE

Manufacturing Liaison Pre-pilot Build Production Tooling Pilot Build Product Manufacturing

we are your partners in design

We believe that excellent design can thrive only in a collaborative environment. That’s why we go above and beyond to nurture our Consultant-Client relationship.

We want our clients to see our partnership as a shared journey, where Point Innovation assumes the role of an experienced advisor, who ensures that we reach the goals set for your journey. Along the way, we want to learn what is important to our client and guide them on the most effective path to achieving their objectives, all while fostering a sense of teamwork and trusted partnership.

lets collaborate!

You’re a profitable mature business, with an existing product that needs a fresh and current redesign.

You’re an independent entrepreneur with a product idea, who needs help getting started in translating it to a useable product.

You’re a development team that needs assistance with managing a high volume of in-house projects and producing high-quality client deliverables.

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