Huw Wallis

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT GROUP MANAGER, IDE GROUP

Huw holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronic, Hons, 2003-2008) from the University of New South Wales and has been employed at ide for the last 10 years. He is a senior product developer and mechatronic specialist, mainly responsible for technical development and technical leadership and mentoring on projects at ide with a keen focus on medical devices. Throughout Huw’s time at ide he has been a core team member involved with developing innovative and disruptive medical devices and technologies from high volume diagnostics devices to low volume custom complex mechanical systems for small local start-ups to large foreign multinational corporations.

Huw has also led technical development and systems engineering for large, complex multidisciplinary teams and holds a number of patent and design registrations. Huw has experience in setup of local and foreign manufacturing systems; from manual low volume assembly to complex automated/semi-automated high volume assembly. He has been responsible for setup, management and auditing of manufacturing facilities and is experienced in many different manufacturing processes, including evaluation, assessment and management of suppliers locally and internationally.

Huw has also developed and implemented company-wide procedures to attain ISO9001 & ISO13485 Quality Management System accreditation, and is actively involved with continuous process improvement and auditing. In 2014 Huw was named Qmed worldwide top 30 under 30 most promising engineers and designers for the medical device industry. Other achievements include winner of three Engineering Excellence Award including the prestigious Bradfield Award for Engineering Excellence, Medical Design Excellence Awards as Best in Show, and the winner of the In Vitro Diagnostics Category and Sydney Design Awards Gold Winner. Huw was previously involved with the design, manufacture and servicing of custom made veterinary and human anaesthetic machines and critical care products for an Australian local business.