A warm welcome to Gm Design Development.
I started GmDD product design and innovation consultancy in 2008 after working in a leading design consultancy for over 12 years developing medical and healthcare products. In that time, I led small teams bringing numerous products successfully to the market place. Working with clients such as Hypoguard, Medisys, Menarini & Arkray, I have a great deal of experience developing blood glucose systems, as well as other diagnostic devices. I also worked with Biocompatibles on glaucoma devices, Sterilisation devices for Chiroxia, Oncology beds for Elekta Oncology and catheter devices for Johnson & Johnson.
In addition to the medical products, I developed many industrial products, such as a range of encoder units for Tandberg Television and electrical test products for Megger.
My strengths lie in getting products to market. I have very strong engineering skills and am an expert in 3D CAD – Creo, handling complex assemblies, advanced surface modelling and design for manufacture, particularly injection moulded components. I am experienced in managing projects and ensuring projects run on time and to budget, coordinating all the relevant suppliers.
I have worked with manufacturers all over the world and have spent time with toolmakers/ moulders in Singapore, Malaysia and China.
Going forward, my aim is for Gm Design Development to be the leading product design and innovation consultancy in the South East of England, developing technically challenging products for companies in the region. There is great value in working with local companies and we see ourselves working hand-in-glove with companies and their teams.
Ken Sadler graduated from The Royal College of Art with a First Class Honours Masters Degree in Industrial Design and the University of Greenwich with an Honours Degree in Architecture.
Ken founded Sadler Associates in 1973 as a multidisciplinary design practice. Sadler Associates provided design services to both local and international clients and has secured numerous design awards.
Ken has experience of working with European, American and Far Eastern clients such as Ford of Europe, Olivetti, Thales, BOC, Trend, Solartron, Eschmann, Femcare, Thermo, NCR and Mostochlegmash, Megger, Diversey, Micromedical and Prosurgics and credited as the Designer of the world’s first portable spirometer.
He brings strength and experience particularly in the Innovation & Project Planning phase and will be able to assist you in developing new commercial opportunities and products for your market.
Gm Design Development has a number of creative designers and mechanical engineers in the design team.