Our Team

Scott Raitt founded Connekt, LLC with over 35 years of progressive and diversified experience in commercial and military electro-mechanical product design and development. He has successfully provided Mechanical Engineering design services for the medical, automotive, aerospace and consumer product industries. 

He has a proven track record taking a concept and creating an innovative design solution utilizing the most pragmatic procurement process within the scope of the products marketing parameters. Some of the processes he excels at are plastic and rubber injection molding, metal injection molding (MIM), reaction injection molding (RIM), rotational molding, thermo-formed plastic, precision sheet metal design, high density electro-mechanical packaging, die and investment castings, mechanisms and complex machined parts using GD&T. 

Scott has exceptional SolidWorks CAD skills having completed several accelerated Certified Training Courses including Advanced Sheet Metal, Advanced Part Modeling, Advanced Surfacing and Advanced Assembly.

Scott's professional accomplishments are as follows:

  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 7,580,266 for an improved rack unit assembly. 
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 7,623,358 for I/O card arrangement for an I/O device such as audio/video router. This router has 66 standard BNC’s, 1 RJ45, 1 DB9 connector and redundant power in a 1 RU Frame.
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 5,554,165 for an improved keyless Medical Surgical saw blade and hub. 
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 775,353 S for Vertebral Distraction Device

 

Jay Baker has over 35 years of experience developing successful professional video and audio products. He is currently a Principal at qadirect.com.

Connekt, LLC is proud to announce the partnership with QA Direct. “With the proven Mechanical Experience of Connekt, LLC and QA Directs strength in Electronic Design and Production, it is a perfect partnership to design and supply any OEM product.”

Jay’s career started with video tape recorders at Ampex. He then transitioned to the Sony Tech Center in Palo Alto during the early days of CDs, working directly with Ray Dolby (and his brother Dale). Jay played a key role in heyday of Grass Valley Group and Abekas Video. Jay was CTO in charge of Marketing and Engineering at Sierra Video Systems for over a decade. 

Jay’s professional accomplishments are as follows:

  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 4,562,406 "Current controlled amplifier"
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 4,532,604 "Predistortion circuit"
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 4,520,276 "Zero-delay ramp generator"
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 5,355,370 "Crosspoint matrix"
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 5,285,283 "Depth signal processing in a video switcher"

  

After working in two ASD territories Mike Hiller responded to a greater need for FEA project consulting and mentoring by leaving the sales/Distribution Channel to become a consultant. As a consultant he helped 100's of clients and has even taught and written ANSYS training manuals, represented ANSYS at conferences and in the classroom. Mike is fluent in the traditional "ANSYS APDL Classic interface" as well as the latest Workbench & SpaceClaim environments. He can mix & match between all the ANSYS technologies including APDL programming to deliver the best solution everytime.
He has successfully supported and/or provided FEA mentoring and design services to the energy, electronics, medical, automotive, marine, aerospace and consumer product industries. With his proven combination of industrial + ANSYS "insider" expertise he plays a key FEA role at Connekt. Mike has NEVER seen a problem he didn't want to solve with ANSYS.
Mike is currently a Principal at in2solutions.com. Connekt, LLC is proud to announce the partnership with In2Solutions, Inc. "With the proven Mechanical Experience of Connekt, LLC and In2Solutions' strength in ANSYS & FEA, it is a perfect partnership to design, analyze, optimize, validate, and supply any OEM product. FEA reduces time to market, costs and risk compared to lower-tech product development processes". 

 

 

 

Steve Erickson uses his degree in industrial design as a product desginer covering a wide variety of products.  He believes in Dieter Rams 10 Principles of good design and follow a less is more philosophy.  Simplicity requires an underlying complexity and effort that few truly recognize or appreciate, which is as it should be.  Good design is transparent.  It is admired and appreciated yet blends seamlessly in one's life without much thought.  
 
Steve's professional accomplishments are as follows:
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 8,011,918B2 for a device for applying filler material  

 

David Kumpf graduated from Drexel University in 2013 with a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked in several industries including aerospace, medical, military, robotics and automation. He has five years of experience with various 3D CAD software packages including Solidworks, ProEngineer and Catia. No matter what industry he has worked in, David's passion has been prototype design and fabrication. He excels at bringing ideas to life or improving an existing design. His hobbies are hiking, tinkering with anything mechanical he can get his hands on, and metal fabrication.