Surfaceink Names Neal Tingler Director of Strategic Alliances for the Pioneering Silicon Valley Product Design & Development Firm

Surfaceink Names Neal Tingler Director of Strategic Alliances for the Pioneering Silicon Valley Product Design & Development Firm

SAN JOSE, CA: Surfaceink, a Silicon Valley pioneer in consumer electronic design and development, named Neal Tingler as the company’s new Director of Strategic Alliances.

 

Surfaceink provides full-system product design, development, and consulting services to Fortune 500 companies and startups in the Consumer Electronics market working with global leaders such as Amazon, Apple, Broadcom, Cisco, Dell, Dolby, Fitbit, Google, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, Oculus, Pepsi, Plantronics, Qualcomm, and Tesla.

Tingler joins Surfaceink after recent roles that include leading the business development and strategic partnership efforts within Up-Rev, a product development company where he was a Principal, as well as applications engineering roles for Linear Technology and Arrow Electronics, and engineering management roles for Lighting Science Group and Switch Lighting.

 

In his new role at Surfaceink, Tingler will oversee the firm’s on-going efforts to build strategic and sustainable partnerships both inside and outside the product development eco-system, as well as identifying strategies for developing new engagement opportunities.

 

“Neal is a senior leader with a deep and diverse product development history in business development, engineering management and technical applications engineering.  He has been at the forefront of developing and deploying leading edge products and product strategies,” says Eric Bauswell, Founder and CEO of Surfaceink. “What makes him a perfect fit of for our leadership team is his creativity and passion for knocking it out of the park.”

 

“I have worked with and known many of the Surfaceink Team from previous engagements and am excited to be a part of a team that has contributed to the success of some of the most well-known brands in the world,” said Tingler.

 

For more information, please contact Eric Bauswell, CEO of Surfaceink, at 408-293-3010, email info@surfaceink.com or visit the Surfaceink website at surfaceink.com.

 

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Eric Bauswell

Founder and CEO

Eric began his career designing tractor mowers for Textron before landing in Silicon Valley where he was motivated by the challenge of fast-paced and industry leading design at Apple. As surfaceink grew, Eric expanded surfaceink to develop products for Palm, Flextronics, and Dell to name a few. He continues to be motivated by the creative challenges from Fortune 100 companies and emerging high-tech startups.

 

Chris Whittall

Director of Industrial Design

Chris works to ensure that client goals are realized through attractive and innovative design solutions. With over 20 years of experience as an industrial designer, Chris enjoys transforming complex technical challenges into beautiful and intuitive product solutions that deliver solid business results. Before joining surfaceink, Chris worked at Speck Design, Whipsaw, HP, Montgomery Pfeifer and GVO. Chris holds 45 U.S. design patents, and his work has been recognized by IDEA, Red Dot, Spark, IF, Chicago Athenaeum and Popular Mechanics.

 

Geoff Chatterton

Vice President of Software Engineering

Geoff is surfaceink’s VP of Software, and he loves seeing his award-winning products, including an Emmy and three times Best of CES, in the hands of millions of people around the world. With a focus on creating cutting-edge consumer experiences, his career has spanned 20 years across a mix of successful startups and top tier established companies including Apple, Dell, and PayPal. A recognized industry innovator, Geoff earned his undergraduate degree from MIT and has over 80 patents issued or pending.