Surfaceink Adds Scott McNeese as Director of Voice and Smart Solutions

Surfaceink Adds Scott McNeese as Director of Voice and Smart Solutions

SAN JOSE, CA: Surfaceink, a Silicon Valley consumer electronic design and development consulting companyannounced the addition of Voice Enabled Smart Product Creation and Deployment pioneer Scott McNeese as the new Director of Voice and Smart Solutions. 

 

 

SurfaceInk provides product design and development for Fortune 500 companies and startups

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.

McNeese has expertise in strategic and technical marketing, business development and key account/partnership management with a focus on emerging voice, far-field and digital assistant voice technology for smart home applications. 

 

“Voice and smart technologies are central to the programs we work on today,” said Eric Bauswell, CEO of Surfaceink. “By hiring Scott, SurfaceInk is better positioned to further accelerate development programs for our clients and to deepen the strategic discussions in the marketplace.”

McNeese joins Surfaceink after recent roles that include oversight of Amazon Alexa Voice Services (AVS) alliance, development and launch of AVS reference solutions and development kits and product line manager for biometric voice recognition and authentication.

He started his career at Motorola, GTE and VLSI Technology overseeing the development, manufacturing and marketing of IC’s, the building blocks of technology for telecommunication, computing and entertainment. In positions at Philips Electronics and D&M, he created algorithms and software to glue the IC blocks together in appealing ID’s and packaging in partnership with global leaders like Apple, Dell, Yamaha and HP. 

In his new role at Surfaceink, McNeese will oversee the design process in concert with the company’s specialists in electrical, mechanical, software and ID engineering. His team works with clients to refine their product vision and match it with the ideal technologies, architecture, materials and manufacturing processes. Throughout the process he will provide clients consultation on development, manufacturing, PR and go-to-market strategies as required.

McNeese states, “I’m excited to bring my experience in voice as-an-interface, voice communication and AI to Surfaceink to enable them to meet the explosive demand for smart devices that enhance the human experience.”

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.

About Surfaceink 

Surfaceink provides full-system product design and development services to Fortune 500 companies and startups in the Consumer Electronics market segment; from initial product strategy and design to detailed hardware and software engineering to production ramp. Clients include global market leaders such as Amazon, Apple, Broadcom, Cisco, Dell, Dolby, Fitbit, Google, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, Netgear, Nikon, NVIDIA, Oculus, Pepsi, Plantronics, Qualcomm, Tesla and many more plus numerous high-potential startups. 

Surfaceink is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in San Jose, CA.

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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.