Raymond M. Burynski, Jr., PE

Mr. Burynski holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Applied Mechanics from Lehigh University. As a graduate student, he performed research related to corrosion fatigue of aerospace aluminum alloys. The results of this work were presented in an ASME publication on structural integrity of aging aircraft. After graduation he was employed by a leading supplier of heavy industrial machinery, working within the organization’s various R&D and New Product Development groups. These positions took him to several locations across the globe as he designed and analyzed diverse equipment and processes. Since 2003 he has been an independent consultant and started Tripod Innovation. His practice areas include Machine Design, Finite Element Analysis, and New Product Development. He holds three patents and continues to work both as a practicing engineer and provider of engineering education. Ray currently resides in upstate NY with his wife and three children. In addition to spending time with his family, Ray volunteers for a variety of youth programs and enjoys running, cooking, and the occasional pick-up soccer game.



David Olivero, MS, PE

Mr. Olivero is a licensed Professional Engineer (Mechanical) in the state of Colorado, where he has worked for over two decades. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University, where he interned as a Machine Design instructor. He also has a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on Materials Science, from Colorado State University, where he was a Research Associate at the Composite Materials, Manufacture and Structures Laboratory and where he designed and fabricated his own composite bicycle. He has extensive industry experience designing hardware, components, assemblies and processes for computer hard disc drives and solid state drives, and holds several patents. His favorite part of being a manager is sharing his passion and knowledge with a new generation of engineers. When not working on interesting engineering problems, David loves to garden, make furniture and explore the mountains of SW Colorado.