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WHO
WE
ARE

20 years of experience

1995

Product Development Services Founded

Monte launched Product Development Services (PDS), primarily as an engineering company.  Due to his ongoing  business relationships and client connections, PDS already had an established niche in the aviation industry, and Weber Aircraft became their first major client.

1995

1997

Point Innovation Incorporated

Due to foreseeable company growth, PDS became incorporated, and Monte became business partners with Darren Squires, an industrial engineer.

1997

1998

Industrial Design Services Offered

PDS expanded into its first brick and mortar facility in Addison, Texas.  They began offering industrial design services and working for the first time on medical-related product development.

1998

2001

Telecommunication Product Design Offered

The impact of 9/11 was felt by PDS’s largest client, Weber Aircraft, who in turn cancelled aircraft seat orders placed with PDS.  Fortunately, PDS already had begun diversifying into telecom and was not affected by the loss.

2001

2002

Branding and Re-branding

PDS Development was re-branded and re-launched as Point Innovation.  In addition, they returned to an aerospace focus and resumed working on airline seat design for Weber.

2002

2006

GilbarcoVeeder-Root Golden Pump Handle Award for Innovation Design and Concepts

 

2006

2009

Dell Award Renewal Laptop

Point Innovation received this award for the Renewal Laptop, a product with a unique approach to the life cycle, the usability, and recycling benefits.

2009

2012

Point Innovation Technical Resources Established

In 2004 we began developing industrial products.

2012

2014

Point Innovation Moves to Lakeway Pointe

Point Innovation expanded their headquarters by moving to a new 12,000 sq. ft. facility in Lewisville, Texas.  The new building provided ample space to support all of the services Point offers.

2014

2017

Point Innovation Re-branding

Point is getting a face lift both digitally and within our walls. We hope to do work with you soon!

2017

PEOPLE
PROCESS

Monte Curran

CEO & Founder

In 1995, with professional engineering experience in consumer electronics, communications, commercial aircraft seating, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Monte organized a select group of mechanical designers and developers to support manufacturers in North Texas, and Point Innovation was born. Throughout these years, his leadership and guidance over a team of more than 50 engineers and designers have cultivated the company into an award-winning design, product development, and technical resources company serving over a hundred clients nationwide.

Kip Harkness

President

As a child growing up in Leoti, Kansas, Kip learned design and craftsmanship from his blacksmith grandfather. Later, he fell in love with the transportation field while frequenting the family’s car dealership, and his love of flying began with flight lessons from his father at the age of 20. Both interests turned into lifelong career choices, for Kip has more than 30 years of leadership roles in both design consultancies and some of the world’s top general aviation manufacturers of business jets, such as Learjet/Bombardier and Gulfstream. He joined Point 9 years ago, and is responsible for the daily operation of the company and our innovative product development process, while overseeing department managers in engineering, design and project management.

Kurt Eisenmann

Director of Technical Resources

With over twenty-five years of professional experience in both business and aviation, as well as the diversity of a background in design, Kurt coordinates an experienced staff to match Point Innovation’s clients with accomplished technical professional candidates. Over the past three years he has brought unique perspectives to Point Innovation by integrating his divergent background as a consulting company owner and commercial airline pilot.  Kurt’s airline experience assists Point with aviation-related projects, while his business acumen provides a wide range of knowledge when working with clients representing large and small companies, which benefits both our staffing and design divisions.

Nancy Stuhlmuller

Assistant Controller

For the past ten years Nancy has served in the capacity of Assistant Controller, not only for Point Innovation, Inc., but for its other companies as well, namely, Point Innovation Technical Resources, Point Innovation Investments, LLC, and Lakeway Pointe, LLC. The MBA she earned, together with her professional work experience in the banking industry both in the U.S. and abroad, honed her skills to excel in these numerous current responsibilities. In addition, she is a certified online Quick Books Pro Advisor and serves on the Board of Directors for two non-profit organizations; the German Academic Exchange Service, and Heidelberg University North America.

Jean Bloom

Business Development Recruiter

Jean is part of the Technical Resources (staffing) division.  For the past three years her responsibilities have included locating, screening, and matching technical professionals with job opportunities best suited to their talents and most compatible with our clients’ staffing support needs.  Before joining Point Innovation she was a Communications Specialist for Zale Corporation, writing retail store manuals, sales guides and product information handbooks, and now utilizes her writing talents by composing or reviewing all the text Point generates.

Tom Beaumont

Business Development Recruiter

Tom joined the Point Innovation team more than ten years ago with a strong background in industrial design, having worked for prominent companies such as General Mills, Texas Instruments, Motorola and Radio Shack. Tom’s level of technical experience with telecommunication product design and development resulted in 50 patents to his credit. For the past several years, his responsibilities at Point have evolved to business development and our Technical Resources (staffing) division, applying his technical skills to achieving excellence in the placement of quality technical personnel.

Joyce Anderson

Office Manager

Joyce joined Point Innovation more than five years ago.  As Office Manager, she continues to keep the office operating efficiently while simultaneously attending to the needs of everyone on staff.  Her career spans over twenty years of Administrative /Executive Assistant experience, working in the corporate offices of such renowned companies as Learjet and Applebee’s.  Joyce is responsible for a wide range of assignments, such as payroll representative, travel arranger and human resources coordinator, and she manages to accomplish it all with a smile that motivates everyone.

the process for innovation

INNOVATE

Concept Refinement
Mechanical Design
Mechanical Refinement
Technical Data Package

INNOVATE

Concept Refinement
Mechanical Design
Mechanical Refinement
Technical Data Package

IDENTIFY

Project Kick-off
Idea Discovery
Product Architecture
Concept Definition

INTEGRATE

Manufacturing Liaison
Pre-pilot Build
Production Tooling
Pilot Build
Product Manufacturing