20 years of experience
20 years of experience
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.
Due to foreseeable company growth, PDS became incorporated, and Monte became business partners with Darren Squires, an industrial engineer.
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.
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.
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.
Point Innovation received this award for the Renewal Laptop, a product with a unique approach to the life cycle, the usability, and recycling benefits.
In 2004 we began developing industrial products.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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
Technical Data Package
Technical Data Package