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Joe Martone

20 Kimberly Lane

Bristol, CT 06010



Phone: 860-304-0658

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Summary of Qualifications
  • Industrial Design and Packaging Engineering leader focusing on innovation and process improvement.

  • Expert in manufacturing processes and materials, research methods and design principles.

  • Innovator responsible for dozens of successful products across multiple categories with 40 Patents and 5 IDEA Design awards.


40 Patents

5 IDEA Awards

8 Stanley Bob West Awards

Work experience
Prestige Consumer Healthcare

​Tarrytown, New York   

5/2016- PRESENT

Prestige Consumer Healthcare markets and distributes brand name over the counter and household cleaning products throughout the U.S. and Canada, Australia, and other international markets. Brands include Clear Eyes®, DenTek®, Dramamine®, Chloraseptic®, Compound W®, Little Remedies®, The Doctor's®, Efferdent® and Luden's®.


Senior Manager, Industrial Design and Structural Packaging Innovation              3/2019 - Present

  • Initiated Green Materials Program to identify materials that minimize environmental harm, are FDA compliant, cost effective and can be processed with existing tooling.

  • Developed new technology allowing for precision digital capture of oral geometry.

  • Qualified 3 global manufacturers.

  • Establish Packaging Innovation process.


Manager, Industrial Design Innovation                                                                               5/2016 – 3/2019

  • Established innovation team responsible for medical device development.

  • Created prototype and test labs

  • Qualified 5 industrial design and prototype agencies

  • Facilitated 8 NPD Ideation sessions leading to 20+ research validated product development programs.

  • Qualified 1 domestic and 4 global manufacturers

  • Created NPD SOPs including project tracking and FDA compliant design control.

  • Developed 11 new SKUs

  • Commercialized 4 new SKUs

  • Applied for three utility and eight design patents (seven issued)

  • Received PCH Leadership Award (May 2017)

Stanley Black & Decker

​New Britain, Connecticut    

1997 - 2015

(Stanley Black & Decker is a diversified global provider of hand and power tools, medical and security solutions.)


Senior Global Manager, Industrial Design and Structural Packaging Engineering

2013 – 2015

  • Managed four US and six Taiwanese Packaging Engineers

  • Managed four US, one French and two Taiwanese Industrial Designers

  • Developed web-based global project management system

  • Developed common design processes and documentation

  • Managed growing promotional product process including POP display systems

  • Managed Brand color consistency for all products with operations

  • Earned three patents

  • Received three coveted Stanley Bob West Innovation Awards


Manager, Industrial Design 

2010 – 2013                                                                                                         

  • Managed four US, one French and two Taiwanese Industrial Designers

  • Managed the development of new Brand standards for Stanley and FatMax

  • Created and Managed Brand guidelines and lead training events for internal teams and licensees.

  • Updated Stanley and FatMax products with new Brand logo and standards

  • Created SharePoint design portal to enhance communication and consistency

  • Led the development of a complete line of DeWalt and Bostitch hand tools

  • Earned four patents

  • Received four coveted Stanley Bob West Innovation Awards


Senior Industrial Designer

1997 – 2010

  • Managed Industrial Design of Industrial, Office and Construction products for the Bostitch Brand

  • Collaborated with product managers and engineering to design numerous high profile hand tools including: FatMax Tape Rule, Leverlock Tape Rule,  FuBar Wrecking Tool, Rapid Change Utility Knife, Sport-Utility Knife,  369 Tripod Flashlight and the AVX anti-Torsion Hammer

  • Arranged consumer research including field interviews, point of retail polling and focus groups

  • Directed product brainstorming sessions

  • Lead product branding workouts

  • Established and operated design lab

  • Established and operated ergonomics lab

  • Directed Licensees to consistent Brand execution

  • Pro-Engineer CAD specialist and team training coordinator

  • Earned twenty six patents

  • Received one coveted Stanley Bob West Innovation Award

  • Received five BusinessWeek IDEA Industrial Design Excellence Awards



Bantam, Connecticut  

(Ferrara Design is a full service product development firm) 

1989 – 1997

Industrial/Senior Industrial Designer

  • Designed products for clients including: Bic, Black & Decker, Conair, Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Westbend, Welbuilt, and the FAA 

  • Developed Packaging and Consumer disposables for Precision Valve Corp

  • Provided all engineering documentation

  • Constructed appearance and functional prototypes



Highland Heights, Ohio 

1986 – 1989

Picker International is a global developer of medical imaging devices including X-Ray, MRI, PET, CT and Ultrasound systems. In 1999 it became Marconi and was acquired by Philips Medical Imaging in 2001. 

Associate Industrial Designer

Supported the design of several medical imaging systems, including:

  • Elite Radiographic/ Fluoroscopic Table

  • I.Q. CT Scanner

  • Consoles for both CT and PET systems

  • Digital Radiography system for the International Space Station

  • Solid Isotope radiographic system for the military field use

Industrial Design

Mechanical Design

Materials and Processes

Market Research

Packaging Design

Brand Management

Licensing Management

Innovation Leadership

Global Team Leadership


Adobe Creative Suite


Key Shot

Sketch Book Pro

Microsoft Office

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Hartford, Connecticut/Troy, New York




Kent State University

Kent, Ohio


BS in Industrial Design


Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut


Work leading to BFA in Fine Art

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