Zack Lyon | ZLDesign | President
Zack, who owns ZLDesign, has 30 years of seasoned product development and design experience in various industry sectors: Aerospace, hybrid electric vehicle charging and energy control systems, medical, test and measurement, alternative energy products, business office furnishings and environments, recreational vehicles, test and measurement.
Formerly, Zack worked with TE Connectivity as Senior New Product Development mechanical designer/engineer on the latest Hybrid and Electrical Mobility Solutions Product line for both Americas and Europe. Core products are electrical connection systems for electric vehicle battery control systems for US automotive manufacturers.
His previous working experience has also resulted in working relationships with Raychem Corp, IBM Advanced Workstations Division, Bernhardt Design, Respirics Medical as well as consulting for many other large entities. He has success working within large organizations, achieving industry brand and quality recognition for many clients by developing unique and long lasting product solutions. He is named as a sole inventor/patent owner as well as named on various US patents of various categories. Proven technical leadership abilities with over fifteen years promoting the professional growth of the NC and SC state engineering community through the management and promotion of Pro/Users of the Carolinas.
Gavin B. Rumble, PE | Solid Engineering & Design | Technical Director
Gavin is an NC State University grad and a North Carolina licensed professional mechanical engineer with 31 years of engineering experience, 3 years of which were spent implementing a Pro/Engineer based design system for a machinery manufacturer. Prior to that he worked as a technical gas services rep for the gas company and as engineering manager at a OEM machinery company. Since starting Solid Engineering in 1997 he as worked with clients from around the country in industry segments such as fiberglass, tires, plate glass, various industrial equipment OEM's, food production, furniture, hydro services, aerospace and building products. Gavin was an early adopter of computer based engineering and in 2007 added an IT services division to his company. He has been involved with the operation of the Pro/Users of the Carolinas regional Users Group since 2003.
Kayle Brock | Carrier Corporation | Treasurer
Kayle has 30 years of design and new product development experience. He has worked in the petroleum dispensing equipment, network power, fiber optic/cross-connect outside plant and large chiller industries. He has lead design teams both state side and for different offshore contractors. Kayle's previous responsibilities included quoting chiller jobs for various engineering and customization projects for installation around the globe. Currently at Carrier, he is the local Wind-Chill Champion/Adoption supporter which includes Product/Data Management, Change Management and a WC Project Manager for the Charlotte Chiller Products. He also manages the Packaged Chiller (Water/Air Cooled) Design Team which includes New Product Development, Sustaining and Special Orders.
Kayle is passionate about his family. Presently, he enjoys watching his daughter play volleyball for both club and high school.
He too has been involved with the operation of the Pro/Users of the Carolinas regional users group since 2003.