Career Summary of Carl M. Rodia
AAS Chemical Engineering Technology
Research Chemist, Burndy Corp., Norwalk, CT
President, Arts & Sciences Plating Co., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sold Arts &Sciences Plating Co. to Motorola, Inc.
Sr. Chemical Engineering Consultant, Motorola, Inc. Plantation, FL
Manager, Process Engineering, CBS Records, NY, NY
VP Sales and Engineering, AudioMatrix, Inc.
President & CEO, Polyform, Inc. Mt. Vernon, NY
Invented/sold concept of automated, ‘In-line’ Compact Disc manufacturing
Producer/Host: Successful Living Radio Program (talk) WICC Radio, Bridgeport, CT
Instructor: Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
President and CEO, Media Chemical Corp.
Invented and patented recording dyes for CDs and DVDs (3 US Patents granted)
President & CEO, Carl M Rodia & Associates, Inc. (micro/nano tech manufacturing engineering, hospital engineering)
President, Northeast Scientific, Inc. (medical/surgical device remanufacturer and reprocessor; med device OEM)
First Independent US Consultant authorized by Kuwait to professionally engineer hospitals and health clinics in Kuwait
CEO, WorldPace.org; International charity 501c3 providing free cardiac pacemakers to needy poor outside the USA
President of StrictlyOBL.com, an independent provider of turn-key medical device reprocessing businesses
Regarded worldwide as an expert in high-technology manufacturing engineering, new product development, hospital project development, medical/surgical device manufacturing and reprocessing, US FDA (510K) regulation compliance, compact disc and DVD manufacturing, precision micro and nano fabrication technology, precision electroplating and electroforming technology, process and process equipment systems engineering and design, chemical and micro-fabrication process engineering, international technology business development, middle east business development, hospital engineering management. Writer, management trainer, public speaker.
2020 – Present: President StrictlyOBL.com LLC, Shelton, CT
Independent Class II medical device manufacturing and reprocessing consulting engineers. Specialized in technology transfer, training, FDA 510K clearance and assistance in raising capital to establish medical device manufacturing and reprocessing businesses. Provide engineering, project management, MS Excel financial modeling, business planning and technical support services to device start-ups.
2004 – 2020: President Northeast Scientific, Inc. Waterbury, CT
All-around entrepreneurial responsibilities for development of New England-based 3rd-party reprocessor of Class II single-use medical devices (SUDs). Responsible for FDA compliance with FDA regulations related to the reprocessing of Class I and Class II SUDs. Designed and engineered the plant, developed processes, compiled, edited 510(K) documents, guided 510(K) clearance process through FDA, coordinated all technological, regulatory and legal resources for same, developed and managed international sales and marketing strategies and logistics, established Middle East medical device reprocessing markets, product gathering logistics for greater Middle East region comprising 100,000 hospital beds. Served as president, corporate secretary and Board Director. Managed the creation, submission, and FDA clearance of a landmark reprocessing 510(k) for a small-lumened (0.6 mm ID) vascular surgical device.
1986 – 2004: President and CEO Carl M. Rodia & Assoc., Inc., Trumbull, CT
Fifteen years success in independent engineering and startup business consulting. Specialized in technology transfer, training and assistance in raising capital to establish high-technology manufacturing businesses and state-of-the-art hospitals. Provided engineering, project management, MS Excel financial modeling, business planning and technical support services to more than 150 technology-based firms worldwide in the fields of Compact Disc (CD) and DVD (Blue Ray) optical disc, lens array and hologram manufacturing and precision electroforming. Coordinated complete establishment and successful start-up of factories and technology-based businesses on four continents.
Engineered and managed the successful upgrading of several complex manufacturing and fabrication facilities in the USA and abroad including electronic component electroplating facility for Motorola and the world’s first automated recordable Compact Disc (CD-R) replication line for Eastman Kodak. Planned and managed successful CD-R manufacturing plant startups in Brazil, Taiwan, England, France, Germany, Israel, and the USA in 1995 - 1999. Successfully managed applied R&D in CD-R and DVD-R recording technology leading to three US Patents, plus forth US Patent pending, and a portfolio of other valuable related intellectual property.
Consulted for prestigious international firms including the M.I.T Lincoln Laboratories, Motorola, The Bertlesmann Organization, Denon of Japan, Eastman Kodak, Hughes Optical, Dow Chemical, IBM, Allied Signal, Dow Chemical, Celanese, Johnson & Johnson, and numerous others. Invented and developed advanced manufacturing methods for precision optical memory discs and lenses. Managed successful completion several major capital projects with budgets in excess of $30 million. Consulted with University of Michigan on a cardiac pacemaker reprocessing 510(K) for distribution under FDA Export permit to the needy poor outside the USA (Kenya, Haiti, The Philippines, Sierra Leone, Niger, Nigeria).
CEO Polyform, Inc., Mt. Vernon, NY
Led high-tech international Compact Disc (CD) production equipment firm to domination of $20 million international CD mold electroforming equipment market in two years. Headed project to engineer and construct first CD plant in Southern Hemisphere (Brazil). Built plant, managed its successful startup and successful operation of the CD business for two years. Sold my 30% equity to partners in 1987 to develop independent international CD consulting business, CMR, Inc.
Vice President, Engineering Audio Matrix, Inc., New York, NY
Designed, engineered and managed manufacturing of two completely new precision Compact Disc mastering and electroforming systems. Invented new sub-systems for the equipment based on unique high-speed manufacturing concept. Successfully marketed the new high-speed equipment worldwide establishing new technological benchmarks in the industry and new sales and profit records for employer.
Process Engineering Manager CBS Records, Inc., New York, NY (Columbia Records)
Managed major record (LP) manufacturing electroforming departments for three large CBS plants in North America. Responsible for technical performance of 50 people based in California, Indiana, New Jersey and Connecticut including a personal staff of 3 engineers and an annual capital budgets >$3 million. Achieved significant manufacturing cost savings > $ .5 million per year over three years.
Sr. Chemical Engineer Motorola, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Designed, engineered and established new Industrial Component Processing department for Motorola. Generated cost savings of $ .35 million in first year of operation.
President Arts & Sciences Electroplating Co., Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Founded, built, and ran electroplating/electroforming job shop business at age 25. Managed business profitably for more than two years then sold it to Motorola for substantial capital gain.
Florida Atlantic University
MBA program (no degree)
University of New Haven
Norwalk State Technical College
AAS Chemical Engineering
2 adult children, 2 grandchildren
Hobbies & Interests:
Music, reading nonfiction, writing, drawing, physical fitness