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Jeffrey Kapec

Adjunct Professor


Principal and Executive Vice President of Tanaka Kapec Design Group, Inc.; work focuses on surgical instruments, medical diagnostic equipment, pharmaceutical packaging, drug delivery systems, technical instruments, office equipment, office furniture, and consumer products; logged hundreds of hours in the OR, viewing surgery with the most renowned surgeons in neuro, ENT, gastro, orthopedic, cardio, open heart, OBGYN laparoscopic, minimally invasive, and coronary interventional; engaged in new product development and industrial design for more than 35 years; responsible for design and development of more than 500 products of which 60 percent are medical/surgical; experience also includes extensive work on new consumer products and equipment design; primary inventor and co-inventor on 35 U.S. utility patents, patents currently pending and international utility patents; recipient of international design awards and publications.

B.I.D., Pratt Institute; School of Visual Arts (studied space analysis, wire problem, relationships in abstraction).