Mike Shipulski

I strive to define best practices and tools for Product and Technology Development and embed them into company culture.  With that, practices and tools become a working part of how a company does business instead of ending up in a thick handbook that defines how things “should be done” which is read by no one.  To me, behavior is most important.

The focus of this blog is to discuss how product development and technology development tools/processes and highly functioning teams enable the design and commercialization of highly functioning products with low cost signatures.

Employment History

(Company | Title | What I actually did)

Hypertherm, Inc. | Director of Advanced Technology | Conduct strategic technology development to generate new businesses and markets. Created internal IP program from scratch.

Hypertherm, Inc. | Director of Engineering | Created engineering infrastructure, improved business processes (product development, IP, cross-company education), improved IP portfolio, created career tracks.

Hypertherm, Inc. | Engineering Manager | Developed and commercialized new products

Hypertherm, Inc. |Manufacturing Specialist | Started the company down the Lean path

Materials Innovation, Inc. | Director of Manufacturing | Created from scratch everything Manufacturing for the startup company (manufacturing processes, quality systems, engineering infrastructure)

GE Corporate Research Lab (Global Research) | Manufacturing Scientist | Provided technical consulting to GE businesses in Six Sigma and manufacturing systems

GE Aircraft Engines | Design Engineer | Designed turbine blades, provided technical support to assembly and test of engines

Board of Advisors


Ph.D., Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, Advisor: Chris Brown

M.S., Manufacturing Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Six Sigma Black Belt, GE

Advanced Course in Engineering – Edison Program, GE

Engineering Development Program, GE


WPI’s Athletic Hall of Fame

Methuen High School Athletic Hall of Fame

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