Inventioneer - Consultant - Ideaguy - Rubber Whisperer
Van Walworth is President of Research & Design Specialties, Inc., based out of theNashville,TNarea. Walworth’s professional career spans over three decades as a practitioner of product R&D, tool & equipment design, process establishment & improvement, troubleshooting, project management, and spontaneous creativity. Over his career, Walworth held corporate engineering management positions with several companies including, Parker-Hannifin, Wynn’s Precision, Ashtabula Rubber Company, and Thunderline Corp. Ten patents have been issued based on his work, with over a dozen additional patents pending.
Walworth has over 20 years of experience as an educator and instructor of continuing education seminars, domestically and internationally. Walworth’s areas of personal technical expertise include: Product-component design and development, Prototype and modeling techniques, Process design and development, Mold design, Equipment design, Troubleshooting and problem solving, Cellular manufacturing techniques, Project management, Reverse engineering, Process improvement, Intellectual Property, and a broad general knowledge and application of engineering design; manufacturing practices and methods from several industries.