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JOHN ARMACOST

Technical Affairs

John is a highly experienced mechanical/biomedical design engineer and structural mechanics analyst, with 30+ years in a variety of industries, including medical devices, automotive and defense. His technical expertise includes product design, structural mechanics finite element analysis (FEA), design verification and validation, design control, as well as project management and team leadership.

While John joined the AcceLINX team of consultants in 2019, he has been working as an independent consultant since 2014, when he founded his own firm to apply his engineering skillset in the areas that he enjoys most, namely, structural mechanics FEA and product design in the medical device field. That said, John routinely works in other industries on a variety of mechanical systems and his work is appreciated by US and International clients.

Before launching his consulting career, John spent 16 years at DePuy Synthes in their Joint Reconstruction Division, serving in various R&D roles including engineering technology, computational biomechanics, product development and design controls. He applied his technical skills, especially in finite element analysis, to mentor others on their projects and to further his own product development and intellectual property efforts, most notably in hip and knee implant design.

Prior to joining DePuy Synthes, John dedicated the first 11 years of his career to honing his engineering and technology development skills at Texas Instruments where he worked with various electro-mechanical systems, CAD/CAM/CAE strategy and support, as well as rapid prototyping.

John holds a growing IP portfolio, currently comprising 23 US patents and one trade secret. In his spare time, John enjoys swimming, singing, especially in acapella harmony groups and church choir, and the occasional game of chess.