Prior to joining Boston Engineering, Laine worked as an entrepreneur on three venture-backed startups and also held leadership roles at global technology and industrial brands. Additionally, he founded and grew a product development consulting firm with clients including early-stage consumer and business-focused technology companies. Laine also worked with several university intellectual property (IP) development departments to create commercialization strategies for innovative ideas.
"At Boston Engineering, Michael Laine has excelled while guiding a successful electromechanical consumer product introduction for a Fortune 500 company, and we are thrilled to appoint him as the director of our Consumer Products practice," said Mark Smithers, vice president and chief technology officer, Boston Engineering. "Products dominating many consumer markets today are small, sleek, and packed with features unimaginable just a few years ago. Our experience designing compact products with dynamic capabilities makes us well-positioned to help consumer products companies innovate and accelerate time to market."
Laine serves as an advisor to Boston University’s Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC). He is also a former president of the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) Information Management Council. Laine holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Saint Michael’s College and an MBA from Boston University.
About Boston Engineering Corporation
Boston Engineering delivers product design and engineering consulting solutions that drive innovation and achieve measurable results. Boston Engineering creates breakthrough solutions by combining focused creativity, experienced insight, and a big-picture perspective. We manage the entire product development process — from ideation to supply chain development. And we can jumpstart a project in any product development phase. Our industry expertise includes medical devices, consumer products, robotics, defense & security, and industrial & commercial products. Boston Engineering is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Learn more at www.boston-engineering.com.