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Cliff Lambarth

Sr. Principal Engineer


Project MESA Mentor

I have been designing medical devices for over 15 years.  My approach to mentoring the team is challenging them to set the right goal and facilitate team confidence in the initial plans and design concepts.  Finally it is important to encourage and guide them on their path by providing insights and options that they are not considering.  Great products are a blend of science, passion, and grit.  I try to leave that lesson with the students I have the pleasure of working with.

Randy Schwemmin

Operations Consultant


Project MESA Mentor

Randy Schwemmin is an operations and product development professional with over 20 years’ experience in the aerospace, consumer electronics, medical device, and biopharmaceutical industries.  His most recent role was head of product operations at D-Rev, a non-profit designing and delivering medical devices that fulfill unmet needs of people living on less than four dollars a day.  At D-Rev, Randy managed the development of two products:  the Brilliance phototherapy lamp for treating newborns with jaundice, and the ReMotion knee, a plastic polycentric knee used in artificial legs for above-knee amputees.  Prior to D-Rev, Randy managed the clinical supply chain organization at Genentech, ran manufacturing engineering at a catheter medical device startup, and developed his breadth of operations expertise in multiple plants and programs at Lockheed Martin.

Randy earned an MBA and MS in Manufacturing Systems from Stanford University and a BSE in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.  He lives in Ann Arbor, volunteers as a Big Brother, and is an avid triathlete.