2017 Speakers

Ken Haven


Acorn Product Development, Inc.

Ken Haven has over 30 years' experience in the mechanical engineering and manufacture of electronic products.  He received BS and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Design Engineering from Cornell University.  He has been awarded 8 US patents.

Haven’s prior experience includes manufacturing and design engineering positions at Hewlett Packard, followed by engineering management positions at various startup companies, ending at NeXT Computer where he was Director of Mechanical Engineering.

In 1993, Haven and partner Tim Lau founded Acorn Product Development, Inc., a privately held engineering consulting firm developing products for consumer, computer, communication and medical industries.  Acorn has grown in size to 40 full time professionals, with offices in Silicon Valley, Boston, and China.  Acorn’s clients include such well-known companies as Boston Dynamics, Cisco, Dolby Labs, Intuitive Surgical, Logitech and Keurig.

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