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Occam Technology Group is a trusted new product innovation partner serving the US Government and Defense Agencies. We have become a reliable collaborator on developing new mission critical programs and are backed by deep domain technical expertise, established methodologies, and skilled resources to drive innovation for our customers. We also help clients improve competitiveness by optimizing supply chains and driving innovation in the design, engineering, manufacture and after-sales support of mission-critical applications. Our team of experts strives to improve product quality, reliability and longevity while lowering the total cost of ownership for our customers.

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Andrew Kivela

Director, Program Management

Andrew Kivela is the Director of Program Management for Occam Defense under Occam Tech Group and advises for OccamSmart. Prior to entering the engineering field, he spent nine years as a Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Analyst and Korean Linguist for the US Army and an additional three years as an Operations Research/Systems Analyst (ORSA). He has spent over seven years supporting US Forces deployed to South Korea and Afghanistan supporting multiple infantry brigades, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, 82nd EOD Group, and 3rd Special Forces Group.
Andrew has worked on projects for Anko, Arthrex, Azure Summit Technologies, Beta Bionics, Cell Detect, Corelle, JL Marine, Ocean Optics, Reftec, Welbilt and more. Besides program management, Andrew’s expertise focuses on python and embedded C programming as well as electrical design for embedded systems. His skill set includes software testing and analysis with the Liverpool Data Research Associates (LDRA) Testbed suite and FDA-level documentation.
As Director of Program Management, Andrew leverages over 12 years of analytical experience and military leadership, plus Computer/Electrical Engineering background. He holds an Associates in the Korean Language from the Defense Language Institute, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of South Florida and is pursuing a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the New York University Tandon School of Engineering to be completed in 2020.

Patrick Baker

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Patrick Baker leads the mechanical technology team at Occam Technology Group. With over 25 years of mechanical engineering experience, he has a diverse background in producing solutions
for clients. While at Occam, Patrick has worked on large projects including industrial construction equipment, electromechanical production, machine design, and complex prototype assemblies. He has over 10 years of experience in team management, prototyping, and design manufacturing.

Before joining Occam Technology Group, Patrick worked on mechanical projects with Honeywell Sensor Systems, Teleflex, Adsil/ Microguard, DR Horton, Taylor Morrison, Felcor Lodging and Trust. Much of his work focuses on product design, managing support personnel, and operating project requirements. He also assisted in product redesigns, and research and development for new devices. Besides mechanical engineering, Patrick was the Entrepreneur/Owner of Environmental Protective Solutions, managing projects, interfacing with national building contractors, generating proposals, and more. He also worked as the Senior Engineer for Welbilt as the lead product designer and support personnel.

As Senior Mechanical Engineer, Patrick oversees mechanical engineering projects and guarantees requirements, performance, and cost targets are completed in a timely manner. Patrick is so good, he won the Innovation Award for assisting in the development of an industry first RFID pan tracking system used in commercial kitchen equipment. Patrick earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Jordan Kummer

Mechanical Engineer

Jordan Kummer is a Mechanical Engineering for Occam Technology Group. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida. During his time in school, he worked as a Mechanical Engineer Itern on the ASME Human Powered Vehicle Competition performing design, analyses, manufacturing and testing. He also took the course and is certified in MIT’s Approach to Innovation and Design Thinking of Products and Services. Jordan has close to 10 year of experience in design, prototyping, manufacturing, testing and production.

Before joining Occam, Jordan worked as a Project Engineer and Mechanical Engineer at Boyd Industries designing medical products such as surgical chairs, hand pieces and layouts all under ISO 13485 requirements where he acquired multiple patents with his name under it. He also worked with the DoD at Lockheed Martin as a Mechanical Engineer implementing design changes and lab testing for the Hellfire missile. Jordan also worked at Valor Athletics Inc. as the Product Development Engineer designing and FEA testing health and fitness equipment products at Valor Fitness.