Charlie Gillis has over 25 years of machine design experience in industry.
Through his work with Dynamic Design Consulting, LLC, he helps clients with product design, design for assemblability and manufacturability, design documentation, tolerance stack-up analysis, and related capability-building. He has invented and designed mechanical and electro-mechanical devices of great diversity, from high-speed, fully-automated precision mechanisms and manufacturing machinery to kinetic sculptures installed as public art.
He previously served as a mechanical design engineer for The Gillette Company, designing automated machinery for manufacturing blade and razor products. He has designed equipment to manufacture the Mach3, Venus, Sensor3, Fusion, and Embrace product lines.
He has been training practicing engineers in GD&T, Print Reading, and related mechanical design and documentation topics for over 10 years.
In addition to authoring Hammer’s Blueprint Reading Basics (Industrial Press, 2017), he is also a contributing author to Machinery’s Handbook (Industrial Press, 2020), Machine Designers Reference (Industrial Press, 2011) and The Cam Design and Manufacturing Handbook (Industrial Press, 2002).
Charlie earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and his Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and holder of a Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Professional Certificate-Senior Level (GDTP-S) from the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME).