Professional Experience Summary Bruce Schena
Feb 2006
-Present

Engineering Fellow
Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG)
Senior-level engineering position focusing on next-next-generation robotic surgery systems.
Sunnyvale, California  

2002-Present
(on hiatus)

Electromechanical Consultant (Silicontraption)
Freelance electromechanical product design. Clients include early stage startups as well as established publicly-traded medical equipment companies. Projects include consumer products, mobile handset (cell), microcontroller-enabled architectural products, and surgical robots.
Menlo Park, California   
1995-2002

Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR), Co-Founder, Chief Technical Officer, Board Member, VP Engineering, Director of R&D, IPO Team Member, Corporate Spokesperson, Corporate Secretary, Electrical Engineer, Machinist, Modelmaker, Electrical Technician, Staff Therapist :-)
Helped grow company from 3 full-time employees to a publicly-traded company employing 180+ people and $20+ Million in annual sales. Individual contributor and engineering team leader on key product development efforts for both Immersion-brand and licensed strategic partners such as BMW, Logitech, and Kensington.
San Jose, California

1993-1995

Electromechanical Consultant (Pandemonium Product Development)
Freelance electromechanical product design. Clients included Golfpro International, Surgical Robotics (Kleiman Medical), Nomadic Technologies, and Immersion Corporation
Menlo Park, California

1992-1995

Teaching Assistant

Stanford University, Product Realization Lab

Taught all aspects of manufacturing technology including conventional & CNC machining, foundry, welding, woodworking, and modelmaking. Often responsible for safety of 30 overstressed, sleepy students in a machine shop environment.

Stanford, California

1992

Product Design (internship & part-time)

IDEO Product Development

Electromechanical design for client projects including General Motors, Canon, Arneson Pool Products, and Coinstar. Responsible engineer for original pre-production inductive chargeport mechanism for GM Impact electric vechicle.
Palo Alto, California

1989-1991

Mechanical Engineer & Project Manager

Odetics Incorporated, Advanced Intelligent Machines Division

Anaheim, California

1987-1989 

Mechanical Engineer

Odetics Incorporated, Advanced Intelligent Machines Division

Anaheim, California

1986-1987

Research Assistant

MIT Laboratory for Construction Automation

Professor Alex Slocum

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

1982-1986

Research Assistant

MIT Space Systems Lab (now at University of Maryland)

Professor David Akin

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts