Nonspec President Honored with Design News Rising Engineering Star Award

Jonathan Perez de Alderete, president and founder of Nonspec, has been recognized as a 2014 Rising Engineering Star by Design News. Nonspec from the University of Massachusetts Lowell received the grand prize at the inaugural IAPD Plastics Application Design Competition in 2013 for their telescoping prosthetic limb designed to grow with children and priced low enough to be a viable option for use in developing nations.

According to Design News, “Jonathan has been the main innovator and driving force behind starting a company to provide pediatric amputees in developing nations with durable and inexpensive prosthetic limbs that ‘grow’ with the child. His ‘bite-off-more-than-you-can-chew’ approach has allowed him to accelerate the product’s life cycle, and his leadership skills have driven the team to keep up with him. His innovation and determination to solve problems is contagious, and encourages extensively thought out solutions that have the potential to change lives.”

IAPD congratulates Jonathan Perez de Aldrete and the entire Nonspec team on this honor and wishes them continued success in their important work.

Click here to see the video of the Nonspec presentation from the 2013 IAPD Plastics Application Design Competition.


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