During a professional career spanning more than 60 years as an independent industrial design consultant, Paul Specht, FIDSA, has executed with distinction numerous major design and development assignments for a broad range of world wide clients.
Functioning in the dual roles of lead designer and program administrator, he has been intimately involved with a wide range of design activities embracing product planning and strategy, product design and technical development, production implementation, research, teaching, and as general counsel to both industry and governments.
He has received numerous awards for outstanding design innovation and engineering excellence and has been granted over 45 utility and design patents in widely divergent industry fields ranging in scale and complexity from precision microsurgical tools to locomotives, from high-heel shoe structures to pet chew toys and sophisticated wound drainage systems.
Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Industrial Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Statistical design of industrial and simulation experiments; engineering design and development; quality improvement and quality control; applied statistical methods
Fellow, Industrial Designers Society of America -1954
Vice President, IDSA - 1979
President, National Council of Industrial Design Organizations - 1980-82
Grant Review Panelist, Nat'l Endowment of the Arts - 1974,'78,'80,'89