Oct 2010

Daedalus welcomes John Puskar-Pasewicz

John Puskar-Pasewicz joined Daedalus as a Mechanical Engineer in June of 2010. John worked most recently at Eaton Corporation designing enclosures for industrial-sized surge protective devices. Prior to Eaton, John worked in north-eastern Pennsylvania at Pride Mobility Products, the makers of Jazzy and Quantum power wheelchairs and Go-Go and Pride scooters. At Pride, John worked side-by-side with a team of industrial designers to ensure that the products Pride built were not only mechanically sound, but also met the high demands and sensitive user needs of the rehabilitation technology market. Along with a variety of accessories, John designed two families of power wheelchairs, including the Select series, which is believed to be the best selling powered wheelchair in the history of the industry. He holds a utility patent and a design patent patent for work that he did at Pride. Earlier in John's career, he designed a large physics experiment which is installed at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island that will run for the next 15-or-so years doing high energy physics on the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. He also designed the turret structure of the Marine Corps' Marine Expeditionary Vehicle while working at General Dynamics.

John is a Pittsburgh native who returned "home" in 2008 after 12 years living elsewhere and he holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University