Connektllc

Our Team

Our team will design, engineer and get you prototypes FAST!

 Connekt has aligned itself with the most talented professionals in every discipline from an ANSYS FEA Specialist as well as seasoned Mechanical, Electrical, Software, and Hardware Engineers.

Scott Raitt

Scott Raitt

Scott Raitt founded Connekt, LLC with over 35 years of progressive and diversified experience in commercial and military electro-mechanical product design and development. He has successfully provided Mechanical Engineering design services for the medical, automotive, aerospace and consumer product industries. He has a proven track record taking a concept and creating an innovative design solution utilizing the most pragmatic procurement process within the scope of the products marketing parameters. Some of the processes he excels at are plastic and rubber injection molding, metal injection molding (MIM), reaction injection molding (RIM), rotational molding, thermo-formed plastic, precision sheet metal design, high-density electro-mechanical packaging, die and investment castings, mechanisms and complex machined parts using GD&T. Scott has exceptional SolidWorks CAD skills having completed several accelerated Certified Training Courses including Advanced Sheet Metal, Advanced Part Modeling, Advanced Surfacing, and Advanced Assembly. Scott’s professional accomplishments are as follows:
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 7,580,266 “Improved Rack Unit Assembly”
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 7,623,358 “I/O Card Arrangement for an I/O Device Such as Audio/video Router” This router has 66 standard BNC’s, 1 RJ45, 1 DB9 “Connector and Redundant Power in a 1 RU Frame”
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 5,554,165 “Improved Keyless Medical Surgical Saw Blade and Hub”
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 775,353 S “Vertebral Distraction Device”
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 9,918,593 “Soap Dispensing Body Scrubber”
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number D825,379 S “Drone Aircraft”
Michael Hiller

Michael Hiller

After working in two ASD territories Michael Hiller (MSME, BSME) responded to a greater need for FEA project consulting and mentoring by leaving the sales/Distribution Channel to become a consultant. As a consultant, he helped 100’s of clients and has even taught and written ANSYS training manuals, represented ANSYS at conferences and in the classroom. Michael is fluent in the traditional “ANSYS APDL Classic interface” as well as the latest Workbench & SpaceClaim environments. He can mix & match between all the ANSYS technologies including APDL programming to deliver the best solution every time. He has successfully supported and/or provided FEA mentoring and design services to the energy, electronics, medical, automotive, marine, aerospace and consumer product industries. With his proven combination of industrial + ANSYS “insider” expertise, he plays a key FEA role at Connekt. Michael has NEVER seen a problem he didn’t want to solve with ANSYS. We are proud to have Michael on our team. He is an industry leading mentor in the field of ANSYS and FEA analysis. “With the proven Mechanical Experience of Connekt, LLC and Michael’s strength in ANSYS & FEA, it is a perfect alliance to design, analyze, optimize, validate, and supply any OEM product. FEA reduces time to market, costs, and risk compared to lower-tech product development processes”.
Jay Baker

Jay Baker

Jay Baker has over 35 years of experience developing successful professional video and audio products. He is currently a Principal at qadirect.com. Connekt, LLC is proud to announce the partnership with QA Direct. “With the proven Mechanical Experience of Connekt, LLC and QA Direct’s strength in Electronic Design and Production, it is a perfect partnership to design and supply any OEM product.” Jay’s career started with video tape recorders at Ampex. He then transitioned to the Sony Tech Center in Palo Alto during the early days of CDs, working directly with Ray Dolby (and his brother Dale). Jay played a key role in the heyday of Grass Valley Group and Abekas Video. Jay was CTO in charge of Marketing and Engineering at Sierra Video Systems for over a decade. Jay’s professional accomplishments are as follows:
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 4,562,406 “Current controlled amplifier”
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 4,532,604 “Predistortion circuit”
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 4,520,276 “Zero-delay ramp generator”
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 5,355,370 “Crosspoint matrix”
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 5,285,283 “Depth signal processing in a video switcher”
Steve Erickson

Steve Erickson

Steve Erickson uses his degree in industrial design as a product designer covering a wide variety of products. He believes in Dieter Rams 10 Principles of good design and follows a less is more philosophy. Simplicity requires an underlying complexity and effort that few truly recognize or appreciate, which is as it should be. Good design is transparent. It is admired and appreciated yet blends seamlessly into one’s life without much thought. Steve’s professional accomplishments are as follows:
  • Awarded U.S. Patent Number 8,011,918B2 for a device for applying filler material
David Kumpf

David Kumpf

David Kumpf graduated from Drexel University in 2013 with a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked in several industries including aerospace, medical, military, robotics, and  automation. He has five years of experience with various 3D CAD software packages including Solidworks, ProEngineer, and Catia. No matter what industry he has worked in, David’s passion has been prototype design and fabrication. He excels at bringing ideas to life or improving an existing design. His hobbies are hiking, tinkering with anything mechanical he can get his hands on, and metal fabrication.
REVIEWS
Robert W
I was lucky enough to find Scott @ Connekt LLC a few years ago while in the middle of a complex product development project. My previous engineer had made numerous mistakes in creating the 3D models of my product, which made editing them a nightmare. Scott not only fixed all the models, he also worked tirelessly to improve my design from top to bottom -- for a very reasonable price. It's hard for anyone to make a new product, but with help from Scott and Connekt LLC, you will get it made and it will work!
Brian Johnson
BJ Designs, Mammoth Lakes, CA
"Scott is a real pleasure to work with. We have collaborated on several very successful projects over the past fifteen years in the Medical and Commercial Electronics field. He excels at being a multi-tasked and multi-faceted Senior Mechanical Engineer, often jumping from one hot spot to another without missing a beat. I would be proud to work with Scott on any project he may be associated with."
Steven Neil Verona
CEO of Zenacon, LLC, Miami Beach, FL
I have worked with Connekt for over 6 years and could not be more pleased with their work. Scott is amazing and he MEETS DEADLINES! I don't remember who referred me to Connekt, but I refer people to them every chance I get.
Chuck Konner
General Manager, Serra Corp., Nevada City, CA
 "I have worked with Scott Raitt for over 15 years. His design work combines creativity and innovation with sound engineering discipline, resulting in products that are both elegant and cost effective."
Derrick Linyh
Singapore
"Scott demonstrates high professionalism in both his work and attitude in the project. He answered all our queries, and always reply to us promptly. If you are like us who lack the knowledge and need someone who is trustworthy who can assist you in your project, Scott is definitely the one to go to. He will not just go silent on you or just brush you off by avoiding your queries. Communication is perfect. In fact, from him, we learned how some requests seemed small to us but will take hours to do. Very good education for us too, to understand the work involved. 101% highly recommended! Extremely reliable! Will hire again."

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Great question! To get a free estimate to make a prototype, contact us to schedule a free consultation with a lead engineer. We will build a customized strategy that will include an estimate for the cost to deliver a prototype to you that meets your individual needs.

As a cornerstone value of our company, every conversation you have with us is guaranteed confidential. We understand you may be interested in signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with us prior to discussing the finer details about your project for peace of mind. You may request a signed NDA by contacting us through our web form or calling us at (530) 446-3381. One of our team members will be happy to assist you.

The only thing you need to start a project is an idea. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a lead engineer to discuss your specific project needs in finer detail. Any previous work and project resources (including paper napkin sketches) are always helpful to better understand the scope of the product. Finally, if you need help to protect your Intellectual Property (IP) we will put you in contact with one of our Patent Attorneys.