Rick Gilbert – Rick is originally from St. Louis MO. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BS in Engineering. After graduating, Rick started his career in the DoD and Aerospace industry contracting with companies such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BAE, Hughes and Raytheon. Afterward, Rick branched out and started his own engineering consulting firm, Applied Concepts Engineering Inc., designing products for customers such as Baxter, BAE, Jabil, and working with Smith & Nephew, Medtronic, Gambro, DRS and Invacare. Rick brings 18 years of industry expertise ranging from Research & Development to leading teams from conceptualization to product launch.