Joe Formicola


Joe founded Caelynx in 2005 and currently serves as its president and chief engineer.  He has over 30 years combined technical and managerial experience in R&D and engineering consulting environments within the automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, and consumer goods sectors.  Prior to founding Caelynx, Joe was vice president at engineering consultancy Hoff & Associates, Inc., where in 12 years of service, he increased revenue twentyfold to $6,000,000.  He also worked for almost a decade at automotive and heavy equipment OEMs, such as Ford Motor Company, Caterpillar, and Chrysler Motor Corporation, in technical positions related to product development, finite element analysis, and manufacturing.

He has particular expertise in developing and applying advanced analysis methods in vehicle crash dynamics, structural noise, vibration and acoustics analysis, powertrain analysis, and correlation with physical testing.  Joe provides the technical strategy for all engineering consulting projects.  He also mentors and oversees the company’s engineering managers.

A native of Michigan, Joe received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University. In addition, he completed various graduate level courses in FEA theory and its applications at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.