Les joined Caelynx in 2019 as director of product development. He has over 30 years of technical and business leadership experience. Prior to Caelynx, he founded and led Griswold Engineering, which has provided decades of complete product development services to global transportation OEMs and tier 1s, including GM, Tesla, Magna, Bosch, Mastercraft, B/E Aerospace, and many more.
Les’s extensive list of skills includes strategic business planning, account management, program management, cross-functional team leadership, kaizen, Six Sigma, APQP, PPAP, VA/VE, DFA, FMEA, root cause analysis, engineering/product development process, concept development, prototype & production fabrication processes, and industrial design management. He has numerous patents to his name, primarily related to seating.
Les enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating, and snowmobiling.