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John Fiegener

Founder
I like lobsters, the sea, Marblehead, lobster boats, old houses, diesel engines, national guitars, fiberglass, beer, my Kay bass, lobster shanties, McIntosh amps, post and beam and of course, product design.

Richard Marshall

VP, Business Development
Hey mate. I’m Richard. I do business development here at TOOL. Born Down Under and Oxford educated. When I’m not explaining the rules of cricket, I’m slinging product development services to some truly innovative companies.

Nicole Fiegener

CFO
I am here to take care of all the things the engineers and designers don’t. Accounting, H/R and operations are my responsibility. I’m from California, went to college in San Francisco and have been loving living in New England ever since.

Marcus Hanna

Senior Industrial Designer
I am North Shore born and raised with an interest in all things outdoors including climbing, mountain biking, skiing and surfing. I received my BID from Syracuse University so that I could understand how to create valuable experiences and interactions through products.

George Abuhamad

Operations Coordinator / Mechanical Engineer
I GREW UP MOVING AROUND OVERSEAS BUT FINISHED SECONDARY SCHOOL IN DALLAS, TX. I ENJOY BIKING TO WORK AND EMULATING TOP CHEFS WHEN I COOK. BS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY.

Hannah Polster

Mechanical Engineer
I grew up in Maryland before moving up north to attend Boston University. Outside of engineering I enjoy, sailing, skiing, cooking, and will never say no to a good puzzle.

Nate Streeter

Mechanical Engineer
I grew up just outside of Boston and have continued to orbit around the city since. Graduating from Northeastern University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering enriched my existing passion for tinkering and making things. In my off time, I am an artist who loves to sketch, animate, and make comics.

Michael Tinstman

Lead Industrial Designer
I graduated from the University of Cincinnati. In my free time I have an unhealthy fixation on video games and baked goods, but try to balance that out with my love of the outdoors and reading.

Alexis Kieckhafer

Mechanical Engineer
Southern California born and bred, I'm now on the east coast playing water polo and studying engineering at Harvard. I love all things surfing, live music, trying new foods, and piloting airplanes.

Jason Sidman

Strategic Advisor SBIR & Federal programs
I have been working in commercial and government markets for over a decade. I have a PhD in Experimental Psychology, and am particularly interested in the impact that science can have on product development, and the way scientific breakthroughs impact product markets.

Jay Zhu

Manufacturing Lead
I live and work in ShenZhen China. I support the manufacturing effort in China for the products designed at TOOL. I have a degree in Electrical Engineering from Beijing JiaoTong University in Beijing.

Kyle Hounsell

Electrical Engineering Partner
BS and ME in Electrical Engineering from MIT. I help with all electrical engineering projects at TOOL. I collect rare earth-stones and enjoy photography and being in nature.

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