ABOUT US

Since 1998, Key Tech has been transforming complex technologies into intuitive products.  We design and develop medical, industrial and consumer products using novel sensors, wireless, ultrasound, microfluidics, optics and robotics, just to name a few.  Our uniquely personal approach attracts industry leading global companies, as well as innovative startups to our Baltimore Headquarters.  The Key Tech team of interdisciplinary scientists, engineers and designers take technologies into new applications, keeping your development pipeline fresh.

  • Jenny Regan
    Jenny Regan
    CEO, President
  • Scott Corey
    Scott Corey
    VP Product Development
  • Brian Lipford
    Brian Lipford
    VP Strategic Development
  • Keith Lipford
    Keith Lipford
    VP of Operations, QA Manager
  • Ben Lane
    Ben Lane
    Director of Engineering
  • Brian Murphy
    Brian Murphy
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
  • Jake Cowperthwaite
    Jake Cowperthwaite
    Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Abbie Shoemaker
    Abbie Shoemaker
    Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Alex Flamm
    Alex Flamm
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
  • Andy Rogers
    Andy Rogers
    Director of Business Development
  • Eric Schneider
    Eric Schneider
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
  • Rachael Scott
    Rachael Scott
    Electrical Engineer
  • Andre Minoli
    Andre Minoli
    Industrial Designer
  • Karen White
    Karen White
    Accountess
  • Lei Zong
    Lei Zong
    Senior Computer Engineer
  • Josh Mull
    Josh Mull
    Electrical Engineer
  • Dave Hershey
    Dave Hershey
    Computer Engineer
  • Chris Fleck
    Chris Fleck
    Computer Engineer
  • Mason Watts
    Mason Watts
    Computer Engineer
  • Mike Damiani
    Mike Damiani
    Mechanical Engineer
  • Faith Quist
    Faith Quist
    Mechanical Engineer
  • Sam Zschack
    Sam Zschack
    Mechanical Engineer
  • Aaron Pearl
    Aaron Pearl
    Mechanical Engineer
  • Alexis McKenzie
    Alexis McKenzie
    Marketing Coordinator
  • Frank Regan
    Frank Regan
    Mechanical Engineer
  • Anton Podkovirin
    Anton Podkovirin
    Computer Engineer
  • Chet Larrow
    Chet Larrow
    Industrial Designer
  • Brett Wiley
    Brett Wiley
    Manager of Tech & Tester Dept., Facility Manager
  • Mariano Mumpower
    Mariano Mumpower
    Mechanical Engineer
  • Jeff Webster
    Jeff Webster
    Engineering Technician
  • Jonthan Reed
    Jonthan Reed
    Mechanical Engineer
  • Jamie Kendall
    Jamie Kendall
    Software Engineer
  • Jeff Gunnarsson
    Jeff Gunnarsson
    Electrical Engineer
  • Kun Li
    Kun Li
    Computer Engineer
  • Melanie Springer
    Melanie Springer
    Mechanical Engineer
  • Will DeMore
    Will DeMore
    Mechanical Engineer
  • Collin Grimes
    Collin Grimes
    Mechanical Engineer
  • Danica Gordon
    Danica Gordon
    Mechanical Engineer
Jenny Regan
CEO, President

Jenny is a co-founder and CEO of Key Tech, spending her time guiding corporate strategy, managing client relationships, and overseeing company performance. Over the course of her 30+ year career, she has consulted to clients in the medical, industrial, and energy industries and her work has contributed to the advancement of precision diagnostic instruments, flow measurement, and control systems. Jenny holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Physics and is a registered professional engineer. Beyond Key Tech, Jenny is an avid supporter of STEM education and of women in engineering, is a technology career mentor, and a member of the Board of the Engineering School at the University of Maryland. She is also a wife, parent and yogi. Namaste.

Scott Corey
VP Product Development

Scott co-founded Key Tech and is an Electrical Engineer by training. Scott oversees the team of electrical engineers and programmers. Whether he is working as a project manager, electrical engineer, systems engineer or any other role, he loves working on a team to solve problems and bring products to market. Scott has extensive experience in the design, analysis and fabrication of micro and nano fluidic disposables. Scott has also contributed to the design and optimization of ultrasonic flow meters ranging in size from less than a millimeter to over 10 feet and ultrasonic based viscosity, density, hemostatis, hematocrit and temperature measurements. You might say he has a lot of experience hearing things that others cannot.

Scott is the proud parent of 4 children and lives on a farm with a collection of mostly useless animals. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.

Brian Lipford
VP Strategic Development

Brian is one of the co-founders of Key Tech. He loves getting involved in the entire process of creating new product designs, continually learning, and ultimately making new devices and tools that help people live better lives. He also has experience with the clinical and regulatory considerations that come along with new medical products. As the VP of Strategic Development, he is responsible for the pipeline of new medical products being developed within Key Tech. Brian received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland and an MA in Business Administration from Loyola College.

Keith Lipford
VP of Operations, QA Manager

Keith is a co-founder of Key Tech. He has extensive experience in the design, testing, and manufacturing oversight of heavy machinery, steel structures, hydraulic & electrical systems, and instrumentation & control systems. One of his passions is brewing craft beer with creative ingredients and specialty malts (as seen in the picture), and he was instrumental in the creation of the Key Tech Brew Crew, which has created numerous award winning beers through BJCP sanctioned events.

As Key Tech’s QA Manager, he has successfully developed and maintained Key Tech’s ISO 9001 and 13485 certification. He received an AA in Architectural Technology from the Anne Arundel Community College before completing his BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Maryland.

Ben Lane
Director of Engineering

Ben has been with Key Tech since 2000. In his role as technical guru and project manager, he has provided guidance to our multi-disciplinary team on a majority of the projects that have passed through Key Tech’s doors. Ben’s First Principles approach to technical design challenges is deeply rooted in his background of physics and mechanical engineering, and is based on years of product development experience across a range of industries. Ben received a BS in Physics from Haverford College and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Brian Murphy
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Brian Murphy has been a part of Key Tech for the last 15 years. During this amazing journey, he has worked with over 50 different clients on close to 100 different projects and solved a nearly uncountable number of engineering challenges. As a Partner, a Senior Mechanical Engineer, and a Project Manager, Brian helps strategize on the big and the small. You’re as likely to find him mapping out a long term project plan as you will testing the accuracy of an engineering prototype. He thrives on newness, on passion, on bold visions and a respect for detail. When not obsessing about how to make a project a success, he squeezes in the small task of finding new exciting employees to add to the team while also making sure that Key Tech lives up to its dream of keeping its people happy.

Jake Cowperthwaite
Senior Electrical Engineer

Jake is a Partner and Senior Electrical Engineer who has been at Key Tech since 2004. Jake has managed a number of large medical and industrial multidisciplinary projects from requirements generation through commercialization. Jake has a thorough regulatory understanding and is responsible for streamlining and improving work processes at Key Tech. His engineering expertise is in the areas of mixed signal design, power electronics, automation, and sensor integration.

He received a BSEE from the University of Maine and an MSEE from the University of Maryland with a concentration in microelectronics. He is also a registered professional engineer. Outside of Key Tech, Jake and his wife stay busy chasing around their two young children.

Abbie Shoemaker
Senior Electrical Engineer

Abbie is a Partner and the Senior Electrical Design Manager. Since joining Key Tech in 2006, Abbie has contributed to the design and development of more than 30 new electronic products, ranging from molecular diagnostic instruments to an optical system that automatically detects and records insect mating behavior. Abbie now manages electrical design across all development programs at Key Tech.

Abbie is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Electrical Engineering and minor in Bioengineering. Outside of Key Tech, she mentors high school STEM students, including the robotics team at Western High School, an all-girls public high school in Baltimore city.

Alex Flamm
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Alex has been with Key Tech since 2007 and has developed a broad range of products from auto-injectors, to neonatal transport systems, to complex in vitro diagnostic devices. Typically serving as technical lead or project manager, Alex also enjoys advocating for the end user and leading the development of Key Tech’s industrial design and usability processes. He appreciates “the forest” and “the trees” and knows both are equally important to a successful product.

Andy Rogers
Director of Business Development

Andy is a Partner and Director of Business Development, responsible for identifying new opportunities for Key Tech. He has a decade of design experience as an engineer and project lead for products including a continuous glucose monitor, neurosurgical injector and laparoscopic surgical tool. Andy is a regular speaker at events such as PDA Pre-filled Syringe and Drug Delivery Partnerships. After he tells you about his kids and recent adventures, ask him what life is like as a “retired engineer”!

Eric Schneider
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Eric is a Partner and Senior Mechanical Engineer at Key Tech. Over the years he has served as the primary designer and design lead for many products, including high volume automated sample preparation systems, handheld point of care diagnostic instruments, automated smart drug injectors, and complex electromechanical subsystems for interfacing microfluidic cartridges to devices in several diagnostic instruments. Eric also serves as a “tech guru” at Key Tech, mentoring younger engineers and helping solve tough technical problems. Eric is a graduate of UMBC and past chair of the ASME Baltimore section.

Outside of work, Eric enjoys playing various sports and staying active, working on home improvement projects, and music, having played guitar in a band with his wife for several years before settling down and starting a family.

Rachael Scott
Electrical Engineer

As an Electrical Engineer at Key Tech, Rachael has extensive experience in custom PCB design and full system electronics integration across a variety product spaces, including point of care devices, laboratory diagnostics instruments, and hand-held electronics systems. Rachael is also acting Director of Fun at Key Tech.

Rachael graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Outside of Key Tech, Rachael likes to tinker with electronics and programming and play soccer (when she is not injured).

Andre Minoli
Industrial Designer

Andre has been in the design field since 2006; immersing himself in market trends, developing expertise on usability, and focusing on what consumers value has made Andre an expert at creating strategies and designing products that break new ground.

He has delivered award-winning innovation in diverse industries including consumer, scientific, and medical devices. Andre holds a B.A. in Industrial Design from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies.

Karen White
Accountess

Karen is a Certified Public Accountant and oversees all of the accounting functions. Since joining Key Tech in 2004, she has been responsible for maintaining bookkeeping records, preparing federal and state returns, generating financial statements, reconciling bank statements, managing federal funding awards, and providing software training and support. She is proficient in QuickBooks accounting software and has a sound knowledge of Excel and Word.

Karen received an AA degree in Liberal Arts from Anne Arundel Community College and a BS degree in Business from the University of Baltimore. Outside of Key Tech, she provides accounting and bookkeeping services to several small business clients.

Lei Zong
Senior Computer Engineer

Lei has been in the embedded hardware field since 2004, focusing on firmware design and development. She has experience developing applications for various Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) on several hardware platforms. Lei received a BS in Electrical Engineering, a BS in Computer Science, and a MS in Computer Engineering, from the University of Maryland.

Josh Mull
Electrical Engineer

Josh is an Electrical Engineer and Project Manager at Key Tech. Since joining in 2006, Josh has worked on a broad range of products utilizing skills in circuit design, rigid PCB design, flexible PCB design, and low power architectures. As a project manager, Josh has lead cross discipline teams to successful product certification to UL, CE, and FDA guidelines. He also has considerable experience in system test and verification.

Outside of the office Josh is an active person, participating in local sports leagues and traveling the country playing Ultimate Frisbee. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University.

Dave Hershey
Computer Engineer

Dave is an experienced embedded systems designer and has led the firmware development effort for several of Key Tech’s industrial and medical projects. He has an affinity for cutting-edge technology and thrives on the challenges presented by new product development. Dave received a BS in Computer Engineering with a focus on embedded software from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Chris Fleck
Computer Engineer

Chris joined Key Tech in 2010, and has been architecting firmware ever since. Chris has worked on just over 30 projects, including multiple full-scope product designs marrying PC, microcontroller, and FPGA components. Chris has also led the design of multiple internal projects, including a reusable embedded communication framework.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Computer Engineering and a minor in Classics. Outside of the digital realm, Chris is a semi-pro confectioner and connoisseur of purposefully terrible movies, literature, and music.

Mason Watts
Computer Engineer

Mason graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Computer Systems Engineering and Electrical Engineering, with a focus on embedded systems engineering. At Key Tech, he is pursuing his interest in the intersection between embedded systems and PC systems. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, or anything else that takes him outside.

Mike Damiani
Mechanical Engineer

Mike graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Since joining Key Tech, he has contributed to the development of diagnostic medical devices, industrial testing devices, and disposable complex fluidic cartridges. His experience includes work on electromechanical and thermal systems; fluidic systems involving sample and reagent handling, mixing, and delivery; and test development for complex systems.

Outside of work, Mike enjoys playing the trumpet, hiking, climbing, and spending time outdoors.

Faith Quist
Mechanical Engineer

Faith Quist is a Mechanical Engineer. Since joining Key Tech, Faith has helped design, build, and evaluate systems ranging from proof of concept prototypes to complex electromechanical systems ready for production. She loves learning about each client’s unique needs and technology and working creatively with her coworkers to solve new challenges.

Faith is a graduate from Carnegie Mellon University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and secondary major in German. Her interests outside of Key Tech include crochet, baking, and aerial silks.

Sam Zschack
Mechanical Engineer

Sam graduated with High Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and also holds an M.S.E in Bioengineering Innovation and Design from Johns Hopkins University. He is passionate about solving complex problems in healthcare and has gravitated towards product development in the medical device industry to leverage his skills and background. In his free time, Sam loves to play and compose music, and compete in the physically intensive sports of chess and golf.

Aaron Pearl
Mechanical Engineer

Aaron is a Mechanical Engineer by training, a data scientist by passion, and a grammar snob by upbringing. During his time at Key Tech, Aaron has contributed to the design and development of dozens of devices, encompassing microfluidics, drug delivery, molecular diagnostics, and robotics. He has extensive experience with many fabrication processes, including Injection Molding, Machining, Urethane Casting, and 3D Printing. Aaron has a love of all things biomedical, and often asserts to colleagues that he could have been a doctor.

Aaron graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Around the office, Aaron is known for his no-nonsense attitude and dour countenance. Really, this is due to his overdeveloped (and oft misunderstood) deadpan sense of humor.

Alexis McKenzie
Marketing Coordinator

Alexis coordinates Key Tech’s marketing and business development efforts alongside Andy. She is also active corralling the undergraduate recruiting process at Key Tech. Alexis previously worked for an AM 100 law firm in marketing communications where she specialized in event planning. She received a BA and MA from Shippensburg University in Applied History.

A history nerd at heart, Alexis fits right into the quirky culture at Key Tech (though she still can’t speak binary). Weekends are spent chasing her two boys and spending time on her boat.

Frank Regan
Mechanical Engineer

Frank is a Mechanical Design Engineer. Frank joined Key Tech in 2009 and since then has helped develop several diagnostic devices, surgical tools, and fluidic cartridges to solve complex mechanical problems in simple creative ways.

Frank graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute majoring in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Economics, and completed his master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Fluid Mechanics.

Outside of Key Tech, Frank likes to perform testing (sometimes destructive) on his body through athletic activity. It’s a sore subject, don’t ask…

Anton Podkovirin
Computer Engineer

Anton is a Computer Engineer with interest in design and development of real-time embedded systems. He graduated from Ben Gurion University in Beer-Sheva Israel with a BS degree in communication systems engineering. Since joining Key Tech, Anton has delivered on the design and development of several embedded systems and Android applications for connected medicine. In his free time, Anton enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, and exploring local attractions.

Chet Larrow
Industrial Designer

Weighing in at 5’ 8”, 160lbs, Chet joined the Key Tech team in 2012 as an Industrial Designer and has since helped to shape numerous projects to better serve their users and use environments. Focused on forming experiences that are both enjoyable and functional, Chet has contributed to designs ranging from handheld pharmaceutical delivery to benchtop molecular diagnostic instruments.

Chet graduated from the University of Cincinnati, earning a BS in Industrial Design. Outside of the Key Tech team, he spends his free time with a ball at his feet, transitioning his ever-present creativity to the soccer field.

Brett Wiley
Manager of Tech & Tester Dept., Facility Manager

In addition to serving as Key Tech’s Facilities Manager, Brett manages the team of Technicians that assists with the design, testing, troubleshooting, and assembling of prototypes. Brett served in the US Marine Corps as a C130J Electrical Systems Technician from 2005-2010, with multiple overseas deployments. Brett became a Managing Technician within his squadron and received a Navy and Marine Achievement Medal for his technical skills and leadership. He received his associates degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Wor-Wic Community College and is currently working toward his BSEE. In his spare time he enjoys any outdoor activity and is a cider aficionado.

Mariano Mumpower
Mechanical Engineer

Mariano is a Mechanical Engineer with a penchant for electronics and control systems prototyping. Since joining Key Tech in 2011, much of Mariano’s work has been on the development of a precision pharmaceutical fluid delivery system, with responsibilities ranging the full product development scope from early prototype hardware test beds and fluidic characterization to production system design and integration testing. Mariano continues to lend his cross-disciplinary skills to Key Tech projects needing quick integration of electro-mechanical components, and enjoys bringing complex hardware to life.

Mariano graduated summa cum laude from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. In a previous life Mariano also received a BS in Psychology from Towson University and worked in early childhood development and special needs therapy. When he’s not at work, you can find Mariano enjoying family time with his wife and three children, or riding a vintage motorcycle through Baltimore County landscapes.

Jeff Webster
Engineering Technician

Jeff has worked previously on building, testing, and repairing UAVs, and he brings his background in avionics to his position as an engineering technician at Key Tech. In his spare time, Jeff is an avid angler, enjoys traveling, and will happily talk to you about anything related to cars.

Jonthan Reed
Mechanical Engineer

Jonathan graduated with distinction from Penn State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Although he’s passionate about mechanical design, he also has a strong interest in working with microcontrollers and electrical systems. He has experience with electromechanical systems, rapid prototyping, complex tolerance analysis, and Arduino programming. When he’s not busy trying to automate something around the house, Jonathan loves to spend time doing anything outdoors.

Jamie Kendall
Software Engineer

Jamie is a software developer with a focus on writing PC and Web-based applications. At Key Tech, he has worked with clients to tightly integrate PC and embedded software to create seamless, unified systems.

He received his BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park and completed his MS in Computer Science at Hood College.

Jeff Gunnarsson
Electrical Engineer

Jeff joined Key Tech in 2011 and since then has led the design of several embedded electronics systems for medical and industrial devices, including an ultrasonic diagnostic instrument, a pharmaceutical compounder, and a water quality testing system. He is skilled in analog and mixed signal electronic design as well as digital logic design in VHDL, and has even been known to use some heavy-duty math and science when backed into a corner.

Jeff graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Electrical Engineering. In his spare time, he plays bass guitar in a cover band and tries to get his co-workers to come to his shows.

Kun Li
Computer Engineer

Kun is a Computer Engineer, focused on developing embedded firmware at Key Tech. He has experience in the full scope of medical software development, including requirements definition, architecture design, software and hardware debugging, algorithm development, and verification. Kun enjoys working on software that interfaces with the physical world, and is interested in product design and software development methodology.

Kun received B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the University of Maryland, and an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Outside of work, he enjoys hobby electronics, music, and is an avid D.C. sports fan.

Melanie Springer
Mechanical Engineer

Melanie is a Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager at Key Tech, and a graduate of University of Maryland. Since joining Key Tech in 2013, Melanie has earned her stripes by designing mechanical user interfaces, microfluidic disposables, and electro-mechanical devices for medical, industrial, and consumer markets. Melanie has a real knack fur data analysis and loves to sink her teeth into the statistical challenges that can drive product design decisions. Outside of work, Melanie enjoys painting, playing volleyball, and scratching carpeted posts. Needless to say, Melanie is a grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat choice for any design team.

Will DeMore
Mechanical Engineer

Will graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He is passionate about developing cool, cutting edge electromechanical products and loves Key Tech for the opportunities it provides. Will has experience developing complex disposables, automated steering and measurement systems, and automated test systems, among other things. Though mechanical in title, Will is eager to find excuses to write code and mess around with circuits whenever he can. He is originally from Connecticut, and he loves to sing, to travel, and to ride his motorcycle. One of these days someone will catch him belting out a tune in the office when he thinks no one is around.

Collin Grimes
Mechanical Engineer

Collin is a Mechanical Engineer at Key Tech, hailing from the beautiful RTP area of North Carolina. He has experience working with multiple auto injector platforms, troubleshooting mechatronic systems, and designing parts for injection molding and sheet metal forming. As a deep thinker, he enjoys brainstorming new concepts to solve challenging design problems and is also apt to get into weighty theological discussions at any time.

Collin received M.Eng. and B.Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. When he’s not at Key Tech, he loves to spend time involved with his church and doing anything outdoors, especially kayaking on Baltimore’s Patapsco river.

Danica Gordon
Mechanical Engineer

Although Danica’s mom always said that she was talented enough to be a singer or ballet dancer, she changed course after she realized that her artistic spirit was trapped in a Mechanical Engineer’s body. She has had the pleasure of contributing to and managing projects in a variety of applications, including diagnostic microfluidic cartridges, therapeutic hypothermia devices, robotic surgical tools, and infant transport carts. Helping to guide a medical device through the entire product development process has become a passion for Danica, so she now happily saves her singing talents for the “enjoyment” of her closest hundred friends.

Danica made the long journey to Key Tech all of the way from the University of Maryland after she received her MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering. Also Key Tech’s Director of Fun Emerita, Danica can often be spotted biking and restauranting around Baltimore in the warmer months, but may be hard to find during her winter hibernation.

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