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
  • Owen Lu
    Owen Lu
    Electrical 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
  • 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 of Key Tech. Over her career, she has consulted to clients in the medical, industrial, and energy industries. Her work has contributed to the advancement of precision diagnostic instruments, fluid flow measurement, and control systems. Jenny holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Catholic University and a BS in Physics from Georgetown University. She is also a registered professional engineer and is currently a member of the UMD Clark School Board of Visitors.

Scott Corey
VP Product Development

Scott is a co-founder at Key Tech. In addition to his role as a project manager, he also leads the team of electrical engineers and programmers. Mr. Corey’s work in the application of ultrasound in diagnostic medical equipment has garnered several awards in recognition, including the 2004 Top Innovator of the Year award from the Maryland Daily Record. Scott received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University with distinction.

Brian Lipford
VP Strategic Development

Brian co-founded Key Tech to create and develop new products with a specialty in medical devices and instruments. 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. He is a registered professional engineer and a past Chair of ASME Baltimore Section.

Keith Lipford
VP of Operations, QA Manager

Keith is a co-founder of Key Tech. He has experience in the design, testing, and manufacturing oversight of heavy machinery, steel structures, hydraulic & electrical systems, and instrumentation & control systems. As QA Manager, he has successfully guided Key Tech through ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 certification.
Keith 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 addition to his role as a project manager, he also leads the team of mechanical engineers, physicists, and industrial designers. Ben’s First Principles approach to technical design challenges is deeply rooted in his background of physics and mechanical engineering. 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 has a knack for the very small and intricate. He has contributed on a wide range of Key Tech projects that stretch from microfluidic systems to nuclear power plant cleaning equipment. Brian knows that the second law of thermodynamics is just a fancy way of stating Murphy’s Law. Brian gained this wisdom while earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Jake Cowperthwaite
Senior Electrical Engineer

Jake is a project manager and electrical engineer who specializes in mixed signal and power electronics design. He is experienced in numerous electro-mechanical sensor technologies including acoustic, optic, thermal, and chemical. Jake has a thorough understanding of the product development process and has been involved with the design of several devices that were launched into successful products. He received a BSEE from the University of Maine and an MSEE from the University of Maryland with a concentration in microelectronics. He is a registered professional engineer.

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 worked on a broad range of products from auto-injectors, to neonatal transport systems, to complex in vitro diagnostic devices.  While normally 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 leverages a decade of product design and project management experience in directing all sales and marketing activities at Key Tech. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College and a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. In his spare time, Andy enjoys exploring all that Baltimore has to offer with his two small children. Andy is a member of ASME and volunteers in the community through Federal Hill Main Street.

Eric Schneider
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Eric’s particular areas of interest include injection molding, sheet-metal, and precision machined part design, UL, CE, & IEC code compliance, finite element analysis, and electromechanical system design. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UMBC (Magna Cum Laude). Eric is the currently the vice chair of the ASME Baltimore section and is working toward obtaining his PE license.

Owen Lu
Electrical Engineer

Owen graduated from University of California Berkeley with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. While there, he gained experience with analog and digital circuit design, FPGA prototyping, and embedded systems. He has contributed to several STEM education and outreach programs, including Pioneers in Engineering and Science Olympiad. He is a Maryland native, and enjoys playing violin and volleyball.

Rachael Scott
Electrical Engineer

Rachael graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Through educational and past work experiences, she gained experience with microprocessors, control systems, and embedded systems. Rachael most recently worked in the Controls and Robotics Laboratory at the University of Maryland researching wearable, health-monitoring sensor networks.

Andre Minoli
Industrial Designer

Andre has delivered award winning innovation in diverse industries including consumer products, scientific instruments and medical equipment. Immersing himself in market trends, developing expertise on usability, and focusing on what consumers value, has made him an expert at creating strategies and designing products that break new ground. He 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 at Key Tech by preparing federal and state returns, generating financial statements, reconciling bank statements, and providing software training and support. She is proficient in Quickbooks software and has a sound knowledge of Excel and Word.

She received an AA degree in Liberal Arts from Anne Arundel Community College and a BS degree in Business from the University of Baltimore.

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 knowledgeable in analog and digital circuit board design. His experience includes embedded system architecture design and planning, circuit design and simulation, and PCB layout for low- and high-speed electronics. Josh also has experience in product certification procedures, including UL and CE safety standards and IEC60601 standards for medical product safety. Josh received a BSEE from Bucknell University.

Dave Hershey
Computer Engineer

Dave is an experienced software developer and embedded systems designer. 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.

Chris Fleck
Computer Engineer

Chris (finally) left Pittsburgh to join the Key Tech team in 2010. He likes playing with embedded systems that in turn play with your computer. Maybe one day he’ll put on a play in Key Tech’s theatre. Chris received a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a minor in Classics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Mason Watts
Computer Engineer

Mason graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Computer Systems Engineering and Electrical Engineering. In school, he focused his studies 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 received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Through educational experiences as well as past work experiences, he gained an interest in mechanical design and product development. Mike has previously worked in the Hybrid Systems Integration and Simulation Laboratory at the University of Maryland studying the functionality and usability of home-use medical devices.

Faith Quist
Mechanical Engineer

Faith graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and German. She grew interested in medical devices her senior year while working in a research laboratory studying prosthetic devices. She is thrilled to be at Key Tech and applying her skills and picking up new ones from her awesome co-workers. Off the clock, Faith enjoys crocheting, swing dancing, good books, and yoga.

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 with 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, play chess, and golf.

Aaron Pearl
Mechanical Engineer

Aaron graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. While at Maryland, Aaron worked in the campus’ Advanced Manufacturing Lab designing and prototyping robotic components. He has experience with many different prototyping methods, including laser cutting, 3D printing, and manual construction with wood, metal, and plastic. Aaron is also very interested in the Lean Six Sigma approach of process design/improvement and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Alexis McKenzie
Marketing Coordinator

Alexis coordinates Key Tech’s marketing and business development efforts alongside Andy. She is also active with 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 an BA and MA from Shippensburg University in Applied History.

Frank Regan
Mechanical Engineer

Frank joined Key Tech in order to aid in improving designs with his passion for fluid dynamics, sustainability, and solving complex mechanical problems in simple creative ways.  His curiosity in all things mechanical has made him an avid tinkerer.  He is not related to Jenny, no matter how much she might try to convince you.  Frank received a BS in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Anton Podkovirin
Computer Engineer

Anton graduated from the Ben Gurion Univeristy in Beer Sheva Israel with a B.S degree in Communication Systems Engineering.  He has experience with ARM microncontrollers, TI DSPs, PC and mobile application development.  Anton is interested in automated test framework, agile development, and Android development.  In his spare time, Anton enjoys skiing, diving, and exploring local attractions.

Chet Larrow
Industrial Designer

Chet Larrow graduated from the University of Cincinnati (DAAP) with a BS in Industrial Design.  During his five years at DAAP, he had the opportunity to study design at the University of Wuppertal (Germany), take part in the International Housewares Show as a student design winner. He has worked with various companies designing infant products, industrial equipment, iPhone cases, and athletic footwear.  Through these experiences Chet has become passionate about bringing sketches/ideas to reality through collaborative processes in order to provide the most meaningful user experience.

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

At Key Tech, Brett helps with design, testing, troubleshooting and assembling prototypes. Brett served in the US Marine Corps as a C130j Electrical Systems Technician from 2005-2010. He was responsible for troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing all electrical systems on the aircraft. Brett received his associates degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Wor-Wic Community College. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and having a cold beer.

Mariano Mumpower
Mechanical Engineer

In his most recent incarnation, Mariano graduated Summa Cum Laude from UMBC with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. In previous lives he obtained a B.S. in Psychology from Towson University and worked as a therapist in the fields of early childhood development and special needs counseling. Mariano can be found mixing up deep house grooves at club and lounge venues in the Baltimore area or tinkering in his garage next to a mountain of SparkFun boxes.

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 Arudino 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 who has focused on writing PC and Web based applications.  He received his BS in Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland and completed his MS in Computer Science with a specialty track in Artificial Intelligence from Hood College.

Jeff Gunnarsson
Electrical Engineer

Jeff studied electrical engineering at the University of Maryland where he developed a particular affinity for the fundamentals of math and physics. He has experience in control systems theory and application, and a good knowledge of systems theory and digital signal processing. Before coming to Key Tech, Jeff had an internship at the Army Research Laboratory, where he worked on electric and magnetic near-field sensing hardware.

Kun Li
Computer Engineer

Kun graduated from the University of Maryland with B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics and from Carnegie Mellon University with an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has experience in microcontroller, FPGA, and operating system development from multiple school projects. In addition to embedded systems engineering, Kun is interested in product development and software development methodology.

Melanie Springer
Mechanical Engineer

Melanie received her Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Through a number of past professional experiences in both biological research and mechanical design, she seems to have found her niche in the medical device industry. Melanie’s most recent experiences lie in research and development of sensors and automated systems.

Will DeMore
Mechanical Engineer

Will graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He is passionate about learning and though mechanical in title his interests are more extensive. He enjoys writing code, has done programming work in the past for Sikorsky Aircraft and GE Oil & Gas, and his work while studying abroad at the University of Glasgow in Scotland focused primarily on electrical engineering. Will is committed to further developing his skills in these areas as well as mechanical engineering and loves the many opportunities Key Tech provides in that regard. He is originally from Connecticut, and he loves to sing, to travel, and to ride his motorcycle.

Collin Grimes
Mechanical Engineer

Collin graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BE and MEng in Mechanical Engineering. In his last year at Vanderbilt, Collin joined a research team designing an MRI compatible, concentric tube robot. He joined Key Tech because he likes solving complex, hands on engineering problems. Collin likes to do anything that involves being outdoors, and he is currently learning his way around Baltimore.

Danica Gordon
Mechanical Engineer

Danica received her BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland in College Park.  There she gained an interest in product development, specifically for biomedical applications.  During graduate school she worked on projects developing diagnostic and treatment methods for benign and cancerous growths, and has had experience in the design of devices and manufacturing of their prototypes and test setups.

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