Andrew McCutchen is the President and Founder of Baymar Solutions. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona (Go Cats!). Early on in his career, Andrew saw a need in the industry and found his strongest skill set to be his ability to set up and define business and manufacturing processes to provide consistent and efficient results. Baymar Solutions was founded on the principle of making each and every prototype and product success.
For more than 12 years, Andrew and his hand-picked team of professional engineers, mechanics, and scientists have been able to help numerous bio-medical, aviation, and hi-tech companies make their new products a reality. Team Baymar is driven by its passion for customized service and customer care that is second to none. Each individual goes above and beyond for their clients and has the full backing of every team member whenever needed.
Andrew grew up wanting to be a Formula One Team Engineer and learned early on not to cut the red wire! He enjoys being outdoors and has hobbies of all types. He claims his wife’s lasagna is the best in town!
Robert McCanney is a mechanical designer with more than 30 years of experience and a certification in Machining from Pinellas Vocational Technical Institute. He loves all types of projects and finds his strongest skill set to be 3D CAD modeling. Robert has been with Baymar for 10 years and has seen how versatile and agile the team can be; he knows firsthand since he’s helped create so many pieces for each project.
Robert not only brings his experience but his positive attitude and humor to work with him every day. He’s an integral part of Team Baymar and we couldn’t build all the amazing projects that we do without him. He’s an avid golfer and loves fresh Florida seafood.
Alexis Valentin-Vargas is a Lead Senior Scientist with Baymar Solutions. He has a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Microbiology, an M.S. in Microbiology, and a B.S. in Environmental Technology, from the University of Arizona and the University of Puerto Rico. Alexis has over seven years in the industry and has now been part of Baymar for over three years. One of his strongest skill sets is his creativity and his unique ability to work with people throughout every aspect of a project. He knows that budgets and timelines are important to every job, but the difference between a successful project and a failure ultimately boils down to how well the team works together.
Alexis is an Eagle Scout who growing up wanted to be an engineer, but prior to college became very interested in environmental science and biology, thus pursuing a scientific career instead. Nowadays he enjoys working with engineers and being part of an engineering-based team. In his free time, he enjoys scuba diving, painting, and graphic design. His favorite foods are pizza and Puerto Rican food (of course!)”
Sean Burcham is Baymar Solutions’ Program Manager and has been part of the team for five years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of South Florida and is an active member of both the National Defense Industry Association and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Sean is a true asset to Baymar Solutions and is a strong project manager and planner. He enjoys product design transfer projects and feels strongly that the client’s success is a direct reflection of Baymar’s success.
When asked what the most valuable lessons he’s learned at Baymar are, he says, “Always ask yourself if you are providing value to the team and/or project. Be versatile in your skillset as an engineer.”
At a young age, Sean knew he wanted to be an engineer, and working on cars with his father lead him to pursue a career as a mechanical engineer. He enjoys the outdoors and teaching his daughter all about nature. His favorite food is Haagen-Dazs strawberry ice cream.
Nicholas Shreve is a mechanical engineer with a degree from the University of Minnesota. He brings over 12 years of experience to the team and excels in Sandbox Design and CAD Modeling. When asked what he’s learned at Baymar Solutions, he stated that he’s become better at utilizing a graphical approach to tolerance analysis.
As a child, Nick wanted to become an inventor just like Doc from Back to the Future! He’s always looking for a new hobby or adventure and, although his brain loves meat and veggies, his stomach prefers ice cream (or is that the other way around?).
Kyle Casteline is one of Baymar’s mechanical engineers with his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida. He has certifications in Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, is a Certified SolidWorks Associate, and holds a Systems Engineering Certification from the University of California-Irvine.
Kyle enjoys “full stack” development of instrumentation, hardware design, and working on motion controls up to the system level. He believes his strongest skill set is being resourceful and working out of his comfort zone. He has been at Baymar Solutions for five years and enjoys the vast variety of projects and how every day is a new exciting challenge.
According to Kyle, “People need to know that Baymar is like a Swiss Army Knife: we have different skill sets and offer flexibility and quality support.”
His dream job as a child was to become an aeronautical engineer or a pilot. He has several hobbies including mountain biking and cycling, hiking, snowboarding, ice hockey, and travel. He can’t decide between a Cuban sandwich or tacos, and whenever possible he’ll order both!
Stephen Knapp is a Mechanical Engineer II with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona. He has also earned GD&T certification and Solidworks Composer Certification. Stephen has been in the industry for 10 years working in both bio-medical and molecular engineering fields before joining Team Baymar. He prides himself as being the “Solidworks Guru,” being very detail-oriented, and excelling at documentation and analysis.
Stephen has learned many lessons in the six years he’s been part of the team, the most important one being that communication, staying ahead of schedule, and longer lead times are imperative to a project’s success. He enjoys working on manufacturing work instructions, failure analysis, and tolerance analysis.
Stephen says, “Everyone needs to know that Team Baymar is very detail-oriented, are fast learners, and are always open to new ideas. We take the initiative whenever possible and will help drive results to the best of our ability.”
His dream job as a child was to design rollercoasters and theme park rides. He brews beer and mead in his free time and will never turn down a Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, his favorite being The Bruery’s Black Tuesday.
Mitchell Flores is a mechanical engineer at Baymar Solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida. Mitch believes that to help clients manage complex, multi system projects, he has to bring the best communication skills and go above and beyond to ensure success on every project. He wants every client to get more than they expect so they come back to Baymar for any and all project needs. During his seven years at Baymar, Mitch has continued to learn new skills and feels that his work developing life– saving medical devices are awards within themselves!
Along with everyone on Team Baymar, Mitch prides himself on the accuracy and quality of the services he provides and knows that, in such a highly regulated industry, quality is the number one priority. He knows that everyone at Baymar is striving towards the best possible outcome and he has the support he needs to get any project done.
When he was a child, his dream job was to be a pilot. But now, when Mitch isn’t working on medical devices, he enjoys working on cars, playing tennis, and making his own pizza. It’s no surprise that pizza is also his favorite food! (Neapolitan, to be exact!)
Gustavo Marin is Baymar’s mechanical engineer, with degrees in both mechanical and aerospace engineering earned at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. His favorite type of project is working on technology implementation and he feels his strongest skill is creative problem solving. Gustavo has been with Baymar Solutions for one year and has been in the industry for more than four years.
Gustavo takes pride in his work and he enjoys knowing that his work at Baymar helps improve people’s quality of life. He knows that Team Baymar is committed to providing innovative solutions in product development with honesty and integrity.
When he’s not busy working and helping clients, he enjoys dancing, basketball, and aviation. Gustavo will always pick authentic Puerto Rican food as his all-time favorite!
Tommy Black is a quality engineer with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology. He has over 8 years’ experience in engineering and 4 years exclusive to medical devices. He’s been with Baymar since 2020. He always wanted to be an inventor, and luckily for him he found himself on the right path with his career choice. Tommy knows his strengths lie in root cause analysis, troubleshooting and general chemistry. His favorite projects to work on are rooted in process improvement and product development. When he’s off work, Tommy enjoys playing flag football, video games, and billiards. He also indulges in his favorite foods, tacos and pasta (but not at the same time).
Brent Miller comes to team Baymar with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering from the University of Arizona. He’s excited to join the team as one of Baymar’s newest team members and is looking forward to working on all project types, especially on the design side. He’s also ready to help spread the word that Team Baymar can handle any type of engineering project no matter how small or specialized it may seem.
When asked what he’s learned in just a few short months at Baymar, Brent says, “Always work to propose a solution rather than simply stating a problem. Obtain as much knowledge as possible and be diverse in what you’re able to offer.”
Brent is a published author and likes to write in his free time. He is a black belt in Tang Soo Do and is currently training for American Ninja Warrior.
Ryan McEachern is a Project Engineer and joined Baymar in November of 2020, from Montreal, Quebec. He has his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University. He loves projects that are completely undefined with no clear path to the solution. Ryan’s strengths are in problem solving and communication. As a kid he wanted to be an architect, and his favorite food definitely channels childhood – Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Outside of work he enjoys languages, dancing, and cycling.
Jen is Baymar’s Talent Acquisition Manager, and has been with Baymar since fall of 2020. Jen has 8 years’ experience in talent acquisition, with a background in hospitality and market research. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of South Florida. Her favorite part of her job is aligning people with the right roles, and providing a great candidate experience. What she loves about Baymar the most are the people she works with and the growth opportunity the company provides. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, reading, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.
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The Baymar team lives by these values on a daily basis and, as a result, are confident the difference in our customer service is evident. We encourage you to give us the chance to show you what good engineering and customer service feels like. Contact us today to discuss your project needs.