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!
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 4 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.
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 8 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!)
Jennifer Morris is Baymar’s Director of HR and Talent Acquisition. She joined Baymar in fall of 2020 to provide support in their growth.
Jen has been in talent acquisition and management since 2012, with a background in hospitality. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of South Florida. Her strength lies in problem-solving, admittedly much differently than the STEM professionals she works with.
When people ask her about what she does, she says she works with and supports very, very smart people who develop tools and instruments to continue our understanding of disease diagnosis. Jen acknowledges that she will always be learning from the engineers, scientists, and manufacturing professionals that she is privileged to work with, and that’s one of her favorite parts of working for Baymar.
Jen’s dream job as a kid (and it still is) was to be a professional writer. Outside of work, she stays busy running after her daughter, using her husband as a guinea pig for healthy recipes, and spending time with her family. Food bribe: chocolate. Favorite meal: Avocado Sandwiches.
Dan Hines is Baymar’s Quality Inspector, joining the team in 2021.
Dan is Lean Manufacturing certified and has his Six Sigma Green Belt, and brings 28 years’ experience in manufacturing to Baymar. He attributes his success in his field to being a team player and problem solver, and comments that Baymar is committed to providing the best product in a positive environment. He enjoys our professional workplace and the positive people he gets to see every day.
When Dan was a kid, he wanted to be a professional wrestler. He’s a little older now, so he stays off the mat but stays active with playing golf, basketball, and is always up for a few games at the bowling alley. That also happens to be a good place to order his favorite food, the classic cheese pizza.
Kris Moulton is Baymar’s Engineering Manager, and joined the team in 2020.
In addition to his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, Kris has an extensive background in aerospace engineering and transportation engineering, with several patents to his name. Being newer to biomedical, he has really enjoyed learning from the industry and seeing how Baymar’s diverse employee background can be applied as client solutions to a wide range of business challenges.
When Kris was growing up, he was always taking apart the toaster and generally trying to figure out how things worked. His official dream was to be an professional athlete.
These days, Kris still enjoys spending time being active, by going hiking, playing golf, tennis, and pickleball. He also likes to cross country ski in New Hampshire when he’s visiting.
Dale Anderson is a Development Engineer with a BSME from Utah State University and has been with Baymar since early 2020.
Dale loves new product development. Finding creative mechanical solutions to solve problems and developing new hardware is his number one strength in engineering, which Dale has been working in for 40 years. At Baymar, Dale develops many different types of machines and instruments, no two projects are the same. A lesson learned from working at Baymar in the medical device industry is that these devices value quality and performance and are much less focused on cost.
When Dale was a kid, he wanted to be a race car driver, and even though he’s not zooming around the pro track these days, you can find him going fast on roller coasters, or working on classic cars. Bicycling is another hobby, and Dale says his favorite food is a bowl of fresh peaches and vanilla ice cream.
Mike is one of Baymar’s Project Engineers, having joined us in summer 2021.
Mike has his B.S. in Biosystems Engineering from the University of Arizona and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Kentucky. Mike also has his Six Sigma Black Belt and is a Certified Scrum Master.
Mike brings 12 years of industry experience to Baymar, with experience in manufacturing and process engineering. In his time with us so far, he has learned that the time we spend explaining the why and building trust within the team is what allows us to deliver results and remain authentic. We’re always improving.
Mike wanted to be a graphic designer and cartoon artist when he was younger, and for fun you can find him hiking, running, messing around with data analytics or practicing his Vietnamese. Mike’s go-to foods are a good veggie pizza, or the buffalo ‘chickin’ wings from The Veggie Grill in Irvine, CA.
Samantha joined Baymar in 2021 as our first Assembly Technician, and new to the manufacturing and medical device industry.
Samantha has her A.S. in Computer Programming, and her B.A. in Criminology, from St. Leo University. What she’s learned she enjoys about her role with Baymar is process improvement, and says that there are no mistakes, only learning opportunities.
Samantha states that Baymar is an excellent company to work for and comments that the Engineers she works with take great pride in everything they do.
When she’s at home, she still enjoys coding, and has always enjoyed working with her hands so she also spends time woodcarving. Her favorite food is oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies.
Clint Jeane joined Baymar in 2021 as our Process Development Engineer. Clint hails from Louisiana, having earned his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, and his Master’s of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Colorado State University.
Clint has been an Engineer for 8 years and enjoys Process Optimization and Product Development. His strongest skill is Root Cause Analysis.
Clint has wanted to be an Engineer since he was a kid, so he’s living the dream. Outside of work he takes full advantage of Colorado living and goes hiking, camping, backpacking, off-roading, swimming, and is always tinkering with his truck.
If Clint had to pick a favorite food, he says grease! He is always down to eat pizza, burgers, fries, but especially anything Cajun.
Renee Gilbert is Baymar’s in-house Regulatory Affairs expert. Renee has a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Rowan University, an MBA in Finance from Wilmington University, and she is pursuing a Masters in Regulatory Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Renee worked in academia for 10 years as a Chemical Hygiene Manager and adjunct professor for Microbiology (she still teaches 1 class a semester). After working in academia, she transitioned to the corporate world where she has worked as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist and Quality and Regulatory Affairs Manager. Most of her experience has been in the chemical sector getting products to market and working with international customers getting products approved in the EU.
Renee has 2 kids, a son and a daughter and when they’re not at swim meets and baseball games, they like to go hiking with their husky Malachi.
Tyler Wheeler is Baymar’s Lead Machinist, and runs the Machine Shop in our Contract Manufacturing facility in Odessa. Tyler has been in the industry for 10 years, with a military service background in the USAF.
He studied machining at Green County Career Center and received his A.S. in Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force, and also attended the USAF Police Academy for his position as Security Operations Manager. Tyler is also an awarded veteran, with the following awards: Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Medal with gold border AF longevity Service, USAF NCO PME graduate, Afghanistan Campaign Meal, and Army Accommodation Medal.
When asked about Baymar Solutions, Tyler says that brilliant minds come together as a team to achieve ultimate success, while creating a terrific work environment (thanks Tyler!).
Tyler’s favorite project types are anything automotive related, and he says his strongest skill is critical thinking. When he was a kid, he didn’t have one dream job, the three he kicked around the most were Nascar driver, farmer, and construction worker. We think Tyler might like working with his hands.
Outside of work Tyler loves to spend time with his family. They enjoy going to sporting events, seeing live music, and traveling. He enjoys traveling with them and one of his own hobbies is restoring cars. If he had to pick a favorite food, he would choose his wife’s lasagna.
Jerry West has been with Baymar since the spring of 2022, coming to us with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida. He also is a Certified SolidWorks Associate in both Mechanical Design and Simulation.
Jerry is one of those few people that had a childhood dream job and actually did it – he became a Mechanical Engineer. He is new to the medical device industry that Baymar is known for specializing in, and says he is extremely fortunate to be able to work in such a rewarding and challenging field.
His favorite project types involve product design and design transfer, and Jerry says his strongest skill is mechanical design and analysis. He’s learned that listening to all input from the client and providing well thought out quality solutions is critical for our success at Baymar, and he knows that our team has the talent and dedication to take on the most complex and specialized projects.
When Jerry is off of work, he enjoys hiking, running, and playing golf, and his comfort foods tend toward the classics, which are cheeseburgers and Chicago style deep dish pizza.
Jacob joined Baymar as a Senior Engineering Student from the University of Arizona, in spring of 2022. He was specializing in Aerospace Engineering when we reached out to him to see if he’d like to give medical device a spin, and fortunately for us, he liked it! Now he’s never looking back.
Jacob graduated with his BSME in May of 2022 from U of A, and is living his dream as he’s wanted to be an Engineer since he was a child. His favorite project is design and development, but his strongest skill is process knowledge and comprehension.
What he’s learned so far from working at Baymar: “Don’t be afraid to help others or ask for help. Keeping in close communication with PMs and clients boosts efficiency and visibility of projects. Communicating solutions effectively is essential to business flow and quality.” He enjoys that we’re a small but effective team, we keep the stress low and he values the enterprise company exposure he gets from our bigger clients.
When he’s not at work he likes to run, read, play video games and fantasy football. His favorite go-to meal is the Costa Vida Sweet Pork Burrito, but only when smothered with Mild Sauce.
Sam is one of Baymar’s Mechanical Engineers, having joined us in the spring of 2022.
Sam has his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida, and certification with Solidworks Drawing and Simulation. Sam brings three years of industry experience using root cause analysis to determine the how and why of a problem, applied knowledge of ISO 9001 and 13485, and testing alternate designs and processing methods to assess
What Sam has learned about Baymar so far is that the importance of process documentation and how even the smallest details when it comes to medical devices are instrumental to ensuring quality and reliability.
Sam grew up wanting to become a mechanical engineer, and has always loved fast cars. He can be found at the driving range hitting shanks, scouring used bookstores for a new addition to his editions, or hiking through the High Sierras in Yosemite.
Ben joined Baymar in the summer of 2022, coming to us with great exposure to IVD systems and engineering. He’s been in the engineering world for almost 10 years, and has a BSME and MSME from Purdue University, Indiana.
He describes his work at Baymar as relating to medical devices, keeping the mystery to those who ask about his job. He does enjoy that our team is on the same page for just getting the job done, and avoiding drama and politics. He recommends wearing comfortable shoes to work, as for some reason his desk gets his steps in.
Outside of work you can usually find Ben riding his motorcycle, fixing it, cooking some new dishes or finding hands-on DIY projects to keep his engineering brain happy. When Ben was a kiddo he dreamed of being a veterinarian, and he loves a good bowl of clam chowder.
Kale is one of our Associate Mechanical Engineers, and has known Baymar for quite some time. Kale has 13 years of industry experience and a degree in Drafting and Design. What makes Kale stand out is his ability to adapt, and quickly (we like that, it’s one of our core values).
When Kale was a kid he wanted to be a firefighter. We think he’s pretty close since the work Baymar does helps patients and saves lives. In his free time, he loves spending time with his dog, playing disc golf, or you might find him rock climbing in one of Arizona’s many destinations for outdoorspeople.
If asked about Baymar and his job, Kale tells people that he assists with the development and manufacturing of medical devices that have a positive impact on people affected by cancer and other serious ailments. He likes that his team at Baymar truly cares about the impact they have, and it’s constantly reflected and adjusted to in the work we do, day in and day out. He loves team projects the most.
His favorite food can be found locally, at Falora in Tucson. Order the Cavatelli and you’ll know what the best thing Kale has ever eaten tastes like.
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.