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 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.
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 bachelors 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 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!)
Gustavo Marin is one of 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 2 years and has been in the industry for more than 5 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.
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.
Luis Huertas joined Baymar Solutions as our Manufacturing Engineer in 2021 for our Tampa location, bringing 4 years of experience in engineering. Luis received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida.
Luis is new to the medical device industry, but he enjoys applying his strengths and experience here. He is a natural problem solver and likes projects centered around design and data analysis. He’s also learned from coworker Dan Hines that “if it’s not recorded, it didn’t happen.”
His dream job when he was a kid was that he wanted to make Legos. When Luis is off work he likes to take the kayak out on the plentiful local water spots here in Tampa Bay. Otherwise he enjoys cutting wood with his Miter saw. For what, we’re not sure. Sometimes you just need to saw something.
If you ever want to take Luis out to lunch, you can make his dreams come true by going to Shiso Crispy in St. Pete, FL, and ordering the Dirty Rice and Jackfruit Bowl.
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.
Julia Nelson is one of Baymar’s Mechanical Designers. Julia studied modeling and design at Evergreen Valley College, and holds certifications in 3d Modeling, Solidworks, and AutoCAD. She will be returning to college this year to complete her mechanical engineering degree.
She’s been working in the field for 15 years and really enjoys working for Baymar and comments that one our strengths is how much we value our employees. One of Julia’s strengths is her ability to work with anyone, and quickly adapting to team personalities.
Julia says she doesn’t have any hobbies but that might be because her 3 kids keep her very busy. Her favorite food is the Ice Pineapple Matcha Drink from Starbucks.
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.
Jim Wright is a Mechanical Engineer and a Licensed Mechanical Engineer (California) with over 40 years of engineering experience, in Aerospace. Jim earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University.
Jim was new to the Medical Device industry when he was hired at Baymar and after almost 2 years, he’s learned a ton. For Jim, Baymar’s engineering talent is diverse and flexible. One of his strengths is the longevity in his experience as a contract engineer, working on projects and seeing their evolution, through successes and mistakes, and being able to see what’s coming. We think that’s what you call wisdom, and we’re happy to have it on board.
Jim has an entrepreneurial spirit that he flexes with some online projects and businesses, and when we asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up he said he couldn’t remember! Jim loves Middle Eastern food or a good plate of fresh seafood.
Karim Sallam is a Staff Scientist with Baymar, bringing over 20 years of experience in the medical device and in-vitro diagnostics industry. He earned his B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona, and holds his Medical Device Certificate from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society.
As a scientist, his favorite type of project is one that is very collaborative. When Karim was a kid he wanted to help people, so he thought about becoming a doctor, or a firefighter. Now he helps people by developing instruments that diagnose cancer, so he’s not too far off. What he likes the most about Baymar is that there is a strong sense of trust among the team, and that allows everyone to adapt to meet the goals of projects.
In his free time Karim is an accomplished scuba diver, and teaches as an Assistant Scuba Instructor. When he takes the tank off, you can find him traveling, camping, and cooking. He claims not to have a favorite food, only that he enjoys it when someone else cooked, or trying local foods while traveling.
Daniel Qi is our Senior Systems Engineer, with a B.S. in Chemistry, M.S. in Chemistry, and PhD in Chemistry from Peking University and People’s University in China.
Daniel has extensive experience (over 20 years) in medical device development, as well as the specific area of microfluidics device and systems development. Daniel supports Baymar Solutions’ clients in the San Francisco Bay area.
As a child, Daniel wanted to be a scientist, and we don’t think he’s too far off. In his spare time he continues to use his strengths, and like to fix things. Daniel’s favorite food? Anything and everything his mother cooked at home. That might be our best answer yet.
Myles Nolte has been with Baymar since 2021, joining the team as a Mechanical Engineer with an eye for manufacturing problem solving and design.
Myles has earned certificates in GD&T, Catia, and UGNX, and a drafting certificate from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS. He brings 30 years of engineering experience and expertise to the team. He sees how valuable communication is for Baymar and how it brings the team together for creative problem solving, leaning on our diverse team of experience engineers and scientists.
When Myles has some free time he loves to restore classic trucks, and he loves an ice cold beer when he’s working. When he was younger he wanted to be an Engineer, just like his dad and it looks like he stuck to his guns.
Isaac Wetzel is a Lead Mechanical Engineer with Baymar, joining us in June 2021. Isaac attended UNC at Charlotte to attain his BSME, B.S. in Quantum Thermodynamics, and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, providing a diverse foundation for his engineering career.
One of his strengths is his ability to relay, relate, and communicate between different disciplines. Isaac sees the promise of continued growth with Baymar, and while he loves the laidback environment, he values how adaptable we are.
Isaac is an outdoorsman and enjoys hiking and mountain biking whenever he’s able to, otherwise you can find him programming, stock trading, enjoying poetry or board games. When he was a kid he wanted to be a mad scientist, and we don’t think he’s too far from it. A slice of NY style pepperoni pizza with a side of ranch is the way to Isaac’s heart.
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.
Tyler Garcia joined Baymar Solutions in the summer of 2021. Tyler is new to the medical device industry, but not new to working with his hands. He enjoys the tasks of assembly, and finds on most days his shift is over before he realizes it.
Tyler knows that working together as a team is better than trying to run a one-man show, and really enjoys that Baymar has the best interests of both our staff and customers as a priority at all times.
When Tyler was a youngun, he wanted to be a Marine Scout sniper. He likes to keep his activities outside when he’s not working by spending time fishing, riding motorcycles, and going boating here in sunny Florida. Favorite food? Wagyu Beef.
Dave Stevens is Baymar’s Lead Machinist, having joined our team early in 2021. Dave’s got over 35 years of experience running CNC machines and managing people, and his strongest talents are in print reading and fixture building for prototype runs. He says that Baymar is one of the better companies he’s worked for. He sees Baymar as a “well oiled machine, our people all work together as one to find a solution to always improve, whether it’s a new part, assembly, or a fifth build. It’s always prioritized to be the best.”
As a kid Dave wanted to drive heavy equipment. He’s always got a project working; he doesn’t like to be idle and enjoys woodworking when he’s not running our CNC machines. If you ever want to take Dave out to dinner, it’s best to be to a steakhouse that can grill a thick ribeye and serve it with a baked potato.
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.
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.