Engineering Executive
Accomplished leader with over 25 years of broad industrial and international experience in business development, commercializing technology, and establishing major engineering initiatives, both internally and externally.
  • Highly versed in electromechanical design
  • Managed numerous projects from concept to commercial fruition
  • Developed proprietary hardware and software solutions
  • Proficient in Solidworks, PCB123, Eagle, Visual Basic, Pascal
  • Created applications for PC, iOS, and proprietary controllers
Work Experience
TOMRA | Vice President - Engineering
2012 - Present
Executive level manager
Acts as liaison between North American, and Norwegian management and technical groups
TOMRA | Director of R&D / Engineering
2007 - 2012
Managed North American R&D / Engineering group
Completed many cross-functional projects on time and on budget
TOMRA | Product Development Engineer
2002 - 2007
Designed and developed market driven engineering solutions to adapt machine portfolio to specific customer requirements
TOMRA | Senior Technical Services Engineer
2000 - 2002
Provided support services for the complete Tomra portfolio of Reverse Vending Machines in the North American market
TOMRA (Mobile Redemptions Inc.) | Project Manager
1998 - 1999
Organized and managed the installation of on-line telecom equipment and supporting services for all RVMs in the New England Market area

TOMRA (Mobile Redemptions Inc.) | Service Manager
1993 - 1998
Managed Field Service Technicians

Ensured quality and customer satifaction
TOMRA (Mobile Redemptions Inc.) | Field Service Technician
1991 - 1993
Maintained and Serviced a route of Reverse Vending Machines in the North American market
Triaged and repaired electronic circuit boards and  modules, mechanical parts and software configurations
Professional Affiliations / Awards
Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
VIP award 2004, President’s Awards 2001 & 2003,
Engineering Fellow 2015
Lavoie, Peter, 2014, A Receptacle Assembly and a Reverse Vending Machine Comprising Said Receptacle Assembly, Patent Number 9292991, Issued 3/22/2016

Lavoie, Peter, 2014, Receptacle Assembly, Patent Number D756050, Issued 5/10/2016