Jan-Michael Tressler
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Jan-Michael Tressler

Graduate of Berkeley (MS Robotics) & University of Chicago (MBA). Lockheed Martin, Novellus, Solyndra, and Trnio. 12-years experience in robotics

LinkedIn: http://lnkd.in/rFDXzz
Twitter: jm_tressler
San Francisco, California, United States
Member since August 04, 2014
Trnio founder. I believe 3D imagery will soon replace all 2D photos. Quote_down
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Colorado School of Mines , BS , Mechanical
University of California, Berkeley , MS , Robotics
University of Chicago Booth Business School , MBA , Entrepreneurship

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If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

I've seen a lot of entrepreneurs who build products without validating them. This leads to a product looking for a solution to fix.

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I am the founder of Trnio.  While at Solyndra, my group was tasked with re-engineering a piece of capital equipment the size of a basketball court.  The team used lasers and high-speed cameras in conjunction with 3D modeling software to complete the task.  From this work, the idea of Trnio and easy 3D came about.

I have 12 years experience in the semiconductor industry and in robotics, where his focus has been implementation of capital equipment solutions and general management and leadership.  

At Solyndra, I co-designed capital equipment spanning Solyndra’s entire manufacturing line, contributed to the development of the Solyndra’s go-to-market strategy, and managed multiple cross-functional teams in implementation of innovations and updates to the equipment architecture.  

At Novellus, I developed and spearheaded an initiative to increase capital equipment output by 50% through improved robotics.  The resulting increased output was responsible for year-over-year sales increase of 25%.