Meet the Minds Behind the Designs
Matt founded The Hendey Group in 2009 because he saw a need for fresh concepts and ideation in manufacturing automation and product design. Matt knows his way around a successful business and believes there is no problem that can’t be solved by using a little ingenuity and forward-thinking. With over 25 years of experience in manufacturing and two decades of robotic automation experience, Matt leads his team through the collaborative process of problem-solving in order to give each client a customized solution designed specifically for their needs. His extensive manufacturing experience allows him to see a product’s design life cycle all the way to manufacturing. Along with running The Hendey Group, he is a partner in two other startups. One being Spir Bikes that has developed groundbreaking technology for the eMobility industry. The second being a AlGalCo which has made hydrogen technology available, on-demand, and easy to use for mobile applications in the renewable energy space. He has developed multiple patents through his out-of-the-box thinking and approach to problem-solving. He fills his free time with, coaching others in mountain biking, founding non-profits such as Mountain Bike Indiana, and volunteering with the Sertoma Club.
As an Industrial Designer, Rob is intrigued by patterns and the economy of design that nature creates in the world. His background as a Biologist, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, and former Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand brings diverse international experience for finding design solutions to problems. His work has focused on concept development and functional implementation of the design process on product development. He’s inspired by bodies of water, Thai and Japanese design, and furniture legends George Nakashima, Sam Maloof, and Joseph Walsh.
Sales and Business Development
An Airforce Vet with over 35 years of sales experience and management, Patrick is a proven, agile, teachable sales and business development professional with a track record of exceeding results, a strong negotiator, and a dynamic leader. A fast learner that enjoys working in a diverse, collaborative environment and forging lasting relationships with colleagues and clients. He has a strong sense of entrepreneurship, is a serial entrepreneur, and partner with 2 successful .com companies that were acquired in Silicon Valley. He is experienced at developing marketing strategies, public speaking, and a Shark Tank contestant. He is the inventor and founder of Erupt Fishing created a widely used fishing tool that is sold worldwide to anglers. He joined The Hendey Group after enlisting the team to help him develop Erupt Fishing’s RTD ( Rod threading device) from concept to successful startup. He loves sports including playing College Football, is an avid Bass Angler, and loves the outdoor life.
Cheryl understands that the little details make a big difference. Through her experience in the medical and educational fields, she has gained an understanding of exactly which details matter to clients, and how to fit those details into the big picture. When it comes to taking our clients from their first step to their second step and beyond, Cheryl uses her 15+ years of operational knowledge to create a plan that covers every need.
FDA and Compliance
Linda provides our team with over 15 years of experience working with highly rated and critical systems. Between her background in IT Quality Management System and experience working with multiple regulatory agencies, Linda knows how to fit our innovative solutions into existing systems and technology. She works with each client on finding the next steps to turn new ideas into practical solutions.
Our combined experiences give our clients a variety of tools and resources to solve their engineering and design problems. But we know that each client is unique, and it is up to us to not only draw upon our past experiences but to also look to the future to create and implement a solution that is as distinctive as each client we meet. Find out what solutions we can create for your business by filling out the form here.