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Evolve Design Solutions is composed of a team of experienced industrial designers and engineer associates which, over the years, have successfully developed products with varied manufacturing processes for the electronics, appliances, telecom, consumer, medical, sporting good and industrial markets. Our team's multi-disciplinary expertise provides the basis for broad-thinking that leads to innovative concepts and production ready solutions.

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Aldo Balatti, D.I.D., IDSA, SPE, SME
Principal & Founder

Aldo is an award-winning Senior Product Designer/Plastic Applications Specialist with 25 years of experience in a wide variety of new product development programs; mainly from concepts through to production. Prior to founding his own firm, Evolve Design Solutions Inc., in 2005, he spent 15 years as a consultant in product development working for two major design firms, where he spearheaded the plastic applications department and held the title of Design Engineering Director. Aldo has worked with many leading and reputable companies such as Black & Decker, Nortel Networks, Motorola , General Motors, Electrolux, Canada Post, MDS Nordion, Hydro-Quebec, C-MAC and CCM.

Aldo has substantial experience in 3D CAD modeling, mold filling analysis/simulation as well as in the development of injection molded components and plastic materials selection. He is an avid supporter of DFMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly), CE (Concurrent Engineering), RP (Rapid Prototyping) and RT (Rapid Tooling) as well as mold filling analysis/simulation. He holds many utility and design patents and is currently a silver member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) as well as a professional member of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

Aldo has published and presented many papers, was a guest speaker on the Discovery Channel as well as, on many occasions; has been a guest lecturer on Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling at Carleton University, in Ottawa. He was appointed as a board member to the Moldflow IMUG (International Moldflow User Group) and was elected an honorary member of the board of directors of the SPE/PD3 (Product Design & Development) division. He has served, since 2003, as a member of the SME Injection Molding Technical Group and the SME Design for Plastics Technical Group. For 2005-2006, he has been appointed Chair of the SME Injection Molding Technical Group as well as member of the SME Engineering Materials and Applications (EMA) Steering Committee. Aldo received, in 1984, an Industrial Design Diploma and scholarships from Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technologies in Barrie, Ontario.

Awards
- 2005 DX National Post Bronze Award, Black & Decker portable paintstation
- 2005 IDEA Business Week Silver Award, UFO GlowBuoy floating pool light
- 2005 Good Design Award, UFO GlowBuoy floating pool light
- 2004 DX National Post Silver Award, UFO GlowBuoy floating pool light
- 2004 DX National Post Bronze Award, Black & Decker 360 Bullseye laser level
- 2004 IDEA Business Week Bronze Award, Black & Decker 360 laser level
- 2003 DX National Post Bronze Award, Black & Decker 375 Workmate
- 2002 Modern Plastics Innovation Design, IAP ClearVision shield support system
- 2000 IDEA Business Week Gold Award, Sportscope Flex-Fit bicycle helmet
- 1997 ID Annual Design Review, Excellence Award, disposable cutlery set
- 1992 1st Price of Excellence, Montreal Kitchen & Bathroom Expo, Ultra shower
- 1991 (2) SPI Awards of Excellence, Business Equipment & Innovation, Dharma chair
- 1987 ID Annual Design Review, Honorable Mention, Swivel adjustable putter