The IPS Mission
Delivering product design excellence to diverse markets with precision, transparency and enthusiasm.
Where We Started
IPS was founded in 2007 by Mitch Maiman and Paul Severino, former executives of Symbol Technologies (now Zebra Technologies). As engineers with roots in product engineering and manufacturing, their goal was to build a product design and engineering services company to provide clients with a single source solution for concepts, industrial design, mechanical engineering, embedded software and systems architecture, mobile and enterprise application software, optical engineering and UXUI design.
How Far We’ve Come
Beginning with a small mechanical engineering staff, the breadth of capabilities and number of employees has grown to a staff of more than 100 designers and engineers in just over 10 years, providing the full-service end to end development that was part of the founders’ vision. IPS now serves customers across North America and global markets.
In January of 2018, IPS was acquired by Forward Industries (NASDAQ: FORD) with a shared vision of providing customers with end to end product design, development and manufactured, finished goods. The companies are actively and effectively collaborating and are energized by the new endeavor and are engaged with customers in realization of the extended vision.
Who We Are
Discover how IPS takes your product design and development to the next level by maximizing its speed to market with a multi-disciplinary team and great collaboration.
A Single Source Solution
IPS offers a single source solution for all product design needs.
Paul is the President and Co-Founder of IPS, building the company on a vision of delivering a comprehensive range of product design services to provide clients with effective solutions.
Paul has 26 years of experience in the fields of manufacturing and engineering, managing a wide range of projects, including early generation and advanced bar code scanners. His earlier career includes mechanical engineering positions at Ebasco and Fairchild Systems. Just prior to joining IPS, he served as Senior Director of Engineering and Senior Director of Manufacturing Engineering in Symbol Technologies, in Holtsville, NY.
Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master’s in Computer Science and Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Long Island University, C. W. Post. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with APICS certification.
Bob is the Chief Operating Officer of IPS and brings over 25 years of engineering experience that applies to all aspects of product design. At IPS, he is instrumental in incorporating all disciplines of engineering – from concept to full production, as well as all phases of lifecycle development.
Bob began his career at Symbol Technologies (Motorola) in Operations, where his responsibilities evolved into the development lead for flexible robotic and vision systems. He was also a member of the Advanced Development Group at Symbol developing Bluetooth v1.0. At Layer One, he developed next-generation 3G cellular solutions.
Approximately 10 years ago, Bob headed up a software department of more than 60 engineers at BAE Systems, then taking the Program Engineering Lead for the Mission Computing and Antenna Systems division.
His experience spans full product life cycle development for DoD, B2B, and B2C solutions.
Bob received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering focusing on Control Systems from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in Wireless Communications from Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and also has an MBA from SUNY Stony Brook.
With over 20 years of experience, June supports promotion of the IPS brand, including strategic planning, messaging and creative services management, with additional responsibility for software product marketing. Her team provides services in brand development, research, campaign and go-to-market strategy, collateral and content development, print/video production, website design, and training programs.
June’s early career was centered in fashion marketing working on behalf of companies such as Polo Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani. She was more recently instrumental in introducing and implementing next-generation technology into clients’ digital image development and digital asset management (DAM) systems. June spearheaded the sale and deployment of these remote collaboration software tools, which significantly reduced internal operations costs.
June earned her Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Fredonia and has continued her education in writing and foreign languages at NYU.
Mitch is Co-Founder and former President of IPS and has transitioned into a new group role as Business Strategy Consultant for IPS and Forward Industries to provide business strategy services.
Mitch honed his deep knowledge of product design on the strength of a 30-year career with companies that manufacture commercially successful products for the consumer, industrial, and DoD markets. This included employment with Norden Systems (now Northrop Grumman) and Applied Digital Data Systems (now NCR). Prior to launching IPS, Mitch was VP of Engineering at Symbol Technologies (now Motorola). Always espousing a hands-on approach to design, he holds a portfolio of numerous United States and international patents.Mitch holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
We speak openly, honestly and directly, choosing our words with thought and care. We deliver on our promises.
We think beyond the scope of the problem, uncover all underlying issues and come to complete resolution. We boldly explore innovative solutions to problems old and new.
Real collaboration allowing expression of diverse ideas and voices is central to our work. We measure our own success by the success of our customers.
We enjoy creating products that make a difference. We put our all into everything we do and have a great time doing it.