Charlie Payne is a technical manager with vast experience in product design and manufacturing of electronic equipment and medical devices. He has been with NRG since 2006, serving a variety of technical roles, and has over eight year’s medical device experience. He became Vice President of Product Development and Manufacturing at NRG in 2007. Prior to joining NRG, Mr. Payne held management and technical leadership positions in a variety of roles with Bell Laboratories/AT&T/Lucent Technologies/Tyco Electronics. While at Bell Laboratories, Mr. Payne was recognized as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff and his experience includes process, product and sustaining engineering in support of manufacturing operations. In addition, Mr. Payne has developed numerous contract manufacturers and has experience with both domestic and international manufacturing operations. Mr. Payne has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master’s of Science degree from Texas Tech in Industrial Engineering.