193 Clinton Avenue, Apt 9B ▪ Brooklyn, NY 11205

(914) 373-9652 ▪ rgrimald@pratt.edu▪ www.richardgrimaldi.com


Independent Contractor/Freelance Design, New York, NY    Present

DLV Design, Brooklyn, NY  08/13-Present

Design Assistant

Assembly and finishing of furniture and products. Steamlining and execution of unique finishing processes. Renovation of gallery space showcasing DLV furniture line. Maintaining and organizing clean shop and work environment.

New Lab, Brooklyn, NY     05/13—08/13


Responsible for creation and organization of a shared prototype/wood shop. Assembly, building and finishing of “TreeShell” product for sale in the MOMA Store. Streamlining of production methods which includes building custom jigs/fixtures for small production runs.

Pratt Institute Metal Shop, Brooklyn, NY       06/12—05/13

Student Monitor / Shop Assistant

Machinery maintenance, upkeep and repair. Work closely with students from all departments on their projects and monitor their safety. Troubleshooting and teaching fabrication methods as needed. Assist welding/fabrication and sheet metal professors during their classes. Train new student employees

Grimaldi Amplification Inc. (high-end amplifier design and repair)      10/01—present

President, Designer, Engineer

Manufacture custom, vintage style vacuum tube guitar amplifiers from the ground up. Design and construct dovetailed hard wood cabinets, cover cabinets with cloth and tolex and hand wire all of the electronics. Repair musical amplifiers and consumer electronics.

Gaia Power Technologies Inc., (energy management and storage), Peekskill, NY      10/05—4/06

Senior Engineering Technician/Manager Manufacturing

Developed efficient, cost saving, UL-compliant, manufacturing techniques and designs for modular AC/DC power storage and energy management units. Fabricated steel and aluminum prototypes. Installed power storage and management units. Oversaw inventory, working closely with vendors to lower costs. Construction of walls, storage lofts, and custom work stations. Implemented safety standards in corporate offices, warehouse and manufacturing shop. Shipping and receiving. Oversaw and trained new employees.


Evonyx Inc. (alternative fuel research company), Hawthorne, NY    7/00—12/04

Laboratory Technician/Engineer Assistant /Safety Officer

Research and development testing in cathode lab, including developing unique testing methods. Built custom apparatus for testing. Fabricated prototypes of fuel cells for testing and troubleshooting. In charge of daily maintenance and repair of machinery. Chemical waste management and safety. Managed inventory and shipping.

David Schumer Carpentry, Airmont, NY  2/09—5/00

Carpenter’s Assistant

Residential construction including; trim, floors, sheetrock, windows/doors, vaulted ceilings, cabinetry.


Construction, furniture, woodworking, upholstering, gilding, metalworking, prototyping, model building, photography. MIG, TIG, brazing, soldering and torch welding. NYC G60 certified. Strong organizational, personal, and managerial skills. Troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, modification, research, restoration and/or fabrication of machinery, furniture, musical amplifiers and consumer electronics from all eras. Solidworks, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, Mac, PC. Knowledge of process development, electronics, wiring, schematic reading, carpentry, joinery.


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design, May 2013

Pleasantville High School, Pleasantville, NY 

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