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The Story

Behind every engineering success story are tales of a kid who would take apart his toys, tinker with dad's tools and perform free disassembly services on electronics devices, upsetting family members and friends.  An overactive imagination that would demand sketching and doodling in every boring class, leading to subpar grades in irrelevant study topics.

The road to the creation of Prototype Monster is a long one, filled with lessons from industry heavyweights and well-seasoned veterans of design and manufacturing.  The creation of this company was preceded by learning and mastery of a very particular skillset.  This skillset is now provided to entrepreneurs in a compact, easy to understand, but thorough fashion.

I’m Tony Suarez, owner of Prototype Monster and my passion is in developing and manufacturing new products.  Truth is, nothing in life is as sweet as the joy of reaching the marketplace with an innovative and unique new product that improves the life of its users, and provides a source of income to the inventor-entrepreneur.  I have helped launch products in the fields of aerospace, automotive, consumer products, garments, home & car audio, LED lighting, medical devices, search and rescue equipment, tools and more.

I possess extensive knowledge of FDA regulations, food safety regulations, ISO compliance, mass manufacturing, short run fabrication, sourcing and much more.

I have 21+ years of product development, engineering, design and project management experience as well as a business background which aids in the proper guidance of new product development and launches. I provide support and development services for entrepreneurs, small businesses and corporations.  Some of these services include product evaluation, design, engineering, prototyping, factory sourcing, manufacturing management and importing.

My career path began after university studies as an apprentice, learning to program CNC mills and lathes, and eventually crafting high-precision CNC metal and plastic parts for a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, military and medical fields, as well as consumer products and many others.  Continued learning in the field allowed me to expand onto 5-axis milling, EDM and sheet metal, as well as injection molding, extrusions and others. This foundation would pave the way for the future.

 

Subsequent product developer and mechanical designer roles allowed me to learn the nuances of design, engineering and effective product launches with a variety of design teams and valued mentorships by entrepreneurs that inspired a heightened sense of engineering awareness and work ethic.

With great pride I aim to fulfill the demand for knowledgeable product development and manufacturing specialists that possess the experience and proven trajectory to bring ideas to market successfully.

What We Do

I offer customized a-la-carte services that help move your idea into manufacturing and beyond.  I teach my clients how to think like entrepreneurs, and provide a framework for continued personal development that includes a scheme for analysis of competitor products, a granular breakdown of the processes involved as well as the personalized coaching necessary to cross the finish line successfully.

I invite you to review our Learning Center to learn about the major topics involved with your entrepreneurship journey.  If after reading these you still feel you are on the right path, I invite you to select one of our Consultation Packages.

Product Design Engineer Summary

  • 21+ years of design, engineering, manufacturing and commercialization experience in a wide range of fields.

  • Senior level mechanical design of complex machines, electromechanical devices, inventions and packaging.

  • Familiar with interdisciplinary engineering efforts and the iterative product development process.

  • Vast experience in design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) of commercial products.

  • Experience with soft goods, cut-and-sew and ‘push-pull’ garment production.

  • Significant CPM and gate-based project management experience.

  • Product lifecycle management from concept to manufacture.

Professional Experience

Product Development & Engineering

  • ACR Electronics

  • B/E Aerospace

  • Bellefit

  • JL Audio

  • Liteglow Industries

  • Medtronic

  • Vapor Shark

CNC Operator & Programmer

  • Ligi Tool & Engineering

  • United Electronics Corporation

Other Roles

  • Factory Acceptance Testing

  • Factory Automation & Optimization

  • Fulfillment & Warehouse Consulting

  • Import/Export Consulting

  • International Procurement & Logistics

  • Market Research & Analysis

  • Product Life-cycle Management

  • Project Management

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 1998 – 2002

  • Business Administration Studies, Florida International University, 2006 – 2007

Fields of Work

  • As Seen on TV Inventions

  • Aerospace Devices & Installations

  • Automated Assembly Equipment

  • Automated Production Equipment

  • Automated Test Fixtures

  • Automotive & Home Audio

  • Automotive Parts & Accessories

  • Automotive Suspension Components

  • Chemicals & Cleaning Compounds

  • Cosmetics & Perfume Bottles

  • Dental Tools & Devices

  • Exhibits & Trade Show Displays

  • Food & Candy Products

  • Footwear

  • Graphics & Signage

  • Handheld Tools (Manual & Electronic)

  • Home Brewery Equipment

  • Home Decor & Fixtures

  • Interior and Exterior Car Accessories

  • Kitchen Cabinetry & Countertops

  • LED Lighting (Home & Industrial)

  • Marine-Grade Hardware & Parts

  • Medical Devices (Class I, II & III)

  • Motorized Scooters & Carts

  • Office & Restaurant Stationery

  • Packaging (Disposable & Modular)

  • Pet Products

  • Poolside Products

  • Search and Rescue Equipment

  • Smoking Devices & Paraphernalia

  • Specialty Hardware

  • Sunglass Accessories

  • Vapor Mods & Mechanicals

  • Vapor Atomizer Tanks & Drippers

  • Water Purifiers & Filters

Confidentiality

Trust is the most important component of our business.  Clients are protected by a legally binding Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement.  This agreement extends to our employees, contractors and suppliers.  We work exclusively with Docusign digital NDA system, if you have a proprietary NDA you would like us to sign, please submit it via email.  If you would like to sign our document, please visit our Non-Disclosure Agreement page.

Work For Hire & Ownership Rights

We pride ourselves in providing solutions for our clients, including idea development, invention engineering and patent development in a “work for hire” fashion, meaning, you own the rights of all Intellectual Property including any new technology that is created by us during the process of product development.

During commercialization and sales, you, the Business Owner Retains Full Ownership Rights over the product.  All revenue stemming from the sale of products we develop are for the benefit of the business owner.  This business model allows us to provide fast, affordable turnaround services.

About the Firm

Prototype Monster was founded in 2017.  Our 3,000+ sq. foot Miami Lakes office offers the perfect mix of office space for engineering staff, prototyping and assembly machinery and congregation areas.

Prototype Monster, Inc.

16969 NW 67th Avenue

Hialeah, FL 33015

Suite 201

Phone: (305) 521-9080

Email: info@prototypemonster.com

Office Hours:

Monday thru Thursday 9AM - 5PM

Fridays we are closed to the public.

No walk-ins are accepted

By appointment only

Face masks are optional

We are located 1 block north off 826 (Exit on NW 67th Ave Ludlam Road).  Our offices are in the Guy Brickman State Farm Building next to the Marathon gas station.  We are in the 2nd floor, in suites 201, 203 and 205.  Please use the Suite 201 entry. Please double check the final destination on your GPS.

Staff

Tony Suarez

Owner Operator

John Cathey

Senior Designer

Paul Lando

Director of Engineering

Lei Qiu

China Production Management

Robert Fernandez

Business Development

Michele Bloise

Administrative Assistant

Book a Consultation

We pride ourselves on performing above-average work that borders on, and nears perfection.  This requires us to work diligently within tight deadlines to fulfill the duties of our cherished clientele.  A big difference between us, and other nationally recognized firms is that we don't employ sales personnel.  We have found that working with a sales team can often lead to aggressive sales tactics and in some instances, sales of services to clients who are not well-qualified, or whose projects are not technologically feasible.

 

Not having a sales staff means that our Engineers must put billable work aside, in order to discuss new projects and onboard incoming clients.  This is an extremely bespoke process by which we engage new clients and conversationally organize their thoughts and visualize their business from top to bottom, pointing out process difficulties, manufacturing challenges and solutions, as well as the best ways to move forward.

After this meeting has taken place, a formal quotation for services is presented.  We put considerable time and thought into evaluating your product and preparing a highly customized proposal.  This time is used to better understand our clients' needs and to ensure our estimate will be accurate and in line with your goals and vision.

We anticipate that our evaluation and proposal will help you clarify your thoughts about your product. Our consultations often give our customers a detailed technical education on how their product could best be made and brought to market, as well as a complete breakdown of the product development process. 

 

We pride ourselves on providing this service for our customers knowing that our competitors do not do this.

Due to tight work deadlines we have found the best way to work with incoming clients is to set aside a billed work session, where we discuss the project in depth, without compromise.  The work sessions can be scheduled in-house at our office in Miami, Florida or via Phone / Zoom / WhatsApp / FaceTime or any other messaging app. Please select the applicable service based on your current situation.