Richard Grimaldi

Richard Grimaldi

Brooklyn, NY, US




Grimaldi Amplification Inc., Brooklyn, NY, US, 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

Oct 2001 - current

DLV Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Design Assistant

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

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

New Lab, Brooklyn, NY, US, Design Intern

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.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Pratt Institute - Metal Shop, Brooklyn, NY, US, 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

Jun 2012 - May 2013

Gaia Power Technologies Inc, Peekskill, NY, US, 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.

Oct 2005 - Apr 2006

Evonyx Inc., Hawthorne, NY, US, 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.

Jul 2000 - Dec 2004

David Schumer Carpentry, Airmont, NY, US, Carpenter’s Assistant

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

Feb 1999 - May 2000


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Industrial Design

Bachelors of Industrial Design with a focus on Furniture and Product Design.

Product and Furniture Design Studio
3D Design
Sheet Metal
Production Methods: metal and plastic
Art and Design History

Sep 2008 - May 2013

Areas of Specialization