Justyna Teverovsky is a specialist in electronic and active textiles, with 15 years of experience in the field of electronic textiles research, material development, and product development. She has a materials engineering background and has been focused on product development for both the military and commercial markets for the past 20 years. Currently, she is a partner in Fabric Works, LLC, and provides integration solutions for companies pursuing products containing electronic textiles.
Summary of qualifications
- Unique combination of product development, complex problem solving, and technical leadership skills.
- Proven ability to organize and lead interdisciplinary projects, and to respond rapidly to changes.
- Accomplished team leader, able to lead cross-functional teams to conceptualize, design, and prototype new products.
- Experienced in interacting with clients. Excellent communicator, both within team and to management.
- MBA summa cum laude, Babson College
- M.S. and B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, MIT
- Technical strengths include:
- Electronic textile development
- Polymer characterization, processing, and structure
- Product development
September 2007 – present
Fabric Works, LLC
Product and Project Management, Electronic Textiles
- Performed variety of product development contracts for clients in a range of industries, from athletic brands to home health monitoring to medical devices.
- Performed contract for Polartec, LLC as Product Manager for E-Textiles
- Duties included project management, product development, marketing strategy, communications both within company and to customers
- Launched new e-textiles product – the Polartec™ Heat™ Jacket – in very short timeframe
April 2005 – August 2007
R&D Manager, Coated Fabrics
- Managed R&D projects and project portfolio for €100 million business unit.
- Supervised team of 10 engineers and technicians.
- Conducted product development projects involving weaving, fabric structures, fluoropolymer coatings, with applications in protective systems, food production, resin casting, and others.
June 1993 – April 2005
Senior Engineer and Team Leader, Electronic Textiles (2001 – 2005)
- Integrated Project Team Leader for the Objective Force Warrior Program, Phase I, Eagle Team (September 2002 - May 2003)
- Coordinated over 50 people across 14 organizations in 16 disciplines, resulting in the award of $100 million Phase II contract to Eagle Team.
- Led team to conceptualize and produce prototypes of new soldier combat uniform – produced 4 prototypes in 8 months.
- Final ensemble design won Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 2003 International Award for Excellence.
- Team Member, Narrow Fabric Cable Development
- Conceptualized and prototyped narrow fabric USB cables, leading to $3 million in additional government programs, a patent, and the invitation to participate in the Objective Force Warrior program.
- Program Manager, Body-Borne Textile Antenna Development
- Prototyped one visual and one functional textile-based body-borne antenna integrated into military vests.
- Led collaboration of Foster-Miller team with BAE Systems antenna specialists.
- Principal Investigator, Wearable Sensor Embedding Techniques
- Designed and prototyped body-borne medical monitoring system, leading to new collaborations with the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (ARIEM) and Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC).
Senior Engineer, Polymer Processing (1999 – 2001)
- Led research in Biodegradable and Environmental Polymers for US military applications.
- Developed new biodegradable polymer formulations using novel techniques to act as replacements for traditional plastics in sonobuoys for the US Navy.
- Developed biodegradable media blast formulation for the US Air Force.
Staff/Project Engineer, Polymer Processing (1993 – 1999)
Aug 1991 - June 1993
Research Assistant, Polymer Physics Laboratory
Sept 1997 – May 2004
MBA summa cum laude
- Classes taken include Product Development and Design, Intellectual Property, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Managing Operations, Managerial Accounting, and Marketing
Sep 1991 - Jun 1993
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Polymers Concentration
Sep 1986 - Jan 1991
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering
Selected patents and publications
Patent 8,158,002: “Responsive gels and methods of use thereof.”
Patent 6,729,025: “Method of Manufacturing a Fabric Article to include Electronic Circuitry and an Electrically Active Textile Article.”
Patent 6,727,197: “A Wearable Transmission Device.”
Wilson, P. and Teverovsky, J., “New Product Development for E-Textiles: Experiences from the Forefront of a New Industry”, New Product Development in Textiles: Innovation and Production. Ed. L. Horne. Oxford: Woodhead Publishing Ltd. & The Textile Institute, 2012. 156-174. Print.
Slade, J., Wilson, P., Farrell, B., Teverovsky, J., Thomson, D., Bowman, J., Agpaoa-Kraus, M., Horowitz, W., Tierney, E., Winterhalter, C., "Mechanical Testing of Electrotextile Cables and Connectors, "Electronics on Unconventional Substrates - Electrotextiles and Giant-Area Flexible Circuits, Materials Research Society, Shur, M., Wilson, P., Urban, D., Ed., Warrendale, Pennsylvania, 2003.
Slade, J., Wilson, P., Farrell, B., Teverovsky, J., Thomson, D., Bowman, J., Agpaoa-Kraus, M., Horowitz, W., Tierney, E., Winterhalter, C., "Improving Electrotextile Wearability Using Stiffness Testing Methods, "Electronics on Unconventional Substrates - Electrotextiles and Giant - Area Flexible Circuits, Materials Research Society, Shur, M., Wilson, P., Urban, D., Ed., Warrendale, PA, 2003.
Teverovsky, J., Blizard, K., Kovar, R., “A Novel Biodegradable Plastic Media Blast”, ANTEC 97, 1997.