The Team

BobPedros.pngRobert Pedros

Bob's passion for product development has been the motivation and vision for Veloce Engineering. His 20+ year career has taken him from fabricating product as a machinist/CNC programmer to conceptualizing and creating unique solutions for mechanical designs. Bob's medical device experience with US Surgical/Covidien R&D provided him the opportunity to design and develop stapling, ligating, hernia repair and access instruments. His perspective as an engineer and exposure to rapid prototyping has provided the insight to understand what clients expect from a service provider. Bob holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Fairfield University. His second passion is cooking pizza in his wood-fired brick oven, which he designed and built, and spending time with his wife, son and daughter.


Pete Dennean

Pete has been with Veloce Engineering since 2012 as the Rapid Prototyping Manager. Pete attended Southern Connecticut State University and focused on computer programming and accounting. Pete has been on the forefront of the Rapid Prototyping industry for 19 years and knows what it takes to build the highest quality parts. With a background in urethane casting, SLA model building and high quality finishing Pete is able to ensure Veloce delivers high quality parts quickly every time. When he finally sneaks away from work he enjoys hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, wood burning art and spending time with his family.

RussellDurand.pngRussell Durand

Our Estimating and Project Management Department is the heartbeat of Veloce Engineering, and Russell is the man behind the wheel. When he is not enjoying his ride to work behind his Hot Wheels edition Chevy Camaro he is steering the quotes into orders and ensuring they are executed on time to meet the fast turnaround times our clients are promised. After 29 years in the Rapid Prototyping industry Russell knows the demands of the industry, yet still finds a way to exceed client's expectations time and time again.

BrianSherkus.pngBrian Sherkus

Brian Sherkus is our in house model making expert, he has an associate's degree from Naugatuck Community College in Mechanical Engineering and Drafting.  Brian also supports our Engineering department with 3D Modeling and file conversions.  He is an integral part of the team and always steps up to help out whenever there is a need.  Brian's hobbies include practicing music and working on cars.


Peter Bayer

Peter is an innovative medical device development professional with 22 years of experience. Prior to joining Veloce, he held key product development positions with Covidien and Orchid Orthopedics. He has lead numerous successful development projects in diagnostics, women's healthcare, general surgery and orthopedics. Peter has expertise in FEA, GD&T, 3D tolerance analysis, DFM, designing with carbon fiber and DFSS. Peter holds a BS in physics from Acadia University, a BS in mechanical engineering from McGill University and an MS degree in mechanical engineering from RPI. He holds 30 patent or patent applications and is a licensed Professional Engineer (Connecticut). In his free time he is an Outdoor Emergency Care Instructor with the National Ski Patrol.

Tom-Campanelli.pngTom Campanelli

Tom Campanelli joins Veloce Engineering as an accomplished Product Design Engineer. Tom is a Graduate from Keene State College and was working in the power industry for several years before joining Veloce Engineering. With his mechanical aptitude and education he is a strong asset to our engineering dept.  Tom will also be supporting Veloce in a business development role.  In his free time he loves skiing, and snowmobiling with his wife Jennifer and daughter Hayley.

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