Michael Keer has 20+ years of high technology New Product Introduction experience in development and manufacturing. As founder of the Product Realization Group (PRG), Mike developed a consortium of Silicon Valley companies that can take products from idea to scale. Companies get to market faster, for less money than do-it-yourself. One source for prototype design and build, cost-reducing insights, and scalable manufacturing. Our clients include medical device, consumer electronic, and high-technology start ups, SMBs, and large companies such as GoPro, EMC, and Intuitive Surgical. Prior to PRG, Michael was Director of Operations for Paramit Corporation, a Silicon Valley Electronic Manufacturing Service provider where he supported over 30 high technology companies including Intuitive Surgical, KLA-Tencor, and DVD Play. At Paramit, he supported a 15 x increase in company value over seven years. He also held Management and Operations positions for Softeq Group, SemiPower Systems, Ericsson/Raynet, and NCR. Mike received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Masters in Manufacturing Engineering from Northwestern University. He is a regular speaker about Hardware technology trends, and is a Mentor for Stanford University’s StartX, Berkeley's Foundry, Lemnos Labs, and Wearable World.
About Product Realization Group:
PRG was founded in 2007 by Michael Keer. As a hardware industry veteran, Mike directly experienced how hardware startups and established businesses often missed key milestones and ship dates, resulting in increased costs, lost revenue and diminished market share. Increased global competition, time to market pressures, and technological complexities add to the risk of bringing new products to market. Mike envisioned a consortium of companies based in Silicon Valley that could help hardware companies get their products to market quickly and cost-effectively.
Today, PRG offers a “one-stop-shop” of outsourced new product introduction (NPI), new product development (NPD), regulatory compliance, cost reduction and quality improvement services to help companies bring new products to market and manage the product lifecycle. Experts span the disciplines of electrical and mechanical engineering, regulatory compliance, supply chain, manufacturing and marketing all overseen by a dedicated project manager. Engagements are tailored to business and product profiles, and partners work together to deliver services that range from product feasibility, rapid prototyping through initial global logistics and repair. With multiple partners supporting over 500 electronic high-tech clients, PRG has the experience and skills to help speed products to market while lowering risk, reducing costs and meeting key milestones.