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Walt Maclay

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

President, Voler Systems

President, Voler Systems

5 vouches

Involved In


Nascent Objects
Serry Enterprises, Inc.
Spinal Singularity
Switchmate Inc.


President Voler Systems November 1979 - present
Senior Partner Product Realization Group January 2010 - present
Design engineer Interdesign 1977 - 1983
Design engineer Fairchild 1974 - 1977
Design Engineer Texas Instruments 1972 - 1974


Syracuse University Electrical Engineering 1969 - 1972

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

From 2008 to 2010 I was President of the Professional and Technical Consultants Association (PATCA). I am a senior life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the Consultants Network of Silicon Valley. I have been an instructor at Foothill College in the Product Realization Certificate Program, teaching successful new product introduction skills. I hold a BSEE degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University.

I am active in helping technology startup companies. I have participated in angel investor groups and advises startup companies. I have advised dozens of startup companies on technical and funding issues. I have mentored startups at Techstars and Cleantech Open. I have been a reviewer for NSF SBIR grants. As founder of my own company, I have dealt with issues of funding, product development, marketing, sales, and finance, giving me the experience to advise others. Voler Systems is a member of a technology consortium, the Product Realization Group, which provides all the services to introduce new technology products. I started and led two forums for CEOs of small companies to discuss issues of importance to them.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I like to work with people developing electronic hardware products.

As an Advisor

I like to advise in technical areas, and I can refer people to others in my network.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Lee Stein
Owner, Stein Writes, Inc.. Previously Partner, Marketing Support, Inc.. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.
Walt has superb technical product design skills. He's particularly adept at designing medical instrumentation, but can work in other electro ... nic engineering areas as well.
Jack Millerick
We worked together  •  Engineer, MSD.
Walt is insightful, organized, professional, understand the industry and he gets the job done.
Joel Williams
We worked together  •  Owner, emLinux. The Ohio State grad.
Walt is knowledgeable, articulate, resourceful and helpful, plus he is an all-around great guy.
Jay Muns
Director, Business Development, Ops-A-La-Carte. Previously Program Manager, Nuvation.
Walt's done a great job of transforming and growing his business through effective networking. He's very successful running a services busi ... ness.
Dipankar (Dipu') Ganguly
Technology Commercialization Consultant, Consultancy. Previously Senior Director, Global Engineering HealthTech, Celestica.
Deep experience turning concepts into well engineered products.

Joel Williams
They're my friends  •  Owner, emLinux. The Ohio State grad.
Joel is a very experienced consultant who is very capable.