Lathrop Engineering, a Paramit Company, Appoints Robert Lathrop as President

SAN JOSE, CA – November 8, 2016 – Lathrop Engineering, a Paramit company that designs and develops medical device and life science instrumentation, today announced that Rob Lathrop has been named President.

As the former Vice President of Engineering at Lathrop, Rob brings over 20 years of experience in leading multidisciplinary teams, project management, and designing and developing complex scientific instrumentation. He has been instrumental in expanding the company’s client base, and his optimization of the product development process now enables Lathrop to complete even the most complex projects on timelines no one else can match. Rob’s leadership of design and engineering teams through many successful projects over the years has built strong working relationships with clients, as well as their continued repeat business.

Rob holds both a BSME and MSME from the University of Santa Clara, and has served on the University’s Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Board for the last 10 years. Finding it important to give back to young engineers coming up in the ranks, he also contributes his time, mentoring, and training as part of his activities on the board.

Joe Carter, BSME, has been appointed Vice President of Engineering and has over 25 years of experience in new technology and product development. In his previous role as Senior Program Manager at Lathrop, Joe regularly managed the company’s project teams through the development of many complex scientific products. Previous to joining Lathrop Engineering, Joe headed Carter Design and Engineering, his own product development consultancy, where he worked with clients such as Ciphergen Biosystems, LightSpeed Genomics, and Mission Medical. Prior to that he led the Mechanical Engineering group at LabCyte, and held senior mechanical engineering roles at Complete Genomics, Philips Medical Systems, and other companies throughout his career.

“Rob and Joe have doubled the design end of our business over the last six months. We are confident in their abilities to grow the business even further while maintaining the highest quality of work for our customers”, said Billoo Rataul, CEO of Paramit.

Bob Lathrop has retired after 34 years as President of Lathrop Engineering and is now a member of the Advisory Board at Paramit.

About Paramit

Paramit delivers peace of mind in the development and manufacturing of complex medical and life science instruments, harmonizing the processes for exceptional time to market. Its innovative approaches include enabling customers to own their design at the end of the development process and manufacturing with a “zero defect” goal that results in better than best-in-class quality. The company’s focused experience, ingenuity and tenacity eliminate traditional product development and manufacturing challenges. For more information, please visit


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