Edward Laganis

Design Engineering Director

New York
As Smart Design’s expert on all things engineering, Ed leads the development of innovative, tangible solutions to design challenges. He not only prides himself on sweating the technical details but also on growing businesses through leadership and process improvements.

With more than 20 years of experience in product development, prototyping, and manufacturing in industries such as mobility and transportation, medical, consumer, mobile and housewares, Ed also owns numerous utility and design patents.

As mentor to several startups and investment groups, Edward regularly advises entrepreneurs – new and seasoned – on the tools, emerging technologies, product development and design processes, and financial perspectives that underpin successful market launches. In his spare time, Ed participates in high performance racing events – a passion he brings to the design and engineering challenges on Smart’s automotive innovation initiatives.