As the Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of the product development firm Ximedica, Aidan has built and grown a 25+ year design consultancy that employs over 120 people locally, has a marquee client list and is known on a global level. His career in industrial design has spanned from consumer products such as toys and sporting goods, to the design of over-the-counter health products and fully regulated medical devices. Aidan has been granted and/or applied for over 70 national and international patents. During his three decades at the helm of Ximedica, Aidan has affected significant economic and design impact through his nationally recognized product portfolio. However, the selection committee was most impressed by Aidan’s prolific design leadership within the field of industrial design in Rhode Island, noting the “pipeline” of young industrial designers who have worked for Aidan at Ximedica, as well as the number of start-ups that have grown from Aidan’s tutelage. He demands innovative problem solving from both his project teams at Ximedica and his design students at RISD, a mentorship influence that has had a tangible impact on the next generation of industrial designers in Rhode Island.