Incorporated in 1984, HWI (Halleck-Willard, Inc.) is a turnkey research, development and engineering service company focused on providing innovative and responsive product realization solutions. HWI has been involved in the development of hundreds of products encompassing defense, communications, transportation, industrial/motor control and consumer industries. We also specialize in medical device design with expertise in FDA requirements and submissions.
At HWI we employ engineering professionals who are cross-trained in various engineering disciplines and have earned over 120 patents to date. Flexibility enables us to provide innovative and successful solutions for our customers regardless of our entry point in the development cycle.
As a small company, we are able to address our customer’s needs quickly and personally. We stand ready to serve. Contact us for an initial consultation.
MEET OUR TEAM
Michael Halleck is the President of HWI, a single source product development company established in Colorado in 1984. Mr. Halleck also serves as Vice President of Engineering for Sleep Methods, a venture funded sleep services company established in Washington DC in 2000. 35 years experience as an engineer in the electronic, computer science and mechanical fields. Highly experienced in real-time embedded, electro-mechanical (robotic), and digital signal processing systems. Listed inventor on 17 patents issued. Highly varied work experience in Military, Medical, Commercial and Industrial sectors. Participated with dozens of startups, providing services and guidance in raising capital, business and strategic planning, product development, regulatory, research studies and transfer to manufacturing. Worked with numerous research organizations: Mayo Clinic, National Jewish Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Hospital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola, to name a few of the more prominent institutions. As a full academic scholarship student, Mr. Halleck earned a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Tulsa.
Michael D. Halleck
Michael D. Halleck
David E Halleck, B.S.E.E./M.B.A, serves as HWI’s VP of Engineering Services having taken over this role in April 2018. Mr. Halleck is responsible for functional management, budgeting, hiring, planning, and technical oversight. Before joining HWI, Mr. Halleck worked as Sr. Manager at Bard Medical, Engineering Solutions Manager at Plexus, and Business Development manager at Sparton Medical Systems. Mr. Halleck is a graduate from the University of Colorado where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and Colorado State University with his Masters in Business.
VICE PRESIDENT, R&D
Ali Elhouderi is an Embedded Systems Engineer at Halleck-Willard Inc. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Sebha University in Libya, and his first Master’s degree in Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering from the University of Nottingham in the UK. Ali also holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he is presently doing a PhD in the field of Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on multi-class classification of heart murmurs.
Ali is specialized in firmware and software development, has architected and developed software for multiple projects in various fields and has been involved in projects from the R&D phase to production. Over his career, he has worked on numerous projects, chief among those are Seizure Monitoring system, Cold and Compression therapy, Marine Remote Monitoring and Control system and Wheelchair Collision Avoidance system.
SR. SOFTWARE DESIGN
David Nelson is an Embedded Engineer at HWI. He received his BSEE from the University of Arizona in 2000 and his MSEE from Arizona State University in 2005. During his career he has worked for companies such as Agilent Technologies, Raytheon Missile Systems, and Danaher (Hach). His specialties include hardware, firmware design and bringing a product from R&D through to production. He has been a part of teams in the design of several products including benchtop test equipment, missile electronics, water quality testers, and autonomous robots. Dave has experience in many aspects of engineering and feels comfortable digging into complex problems.
David Stotz is an Embedded Systems Engineer at Halleck-Willard Inc. He received his Electrical Engineering degree from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2006. While in school, he worked for a contract manufacturer as a test equipment technician, servicing In Circuit Test equipment, 3D X-ray inspection equipment, Advanced Optical Inspection equipment and functional test equipment. After school, he focused on medical device development. Working on pathogen reduction technology for blood product processing, design of a urine measurement device using optics for urine measurement and patient targeted temperature management. Experience ranging from software development, hardware development, software verification, production equipment design, production equipment verification and production equipment validation. David is currently involved in the development of devices with multi-sensor input and reporting to cloud platforms.
SR. FIRMWARE ENGINEER
Huan interned at HWI in 2017, helping to write embedded firmware and technical documentation. In 2018 he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Shortly thereafter, he re-joined the HWI team full time. Since then, he has worked in areas ranging from embedded firmware to full-stack web development. Relevant projects in these areas include: medical device firmware, IoT cloud backend development, and maintenance of frontend applications, both web and mobile.
Nick Hayes is an Embedded Systems Design Engineer for Halleck-Willard Inc. In 2017 Nick graduated from California Polytechnic with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Physics. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Electrical Engineering at CU Boulder. Nick has experience in the aerospace, biomedical and communication industries doing both hardware and embedded software work. At HWI he helped create Renesas Electronics’ ventilator reference design in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Before joining HWI in 2020, Kyle studied at the Colorado School of Mines. Kyle obtained a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering with a focus in data science. He contributed during his internship on various projects including product testing, prototype web development, and firmware for a home media control device. He is currently working on a ventilator for COVID-19 patients in a full-time position. Outside of work, Kyle loves playing music and spending time with friends and family.
Graduated from Anthem College in Phoenix, AZ (2001) with a degree in computer electronics specializing in both computer and consumer electronics repair. I have been actively working as a printed circuit board designer since early 2012 and acquired my IPC C.I.D (Certified Interconnect Design) Certification in 2013 and have since worked on many types of projects in many fields which include Prototype, Consumer Electronics, Medical, Military and Aerospace devices, with a focus on Schematic Capture, Analog, Digital, RF, High Power Switching Supplies, EMI Mitigation and High Density designs with high layer counts utilizing today’s high end tools such as Altium Designer, Cadence Allegro, OrCAD Capture, Mentor xDxDesigner, Pads, Pads Professional, and Expedition.
While a student at Fort Lewis College, Josh interned for HWI working on mechanical and electrical assembly, product testing, and creating and executing hardware and software validations. He recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Applied Physics. While balancing his rigorous studies, Josh also played tight end for the football team. He joined the HWI team shortly after graduation.
Joe graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. While studying at Mines, he worked with the Mines team participating in the 2020 NASA Lunabotics moon robot design competition as the Electrical Subsystem lead. In this role, he developed a novel wireless communication system using TCP for offboard robot communication and he also designed the robot’s onboard power system. Joe is a car enthusiast and especially enjoys repair and maintenance. In his spare time, he likes running, hiking, plein air painting, and film arts.