Our Team Story

Our Team Story

We believe in missions greater than ourselves. Infrastructure lays the foundation upon which our communities are built, it’s where we work, live and play and now more than ever, we get a chance to make a lasting contribution to today’s infrastructure. This will be by no means an easy mission, but by leveraging our diverse backgrounds and being all in, we can be agile and resilient in the face of defeats and challenges. Together, we have big plans to tackle some of the most challenging infrastructure problems of our time.

Meet the Team

Frank DeSantis


VP of Innovation

Frank has been with Stanley Black & Decker for 18+ years with various roles in Sales, Training, Channel Management, Product Development and Brand Marketing. Currently, Frank is the Vice President of Breakthrough Innovation for the Infrastructure Business of SBD where he leads a small team in Towson, Maryland. Frank is constantly meeting with startups, entrepreneurs, leading academic institutions, and potential partners for future inspiration. Frank graduated from Towson University where he met his wife Melissa and they have three beautiful daughters. Franks passion (outside of his family) is for sports; playing, watching and coaching.



Consumer Insights Lead

Michelle joined Stanley Black and Decker leading up the Voice of the Customer program for innovation. She has a background in consumer insights, market research, project management, and software engineering. When she is not collecting user feedback she is busy doing home improvement projects and landscaping.

Harry Zhong


Technical Lead

It all started with bins of Legos in the basement. Hours of clattering helped brew my love to build things. That love led me to stints in the automotive industry, personal protection and now infrastructure! During the off time, I like to build computers, mountain bikes, websites and my latest obsession – remodeling the dank basement into ultimate man cave / home theatre.

Ricky Willem


Electrical Product Designer

Design, Build, Enjoy, Break, Repair, Repeat.

I’ve been dreaming up and building projects since I was able to lift a screwdriver. I’ve been fascinated by mechanics and electronics my entire life, and I love to understand how things work. I love to challenge assumptions, push boundaries, and make awesome projects with limited resources.

In college, I studied electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as product design and sustainability – graduating with a Dual major in electrical engineering and product design and Innovation from Rensselaer Polytechnic. I focused on green energy, building racecars, ethical design, and changing the world.

On this team, we have a chance to make a big, positive impact on the world – and have a blast doing it.