Meet MIRAN

Maria Barbera

Creative Director

Maria graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL, with a degree in Advertising Design. Beyond her graphic design skills, Maria specializes in branding, packaging, and environmental graphics.

Kevin Collins

Engineering Manager

Kevin has a bachelor of science degree in Product Design Engineering from Western Michigan University’s Lee Honors College in Kalamazoo, MI. Kevin’s area of expertise is industrial engineering.

Andy Cremer

Vice President of Design & Product Development

Andy leads the creative design and development teams at MIRAN and has experience in many areas, including international product design and commercialization. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a BFA in Industrial Design.

Jim Draper

Project Management Group Leader

Jim is a journeyman machinist and applies his knowledge to prototype building as he leads the project management team at MIRAN.

Karen Hannon

Manager of Client Services

Karen studied business and project management and now applies her project management expertise as she leads MIRAN’s Client Services team.

Damon Johnstun

Senior Creative Director

Damon graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Interior Architecture. While in school, he studied abroad in Rome, Seoul, and Tokyo. Researching design trends and environmental and luxury brand design are among his areas of expertise. Damon is LEED AP ID+C certified.

Kurt Katsma

National Sales Manager

Kurt graduated from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI, with degrees in Marketing and Finance. While in college, Kurt studied in Budapest, Hungary. He applies his marketing and sales skills as he leads the sales team. 

Tan Le

Senior Creative Director

Tan graduated with a BA in Graphic Communications from the University of Houston. He specializes in brand development and graphic and human-centered design. Tan is a Fellow Member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Greg Latsch

Director of Product Feasibility

Greg combines his knowledge of structure, aesthetics, and economics to solve customer needs. He graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with degrees in Civil Engineering and Structural Design.

Walter Miranda

President

Walter holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois. As he leads MIRAN, his focus is on business strategy and business development.

Lou Thurmon Shonka

Vice President, Marketing

Lou holds a BS from the University of Central Missouri. She applies her knowledge of human-centered design and ethnography to create meaningful user experiences as she leads MIRAN’s marketing team. Lou is a member of the Design Thinking Advisory Board at Missouri State University.

Caleigh Stowe

Product Development Engineer

Caleigh majored in product design and manufacturing engineering from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. She brings her product design and development engineering expertise to the product design team.