Chad Paris

Class of 1999

Hewlett Packard Industrial Design Manager, Commercial Products

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Chad Paris is the Commercial Notebook Industrial Design Manager for Hewlett Packard, leading a team of designers creating notebooks, convertables, tablets, accessories and new form factors. Chad joined Hewlett Packard in 2012 and his team is looking at how we work, new technologies and business trends that will shape the future of the devices we interact with.

Recognized as an award winning creative throughout his career, Chad is realizing designs that deliver an emotive experience while linking to brand DNA. A Rochester native, Chad’s passion for design grew out of a strong artistic talent accompanied by influence of locally based Eastman Kodak Company. Graduating from RIT in 1999, Chad worked for several design firms servicing a diverse range of clients. Before joining HP, Chad spent 8 years at Eastman Kodak Company working in the Digital Capture and Devices Group.

Chad lives in Houston with his wife and twin boys.

EliteBook Folio 1020

The worlds thinnest and lightest notebook for business. At 15.7mm thin and 2.68 pounds, the HP EliteBook 1020 radiates ultimate in lightweight mobility. An aggressive backend taper and sleek forward leaning stance, combined with a sweeping side profile tapers up to an impressive 3mm untra-thin front. The choice of CNC aluminum and magnesium is not just for a robust exoskeleton. Authentic materials and rich finishes engage the senses creating desirability combined with the ultimate in durability.  The silky aluminum bead blast combined with a magnesium bottom enclosure, painted in soft touch, makes anyone carrying this product feel like they are holding something special. Business meets elegant sophistication.

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Honors & Awards

GOOD Design
2015 CES Innovation Award
PC Pro’s 10 Best Products

The above awards and achievements are a few of the extensive list of accolades received.