Our Story

"The new culture of hardware engineering demands modern, integrated tools. Duro was founded to meet this requirement, and make hardware engineers’ lives easier."

Michael Corr
Founder & CEO

Our Core Values

Duro was founded on the principle that hardware engineering teams should be able to focus on their engineering responsibilities which is to bring cool products to market. They should not be burdened with the administrative nuances of setting up their data management tools. Modern engineering tools should work for them, not the other way around.

Duro has recognized early on that the hardware industry has changed. Workflows and data models popularized by the software agile renaissance are now permeating into the hardware toolsets. Hardware teams are becoming more software driven, and so should their data management tools.

With that in mind, Duro has built the first and only Agile Workflow PLM platform for managing CAD, BOM, and Supply Chain data. Teams can literally get up and running with just a few clicks and immediately begin reviewing and releasing BOMs to their suppliers in a properly revision controlled, central source of truth.

Meet the Team

Michael Corr

Co-Founder & CEO

Michael is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience designing and manufacturing various hardware products. Over the span of his career he has brought a range of products to market including drones, IoT devices, wearables, telecom equipment, and cleantech products.

With a focus in manufacturing, Michael has spent a significant amount of time managing production both in the US and overseas and has incorporated his learnings into Design For Manufacturability best practices.

Michael is passionate about leveraging software to automate and validate as much of a development cycle as possible. His determination to make hardware product development simpler and more reliable led him to start Duro Labs.

Kellan O'Connor

Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer

Kellan is a product-focused executive with origins in hardware design and manufacturing. He believes in customer-centric design, empowering engineers through the removal of mundane tasks and accelerating innovation through a fine-tuned product strategy.

Over the past 15+ years Kellan accumulated a broad range of experience in hardware design, manufacturing, product management, B2B SaaS, and operations. He previously developed hardware for SpaceX, launched an award winning IoT device and managed product launches for Epson America. As CCO at Duro, Kellan now focuses on supporting Duro customers and partners while promoting the “Agilization” of hardware product development.