Jaime Arnett

Mechanical Engineering Technology '80, MS '00
Associate Engineering Consultant for Eli Lilly and Company

Jaime's ingenuity resulted in more than 48 U.S. Patents and an additional seven Patents Pending during his 19-year tenure at Bell Industries. The CEO of AT&T recognized his quest for discovery in 1994 with an AT&T Patent Award for “Significant Importance to AT&T's Commercial Success.”

Jaime’s interest in invention led him to Kohl Group in 2002. Among his responsibilities were to serve as a technical assistant conducting reverse engineering in support of patent infringement cases, consulting with clients on intellectual prop- erty strategy development, analyzing products to determine the technology that they employed, and creating claim charts for review with patent attorneys.

Jaime attributes his mechanical interests and success to “my parents who supported my academic pursuits, the excellent technical education that I received, personal drive, and God-given blessings, including inventiveness.”
In his most recent position with Eli Lilly & Co., Jaime has current engineering responsibility for a human growth hormone injector pen. His future aspirations include: becoming a major technical contributor for Eli Lilly; retiring or semi-retiring to teach; and building houses with Habitat for Humanity.

Jaime resides in Fishers, IN with his wife, Carol, and their three children — Chase, a Purdue student; Brock, a high school junior; and Alyssa, an 8th-grader. Outside of his career, Jaime enjoys playing the drums for a music group at his church, physical fitness, and family-related activities.

This was originally written for the Distinguished Technology Alumni Awards in 2004.