Before joining Very, Melvin was the director of engineering/principal firmware engineer at Amatis Controls LLC. He also has extensive experience in electrical engineering and embedded development from other previous roles for John Deere, Four Lakes Technology, and Automated Industrial Designs. 

Melvin is also the inventor of awarded patent US9642022B2 for wireless network design, commissioning, and controls for HVAC, water heating, and lighting system optimization. 

Melvin holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin Platteville.