Simplifying the complex with engineering excellence

People make the difference

Our engineers average over twenty years of experience, and hail from top universities like Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and University of California San Diego. More than half hold advanced degrees and we have so many inventors on staff that, collectively, they hold or share over 150 patents.

Even better, our core teams in San Diego and Vancouver-Portland are regularly expanded upon with our strategic partnerships and key consultant relationships. Commitment to people is a core strategy of ours, and helps to ensure that clients' needs – for significant resources or specialized skills – are ready to be met by Simplexity.

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Dorota Shortell

Dorota Shortell

President  
Washington Office
  • Education

  • MSME, Stanford University
  • BSME, Loyola Marymount University (summa cum laude)
  • Recognition

  • Portland Business Journal Forty under 40 Award winner
  • Director, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Oregon Chapter
  • Fellow, Institute for the Advancement of Engineering
  • Fellow, Tau Beta Pi
  • Fellow, National Science Foundation
  • Best of Program in James F. Lincoln Awards Program
  • Scholar of the Year (Valedictorian), Loyola Marymount University
  • US patent holder
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Bringing my own invention, Zip 'n Hang, to market
  • Cooking and baking
  • Yoga
  • Nature and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest
  • Favorite Quote

  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.
  • – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Expertise

  • New product design and development
  • Bringing inventions to market
  • Project management
  • Customer interface
  • Design of injection-molded, sheet metal and machined parts
Robert Beauchamp, PE

Robert Beauchamp, PE

Sr. Director  32 years experience
California Office
  • Education

  • BS Math, Cal Poly Pomona
  • MS Engineering, Cal Poly Pomona
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • My wife, my three kids and my two Boxer dogs. Everything else is nonsense.
  • Favorite Quote

  • Fall down seven, stand up eight.
  • – Japanese proverb
  • Expertise

  • Printer customization:
    • Customization of inkjet printers for specific applications such as industrial barcodes, rigid media, etc.
  • Programming:
    • Windows .NET (VB.NET and C#)
    • PIC-C for PIC firmware development
    • Python
    • ImageJ
  • Micro-fluidics:
    • Design of small capillary ink delivery systems
  • Optics / sensors:
    • Emitter-detector pairs
    • Low-cost detectors of printed lines
  • Experience

  • Two years at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • 25 years at Hewlett Packard, working in all facets of inkjet print cartridges and printers. Retired as lead mechanical architect.
Minh Duong

Minh Duong

Director of Engineering  
California Office
  • Education

  • BSME, UC San Diego
  • Recognition

  • Designed and built two models of highly efficient electric concept cars
  • Designed and built motorcycle power car
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Energy-efficient transportation
  • Vehicle design and assembly
  • Favorite Quote

  • Unencumbered by the thought process
  • – Tom and Ray Magliozzi
  • Expertise

  • Concepts and architecture for a wide variety of products
  • Miniature, high-precision, multi-functional mechanisms for high-volume products
  • Efficient electric vehicle architecture
  • Experience

  • Inkjet photo printer architecture (ME lead)
  • Concentrated solar system development (ME lead)
  • Set top box (ME lead)
  • Paper pick, separation and transport systems
  • Web/converting systems
  • Automated backup data storage libraries
  • Lever drive wheelchair development
  • Off-axis neutral beam articulation system (ME lead)
  • Extremely high power bus system
Ed Snow

Ed Snow

Sr. Director, Digital Systems  30 years experience
California Office
  • Education

  • BS Computer Engineering, UC San Diego
  • MS Computer and Electrical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Recognition

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Teaching for UCSD Extension, John Paul Catholic University
  • Program management
  • Real-time operating systems
  • Device drivers
  • Favorite Quote

  • Expertise

  • Systems engineering and architecture (digital systems)
  • Embedded programming (C, assembly)
  • Printing systems
  • Mobile platforms (iOS, Android)
  • Experience

  • Program manager for Memjet's first market entry
  • Executive at DriveCam as VP Engineering followed by VP Field Operations, developing the hosted/cellular product line and bringing it into the field
  • President of TTM Engineering, an engineering services company
  • Firmware architect for HP's entry into the flatbed All-in-One printer market
  • Principal engineer for DEC, working on Alpha PC's and operating systems
  • Firmware engineer on HP's first color inkjet printer
Jeff Hixson

Jeff Hixson

Sr. Director  
California Office
  • Education

  • BSME, San Diego State Univ.
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • High performance automobiles (especially Mopar Muscle)
  • Design and construction of electric vehicles
  • Red wine
  • Red meat
  • Favorite Quote

  • I like too much
  • – Jeff Hixson, age 3
  • Expertise

  • Conceptual development with an eye toward simplicity and manufacturability at required volumes
  • Trouble-shooting, problem solving and "root cause" analysis
  • Design of Experiments
  • Sheet feed systems
  • Web Drive Systems
  • Motion transfer systems (gear trains, cams, levers, cables)
  • Welded tubular structures
  • Experience

  • 10 years - Hewlett Packard - Manufacturing Process Engineering
  • 1 year - Design and construction of V8 mid-engined sand buggy
  • 10 years - PDG, PDG Hightower, Flextronics - Assembly and test tooling, printer subsystem design
  • 2 years - Kodak - ME product manager for 1st Kodak inkjet printer
  • 5 years - PDGOncore - Data cartridge handling, DVD kiosk, more printer subsystem design.
  • 2 years of Sundays - Designing and constructing 3-wheel electric sports car
Steve Mott

Steve Mott

Sr. Director  
California Office
  • Education

  • BSME, Stanford Univ.
  • MSME, UC Berkeley
  • Recognition

  • 2 U.S. patents
  • 1 U.S. patent pending
  • UCSD Executive Program
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • READ San Diego, Spanish, Words, Architecture
  • Favorite Quote

  • What a beautiful world this will be... What a glorious time to be free.
  • – Donald Fagen, IGY
  • Expertise

  • Project management, Business development, Mechanical engineering
  • Experience

Michael Allison, PE

Michael Allison, PE

Sr. Mechanical Engineer  30 years experience
Washington Office
  • Education

  • BSME, Colorado State University
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Automobile racing and component design
  • Metal and wood working
  • Favorite Quote

  • Are we having fun yet?
  • Expertise

  • Conversion of concepts to production-worthy products
  • Leadership, from simple part prototyping to complete high-volume manufacturing
  • Mechanical design and processes
  • Gear design, from small molded plastic gears to large custom automotive cut metal gears
  • CAD system expert in PTC Creo Direct (formerly CoCreate Modeling) tools
  • Excel and VBA development of a variety of engineering tools, including a very comprehensive tool for custom gear design
  • Experience

  • 26 years with Hewlett Packard, working in all facets of design and manufacturing of inkjet print cartridges and printers
  • Lead mechanical architect for consumer grade printer platforms at HP
  • 16 years in design, fabrication and testing of automotive chassis and transmissions for Allison Engineering, RASE Products, MotoCzysz Motorcycles and Mendeola Transaxles
  • 2 years with Simplexity working in a leadership role on platform architecture and printer design for Hewlett Packard's new Envy line of printers
Mike Burton

Mike Burton

Sr. Firmware Engineer  30 years experience
Washington Office
  • Education

  • National Technological University Master's degree, Computer Science
  • Southern Oregon State College Bachelor's degree, Mathematics (Computer Science option)
  • Recognition

  • Granted two printer specific firmware patents. One dealing with carriage capping force calibration to minimize carriage capping noise, and the other a computationally simple method to avoid a visible print image defect.
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Spending time with my wife and new Grandson
  • Cruises
  • Watching NFL football (And to combine the last two, watching the Superbowl on a Cruise ship.)
  • Building and playing with PCs
  • Favorite Quote

  • Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. (possible paraphrase of) Albert Einstein
  • Expertise

  • Embedded C programming
  • Debugging/troubleshooting
  • Process improvements
  • Firmware optimization/cost reduction (through ROM/FLASH/RAM reductions)
  • Build environment/tool /code set setup
  • Experience

  • Seventeen years with Hewlett-Packard developing firmware for InkJet printers.
  • Nine years at Boeing developing requirements, design, code, tests and documentation for several various DoD projects.
Patrick Castagna

Patrick Castagna

Mechanical Engineer  
California Office
  • Education

  • BS/BA Mechanical Engineering, University of San Diego (magna cum laude)
  • Recognition

  • EIT certification
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi
  • Student Chair, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, University of San Diego, 2010-2011
  • Awarded Outstanding Scholar in Mechanical Engineering, junior and senior year
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Ice hockey
  • Music
  • Favorite Quote

  • Life passes most people by while they're making grand plans for it.
  • Expertise

  • Machine design
  • Mechanics of materials
  • CAD
  • Machine shop
  • Thermodynamics
  • Stirling engine design
  • Experience

  • Designed and built Appropriate Technology Stirling engine
  • Printbar design qualification for industrial inkjet printing press
Jeff Cortes

Jeff Cortes

Sr. Mechanical Engineer  
Washington Office
  • Education

  • BSME, University of California, San Diego
  • Recognition

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Cars and racing
  • Movies/music
  • Snowboarding
  • Favorite Quote

  • “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Expertise

  • Mechanical Design
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Opto-Mechanical Design
  • Injection molded part design
  • Linkage and mechanism design
  • Experience

  • James Webb Space Telescope (Cryo-Mechanical and Structural Analyst)
  • Infra-Red Countermeasures (IRCM) Systems (Opto-Mechanical Engineer)
  • Headphone and Ear Bud Design (Mechanical Designer)
  • Genome Sequencing Device (Optomechanical Engineer)
  • Infinitely Variable Transmission for Bicycle
  • Neutron gun positioning mechanism for fusion reactor
  • Inkjet Printer Design
  • Testbed design (hole puncher, calendar roller)
  • Vibratory Transport
  • Web tensioning and guidance
  • Circuit board test fixtures
  • Molded plastic gear train design (planetary and spur/worm)
William Dai

William Dai

Mechanical Engineer  
California Office
  • Education

  • BSME, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - Concentration: Mechatronics
  • MSME, University of California, San Diego - Solids and Materials
  • Recognition

  • EIT certification
  • U.S. patent pending for multi-contact connector system
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Industrial design of consumer and medical electronics
  • Robotics, AI and automation
  • Favorite Quote

  • Great designs enrapture our time and times of yore and shore the future forevermore.
  • – William Dai
  • Expertise

  • Design of injection-molded plastics, sheet metal, fixtures
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Wire harness and PCB (flexible, rigid and rigid-flex) design
  • Industrial design for ergonomics and aesthetics
  • GUI and software programming (Visual Basic .NET)
  • Experience

  • Inkjet printer case part development
  • Linear stage development for precision optical biomed device
  • Haptic steering wheel with ERM motor array
  • Speech processor development for cochlear implants
  • Fixtures for assembly and test of electronics
  • FEA (stress/deflection, heat transfer, modal, crash)
  • GUI and data acquisition for test equipment
  • Autonomous ball transport (line-following robot)
Tony Dean

Tony Dean

Sr. Quality Technician  
California Office
  • Education

  • Computer Programming Coursework - Palomar College, San Marcos CA
  • Recognition

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Amateur Radio – General Class Operator
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Reading
  • Favorite Quote

  • "You can have everything in life you want, if you'll just help enough other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar.
  • “If you’re in something, get in it. If you’re not in it, get out.” – Mama Ziglar
  • Expertise

  • Engineering support
    • ME, EE, and CS
  • Overseas Build Support
    • ME, EE, and CS
    • Manufacturing Line Setup
    • Manufacturing Ramp
    • Product Testing
  • Experience

  • Twenty-Three Years with Hewlett-Packard developing All-in-One InkJet Printers
  • Senior Research and Development Technician - Hewlett-Packard 2002 – 2012
    • ME, EE, and CS support
  • Computer Science Technician - Hewlett-Packard 1999 – 2002
    • CIMation
    • Flextool
  • Other Roles at Hewlett-Packard 1989 – 1999
    • Lead Technician for the R&D and Manufacturing Test Lab
    • R&D Lab Assistant
    • Material Handler
    • Production Operator
  • Basic Machine Shop Skills
    • Hewlett-Packard Machine Shop Certification
    • Illumina Machine Shop Certification
  • Test Lab Management
  • Product Testing
  • Access Database Programming
  • Visual Basic Programming
  • Adobe Flash Action Script Programming
  • Web Page Development
  • Software Source Control
  • Process Documentation
  • Defect Tracking Management
Steven Dodson

Steven Dodson

Product Design Manager  
Washington Office
  • Education

  • German 102, Santa Barbara City College
  • Advanced Material Science, Cerritos College
  • Bicycle Mechanics, United Bicycle Institute
  • Architecture, Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Automotive Technologies, Cypress College
  • Recognition

  • Utility Patents
  • Grip Actuated Vehicle Control System – 20120139336, June 7, 2012
  • Grip Actuated Vehicle Control System – 20090158883, June 25, 2009
  • Bulk Food Dispenser – 20080264978, Oct 30, 2008
  • Grip Actuated Vehicle Control System – 20070137411, June 21, 2007
  • Oil lamp, air freshener and/or fragrance release apparatus – 20050037307, February 17, 2005
  • Grip Actuated Vehicle Control System – 20050023067, February 3, 2005
  • Oil lamp – 20040008509, January 15, 2004
  • Several US and International Patents Pending
    • Intellectual Property in Acrylic Forming Technology
    • Intellectual Property in RTV Silicone Chemistry
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Family
  • Product Design and Ideation
  • European Language, Culture and Architecture
  • Favorite Quote

  • Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not. –Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)
  • Expertise

  • Product Design, Development and Innovation
  • Design for Manufacturability
  • Project Management
  • SolidWorks
  • Experience

  • Working in product design and development for 24 years.
  • Director of Design/CEO – Grune Technica, Inc. (dba Epoch Product Design) 1997-2014
  • VP, Design and Manufacturing – GripAce, LLC. 2005-2014
  • Director of Design – Foarm, Inc. 1994-1999
  • Founder/Principal Designer – Zany Concepts 1989-1994
Luis Elenes

Luis Elenes

Sr. Mechanical Engineer  
Washington Office
  • Education

  • BSME, University of Texas at Austin
  • Recognition

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Off-Road Motorcycles
  • Technical Rock Climbing
  • Small Business Development
  • Favorite Quote

  • “We shall not cease from exploring, and at the end of our exploration we will return to where we started and know the place for the first time” – T.S. Elliot.
  • Expertise

  • Mechanical Design
  • Injection Molded Part Design
  • General Product Development – from concept to re-sale
  • Small Business Development and Management
  • Small Business Marketing and Branding
  • 3 Axis CNC Machining
  • Prototype Design and Fabrication
  • Experience

  • Printer Transmission Mechanisms
  • Printer Architecture Design Printer Media handling devices
  • Founder and owner of Beta Shell™ protective cases
  • Founder and owner Wine Baby™ consumer brand
  • Experience in product development, marketing, branding, and small-scale distribution of
  • consumer goods
  • Holder of various utility patents, design patents, and trademarks
Jamie Etcheson

Jamie Etcheson

Sr. Software Engineer  
California Office
  • Education

  • United States Marine Corps.
  • Recognition

  • Scrum Master Certification – Scrum Alliance : Ken Schwaber
  • U.S. Patents related to:
    • In-vehicle video recording systems
    • Driving behavior modification
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Developing Computer / Embedded Software
  • R/C Planes, Helicopters, Cars
  • Sailing
  • Favorite Quote

  • "Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand."
    - Martin Fowler
  • Expertise

  • Enterprise Software Solutions
  • N-Tier Architectures
  • HA – High Availability Architectures
  • Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC)
  • .NET Framework
  • Microsoft SQL Server 
  • Multi-Threaded Systems
  • Communication Protocols
  • Audio / Video Applications
  • Experience

  • Over 12 Years of experience developing Enterprise applications
    • Developed new payment gateway system to handle high volume e-Commerce payments
    • Designed and implemented PayPal integration for a company eBay store
    • Designed and implemented a distributed caching system to improve site response time and reduce production cost
    • Created a third-party GPS API using WCF services
    • Added the ability to detect geo-fence violations and show them in the Silverlight client
    • Created a high-performance system to collect GPS spatial data and store it using MSMQ and SQL Server 2008
    • Designed and implemented WPF UI full of animations and effects
    • Designed and implemented a multiple protocol socket server using C# to handle thousands of new connections per second and tens of thousands of concurrent connections
  • Over 8 years as Electronics Technician
    • Created software using VB 6 to read and display on-board vehicle diagnostic data
    • Performed communication and navigation upgrades on Naval and Marine Helicopters
    • Functioned as a Quality Assurance Representative responsible for the inspection and repair of critical safety of flight related systems
Mike Fairchild

Mike Fairchild

Sr. Mechanical Engineer  
Washington Office
  • Education

  • BSME, Oregon State University (cum laude)
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Metal casting
  • Stirling engines
  • Machining
  • Kayak building
  • Child raising
  • Bicycling
  • Favorite Quote

  • Expertise

  • Mechanical design
  • Web material handling
  • Process development
  • Automation
  • Product design
  • Experience

  • Structural and mechanical design of vertical axis wind turbine
  • Industrial printhead service station
  • Assembly fixture for micro-components
  • Printhead manufacturing automation, design and procurement
  • DeskJet printer internal component design and media ejection
  • Design and installation of high-speed dispensers for corrugated board/plywood and beverage packing industries
  • Design and development of ink acceptance, storage and delivery systems for solid ink printer
Gerold Firl

Gerold Firl

Sr. Mechanical Engineer  29 years experience
California Office
  • Education

  • BS Applied Mechanics, UCSD
  • MSME, UC Irvine
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Autopoiesis
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Favorite Quote

  • Cognito, ergo non illegitimati carborundum.
  • Expertise

  • Systems engineering and analysis
  • Micro-mechanical design
  • Fluids and heat transfer
  • Experience

  • Inkjet printer design and development
  • Printhead design and development
  • Optical scanner design and development
  • Production line tooling
  • Automated manufacturing
  • Globalization facilitator for low-cost manufacturing
  • FEA structural and thermal modeling
  • Computational fluid dynamics modeling
  • Thermosiphon solar hot water systems
  • Micro-mechanical lancing
  • Opto-mechanical algorithm development
Nathaniel Hague

Nathaniel Hague

Mechanical Engineer  
California Office
  • Education

  • BSME, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
  • FE Exam Taken/Passed.
  • Recognition

  • Dean's List, College of Engineering
  • President's List, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • President, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Cal Poly SLO chapter
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi
  • 1st Place Winner, Society of Women Engineers, Team Tech Competition (2x)
  • Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Objectives and Public Image of the College of Engineering, Cal Poly SLO
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Backyard science projects/engineering
  • Hiking
  • Family
  • Favorite Quote

  • Do or do not. There is no try.
  • – Yoda
  • Expertise

  • Machine design
  • Mechanics of materials
  • CAD
  • Machine shop
  • Fixture design
  • Sheet metal part design
  • Human Factors and ergonomics
  • Experience

  • Design & manufacturing of testing equipment for the verification of sun-tracking systems
  • Design of replaceable lens fixtures for solar power concentrating photovoltaics
  • Mechanical Design Engineer, Northrop Grumman
  • Project Lead, Foot and Hand Powered Cycle Senior Project, Cal Poly SLO
  • ME Intern, Orbital Sciences, Inc Summer 200
  • Machine Operations, Vista Industrial Products
Melanie Handshaw

Melanie Handshaw

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer  
Washington Office
  • Education

  • BSME, University of Washington
  • Recognition

  • Member, Tau Beta Pi
  • Member, Pi Tau Sigma
  • Leadership Clark County Alumni
  • HP Regional Women’s Conference 1998 Presenter Influencing Printer Design for Manufacturing Success
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • American Association of University Women
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Running, Racquetball, Tandem Bicycling
  • Favorite Quote

  • "Adventure is worthwhile in itself." -Amelia Earhart
  • Expertise

  • High Volume Manufacturing Focus for Complex Mechanical System Design
  • Sheet Metal and Injection Molded Plastic Part Specification
  • Part Tool Qualification for High Volume Assemblies
  • Part Measurement and Cp/Cpk Data Analysis
  • GD&T, and Tolerance Analysis
  • Mechanical System Product Design Margin Analysis, Defect Resolution, and Cost Reduction
  • Loss Function Testing to validate Parts=Spec=Function
  • Experience

  • Eighteen Years with Hewlett Packard DeskJet Printer Design and Manufacturing
  • DFM Engineer in Concurrent Engineering Model from prototype phase to mature product during the boom of consumer printer market growth
  • Engineering Responsibility for high volume world-wide printer parts and product performance
  • Cost Reduction analyses and follow-on product design proposals across a variety of product designs
Doug Harriman

Doug Harriman

Sr. Systems Engineer  
Washington Office
  • Education

  • BSME – Oklahoma State University
  • MSME (Automatic Control Systems) – University of California, Berkeley
  • Non-degree coursework – Computer Science – Stanford University
  • Recognition

  • Seven US patents with Hewlett-Packard:
    • 429,279 – Ornamental Design of an Inkjet Printer
    • 429,759 – Ornamental Design of an Inkjet Printer
    • 6,244,765 – Vibration Isolating Attachment System for Inkjet Carriages (Mechanical design)
    • 6,666,375 – Rotary Encoders (Mechanical design of a low cost encoder position encoder disk design)
    • 6,669,323 – Mechanical Deflection Estimation for Ink-Jet Service Station Motion Servo
    • 6,674,260 – DC Motor Control (Calibration Based DC Motor Temperature Control)
    • 7,692,399 – DC Motor Control (Dynamic Model Based DC Motor Temperature Control)
  • Three HP trade secrets and two defensive publications.
    • Publications:
    • “Control Systems Challenges in the HP Personal Printing Application”, 2005 American Controls Conference.
    • “DC Motor Protection using New Thermal Models” with S. Sugathevan, HP TechCon 2009
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Spending time with my wife and two sons
  • Playing and watching soccer
  • Snow boarding
  • College Football
  • Matlab Programming
  • Embedded Control Systems
  • Favorite Quote

  • It’s all about the cheese.
  • – Self
  • Expertise

  • Systems engineering
  • Cross disciplinary system optimization
  • Feedback control/servo systems
  • Dynamic system modeling
  • Embedded C programming
  • Matlab programming
  • Ink jet printers
  • Wind turbine standards and specifications
  • Wind turbine controls
  • Experience

  • Fourteen years with Hewlett-Packard designing and developing Ink Jet printers for multiple HP divisions.
  • Two years mechanical design experience at HP.
  • Twelve years developing motion control systems at HP, four as a technical lead for the motion control systems team.
  • Two years as a systems engineer designing and developing wind turbine systems for the small wind turbine market at Xzeres Wind.
Bob Haselby

Bob Haselby

Sr. Electrical Engineer  
California Office
  • Education

  • MSEE Purdue University
  • BSEE (Honors Program) Purdue
  • US Navy 2 years of Electronic Technical
  • Schools (top of class in all)
  • US Navy Submarine School
  • Recognition

  • 18 US Patents with numerous associated foreign patents mostly in sensor design and motor control.
  • Navigation Center Watch Supervisor for six 2-month patrols (1 year under water total) on USS James Madison SSBN627 Gold Crew
  • Qualified in Submarines
  • Honorable Discharge USN
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Sailing (owned Cal 2-29 for 25 years)
  • Foreign Travel with wife and friends
  • Sundials (Built a few, studied many)
  • Photography
  • Home uses for my computers:
    • Seismograph (Home built horz. Pendulum)
    • VLF reception with loop antenna
  • Favorite Quote

  • We are morally obligated to be happy, because it affects everyone around us.
  • – from "Happiness is a Serious Problem" by Dennis Prager
  • Expertise

  • CCD Scanner system design
  • Digital and analog circuit design
  • Verilog hardware Description Language
  • Servo Mechanism control systems
  • Motor drive for both DC and Stepper motors
  • Basic Optical system Design
  • Printed circuit design Mentor Graphics, Cadence, ExpressPCB, and DipTrace design systems.
  • P-Spice electronic circuit modeling
  • Computer Languages C, Visual Basic.net
  • Factory automation script in DAQFactory.
  • Switching and linear regulator power supply design and specification.
  • Experience

  • 49 years of experience with electronics: 10 as a technician, 39 as an engineer
  • Analog design specialist with interest in sensors of physical parameters
  • Basic Machine shop skills
  • Mechanical cad experience
  • Closet Mechanical Engineer (Farm boy spent a lot of time figuring out why farm equipment didn't work very well before modifying it).
  • Operated heavy farm equipment from age 10
Christine Hults

Christine Hults

Project Coordinator  
California Office
  • Education

  • BA – Legal Studies/Human Recourse Management, National University
  • Recognition

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Dogs and Family
  • Reading
  • Flavors – Food & Libations
  • Favorite Quote

  • Valerie & Miracle Max: “Bye-bye boys! Have fun stormin’ da castle.”
  • Expertise

  • Jill of all trades, Princess of none.
  • Experience

  • Project Coordination
  • Procurement
  • Global PO Management
  • Human Resources
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Collaboration
  • Pestering
  • Accounting
  • SAP
  • SAP Module Implementation
  • Quickbooks
  • Shipping/Receiving
  • Security
  • Payroll
  • Process Improvement
Alex Larson

Alex Larson

Mechanical Technician  
California Office
  • Education

  • A.S. Automotive Technology, Universal Technical Institute
  • Recognition

  • GPA 4.00
  • Perfect Attendance Award
  • Director's Honor List
  • Volvo Safe Program Graduate
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Cars
  • Hockey
  • Art
  • Favorite Quote

  • “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours.” -Richard Bach
  • Expertise

  • Engineering support
  • Assembly and wiring
  • Electrical troubleshooting
  • EOL testing
  • MicroVu programming
  • Experience

  • Diagnose complex vehicle electrical and network systems
  • Trace and repair wiring
  • Diagnose and repair fiber optic networks
  • Use of special tools including: multimeters, oscilloscopes, and wiring schematics
  • Volvo certified electrical technician
  • Assemble,wire, and troubleshoot Sheet Feeders and Web Wipes for printer testing
  • End of Line testing on Sheet Feeders and Web Wipes
  • High-accuracy measurement tool operation and programming. Ie. MicroVu optical Systems
  • Technical Documentation
Mark Liberino

Mark Liberino

Mechanical Designer  
California Office
  • Education

  • Recognition

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • My family
  • Tennis
  • Mountain Biking
  • Music
  • Mechanical Designing
  • Favorite Quote

  • A Person Who Never Made A Mistake, Never Tried Anything New
  • – Albert Einstein
  • Expertise

  • Hewlett-Packard Tool & Model Maker
  • Precision Sheet Metal Specialist
  • Large Format Plotter Product Development
  • 2D, 3D Modeling Instructor
  • Mechanical Engineering Support Group
  • Full Suspension Mountain Bike Designer
  • Experience

  • 27 Years Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, Hewlett-Packard
  • Mechanical Engineering 2D and 3D modeling
  • Mechanical 3D to 2D Part, Assembly & BOM Documentation
  • 10 Years 2-1/2 Axis, 3 axis, CNC Machinist
  • 15 Years Solidworks, Creo \ Solid Designer Sr. Modeler
  • 10 years Mastercam Programmer
Chris McIntyre

Chris McIntyre

Production Manager  
California Office
  • Education

  • GE, Cal State Fullerton
  • Recognition

  • Awarded for EOL robotic packaging station implementation
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Owner/Entrepreneur of specialty Golf Event business, Play Hickory, Inc.
  • Golf Travel – Scotland is unbelievable!
  • Playing golf with antique wooden shaft golf clubs
  • Favorite Quote

  • Expertise

  • Process and build technician
  • Production Tool Design
  • Machinist
  • Tool & Die Machinist
  • Experience

  • 33 yrs HP manufacturing processes
  • Statistical Quality Control Implementation
  • Build Technician for PC robotic assembly line
  • Process Technician for PC thru-hole and SMT assembly
  • Supervisor – Technician Support & Production Line
  • Production tool build coordinator
  • Contractor liaison for construction and assembly line installations
Eric Miller

Eric Miller

Sr. Software Engineer  20 years experience
California Office
  • Education

  • BS Mathematics, Lamar University. Beaumont, TX
  • Recognition

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Software and Especially Microsoft Technologies
  • Writing and Recording Music
  • Traveling
  • Favorite Quote

  • “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso
  • Expertise

  • C++/C#/.NET
  • WPF, WCF, XML
  • N-Tier Application Design
  • Data Modeling
  • SQL Database Development
  • Multithreading and Performance Optimization
  • UI Design, Data Presentation, and Reporting
  • Instrument Control Applications
  • Experience

  • Senior Software Engineer Abbott Laboratories
  • PLEX-ID: Design and develop database schema, business objects, and WCF structure for the Windows Service that manages analysis data, instrument parameters, and QC metrics.
  • Implement features for the PLEX-ID instrument control service, including firmware communication, safety and maintenance routines, and interaction with the analysis server.
  • Senior Software Engineer Ophthonix, Inc
  • Developed key features for the Z-View Aberrometer; an award-winning, FDA and CE certified medical device that provides lens prescription information, including wavefront modeling of high order aberrations unique to each eye.
  • Furnished control application for the laser etching instrument used in the manufacture of groundbreaking iZon lenses. This process inscribes the iZon logo and other production marks into the polymer layer between lens
Matt Moore

Matt Moore

Electro-mechanical Technician  
California Office
  • Education

  • A.S. Automotive Technology, Universal Technical Institute
  • Recognition

  • GPA 4.00

  • Perfect Attendance Award

  • Director's Honor List

  • Mercedes-Benz ELITE

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Cars

  • Football
  • Favorite Quote

  • The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.

  • - Don Shula

  • Expertise

  • Engineering support

  • Assembly and wiring

  • Electrical troubleshooting

  • EOL testing
  • Experience

  • Diagnose complex vehicle electrical and network systems

  • Trace and repair wiring

  • Use of special tools including: multimeters, oscilloscopes, and wiring schematics

  • Level 4 Chrysler certified electrical technician

  • Assemble, wire, and troubleshoot Sheet Feeders and Web Wipes for printer testing

  • End of Line testing on Sheet Feeders and Web Wipes

  • High-accuracy measurement tools including interferometers and Confocal lasers

  • Laser bonding plastic flow cells using an IR laser
Kim Morch

Kim Morch

Sr. Mechanical Engineer  
California Office
  • Education

  • BSME from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
  • MSME from San Diego State University
  • Recognition

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Coaching robotics: Junior First Lego League and First Lego League
  • Family and music
  • House improvement/destruction projects
  • Favorite Quote

  • "“Engineering is like math, only louder” – ThinkGeek t-shirt
  • Expertise

  • New product design
  • Mechanical design for manufacturability
  • Project management
  • Machining, sheet metal, mold design
  • Experience

  • Graduate work focused in biomechanics: imaging of mitral heart valves
  • Semiconductor test equipment design
  • Printer component design
  • Tympanic device design
  • GM Cryogenic cooler design
Andy Myers

Andy Myers

Sr. Mechanical Engineer  
California Office
  • Education

  • BSME, San Diego State University

    • Minor in Jazz Studies

  • Coursework in Embedded Systems – University of California, San Diego

  • Coursework in Data Mining - University of California, San Diego
  • Recognition

  • ASE Master Automobile Technician Certification

  • ASE Advanced Engine Performance Certification

  • Finisher, 2011 Transpyr
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Mountain bikes - riding, building, racing

  • Keyboardist in jazz fusion band, Speed of Sound

  • Old Saabs

  • Travel
  • Favorite Quote

  • "I have no patience with the position that 'we' should only be concerned with what is 'ours'."

  • - Edward Said

  • Expertise

  • Testbed and characterization tools


    • System architecture

    • Mechanical design

    • Motion control

    • Data acquisition and analysis

    • System deployment and support

    • User training


  • Test engineering


    • Writing systems performance

    • Test design

    • Data mining and analysis

    • Consumables management

    • Cross-functional problem solving

    • Team management

    • Data collection


  • Information Technology


    • Shell scripting

    • Windows and Linux system administration

    • PDMWorks and Perforce administration

    • SQL

    • Networking

    • Distributed development team support

  • Experience

  • 10+ years Mechanical Design with Product Design Group, PDG Hightower, Flextronics, Simplexity Product Development

  • 9+ years IT Administration with Product Design Group, PDG Hightower, Flextronics, Eastman Kodak, Simplexity Product Development

  • 4 years Test Engineering with Eastman Kodak
Al Olson

Al Olson

Sr. Mechanical Engineer  35 years experience
Washington Office
  • Education

  • BSME, Washington State University
  • MSME, Washington State University
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Family activities
  • Running
  • Bicycling
  • Swimming
  • Remodeling projects
  • Enjoying living at the beach
  • Favorite Quote

  • It's all good.
  • Expertise

  • Paper handling design for low-cost printers
  • Gear trains and mechanism development
  • Accessory paper bin and duplexer design
  • Impact printhead and printer design
  • Utilizing simple ideas to solve complex problems
  • Experience

  • 33 years experience at Hewlett Packard
  • Retired as master level printer architect
  • Engineering team leadership roles for majority of career
  • Impact printhead and printer design
  • Paper path and printer mechanism development for low cost inkjet printers, including accessory paper trays and duplexers
Jesse Phillips

Jesse Phillips

Mechanical Engineer  
California Office
  • Education

  • BSME Oregon State University (cum laude)
  • Recognition

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Sterling/Solar Engines
  • Alternative Energy
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Hiking
  • Basketball
  • Favorite Quote

  • Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
  • -Mark Twain
  • Expertise

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Solidworks
  • Machining
  • Sheet Metal Design
  • GD&T
  • Experience

  • Automated Machine Design
  • Custom LCD Display Design (http://www.planardigitalsignage.com/products/outdoor-displays/home)
  • Engineering Tests (Vibration, Shock, Thermal, Humidity, HALT, EMI)
  • Test Fixture Design
  • Prototype Thermal Analysis
John Pruyn, PE

John Pruyn, PE

Sr. Mechanical Engineer  
Washington Office
  • Education

  • BSME, University of Cincinnati
  • MSME University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio - Loop Gain-Phase Optimization in Quantitative Feedback Theory
  • Recognition

  • Licensed PE in Washington
  • 1 U.S. patent:
    • 6196773, Tool with control of a fluid axis using reference information from other tool axes
  • Patent Application - PCT/US2012/044192, Apparatus for actuating a lift plate of a media tray
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Stirling Engine Design
  • Home Improvement
  • Music – Jazz, Blues, Rock, Electronic
  • Sustainability
  • Favorite Quote

  • The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities with the infinite possibilities of your dreams. Because, if you can do that, you can do anything.
  • – The Waking Life
  • Expertise

  • Machinery, mechanisms, gear train design, rolling element and hydrodynamic bearings
  • Kinetics and kinematics, Dynamic systems, Servo systems and control, FEA, Matlab, Mathcad
  • DFM, injection molding, welding, sheet metal, SolidWorks, CoCreate/Creo Elements
  • Design of Experiments, data acquisition and analysis
  • Experience

  • Energy Systems – 1 year full mechanical design and build of Linear Fresnel reflector based solar concentrating systems and 1 year of horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT), solar PV and thermal tracking device design
  • Printing Systems - 11 years design of digital printing with emphasis in high volume product design of media handling and mechanisms and automated test bed development
  • Life Sciences – endo-surgical instrument development, research equipment (QPCR), lab on chip manufacturing tools
  • Industrial Automation - Thermal process control design for a continuous plating coatings line for solar power industry. 2 years precision machine design production machine tools; 3 years machine design food packaging automation
Gerald (Jerry) Rapp

Gerald (Jerry) Rapp

Sr. Process Engineer  
California Office
  • Education

  • B.S.M.E. San Diego State University
  • A.S. Photography; San Diego City College
  • Recognition

  • Five patents
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Sailing
  • Experimental airplane fabrication
  • Entrepreneurial activities in product design and manufacturing.
  • Favorite Quote

  • Expertise

  • Manufacturing process development
  • Adhesive dispense process development
  • Project management
  • Process improvement, problem solving, and quality control methodologies
  • Experience

  • 20+ years of inkjet printer and cartridge product development and manufacturing with Hewlett-Packard.
Bob Reichert, PE

Bob Reichert, PE

Sr. Mechanical Engineer  22 years experience
Washington Office
  • Education

  • BSME, Washington State University
  • MSME, Washington State University
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Automobiles
  • Tinkering in the shop
  • Favorite Quote

  • Expertise

  • Custom measurement and assembly verification tooling
  • Motion control and automated adjustment tooling
  • Electromechanical mechanism, part and product design
  • HMI/GUI and custom software for data acquisition
  • Hands-on development (machining, welding, soldering, small circuits)
  • Testing (DOE, repeatability, gauge R&R, accuracy)
  • Experience

  • International development and manufacturing of inkjet printers
  • Design of measurement tooling for research and manufacturing
  • Design of vibration analysis systems to quantify and set limits for rotating equipment
  • Assembly verification and SPC audit tooling
  • Wide variety of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Automated life test tools and performance monitoring equipment
  • Wireless measurement tools for research and manufacturing
Yvonne Sablan

Yvonne Sablan

Project Coordinator  
Washington Office
  • Education

  • BSBA, Eastern Oregon University
  • AAS, Mt. Hood Community College
  • Recognition

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Music
  • Traveling
  • Reading
  • Favorite Quote

  • The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
  • – E.E. Cummings
  • Expertise

  • Microsoft Office Software Specialist
  • Administrative Support
  • Event and Trade Show Management
  • Experience

  • 12+ years, sales and marketing administration
  • Trade and Consumer Marketing
  • Product Development Coordination in the Snack Food & Carbonated Beverage Industry
  • Retail Promotion Planning and Execution
  • Retail Level and On Premise Selling
  • Sales Forecasting and Supply Planning, Distributors and Club Accounts
  • Salesforce.com, QuickBooks, Cognos, IFS and Business Objects Solutions
  • Customer Service and Logistics Coordination
Matthew Scofield

Matthew Scofield

Firmware Test Technician  
Washington Office
  • Education

  • Clark College:
  • Programming Classes
  • Calculus 3
  • Recognition

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Computer Networks
  • Software Development
  • Video Games(and their development)
  • Favorite Quote

  • Expertise

  • Basic Programming understanding
  • Game Design with an emphasis on game modification
  • Understanding of Game Design on a macro scale(gameplay, plot interaction, and player immersion)
  • Experience

  • Modding video Games(changing config files, scripting, and creating maps)
  • Event driven programming(class project)
  • Printer testing and defect triage
Stuart Scofield

Stuart Scofield

Sr. Firmware Engineer  23 years experience
Washington Office
  • Education

  • BS Computer Systems Engineering, Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Hobby farm
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Travel / RV
  • Favorite Quote

  • Expertise

  • Embedded firmware development
  • Optical sensor applications
  • Motor control
  • Real-time multi-threaded systems
  • New product design and development (large and small scale)
  • Innovation with multi-discipline teams
  • Experience

  • Firmware development for printer side of Cricut Imagine
  • Co-inventor of media detection in HP Deskjet, PhotoSmart and All-in-One printers
  • Small and large scale printer products
    • Media detection
    • CD detection
    • Image-to-media alignment
    • Ink monitor
    • Print job start sequence controller
    • Media handling
  • Environmental data loggers
    • Entire firmware development
    • User interface
    • Data storage
    • I/O protocols
    • Low power mode
    • External device control
    • Multiple sensor input
  • I/O protocol support for GOES transmitter and OrbComm satellite transceiver
  • FX controller firmware for PC VGA-to-video card
Siva Srinivasan

Siva Srinivasan

Sr. Mechanical Engineer  
California Office
  • Education

  • BSME, University of Madras, India
  • MSME, University of Missouri, Rolla
  • Recognition

  • FE-EIT certification
  • Publications and presentations:
    • "Dynamic Analysis of a Complex Mechanism." Presented at SolidWorks World 2005
    • "Compact Multi Cylinder Z-Crank Axial Engine." Published in SAE World Congress 2005 proceedings
    • "Using VCAP to Implement VCR." Engine Technology Intl. Magazine, Sep. 2004
    • "Parametric Analysis Of Spiral Groove Mechanical Gas Face Seals To Optimize Dynamic Tracking." Master's thesis
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Writing
  • Favorite Quote

  • Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
  • – J. Krishnamurti
  • Expertise

  • Mechanical design
  • Small mechanisms
  • Robotics and automated systems
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Statistical analysis
  • Experience

  • Ink delivery systems
  • Paper path design
  • Biotech bench top equipment
  • Robotic application for automatic CD replication
  • Semiconductor processing equipment
  • Material handling system for flat panel display glass substrate
  • Dynamic analysis of Z-crank axial piston engine
  • Parametric analysis of spiral groove mechanical gas face seal
Lowell Stewart

Lowell Stewart

Sr. Electrical Engineer  30 years experience
California Office
  • Education

  • BSEE The Ohio State University
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • My Family, technology, and local beer
  • Favorite Quote

  • “The times they are a-changin’” Bob Dylan
  • Expertise

  • Digital design
  • Design for high volume production
  • PCB Architecture and design
  • FPGA, Verilog, digital simulation
  • Firmware/Software/Mechanical/Electrical integration
  • RFI, ESD
  • High speed digital bus design  PCIe, DRAM,    fiberoptic, USB, LVDS, Ethernet, I2C, SPI, JTAG
  • Power supply specifications and design
  • DC to DC converters
  • Electro-mechanical design
  • Motor system design:  DC, Stepper, Servo motors
  • Failure analysis and yield improvement
  • Embedded Microprocessors
  • Printer design
  • TIJ print technology
  • Experience

  • Master Engineer at HP
  • Senior EE on first HP TIJ FAX and first HP TIJ Copier
  • Lead engineer/architect for first TIJ large format printer
  • My printers were produced in large volume (more than 100k/month)
  • Lead ASIC bring-up taskforces at HP
David Suffield

David Suffield

Sr. Firmware Engineer  35 years experience
Washington Office
  • Education

  • Concordia College, BS, Business Communication & Management, Portland OR
  • Columbia Basin College, AS, Electronics, Pasco WA
  • Recognition

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • CNC applications
  • Digital Machinist
  • 3d Printing
  • TIG
  • Beer brewing
  • Favorite Quote

  • “free software” is a concept like “free speech", not "free beer”
  • Expertise

  • Printer drivers
  • USB IO
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • OSX
  • Embedded Firmware
  • C, C++, ASM
  • Experience

  • Hewlett-Packard, SW Engineer Firmware III
  • Hewlett-Packard, Software Designer V
  • Vancouver School District, Database Manager/Programmer
  • Delta Computer Systems, Software Design Engineer
Rick Swimm

Rick Swimm

Sr. Firmware Engineer  28 years experience
Washington Office
  • Education

  • BS CSET Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Recognition

  • Granted on April 20, 2004, an applied artificial intelligence patent “Media Selection using a Neural Network”.
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • The caretaker of three large dogs.
  • Recently graduated with an Associates degree in Culinary Arts.
  • Favorite Quote

  • "Nobody is nobody. Everyone has something to offer." - B. Banzai
  • "Remember; no matter where you go, there you are."- B. Banzai
  • "Nothing is ever what it seems but everything is exactly what it is." - B. Banzai
  • Expertise

  • Embedded C Programming
  • Debugging – Problem Solving
  • Real-time operating systems
  • Printer Pen Alignment
  • Printer optical sensor applications
  • Semiconductor Fab equipment SECS Drivers
  • Experience

  • Tektronix GPIB test and measurement instrumentation FW engineer 7 years.
  • Audio Precision SW and FW engineer audio test and measurement 6 years.
  • Object Engineering CIM engineer semiconductor FAB SECS drivers 4 years. (travel job)
  • Hewlett Packard printer FW engineer 12 years.
Ethan Vella

Ethan Vella

Mechanical Engineer  
Washington Office
  • Education

  • BS Physics, Lewis and Clark College
  • MSME, Portland State University
  • Recognition

  • FE-EIT Certification
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Photography
  • Motorcycles
  • Sports
  • Travel
  • Favorite Quote

  • Expertise

  • Mechanical design
  • SolidWorks CAD software
  • CoCreate CAD software
  • Plastics design and injection molding
  • Machining and fabrication
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Sheet metal design
  • Experience

  • Consumer-based product development and prototyping
  • Custom plastic housings
  • Automated assembly tools
  • Custom, high-precision measurement tools and fixtures
  • Design and fabrication of a mechanical motorcycle cruise control
  • Design and fabrication of a Newtonian truss telescope
  • Design and fabrication of a compact CVT (continuously variable transmission)
  • Formula SAE race team
Luis Villaran

Luis Villaran

Mechanical Engineer  
California Office
  • Education

  • BS Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
  • MS Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Recognition

  • Graduated with Honors, Princeton University
  • Donald Janssen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Member
  • SHPE, Vice-President
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Tinkering
  • Playing guitar
  • Soccer and tennis
  • Favorite Quote

  • “I like maxims that don’t encourage behavior modification.” -Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes)
  • Expertise

  • Mechanical Design and Testing (CAD, Rapid Prototyping, Machining)
  • Embedded Systems (Microcontroller Selection and Integration, Sensor/Actuator Selection and Integration)
  • Programming (C, C++, Java, PICC, MATLAB, Arduino)
  • Testing, Analysis and Simulation
  • Experience

  • Systems Engineering Intern, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Test-bed Development (Mechanical and Electrical)
  • Control Algorithm Simulation and Implementation
  • Analysis and Debugging
  • Prototyping & Testing Engineer, RoboteX
  • Electromechanical System Design
  • Design for Machined, Sheet Metal, and Injection Molded parts
Asa Weiss

Asa Weiss

Mechanical Engineer  
Washington Office
  • Education

  • BA Molecular Biology, Lewis and Clark College
  • MSME, Portland State University
  • Recognition

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Biking, Jogging, tricks
  • Videography
  • RC aircraft
  • Arduino
  • Musicianship
  • Favorite Quote

  • Expertise

  • Mechanical Design
  • Molecular Biology
  • Controls
  • FEA
  • Microcontroller programming
  • Machining, laser cutting, 3D printing
  • Experience

  • Heliostat
  • 3D volumetric display
  • Quadcopter balance algorithm
Art Wilson

Art Wilson

Sr. Mechanical Engineer  40 years experience
California Office
  • Education

  • BSCE, University of Arizona
  • MSME, University of Arizona
  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Antique cars
  • Favorite Quote

  • It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature.
  • Expertise

  • Inkjet printer mechanisms and enclosures
  • Carriage design
  • Paper picking and handling
  • Inkjet pen maintenance
  • Optical encoder and interrupt assemblies
  • Plastic molded cases and related parts
  • Transmissions
  • Experience

  • 32 years with Hewlett Packard designing printers
  • 3 years with PDG Hightower and Flextronics
  • 5 years with Kodak designing inkjet printing products
Vicki Wingo

Vicki Wingo

Office Manager  20 years experience
California Office
  • Education

  • Recognition

  • Favorite Quote

  • I hope to be the person my dog thinks I am.
  • Expertise

  • General office management
  • Contracts
  • Accounting
  • Purchasing
  • Human resources
  • Social director
  • Experience

  • More than 20 years in office management
  • Metal fabrication processes
  • Five years with PDG Hightower and Flextronics Design
  • Helped establish PDG Oncore and Simplexity Product Development
Chuck Winkle

Chuck Winkle

Sr. Mechanical Technician  22 years experience
California Office
  • Education

  • Recognition

  • Interests / Obsessions

  • Spending time with family
  • Camping
  • Diesel engines
  • Jeeping
  • Church ministries
  • Favorite Quote

  • If they can send people to the moon, anything is possible.
  • Expertise

  • Engineering support
  • Assembly and troubleshooting of complex equipment
  • CNC machining
  • Milling
  • Wiring
  • Experience

  • 19 years at Hewlett Packard on a wide variety of projects
  • 2 years at Kodak on the development of their first inkjet printer