Michael Allison, PE
Expert Mechanical Engineer

Portland Metro Office


  • BSME, Colorado State University


  • Member, Tau Beta Pi
  • Licensed PE in Colorado and Washington
  • 9 patents with Hewlett Packard including in the following areas:
    • Inkjet printer with covered media trays, (D382,894)

Interests / Obsessions

  • Automobile racing and component design
  • Metal and wood working

Favorite Quote

  • "Are we having fun yet?" - Unknown
  • 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


    • 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
    • 7 years with Simplexity working in an expert role on platform architecture, printer design, injection molding part design, gear train analysis, and various other consumer and industrial products.