Melanie Handshaw
Project Manager

Portland Metro Office


  • BSME, University of Washington


  • 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


    • Project Management
    • 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


    • 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