Drinks & Drones at Pendleton UAS - July

Chris Mathena

Mechanical Engineer

With over 25 years of experience in the engineering world, I thrive on using my design skills to create new and elegant solutions to engineering challenges.
My background and career experiences are in Aerospace, Plastics, and Manufacturing.
During my time here at Sigma Design, I have had the chance to work on a large group of very interesting projects with a group of great coworkers. Innovation is what lights a fire in the engineering world and it's great to have it be such a large part of who we are here at Sigma Design.
Chris Mathena   Mechanical Engineer

Questions & Answers

How do you make people laugh?

I find laughing and having a great time with coworkers makes the day go by faster, raises spirits, and really gives a good outlook to the day. We have a great set of coworkers that really care and enjoy making the best of each day.

If you were a tool or piece of equipment, what would you be and why?

If I were to embody a tool, I would choose to be a speed square. As a Mechanical Designer, precision and versatility are paramount, and the speed square encapsulates these qualities flawlessly. The speed square's ability to swiftly navigate through complex angles mirrors my own agility in tackling design challenges, adapting seamlessly to ever-evolving requirements. Just as the speed square is essential on a carpenter's tool belt, I see myself as an indispensable asset in shaping the world through innovative and meticulously crafted designs.

What's your favorite productivity hack or time-saving trick?

As a mechanical designer, I embrace the "Modular Mindset". Breaking down projects into reusable modules slashes design time and minimizes errors. By standardizing elements, I boost efficiency, allowing more focus on refining concepts and innovation.