WORKING IN CHINA AS A SIGMADESIGN ENGINEER

We recently sat down with Kristian Hansen, Mechanical Engineer at SIGMADESIGN, to discuss his travel experiences the last several months. Kristian has made four trips to China this year working on a project for one of SIGMADESIGN’s consumer electronics clients. Each trip averaged about two or three weeks. What was the purpose of these trips to China? SIGMADESIGN is performing …

LA or Bust!

Melisa McVicker started working for SIGMADESIGN in2010. She worked as our Director of First Impressions for three years. Melisa recently returned to SIGMADESIGN as a member of the Business Development Team. Recently, her family and community have drawn her back to the Los Angeles area where she previously lived. When SIGMADESIGN offered her position working out of LA, she  jumped …

AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Applying the Best Principals

Project managers use different management methods depending on the client’s needs, their preferred style and the type of project. At SIGMADESIGN, we find that using different management methods in combination often results in the most effective project outcomes. Ultimately, methods that allow us to work as a fast, flexible team is our goal. Our Project Managers recently completed Agile project …

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PRESIDENT’S CORNER – LEADERSHIP

At SIGMADESIGN, we empower employees to be leaders. We look to the future and cultivate leaders that will have a lasting impact on the direction of the company. Throughout the life of SIGMADESIGN, I have seen engineers become managers, lab technicians become directors, and development specialists become executives. As the company rapidly grows, we expect more men and women to …

Summer Internship Lunch with Bill

SIGMADESIGN SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2018

What is our hiring philosophy? Grow by hiring, developing, and recognizing the best. Why an Internship Program? At SIGMADESIGN, we believe the inventive work we are doing is exciting and revolutionizing. We believe this creative and scientific work must continue long-term, so we are making efforts to invest in the next generation of engineers and designers. Our hope is that …

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT – DOUGLAS BURNETTE – TEST LAB MANAGER

Position at SIGMADESIGN: Test Lab Manager Time at SIGMADESIGN: Eight Years {When I started, I just loved making and breaking things. But as time goes on, it has really become more and more about the people.} ~Douglas Burnette INTRODUCTION Since joining SIGMADESIGN in 2010, I’ve worked to grow the company’s in-house testing capabilities into an all-inclusive test lab. We found …

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PRESIDENT’S CORNER – Why You Should Treat Your Employees Like Your Best Customers

BY BILL HUSEBY, PRESIDENT & CEO Many companies invest heavily in improving the customer experience but may not think about investing in their own employees. Employees deliver the outstanding customer experiences when they feel valued, welcomed, respected and heard. It’s important to remember that employees are a company’s first and most important “internal” customers. I have found that success starts …

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How Custom, High-Precision Automation Systems Can Help

INTRODUCTION The topic of automation often brings to mind visions of factories with robots on assembly lines putting together cars or other products. While this is certainly one incarnation of automation systems, there are many other examples of automated systems in our modern society; self-driving cars, airline kiosks, smart robot warehouse systems – think Amazon, and many others. While many …

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT – MATT CAMERON, VP OF ENGINEERING

Position at SIGMADESIGN: VP of Engineering Time at SIGMADESIGN: 18+ years {I love being surrounded by top performers. Working with people who just “get it” makes things so much easier and leaves more time for us to laugh.}   ~Matt Cameron INTRODUCTION As a Mechanical Engineer and through my work at SIGMADESIGN, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with hundreds of clients on …