Bill Huseby, CEO SIGMADESIGN

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 …

WHY USE SOFTWARE FRAMEWORKS?

By Spencer Barrett, Systems Engineer INTRODUCTION The world we live in is changing quickly. The “Internet of things” (IoT) is adding connectivity to what used to be the most ordinary objects and reinventing them with new capabilities. Something as simple as a pedometer has been reinvented as a fitness tracker and watch. It can even connect you to your social …

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ABOUT OUR HEADQUARTERS

How long has SIGMADESIGN been in the Camas facility? We moved to the building in May of 2017. Previously, SIGMADESIGN was in downtown Vancouver occupying several buildings. The need for a larger headquarters with everyone under one roof was the reason for finding and moving to the Camas facility. Who was in the Camas building prior to SIGMADESIGN? The facility …

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Customized Product Testing for Product Success

By Douglass Burnette, Test Lab Manager Product Testing At SIGMADESIGN, we provide customized product testing to ensure our clients’ products are ready for market. Many of our projects are confidential, and therefore, cannot be shared. Luckily, I can share how I use a wide variety of our testing equipment to help test and perfect my “Friday beer”. Now, I don’t …

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT – PAM DESHON-STEPP

Position at SIGMADESIGN: Engineering Project Manager Time at SIGMADESIGN: 1+ years {I value being surrounded by people who treat each other well and do great work.} I am a Project Manager with 19 years of mechanical design and management experience. My experience includes strategy and planning, deployment, technology integration, bench-marking, requirements definition, and team leadership. I enjoy project management on a variety of …