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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 …

EMPLOYEES JUL – SEP 2017

SIGMADESIGN announces new additions to the firm. In Quarter 3 of 2017 we added more talent to our team. These new employees have joined our team with expertise ranging from Firmware Engineering to Test Technicians and Administrators with specialized skills. SIGMADESIGN is planning to add even more team members to enhance our service offerings for you in 2017. Employees hired in July 2017: Tonya Reynolds …

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT – TYLER MCNAMARA

Position at SIGMADESIGN: Director of Engineering Support Time at SIGMADESIGN: 10 years As Director of Engineering Support, I am fortunate to be involved in nearly every project at SIGMADESIGN at some level. From supporting engineers on exciting new R&D projects, to providing Test & Validation services, and performing assembly of prototype and production builds, my team encompasses a vast breadth of skills …

PRESIDENT’S CORNER: THE KEY TO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

BY BILL HUSEBY, PRESIDENT & CEO I love product development, from Concept through Production. Many components have to be in place in order for great product development to happen. Sure, you need all the appropriate engineering disciplines. But you also need the other key contributors from Machinists, Technicians,  Buyers, Operators, Shipping/Receiving personnel and the plethora of other support crew.  However, all …