GREAT CREDENTIALS, PLUS CHARACTER.
You want to work with a great team. One that will meet your project needs every time. Our well-rounded Designers, Engineers and Professionals excel in multiple areas across the product development spectrum. This means we adapt to a wide array of client needs. Both technical competence and cultural qualities assure you get results and a great working relationship.
With our breadth of professional disciplines all under one roof, we provide you with integrated, creative outcomes for your product needs. We’re here to assist you at any stage of product development from concept through production, and we collaborate with you to provide the best, holistic project solutions.
Our strong company culture is enhanced by qualities and expertise of each individual. Together we work to solve challenging problems and provide you with innovative ideas and deliverables that help you achieve your project goals. At SIGMADESIGN we are all dedicated to making you look good. At the heart of any SIGMADESIGN team member is a dedicated individual that has our core values internalized. This translates to a team that is ready to exceed your expectations.
MEET YOUR TEAM
We’ve got a great mix of SIGMADESIGN-ers. Mix up some genius, a ton of experience, a whole lotta “let’s do this” attitude, and a heap of fun and you get a SIGMADESIGN team member. We’ve got a heck of a lot of great employees to help you with your project.
- Afiq RosliManufacturing EngineerAfiq RosliManufacturing Engineer
I have experience as a Production Executive, a Mechanical Engineer, a Project Engineer, and a Manufacturing Engineer. My capabilities include project and staff management, quote writing, and failure study. At SIGMADESIGN, I work with clients to provide consultation and services in printer manufacturing.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Working with a flexible team.
FIRST JOB: Manufacturing Engineer at Venture Technocom System Sdn. Bhd.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Watching a movie.
FAVORITE FOOD: Fish Egg curry
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Lord of the Rings
- Ahmal FaiezAssembly TechnicianAhmal FaiezAssembly Technician
I am a Technician with 8 years’ experience in Electro Mechanical. I have leadership background in manufacturing and projects. I enjoy both learning and imparting technical knowledge.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The pleasant environment and friendly colleagues.
FIRST JOB: My first job was as an Oil Drum Carrier.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I enjoy touring by bike and playing console games.
FAVORITE FOOD: My Mom's cooking and plum juice.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Hotel K by Katheryn Bonella
- Alexia RostowLab ManagerAlexia RostowLab Manager
I have experience in engineering production and manufacturing, with an emphasis on prototyping and assembly. My technical experience combined with my creative and liberal arts background allows me to think outside the box when problem solving, communicating effectively, and managing personnel.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Getting to learn something new every day.
FIRST JOB: Measuring 18th - 19th Century French prints at the Smithsonian's Museum of American History.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Letterpress printing on my 1913 Chandler & Price Printing press.
FAVORITE FOOD: French Fries
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Lord of the Rings (the Book, definitely NOT the movies)
- Allen ZandonottiMechanical EngineerAllen ZandonottiMechanical Engineer
I am a detail oriented and performance driven engineer with 20+ years of extensive experience creating innovative component level designs to major mechanical installation projects. I work well in a team environment, and I have strong work ethics and problem solving skills. I also enjoy machining and welding, as well as skiing, biking, and running.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: A great place to be creative.
FIRST JOB: (as a kid) Delivering newspapers for The Valley Times; (as a professional) Project Engineer at LSI Logic, for the facilities mechanical build-up.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Running and Snow Skiing!
FAVORITE FOOD: Thai food and pizza
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: "Ready Player One"
- Amber DragooRework/Assembly OperatorAmber DragooRework/Assembly Operator
I have experience in inventory management, material handling, and quality control. As an Assembly Technician at SIGMADESIGN, I coordinate with Engineers regarding daily builds on a range of project types at our manufacturing facility in Vancouver, WA.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The technology advancements and the great people that work here!
FIRST JOB: The Humane Society of SW Washington. I loved helping animals.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Geocaching, rockhounding and backpacking.
FAVORITE FOOD: Burgers and fries, old school!
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Any Tim Burton movie or Hayao Miyazaki movie.
- Andrea CameronMarketing ManagerAndrea CameronMarketing Manager
I am a marketing specialist with 18 years of experience marketing professional services. I enjoy working with teams to enhance our communication with clients and potential clients. I strive to build content that helps us all learn, connect, grow and evolve.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN:
SIGMADESIGN attracts and retains a great group of talented people that have a passion for their work. I love being surrounded by a bunch of brainiacs. The variety of work and creative culture provide interesting opportunities every day.
FIRST JOB: Picking strawberries on Bainbridge Island.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Anything that takes me outdoors: surfing, skiing, sailing, and gardening.
FAVORITE FOOD: Fish tacos here or there or anywhere!
FAVORITE BOOK: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan. Amazing writing - you should read it.
- Andrew HarringMechanical EngineerAndrew HarringMechanical Engineer
I am a mechanical engineer and have been at SIGMADESIGN since 2014. I thrive in the team atmosphere to solve engineering problems and design solutions for our clients.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The team environment and the variety of projects we have the opportunity to work on.
FIRST JOB: House painter
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Playing Soccer
FAVORITE FOOD: Chicken Pot Pie
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Ender's Game
- Andy BoyesProgram ManagerAndy BoyesProgram Manager
As a Mechanical Engineer, I design, model and provide support to other Engineers.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Being involved in a team that provides solutions to a diverse set of challenges.
FIRST JOB: Pulling flowers and occasionally some weeds for the neighbor.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Figuring out how things work.
FAVORITE FOOD: I can never say no to a good breakfast burrito.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Calvin and Hobbes.
- Anthony GittinsSoftware EngineerAnthony GittinsSoftware Engineer
I have been an Electro-Mechanical Engineer at SIGMADESIGN for 10+ years. My experience bridges the entire range of product development including machine design, production tooling, system automation, and software development. I enjoy helping our clients refine their ideas into real world solutions.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: I'm always doing something new.
FIRST JOB: Working maintenance at a Girl Scout camp
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Spending time with my daughter.
FAVORITE FOOD: Lagavulin Scotch
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Frank Herbert's "Dune."
- Anthony ThomasLab TechnicianAnthony ThomasLab Technician
I am a Lab Technician with over 20 years experience in electronic and mechanical assembly, including PCB soldering, some NI LabVIEW use, and field service. I enjoy building and troubleshooting products.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The environment.
FIRST JOB: Working for Dad in his Photography Studio.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Spending time with family.
FAVORITE FOOD: My wife's Shepard's Pie.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Star Wars!
- Arnaud NoumiLab TechnicianArnaud NoumiLab Technician
Coming from a computer background, I joined the SIGMADESIGN team as a Mechanical Technician three years ago, working on a wide variety of projects, from mechanical assembly to electronics and testing, and managing consumables. I enjoy working alongside the engineers, to produce high-quality products for our clients.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: A good working atmosphere, great people to work with, good leadership, and the opportunity to work on various projects.
FIRST JOB: Working in a furniture store as a Mover.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Eating at restaurants, watching movies, hanging out with family and friends, shopping, fishing, golfing, target shooting, and listening to Gospel music.
FAVORITE FOOD: Italian, Asian, Mexican...I eat
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: I like action, martial arts, and Christian movies.
- Aron SchwartzSoftware QA AnalystAron SchwartzSoftware QA Analyst
I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Physics and a minor in Astronomy and Planetary Science. As a Software QA Analyst, I assist firmware engineers in their research and development process by analyzing software for both aesthetic as well as functional defects. In other words, I get to spend my days trying to break things! 🙂
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The atmosphere of creativity and fun mixed with professional engineering.
FIRST JOB: Golf Course Pro Shop Attendant
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Golfing, hiking, or anything in the warm sun.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza!
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Movie: Back to the Future. Book: Ender's Game.
- Ashley HaydenAdministrative AssistantAshley HaydenAdministrative Assistant
I am Engineering Support at SIGMADESIGN. I use my administrative and accounting experience to provide services that support the administrative and engineering teams in a variety of areas including job summaries, communicating information between departments and creating specialized reports.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: I love the trust and respect that everyone shows for each other at SIGMADESIGN. It makes the work easier and better by knowing you matter to your coworkers and employers.
FIRST JOB:I babysat, cleaned houses, and did yard work to earn money to rebuild the engine of my first car, a gold 1989 Honda Accord with the flip-up headlights
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Spending weekends in Cannon Beach or Leavenworth with my husband and our mini Aussies. We’re both addicted to taking cruises, too. I’m also an aspiring writer and I’m currently working on a 1930s novel.
FAVORITE FOOD: Food: Breakfast Burrito. Drink: Champagne.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Bride Wars
- Aung SoeElectrical Computer EngineerAung SoeElectrical Computer Engineer
With over ten years of experience, I have worked as a Test Engineer, Technical Support Specialist, Systems Development & Design Evaluation Test Engineer, and Software Engineer. Specifically, I have overseen software development teams and led a Jr. Systems Administrator, Test Engineers, and Technicians in HW & SW operations. At SIGMADESIGN, I provide electrical-computer engineering support as part of a team working on new product development projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The best part about working at SIGMADESIGN is its knowledge-sharing culture and people. A collegial spirit among co-workers makes SIGMA a great place to work.
FIRST JOB: Gas Station Attendant
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hiking/Biking
FAVORITE FOOD: Chinese food.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Star Wars
- Barry VarinProcess EngineerBarry VarinProcess Engineer
I am a Product/Process Professional with more than 30 years of experience in New Product Development and Manufacturing. I have significant experience in Project/Program Management, Process Development/Implementation, Design Documentation (GD&T), Quality, and Procurement & Supplier Development. I especially enjoy collaborating to create solutions that meet the needs of all parties involved.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The caliber of the staff.
FIRST JOB: Delivery coupon flyers door-to-door for a Dry Cleaning company.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Spending time with friends and riding Harleys.
FAVORITE FOOD: Whatever is on its way to the table.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Slapshot.
- Ben MergenSenior Engineering ManagerBen MergenSenior Engineering Manager
As a Mechanical Engineer with 16+ years of experience I have worked on product development, designing custom automation tooling and assembly line tooling. I have lots of experience designing pneumatic controls systems and have an interest in electrical engineering as well. I really enjoy the project management, customer relations and overseas travel portions of my job.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The project variety and casual atmosphere.
FIRST JOB: Mowing lawns. Isn't that what everybody did?
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Windsurfing, mountain biking, listening to music, being with family/friends.
FAVORITE FOOD: Thai.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: To Kill a Mockingbird
- Ben ReeveMechanical EngineerBen ReeveMechanical Engineer
I am an Engineer with three years of experience in Mechanical and Industrial systems. I enjoy coming up with ways to maximize assembly ease and efficiency in large projects. I hope to design technology that improves the life of people everywhere!
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: It's a company where people like to take time to laugh!
FIRST JOB: Cleaned up floors at a movie theater.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I've been an avid gamer from the age of 5! Also, playing bass guitar.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pulled pork sandwich with spicy coleslaw.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Shaun of the Dead
- Benny GohMfg Engineering ConsultantBenny GohMfg Engineering Consultant
I’m a Manufacturing Consultant Engineer which provides on-site consulting services for the client on a variety of mechanical and product engineering projects. We work closely with clients as a team, sharing experiences and knowledge on every projects. Continuous learning and working as a team are key to serving the client better.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The working environment and the exploration.
FIRST JOB: Equipment Engineer (Mechanical Design Department) at Infineon
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Swimming, Table Tennis, Gym, and Badminton
FAVORITE FOOD: Nyonya cuisine.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Interstella, John Carter, Ender's Games
- Berne StromMechanical EngineerBerne StromMechanical Engineer
I have 15+ years as a Mechanical Engineer working with multiple technology corporations. My deep R&D / product development experience with consumer electro-mechanical systems from prototype to high volume production allows me to help clients achieve their business goals. At SIGMADESIGN, I support clients’ efforts to develop and commercialize various new technologies.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The culture.
FIRST JOB: Boy Scouts Camp
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Camping
FAVORITE FOOD: An Old Fashioned
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Animal Farm
- Bill FournierMechanical EngineerBill FournierMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with 28 years of experience. I am currently working onsite, assisting our client in new product development. I love the opportunities at SIGMADESIGN to work on a variety of projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The variety of design opportunities
FIRST JOB: Sweeping out a potato & onion processing plant in Twin Falls, Idaho in 1964.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Woodworking. Well, OK, making saw dust. Weather permitting, I like to bike, hike, walk, ski.
FAVORITE FOOD: Surf and Turf.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Anything by Jim Tolpin, table saw guru extraordinaire.
- Bill HusebyPresident/CEOBill HusebyPresident/CEO
My experience spans over 30 years in the mechanical and product development sector. As the “Captain” of SIGMADESIGN, I’ve enjoyed the 20+ year journey of transforming a small mechanical engineering group into an award-winning product design firm. I am proud of the fantastic team I have that supports our clients in taking any project or idea from concept through production.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The "can do" attitude of the folks that work here.
FIRST JOB: My first job was making and selling party ice to friends and neighbors. I probably made a nickel for every dollar my folks paid to keep the freezer running.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Sailing of course. Mainly racing. If it floats and has a sail, I'll race it.
FAVORITE FOOD: I like variety. I like travelling so that I can experience a lot of different foods.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: "Dove" by Robin Lee Graham.
- Bill McFaddenElectrical EngineerBill McFaddenElectrical Engineer
I am an Electrical Engineer with more than 20 years’ experience developing embedded-systems hardware and firmware for a variety of industries, including consumer products, medical, test equipment, factory automation, audio, and television. I enjoy the engineering process and working with clients to turn their ideas into reality.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Being in an atmosphere of people who love their work and respect one another.
FIRST JOB: Mowing lawns. My first technical job was computer programming for a friend's startup.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Playing the drums and watching TV with my wife (but never at the same time).
FAVORITE FOOD: Spaghetti.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Fiction: Any kind of science fiction, as long as it obeys the laws of physics. Non-fiction: Technical journals. Just like Scotty.
- Bjorn WarloeChemical EngineerBjorn WarloeChemical Engineer
I am an Engineer with 15 years of experience designing inkjet printers. I have worked both as a Chemical Engineer in a semiconductor fab, and as a Mechanical Engineer focusing on printer service station design. I enjoy the opportunity to solve a variety of engineering problems that comes with working on a complicated product.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Being part of a team.
FIRST JOB: Pool Boy.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Mountain Biking
FAVORITE FOOD: Salt Bagels.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Timbuktu
- Bobby MosleyPCB DesignerBobby MosleyPCB Designer
I am a PCB Designer with over 30 years experience. My experience includes 2-28 layer designs, with Digital, Analog, Power and RF.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The people I work with
FIRST JOB: Crab cracking
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Watching TV and working around the house
FAVORITE FOOD: Beef
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Passion of the Christ
- Brendan HartMechanical EngineerBrendan HartMechanical Engineer
As a Mechanical Engineer with 8 years of experience bringing products to market, I believe that user experience for a product is equally as important as reliability and functionality. I enjoy working closely with clients, and have a track record of many successfully launched and supported products.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The ability to work with a great team solving challenges across a wide range of industries.
FIRST JOB: Pizza Chef.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Snowboarding and board games.
FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi and Buffalo Wings.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Wheel of Time
- Brian BlumeProject ManagerBrian BlumeProject Manager
I am an Engineering Program Manager with 16 years of International experience directing R&D and Manufacturing Teams to produce Prototype Products for Testing and Evaluation, then ending in successful full production worldwide introductions. I’ve also held positions in the Manufacturing, Procurement, and R&D Engineering sections to give our clients and potential clients the best experience in delivering their product specifications. I strive to build content that helps us all learn, connect, grow and evolve.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: It's an excellent engineering company.
FIRST JOB: I worked as a swing shift machine shop operator.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Kayaking the Cascade High Lakes.
FAVORITE FOOD: It's a toss up for me. Either chili or black pepper crab.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: If Clint Eastwood is in it, then it's my favorite.
- Brian MorissetMechanical EngineerBrian MorissetMechanical Engineer
With background as a Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology Engineer and as a Design Engineer, I am experienced in solution development stages including: research, development, manufacture, and testing through installation, commissioning, and support. With a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Gonzaga University, I have a comprehensive understanding of design processes as well as manufacturing/production methods. At SIGMADESIGN, I provide mechanical engineering services as part of a team working on innovative consumer product projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The focus on engineering.
FIRST JOB: I started working in my father's shop.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Working in my shop building cars.
FAVORITE FOOD: Apple Sauce
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Matrix
- Brian MurrayElectrical Engineering TechnicianBrian MurrayElectrical Engineering Technician
I am a Mechanical/Electrical Technician with over 20 years of experience. The majority of my experience is within the industrial production environment. I specialize in troubleshooting problems and process improvements on machines and equipment.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The chance to broaden my experience.
FIRST JOB: My first job was working in the family business repairing heavy equipment.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Cruising.
FAVORITE FOOD: Chocolate melting cake.
FAVORITE BOOK: Mitch Rapp Series
- Brian WoodwardTest Technician IIIBrian WoodwardTest Technician III
Many years as a trades savvy mechanical engineer and technician with various titles such as Project Engineer, Technical Specialist Engineer, Test & Development Engineer, and Mechanical Technician. At SIGMADESIGN, I work as a Test Technician supporting our Engineering Team working on a variety of consumer and electronics products.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Small company, varied electro-mechanical projects, energetic, and a cool bike rack!
FIRST JOB: Making timber frame beams with handplanes and chisels.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Biking in the rain.
FAVORITE FOOD: Anything that will stay down
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Any book not made into a movie.
- Britt PinsonElectrical Engineering TechnicianBritt PinsonElectrical Engineering Technician
Systems Integration specialist with 30+ years experience in electro-mechanical trouble shooting and 13 years experience in advanced phase change print head design.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The people; it is great to be included in group with such great attitudes.
FIRST JOB: Body Prep Tech at Local Hot Rod Shop.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Vehicle-based Expedition and practicing Kajukenbo Tum Pai.
FAVORITE FOOD: Thai
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Anything by Terry Brooks
- Carla HoyerProject CoordinatorCarla HoyerProject Coordinator
I am a Project Coordinator and have been with SIGMADESIGN for over 7 years. Starting as a Logistics Coordinator, I later became a Business Development Coordinator, and now I work as a Project Coordinator for one of our clients.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: The people.
FIRST JOB: I was a farm hand. This really prepared me for the work at SIGMADESIGN. The parking lot here is nothing compared to putting a 1948 Dodge farm truck exactly where you want it when you can't quite reach the pedals.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Enjoying the great outdoors with friends and family.
FAVORITE FOOD: Chocolate.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The one that lets me laugh and cry and see a new perspective.
- Casey BlackCNC MachinistCasey BlackCNC Machinist
I am a CNC Machinist with 6.5 years’ experience. I enjoy making something new every day, and learning tricks of the trade. Happy to be a part of such an awesome team here at SIGMADESIGN.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Sigma Design does a lot of prototype, one-off jobs. It's not the same old thing every day. I look forward to learning.
FIRST JOB: My oddest job ever was as a sign holder for a real estate company. I went to hold the sign on the side of the road and it lasted 15 minutes - I got a text from one of my friends asking to go skateboarding, so I quit. I was 16.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I love to tinker with motorcycles, cars anything with a motor really. I like getting something that is not running or in poor condition and bringing it back to life.
FAVORITE FOOD: Thai food: I love Chicken Pad Thain and Curry.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: My favorite movie at the moment is "Let's Be Cops," or "Step Brothers." I like comedies.
- Chanse AbramsMechanical DesignerChanse AbramsMechanical Designer
Expert knowledge of GD&T with which I have assisted a multinational information technology company develop its internal standards and practices. I have around two decades of Mechanical Design experience with a couple years of permitting in the Civil Engineering field for utilities as well as space planning. My latest and growing experience is as a Junior Software Engineer.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Working with a good group of people.
FIRST JOB: Helping out the family business from diesel mechanics to general labor.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Wakeboarding, motorcycles, rock concerts, Comic Cons, and video games.
FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican (Taco Tuesdays) and Italian cuisine, and usually rum and sprite or vodka and cranberry or Arnold Palmer.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Enjoy reading comics, Stephen King, Stephen Hunter and Dan Brown. Up to watch about any type of movie.
- Charles FleckFirmware EngineerCharles FleckFirmware Engineer
I am an ex-Electrical, now Firmware Engineer with a little over two years of professional experience. I especially like working with different disciplines of Engineers so I can learn more about how all the parts of an engineering product interact and to help make the design process more smooth. My goal as an Engineer is to work with the client to design quality products that exceed their expectations.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The fun environment and being able to work on a variety of projects.
FIRST JOB: Working a competing lemonade stand with my brother.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Music, bridge and being a football playing king in space.
FAVORITE FOOD: Any type of Thai or Indian food.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: A Study in Scarlet
- Cody HirnMechanical EngineerCody HirnMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with an eye for details big and small. I enjoy being involved with a wide variety of projects at all stages from inception to completion. I strive to find effective and innovative solutions to every new challenge I face.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The "we can do anything" attitude backed by the knowledge and expertise to prove it.
FIRST JOB: Various landscaping, clean up, and demolition jobs for family friends.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Video games and working on car/truck/motorcycle projects.
FAVORITE FOOD: Steak with potatoes au Gratin.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien.
- Connie HaederTest OperatorConnie HaederTest Operator
I am a Line Lead with teaching and material handling experience for Proto-type Manufacturing. I enjoy the excitement of learning a new product and sharing that knowledge with others on our team. My goal is to provide our customer with the best and most efficient product by the end of our time together.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The Core Values, family oriented environment, and employees working as a team.
FIRST JOB: Telemarketer.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Camping and enjoying outdoor fires.
FAVORITE FOOD: Anything I don't have to cook.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Pay It Forward
- Curtis PiferTest TechCurtis PiferTest Tech
I have background as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician in the U.S. Air Force, Appliance Service and Installation, and a Lead Assembly Technician. Specifically, I have experience with inventory systems, hand and power tools, multi-meters, and the use and refining of work instructions. At SIGMADESIGN, I have provided support for our Engineering Team on daily builds for a variety of projects at SIGMADESIGN’s East Manufacturing facility and at our prototyping lab.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The people and the benefits.
FIRST JOB: Changing sprinklers in an apple orchard.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Snow skiing.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza (but I'm vegan).
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Dune
- Daniel FarrarCNC MachinistDaniel FarrarCNC Machinist
I am a CNC Machinist with over 10 years of experience. I have experience troubleshooting and maintaining electrical distribution systems as well as the programming, setup and operations of various CNC lathes and mills. At SIGMADESIGN I am responsible for programming and machining in support of the Engineering Department developing CNC programs for mills based on engineering drawings and models.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The SIGMADESIGN environment and the fact that it is a place where I am sure to increase my skills.
FIRST JOB: Picking up brush and building slash piles at my dad's logging sites.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Playing any form of musical instrument or being anywhere outside with my family.
FAVORITE FOOD: Philly Cheese-steak.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Shining.
- Daniel KilduffMechanical EngineerDaniel KilduffMechanical Engineer
I am a Designer with 10 years of experience. I also have background as a Draftsman and a Manufacturing Engineering Assistant. At SIGMADESIGN, I provide on-site consulting services for clients on a variety of mechanical engineering projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The opportunities to work on many different jobs.
FIRST JOB: Dish washer.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Wood working.
FAVORITE FOOD: Smoked pork ribs.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Princess Bride
- Daniel SmithMechanical EngineerDaniel SmithMechanical Engineer
I am a Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer with 25 years of experience in product, machine and tooling design, as well as process engineering and statistical process control. I have worked in multiple industries including high tech manufacturing, technology development, metals manufacturing, civil engineering, and Nuclear Power. I am a technically skilled, flexible engineer that works well in diverse teams of all sizes.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Good people, Core values
FIRST JOB: Nuclear Test Engineer - US Department of Defense
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Motorcycles
FAVORITE FOOD: All good food
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Big Lebowski
- Daniel WeinmasterTest TechnicianDaniel WeinmasterTest Technician
With background as an Engineering Associate, I have over 17 years of experience with UL Standards, CSA Standards, and NFPA 70 (NEC). I also have experience using multiple software platforms and databases as well as managing safety certification investigations and preparing detailed technical reports for product certification. At SIGMA, I work as a Test Technician supporting the firm’s Engineering Team on a variety of consumer and electronics products.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Being able to directly advocate with customers.
FIRST JOB: Courtesy Clerk at Albertsons.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Camping
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE MOVIE: Mr. and Mrs. Smith
- Darhl ThomasonSystems AdministratorDarhl ThomasonSystems Administrator
I bring over 20 years of experience as a Systems Administrator to the SIGMADESIGN team. I have designed and administered enterprise-wide networking solutions that improve operating stability, efficiency and profitability. At SIGMADESIGN, I am part of the IT team which provides support to the teams at SIGMADESIGN.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The people and what SIGMADESIGN does.
FIRST JOB: Paperboy in Anchorage, Alaska.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Skydiving.
FAVORITE FOOD: I love a good IPA
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Movie - Top Gun; Book – Anything by Azimov or Heinlein
- Darin HainesDarin Haines
I am an Electrical Engineer with 22 years of experience designing real-time embedded systems. I enjoy creating the intelligence that governs the behavior of systems small and large, and have had the privilege of doing this in the fields of telecommunications, multi-function peripherals, and robotics.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The great people and the variety of projects.
FIRST JOB: Field burning for a grass seed farmer.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Flying
FAVORITE FOOD: Shrimp Linguine
FAVORITE MOVIE: Apollo 13
- David ChiamMechanical EngineerDavid ChiamMechanical Engineer
I am a mechanical engineer with 12 years’ experience in the design and development field. In that time, I have brought numerous products from conception to mass production. I enjoy working on tough engineering problems and developing solutions for these problems.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Opportunity to work with a wide range of products.
FIRST JOB: Working in a chemistry lab extracting compounds from herbs to perform tests.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Reading
FAVORITE FOOD: Coffee
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
- David JenningsA/R & A/P CoordinatorDavid JenningsA/R & A/P Coordinator
I am the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Coordinator. I have filled many different roles in my six years with SIGMADESIGN. I am detailed oriented and enjoy overcoming challenges.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Never a dull moment.
FIRST JOB: Errand boy for country-club wives.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Bicycling.
FAVORITE FOOD: I never met a martini I didn't like.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: I enjoy many types of movies; I can't narrow it down to just one favorite.
- David KaysenProject ManagerDavid KaysenProject Manager
I am a Project Manager and Manager of our Electrical Engineering department. I enjoy using my skills to help customers define the products they contract us to deliver and keeping the projects on track to meet the customer’s expectations. I have a wide variety of knowledge and experience from my 30 years of designing and managing projects in the electronics industry.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The small company atmosphere.
FIRST JOB: Pizza cook.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Cycling.
FAVORITE FOOD: Halibut.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Into Thin Air
- David OwenDavid Owen
As a recent graduate with a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, I aspire to use both my technical knowledge and skills to assist in the development of innovative products. I enjoy working with my hands and believe that good engineering stems from hands on experience. I intend to use my time as a Technician to make me a better Engineer in the future.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Getting to work in a fast paced environment that encourages excellence in both work and personal life.
FIRST JOB: Construction
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hiking
FAVORITE FOOD: Either coconut curry or Tom Kha Gai, the spicier the better.
FAVORITE BOOK: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
- Dean VanIndustrial DesignDean VanIndustrial Design
Industrial Designer with a background in architectural design. My strengths include concept development, design research, graphic design and 3D visualization.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Supportive environment with a balanced work/family culture.
FIRST JOB: Rounding up shopping carts for Fred Meyer.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Making my two kids laugh and being silly with them.
FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi, Pho, and fried chicken.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: LOTR, Shawshank Redemption, and Avengers/Marvel movies.
- Dina KalmbachDirector of First ImpressionsDina KalmbachDirector of First Impressions
My background includes 25+ years of customer service and office management, 15 years of medical billing, and 10 years of construction experience. My goal is to help our customers, vendors and employees and show them how important they are to SIGMADESIGN by always being pleasant, helpful and respectful.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: I am a very creative person reined in by being ridiculously organized. Sigma Design offers the best of both worlds!
FIRST JOB: My oddest job was doing accounting for a reptile importer. You never knew what had escaped its cage and was on the bookshelf behind you!
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I'm an avid reader and also love movies! My husband and I love nature and finding animals in their natural habitat.
FAVORITE FOOD: I make a mean spaghetti!
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Jane Eyre
- Don HarringVP of Business DevelopmentDon HarringVP of Business Development
I have over 35 years of Technology Industry experience in various Engineering and Management positions. As the VP of Business Development at SIGMADESIGN, I work to integrate the marketing and sales functions to demonstrate to clients how we can help them solve problems. As a member of the Executive Team, I am focused on growth through hiring and developing the best people.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The people which make the culture.
FIRST JOB: Super Duper Pooper Scooper.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Biking, windsurfing, skiing, golf.
FAVORITE FOOD: Seafood
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Star Wars
- Doug HillVice President of OperationsDoug HillVice President of Operations
I have 30 years of experience in management and sales. I joined SIGMADESIGN in 2000, as the Director of Business Development and have worn many hats over the years as we continued to grow. I currently oversee operations at Sigma and help create and implement our strategy.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Without a doubt it is my coworkers and the variety of projects we get to work on.
FIRST JOB: Delivering newspapers at age nine in New York.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hiking and camping.
FAVORITE FOOD: Thai food.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Blade Runner
- Douglas BurnetteTest Lab ManagerDouglas BurnetteTest Lab Manager
After I varied career in audio engineering and technical services for media production, I found a home in product development. I run SIGMADESIGN's test lab, ensuring products exceed the expectations of consumers and regulatory agencies. I’ve worked at SIGMADESIGN for 6 years, and have enjoyed the variety: From supporting factories in Asia to spending time with amazing co-workers, there is something to learn every day.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: I won garden gnomes at the holiday party. And the people are awesome.
FIRST JOB: I worked in a recording studio
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Tai chi and gardening
FAVORITE FOOD: Bibimbap (Korean hot bowl)
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Dune
- Duy TranSoftware EngineerDuy TranSoftware Engineer
Working as a Jr Software Engineer at Sigma Design, I have experience in object-oriented programming; developing, testing and debugging code; designing interfaces; and administering systems and networks. I also enjoy developing software and firmware products as Windows and mobile applications (Severs, Windows, IOS, and Android apps through BLE, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi communication).
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: I really like the company's creative and dynamic environment with all the friendly coworkers.
FIRST JOB: I worked at Portland Community College as a Library Assistant.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Reading books, playing soccer, and going hiking.
FAVORITE FOOD: Everything - as long as I can eat more.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Harry Potter books, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
- Emily ReichTest TechnicianEmily ReichTest Technician
I am a Test Technician with experience as an Assembly/Rework/ and Test Operator in the consumer electronics industry. My background includes experience restocking inventory, monitoring equipment, and tracking work progress in handheld computer systems.
At SIGMADESIGN, I work integrating and reworking electro-mechanical units and sub-assemblies in an ESD-safe environment. I also test electro-mechanical units at multiple stages of production, utilizing computer test programs and troubleshooting failures.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: I began working with SIGMADESIGN as a temp. The company does cool stuff and I love everything about it.
FIRST JOB: My very first job was counting fruit flies. Yup, for real!
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Singing.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pie.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: For me it's a tie between Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings. And Star Trek if that can count as a movie.
- Eric KellerBusiness Development ManagerEric KellerBusiness Development Manager
I have background as a Mechanical Engineer and a Sales Engineer as well as experience establishing and building customer relationships. I have assisted clients with flow and density application engineering by offering complete engineered solutions. At SIGMADESIGN, I build strategic relationships with current and future clients in a variety of industries located worldwide.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The wide range of projects.
FIRST JOB: I was a service porter at a car dealership. I was basically a valet for people getting their cars worked on.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I love brewing beer.
FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi
FAVORITE MOVIE: It's a toss-up between Captain America and Deadpool.
- Erica BogardBusiness Development CoordinatorErica BogardBusiness Development Coordinator
With over 8 years of experience in building and maintaining client relationships I am able to put these skills to use as the Business Development Coordinator at SIGMADESIGN. Managing customer expectations and relationships is my primary concern while also providing support to the Business Development team as a whole.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The diverse roles and managed chaos.
FIRST JOB: Piercing ears in a mall at 15.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Floating the river.
FAVORITE FOOD: Mac-n-cheese
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Book: The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. Movie: Edward Scissor Hands.
- Erik RobyMechanical EngineerErik RobyMechanical Engineer
I have worked on projects ranging from one-off assembly tools to consumer electronic products where I was involved starting with 3D printed concepts through high volume production. I have experience designing parts for injection molding, sheet metal fabrication, and machining.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The nearest post office box is more convenient than it was at my last job. And the people are pretty awesome.
FIRST JOB: I worked at McDonald's...for nine hours...then quit to work in a sheet metal fab shop instead.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Sleeping.
FAVORITE FOOD: My mom's spaghetti, which is much better than The Old Spaghetti Factory's.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Big Lebowski.
- Gary BrensdalElectrical Engineering TechnicianGary BrensdalElectrical Engineering Technician
I am a Engineering Technician with 25 years of wide ranging experience from PCB layout design, to Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering support. I enjoy working with engineering teams to help product design, and improvement, flow as efficiently as possible. My goal is to deliver the optimum solution for the customer, in quality and durability, in as expedient a manner as possible.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Diversity in service offerings, and such a talented and personable team.
FIRST JOB: Ranch hand
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hiking/Outdoors
FAVORITE FOOD: BBQ
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Easy Rider, or Alice’s Restaurant
- Gary DupuyMachinistGary DupuyMachinist
I work in the machine shop at Sigma. I enjoy the different types of jobs that we get to work on.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The people
FIRST JOB: Christmas tree lot. Carrying and tying trees down to cars for tips
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Travel
FAVORITE FOOD: Carne Asada Tacos
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Reservoir Dogs
- Gin GohSingapore Office ManagerGin GohSingapore Office Manager
I am an Office Manager providing support in various aspects, such as procurement, shipping, admin and HR. I enjoy working with SIGMADESIGN colleagues and also with our strategic vendors to enhance the image of our Singapore office.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Wide Spectrum of job responsibilities and the opportunity to grow with SIGMADESIGN
FIRST JOB: Selling movie tickets in the Cineplex
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Zumba
FAVORITE FOOD: Scrambled eggs
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Infernal Affairs
- Glenn PiekstraElectrical Engineering TechnicianGlenn PiekstraElectrical Engineering Technician
I have 20 years of experience as a Technician in both Production and R&D environments. I specialize in high density layouts as well as in building and fabrication. At SIGMADESIGN, I provide electrical engineering services that support the SIGMADESIGN professional services teams on a wide variety of electro-mechanical projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: SIGMADESIGN does a variety of interesting projects and has a great team to work with.
FIRST JOB: Sales of electronic parts and sales of consumer electronics.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Growing orchids and gardening, also wood working.
FAVORITE FOOD: Most everything.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Braveheart.
- Greg MunizichCNC ProgrammerGreg MunizichCNC Programmer
I have 30 years of experience as a Machinist and CNC Operator. At SIGMADESIGN, I provide programming and machining expertise in support of the Engineering Department and client requests. I also program, set up and operate machinery for the fabrication of parts on consumer product and ITAR projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The management and employees put a high value on being family friendly.
FIRST JOB: Installing rain gutters on houses.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Riding my bike.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza! It's good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Breaking Away
- Grey LernerMechanical EngineerGrey LernerMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with 20 years of work experience specializing in precision machine design, thermal analysis, and automation.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The wide variety of projects.
FIRST JOB: Changing sprinkler pipe
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Relaxing at home with my lovely lady Tamara.
FAVORITE FOOD: French
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Algebraist/Blade Runner
- Guy LetourneauPatent Agent & Mechanical EngineerGuy LetourneauPatent Agent & Mechanical Engineer
After practicing in Mechanical Engineering for about 30 years, I recently passed the US Patent Bar and I am now gaining new skills and experience as a Patent Agent.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: I have worked in the Portland area for around 20 years, yet somehow or other many people I had enjoyed working with elsewhere all seem to be gathering at Sigma Design!
FIRST JOB: Mechanical Engineer at a truck plant. (Sometimes they built 'strange' trucks.)
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Amateur Radio - I am a "no code Extra" but I am trying to go back and learn CW.
FAVORITE FOOD: Tortière - traditional meat pie of the Saguenay Lac-St-Jean region of Quebec.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: "The Heliand" (modern English translation of the original Anglo-Saxon texts of 1066AD.)
- Heather CrawfordProject CoordinatorHeather CrawfordProject Coordinator
My comprehensive background which includes procurement, inventory management and administrative support has provided me with a solid foundation for project coordination. I enjoy the unique set of challenges that come with each project. They force me to constantly change, learn & grow.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The great work environment and the people
FIRST JOB: Babysitting.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: A walk in the woods or on the beach.
FAVORITE FOOD: Cheez-its.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Alchemist.
- Henry HohnIT ManagerHenry HohnIT Manager
I am a professional with over 22 years of experience in technology. I’m amazed at how quickly technology changes and improves. Adapting to the changing technology and providing the best solution for our business needs is my #1 goal.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Sigma provides a fun, challenging and fast-paced work environment.
FIRST JOB: Mowing Lawns.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Camping/Hiking.
FAVORITE FOOD: Cheeseburger.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Bourne Series.
- Hillary GorhamHillary Gorham
I am an Human Resources (HR) Generalist with 12 years of experience in employee relations, labor law, benefits, training, safety, and recruitment. I enjoy working with employees and leaders. As a strategic HR business partner, my goal is to provide excellent customer service and support the SIGMADESIGN HR team and their goals in all areas of HR.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Envaluing the Core Values of SIGMADESIGN and learning more about this unique community.
FIRST JOB: My first and hardest job was at age 11; I delivered the Detroit newspaper.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I really enjoy live music concerts.
FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican and Thai.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE:Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo and Juliet" 1996
- Ivy WangTechnical Support EngineerIvy WangTechnical Support Engineer
I am a Support Engineer in Chongqing China with more than 4 years of experience in factory service. I enjoy working with teams to communicate with clients and solve SIGMADESIGN tools' issues and upgrading. I keep studying and working hard to provide clients with better service.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The kind management.
FIRST JOB: Hydraulic systems designer.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Riding bikes to travel and appreciate the natural scenery.
FAVORITE FOOD: I prefer vegetarian; I love almost all of the vegetables.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Tibetan Medicine War.
- Jacob SackettJacob Sackett
I have 20 years of experience working in defense, industrial crane, and aerospace industries. No matter what project I am working on, I strive to achieve client goals. I enjoy being involved in the design and development of new products, which makes SIGMADESIGN the perfect place for me to work!
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The opportunity to work on new and diverse products and designs.
FIRST JOB: U.S. Navy
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Tropical scuba.
FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi
FAVORITE BOOK: Mastery by Robert Greene
- Jake FurnissFirmware EngineerJake FurnissFirmware Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer currently spending my time as a firmware developer.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Opportunity to learn
FIRST JOB: Audio tech for a geriatric wedding singer.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Mountain biking
FAVORITE FOOD: Ramen
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Dune
- James BakerMechanical EngineerJames BakerMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with 8 years of experience. My main emphasis is R&D, Prototyping, and Product Design. I look forward to solving new challenges every day.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The variety of engineering projects and work atmosphere.
FIRST JOB: Short-order cook at a small, greasy-spoon in Coronado, CA called the Night and Day Café.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hanging out with the family.
FAVORITE FOOD: Everything.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Dr. Who
- Jamie DederickProcess EngineerJamie DederickProcess Engineer
I am an electrical engineer with 15 years of experience. My skills and experience include lean manufacturing, lean operations, process engineering, process improvement and automated software testing. At SIGMADESIGN I provide process engineering services for a range of product manufacturing and testing projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Sigma has great core values and a great company vision. Everyone is super nice!
FIRST JOB: Picking fruit in Salem, Oregon.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I own several guitars and record music. I also enjoy motorcycles and fishing for steelhead and salmon.
FAVORITE FOOD: I cook, so anything I make. I enjoy BBQ, Italian, and Asian cuisine.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Dean R. Koontz and The Lord of the Rings
- Jamie KelsoMechanical EngineerJamie KelsoMechanical Engineer
I’m a Mechanical Engineer with 13 years of product design experience. I enjoy the integration of electrical, mechanical and firmware into projects, and how connected devices can be used in new ways.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Great group of people and the variety of projects
FIRST JOB: Delivering papers, "The Newberg Graphic"
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Riding 2-wheeled vehicles
FAVORITE FOOD: Bacon cheese burger, tots and a Manhattan
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: How It’s Made
- Jan RedrElectrical Engineering TechnicianJan RedrElectrical Engineering Technician
I brought almost 30 years of technician experience to the SIGMADESIGN team. My background includes various positions as a Technician Specialist in Electronics, Facility Maintenance, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering. At SIGMADESIGN, I work as a Test Technician supporting our Engineering Team on a variety of consumer and electronics products.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Diversity of work, outside of the box attitude.
FIRST JOB: Hay baling at the local farm while growing up.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hiking, fly-fishing, anything related to the fresh air.
FAVORITE FOOD: Hot Buffalo Wings
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Once Upon a Time in the West
- Jay TuckerBusiness Development ManagerJay TuckerBusiness Development Manager
I am a Mechanical Engineer turned Business Development Manager with 20+ years of industry experience. I use by diverse background and technical skills to understand clients’ projects from various perspectives in order to offer the best possible value. I strive to exceed every client’s expectations on every project we work on. My client’s satisfaction begins and ends with me.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The culture.
FIRST JOB: Working in a bike shop before I was legally old enough; I got paid in bike parts!
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Anything to do with soccer (futbol).
FAVORITE FOOD: Koi fusion.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Book = Ishmael. Movie = The Big Lebowski - "The dude abides."
- Jaynie ConnorTest OperatorJaynie ConnorTest Operator
I am a Test Operator with over 15 years of experience in production and testing. At SIGMADESIGN I am responsible for test setup and performing test-experiments to determine root cause on failures with support of engineering and technical staff. I also provide communication and documentation of the test processes and results from the experiments.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The Core Values.
FIRST JOB: Working at a restaurant.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Scrapbooking
- Jeanette KordonowyRework/Assembly OperatorJeanette KordonowyRework/Assembly Operator
With 30 years of experience, I understand manufacturing. I have production assembly experience including Finisher Lead, Assembly and Test, Retrofitting, Material Handling, and Prototype Building. I coordinate with Engineers regarding daily builds on a range of project types at SIGMADESIGN's manufacturing facility in Vancouver, WA.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The warm, friendly people and the company's core values.
FIRST JOB: Working at Williams Controls.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Going for a walk.
FAVORITE FOOD: Tacos
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Sound of Music
- Jeff BergesonMechanical EngineerJeff BergesonMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with a strong background in 3D Printing. Some of the projects I have worked on in the past are Robotics, CNC Machining, Water Jetting, Automation, Quality Control Testing, Laser Cutting, Casting, and Injection Molding. I provide our clients with a well-rounded base of knowledge and expertise on a variety of projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Product design and the ability to use engineering to advance technology. (To make the world a better place.)
FIRST JOB: Maker space coordinator.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Listening to vinyl.
FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Iron Man
- Jeff IsaacR&D Technician SupervisorJeff IsaacR&D Technician Supervisor
I have been with SIGMADESIGN for a while, and after a long history of other careers, I am still thrilled to come to SIGMADESIGN every day. As a lab technician, I’ve learned a lot from both the diverse tasks and the super smart people around me. I am excited about my future growth along with SIGMADESIGN!
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: The company culture.
FIRST JOB: Pouring concrete stepping stones.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Working on motorcycles.
FAVORITE FOOD: Tri-tip.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Anything that will make me laugh.
- Jeff KennedyMechanical EngineerJeff KennedyMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in Product Development and Project Management. I have developed products for a wide variety of industries, including medical, consumer electronics, automotive, and many others. I enjoy taking on diverse challenges and solving problems.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: Working with an incredible team of hand-picked, top-notch people who really do live out the company's core values.
FIRST JOB: Bagging groceries at Danielson Thriftway. The old grocery store is now Parkrose Hardware. The dairy case used to be where bulk hardware bins are now.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Playing clarinet with Lewis River Dixie.
FAVORITE FOOD: Coffee
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Forrest Gump
- Jennifer VelazquezTest OperatorJennifer VelazquezTest Operator
I bring experience as a Rework/Assembly Operator to the SIGMADESIGN team. At SIGMADESIGN, I provide support to our Engineering Team regarding daily builds. I work on a variety of project types at the East Manufacturing facility in Vancouver, WA.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: Working with great people and learning something new every day.
FIRST JOB: Doughnut Shop
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Anything outdoors.
FAVORITE FOOD: Any type of pasta.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Pursuit of Happiness
- Jeremy DavisEngineering Team LeadJeremy DavisEngineering Team Lead
I have 2 degrees in Mechanical Engineering; a Bachelor’s from Colorado State and a Master’s from University of Tennessee. In my professional career I spent 19 years as a Manufacturing and R&D Engineer for a high tech company and now have three years’ experience as a project manager.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The variety of projects.
FIRST JOB: Automotive Tire Installer
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Woodworking
FAVORITE FOOD: BBQ ribs
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Lord of the Rings
- Jeremy PinsonEngineering TechnicianJeremy PinsonEngineering Technician
I am a certified Diesel Technician with diagnostic and repair skills. I have 5 years of experience in team-based work environments. I love collaborating with teammates to accomplish longer goals.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Working with others in a fast-paced and innovative environment.
FIRST JOB: Cart clerk.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Working on my truck.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE MOVIE: Gladiator
- Jesse ApplegateElectrical EngineerJesse ApplegateElectrical Engineer
I am a Systems Designer who loves helping people accomplish their goals and learning new things. Sometimes, I fly airplanes and climb rocks, ice, or both in alpine environments.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: Opportunities to work on a variety of projects directly with clients.
FIRST JOB: Machinist/Welder for family business.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Mountaineering
FAVORITE FOOD: Lasagna
FAVORITE BOOK: Eiger Dreams
- Jessica HepplerAssembly TechnicianJessica HepplerAssembly Technician
With a wide variety of technical experience, I help provide services as part of a team working on consumer product projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The unique, out-of-the-box thinking engineers.
FIRST JOB: Wildlife Biologist
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Gardening
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Clan of the Cave Bear
- Jessica LivelyAdministrative AssistantJessica LivelyAdministrative Assistant
I have 5 years of experience as an Office Manager and providing customer service is second nature for me. I have knowledge in Accounts Payable and Receivable, handling shipping and receiving, and managing inventory and purchasing. At SIGMADESIGN, I provide administrative assistance to support my team members ensure that we exceed the customer’s expectations.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Sigma's Core Values. I am truly excited to come to work daily!
FIRST JOB: Hotel Front Desk Agent
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Binge watching seasons of shows on Netflix.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pasta or going out for sushi
FAVORITE MOVIE: 50 First Dates or any Disney/Pixar movie!
- Joe BarberaProcess EngineerJoe BarberaProcess Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with over 30 years of experience in product design, engineering, electronics, process engineering, procurement and management. I specialize in manufacturing, particularly during initial development. I also hold several design patents. Recently, I completed walking the Pacific Crest Trail – all 2,668 miles of it. Quite an experience to say the least.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Of course, the great people.
FIRST JOB: Paper Route. Taught me everything I need to know about Customer Service.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Telling stories. 90% of which are at least 80% true
FAVORITE FOOD: Macaroni. The way my mother makes it.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Book: Les Misérables Movie:Fellini's "Amarcord" and maybe one scene out of "Clockwork Orange."
- Joe LutneskyMechanical EngineerJoe LutneskyMechanical Engineer
I am Mechanical Engineer with 6+ years of experience in designing manufacturing tooling, manufacturing process development, and also product design (plastic injection molded parts). I am passionate about designing things and strive to make my designs robust.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: I like the people and how the company is run.
FIRST JOB: My first job was mowing my neighbor’s yard. I strived to make it look as good as a golf course.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I enjoy playing golf, flying r/c WWII warbirds, and flight simulation (FSX/P3D).
FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican food
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Honeymooners TV show (1955)
- Joe ZiemanProcess EngineerJoe ZiemanProcess Engineer
I am a Process Engineer with 35 years of experience in high tech and contract manufacturing. I really enjoy helping clients achieve their quality, cost, and cycle time goals.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The people.
FIRST JOB: Picking strawberries.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Fly fishing.
FAVORITE FOOD: Stir fry.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Quiet Man
- John BarkerMechanical EngineerJohn BarkerMechanical Engineer
I founded SIGMADESIGN over 20 plus years ago and bring 40 years of product development experience to the team.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: All the wacky and wonderful people in the SIGMADESIGN family.
FIRST JOB: Logger in North Idaho. No, really.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I would say visiting our Grand Kids but there’s no leisure when it comes to a 9 and 11 year old, so I guess it’s flying.
FAVORITE FOOD: Tanqueray Martini, 3 olives, served “up” in a chilled glass.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Currently my favorite book is The Martian. Read it if you haven’t.
- John FiguracionRework/Assembly OperatorJohn FiguracionRework/Assembly Operator
I am a Test/Assembly Operator with 4 years of experience as a Mechanical technician. I enjoy working with new and exciting products and learning new things in the Technology Industry. My goal is to become a Mechanical Engineer.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The variety of projects that the company is involved in; there's not just one product.
FIRST JOB: My oddest job was working as Security for concerts and events.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I enjoy bowling and video games.
FAVORITE FOOD: Filipino Noodles called "Pansit"
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Secret Window
- John StellpflugCNC ProgrammerJohn StellpflugCNC Programmer
Final File Converter. I turn pixels into metal or plastic.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: This is a group of people that are here to do what they love.
FIRST JOB: Dental Assistant for my father when we helped set up a clinic in Bolivia.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Gardening, especially trees like olives that aren't supposed to grow here.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Late 80's Jackie Chan when he starts to be funny, and does stunts like jumping out of a mountain to land on a hot air balloon.
- Jon BarrettTest Technician IIIJon BarrettTest Technician III
I am an R&D Technician with over 30 years of experience. Working closely within engineering teams to develop new products and features. I enjoy leading teams in research and process improvement while learning new engineering principles and practices.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The friendly environment.
FIRST JOB: Bakery Manager
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Auto Racing
FAVORITE FOOD: Chicken
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Unbroken
- Jordan RousseauShipping & Receiving CoordinatorJordan RousseauShipping & Receiving Coordinator
I have been working in shipping/receiving, and administration, for the last 11 years. I have a background in the arts, having spent many years filmmaking, cooking, and playing music. I attempt to translate my creative energy into quality packaging whenever possible.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Having amazing coworkers and the huge variety of projects.
FIRST JOB: Server at Applebee’s
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Music production/Listening to music
FAVORITE FOOD: Ramen
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Book: Cat’s Cradle, Movie: Jurassic Park
- Josh DankovchikProject ManagerJosh DankovchikProject Manager
Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer with experience in shipbuilding and repair, product development, pump design and fluid systems. Always looking at the big picture; I am ready to solve technical and process problems.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: It's a modern, adaptable company.
FIRST JOB: Cleaning boats.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hanging out with my family.
FAVORITE FOOD: Any Hawaiian plate lunch.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Book: Lord of the Rings, Count of Monte Cristo. Movie: Master & Commander, Wayne's World.
- Juan JimenezHR & Staffing Manager | Program ManagerJuan JimenezHR & Staffing Manager | Program Manager
I am a Human Resources and Staffing Program Manager with over 8 years of experience developing and implementing comprehensive local and national recruiting programs and processes. Since joining SIGMADESIGN in late 2014, I started our Human Resources department, grew it to a 4 person team, and leveraged SIGMADESIGN’s Talent Acquisition program to fit the range of professional services needed to develop clients’ visions from concept through production. Today, as an Onsite Consulting Manager I lead and manage several of our onsite consultant teams.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: The people and the ever-changing business needs.
FIRST JOB: Cart attendant at a National Retail Company.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Movies, books, hikes, and telling my family I love them.
FAVORITE FOOD: Any of mom’s homemade dishes, and raspberries.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Winning with People by John C. Maxwell
- Justen MerrittMechanical EngineerJusten MerrittMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with over 10 years of experience. I am passionate about engineering with a specific interest in product development and testing. I enjoy helping clients realize their goals and overcoming unique engineering challenges.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Working with a great team to solve unique engineering challenges.
FIRST JOB: Core out diesel engines at a semi-truck wrecking yard.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Anything outside.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza in any form.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Blazing Saddles.
- Kane JiangSupport EngineerKane JiangSupport Engineer
I’m a Support Engineer with 5 years of experience in factory on-site professional services. I enjoy working to offer excellent site support service to our clients. I strive to offer more effective and quality service that helps improving production efficiency.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Great team, good & friendly colleagues.
FIRST JOB: Product development.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Mountain climbing.
FAVORITE FOOD: The hometown dishes my mother cooks.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Shawshank Redemption
- Katrina WestTest TechnicianKatrina WestTest Technician
I have background as an Assembly/Rework Operator working on prototypes and complex electrical/mechanical assemblies and units. I also have Firmware and Software Development experience and have used complex debugging tools to analyze a root cause in design and assembly issues. At SIGMADESIGN, I work as a Test Technician supporting our Engineering Team on a variety of consumer and electronics products.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: Learning new things.
FIRST JOB: Rex Plastic
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Fishing
FAVORITE FOOD: Pretty much anything BBQ.
FAVORITE BOOK: The Giver
- Kelsey WellsBOM CoordinatorKelsey WellsBOM Coordinator
I am a BOM (Bill of Materials) Coordinator for SIGMADESIGN. I enjoy working together with others to exceed customer expectations and bring joy to the work place. I strive to continue to learn and grow with SIGMA.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: My co-workers
FIRST JOB: KB Toys.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Genealogy
FAVORITE FOOD: Tacos
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Sounds of Music
- Ken OlsenElectrical Engineering TechnicianKen OlsenElectrical Engineering Technician
I’m a former Nuclear Submariner with experience in mechanical, electrical, and chemical systems. I’m a self-taught programmer with experience in teaching Python programming, 3D printing, and electronics. As an engineering technician at SIGMADESIGN, I get the opportunity to help design, build and test cutting-edge technology for a wide variety of customers.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Working in small teams and being able to contribute in multiple disciplines.
FIRST JOB: Newspaper route
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hobby electronics
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
- Ken WilliamsMachinistKen WilliamsMachinist
I am a Machinist with over 12 years experience in a combination of both manual and CNC machines. I am also a full time senior at Portland State finishing up my degree in Mechanical Engineering. This combination makes SIGMADESIGN exciting for me as I can not only contribute to the Model Shop in meaningful ways, but also provide feedback to the engineering team and resolve issues as they come up.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The growth of the company means are advancement opportunities, but its still small enough to have that family feel.
FIRST JOB: Retirement home server and dish washer.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Projects around the house.
FAVORITE FOOD: A really good burger.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: To Kill a Mockingbird.
- Kenneth ElliottEngineering/Lab TechnicianKenneth ElliottEngineering/Lab Technician
I have studied Mechatronics and have experience working with Process Engineers on various photonics including fiber lasers, diode lasers and fiber assembly. At SIGMADESIGN I provide Electrical Engineering Technician services on a variety of projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The variety, fun and atmosphere.
FIRST JOB: Gathering shopping carts at a grocery school back in high school.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Snowboarding
FAVORITE FOOD: Italian
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Little Miss Sunshine
- Kevin AlmenMechanical EngineerKevin AlmenMechanical Engineer
I have 30 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering. I have experience in all aspects of the development lifecycle; R&D Management, Business Development/Marketing, Engineering Product Design, Engineering Process Development, and Quality Control. At SIGMADESIGN, I love developing new products from concept development and market research through product introduction.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Fantastic company with great people.
FIRST JOB: My first First engineering job was at General Dynamics in R&D.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hunting and fishing.
FAVORITE FOOD: Banana cream pie.
- Kevin CarboneMechanical EngineerKevin CarboneMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years of experience. I bring a high level of engineering expertise and a motivated diligence to our clients' projects. I love finding solutions to problems every day at SIGMADESIGN.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The people and environment
FIRST JOB: Extra on the TV show Grimm
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Modifying cars and construction
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Repo Man
- Kevin TaySupport EngineerKevin TaySupport Engineer
I am a support engineer with 3 years of support experience, 2 in semiconductors. I strive to ensure customer satisfaction with our machineries.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Sigma Design is a nimble company and has a great group of people.
FIRST JOB: Service Engineer at Excico (Laser Thermal Anneal for Semiconductor Process).
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Basketball.
FAVORITE FOOD: Laksa (Like curry noodles, but better)
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Dark Knight
- Kim BarberaDirector of AdministrationKim BarberaDirector of Administration
I am proud to be SIGMADESIGN Employee #4. I manage the A-Team, and we work behind the curtain, purchasing, invoicing, shipping, etc., doing all of the tasks that keep the SIGMA wheels turning.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: My co-workers, of course: a bunch of intelligent people with a bent sense of humor.
FIRST JOB: Mowing the lawn for a buck.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Lying on a lounge chair with a good book and the sun shining down.
FAVORITE FOOD: Black Butte Porter
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Home movies of my kids - when they were cute and compliant.
- Kim MorrisonTest TechnicianKim MorrisonTest Technician
I have been working with mechanical systems for almost three years, collaborating closely with engineers. I love working with engineers on complex systems and I can't wait to see where SIGMADESIGN takes me.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Working with a company that is a family.
FIRST JOB: Party City
FAVORITE FOOD: Tacos
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Notebook
- Kirsten VaughnTest Technician IKirsten VaughnTest Technician I
I began my career with SIGMADESIGN in the role of Lead Operator, and later transitioned to the role of Material Handler. In both positions, I have had many opportunities to teach, train, and mentor others. I make it my personal mission to always exceed customer expectations, whether my customer is a co-worker or a client.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: The people.
FIRST JOB: Working in a greeting card/gift store.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Reading!
FAVORITE FOOD: Cheese enchiladas.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
- Kyle LoucksMechanical EngineerKyle LoucksMechanical Engineer
A lifetime of mechanical curiosity tailored an engineer that doesn’t blindly trust institutional assumptions and strives to defy the norm and excite the observer through the mind’s ingenuity and the hand’s execution. The majority of my talents have gone to helping those in need through the design and development of novel medical implants and surgical techniques. The rest of my experience is a shotgun distribution of complex injection molded transmissions and sheet metal assemblies to finely crafted furniture.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Complex problems, limited restriction, and waterfalls of innovation.
FIRST JOB: Farm hand.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Windsurfing, making sawdust, and hanging out underneath cars.
FAVORITE FOOD: Goldfish Crackers
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Art of Innovation by Tom Kelley
- Kylee MarshHR Administration Assistant/Sourcing SpecialistKylee MarshHR Administration Assistant/Sourcing Specialist
I am an HR Administrative Assistant with just over a year of experience in Human Resources. I love working with people and have a specific interest in benefits and compensation. I am passionate about HR and its ability to help employees grow and develop while maintaining a work-life balance.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The friendly people and great culture.
FIRST JOB: Dressing up in a banana costume while working at a local smoothie place.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Spending time with my family and friends.
FAVORITE FOOD: Persian food.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Best in Show
- Leah SmithShipping/Receiving ClerkLeah SmithShipping/Receiving Clerk
I have traveled extensively for someone my age and during those travels I managed projects and staff in various industries in multiple countries. My background includes experience in accounting, financials, administration, and delivery of goods. At SIGMADESIGN, I work as a Shipping and Receiving Clerk, delivering finished products to clients worldwide.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Core Values
FIRST JOB: First Job was Papa John's.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Reading or hiking when weather permits.
FAVORITE FOOD: Spicy chicken strips/sandwich
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Master of the Game by Sydney Sheldon
- Lena SavageTest Technician IIILena SavageTest Technician III
I started out working as an Electronics Technician in 2013, with various roles in manufacturing, testing, ISO auditing and quality. I started working as SIGMADESIGN this year and currently work for a client on site on the Hardware Quality team.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: There is always something new to learn.
FIRST JOB: Pressing grapes at a winery.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: DIY Electronics, crafts, reading, and playing with my cats.
FAVORITE FOOD: Chips
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Lord of the Rings.
- Lindsey DotsonFirmware EngineerLindsey DotsonFirmware Engineer
I am a firmware engineer with 17 years of experience. I love writing code and giving life to all sorts of things from multi-million dollar machines to small, hand-held or wearable devices. Creating the “brains” that make these things function keeps me motivated and excited about the work I do.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The flexibility, culture, and the chocolate espresso beans.
FIRST JOB: Sandwich Artist.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Running, skiing, surfing, hiking... really anything active outdoors and hanging with my family.
FAVORITE FOOD: Food with flavor and spice
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: "The Alienest."
- Lisa ClemansRework/Assembly OperatorLisa ClemansRework/Assembly Operator
I am a Rework/Assembly Operator with over 15 years of professional experience. My background includes process and product characterization, assistance with process controls and equipment operation related to processes, materials, and equipment design compatibility with end product performance specifications. At SIGMADESIGN, I perform a variety of assembly steps for perpping, testing and packagin assigned components for the manufacturing of electro-mechanical consumer devices at SIGMADESIGN's manufacturing facility.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The Core Values of SIGMADESIGN.
FIRST JOB: My first job was at an ice cream store.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Fishing.
FAVORITE FOOD: Spicy
- Lonny MorganMechanical EngineerLonny MorganMechanical Engineer
I am an Mechanical Engineer with the majority of my career being a Designer. I have a passion to solve problems and improve both products and myself. I am an artist working mostly in sculpture. I have lead projects and supervised groups to accomplish goals.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The diversity of tasks and the friendly employees.
FIRST JOB: Pineapple Picker on Maui, HI for 6 months.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Art - mostly sculpture, scuba diving, and traveling.
FAVORITE FOOD: A good tenderloin steak aged to perfection, lightly seasoned, medium rare, with mushrooms and asparagus.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss
- Luke JonesMechanical Designer/DrafterLuke JonesMechanical Designer/Drafter
I am a Mechanical Designer with 16 years of experience, ranging from aerospace applications to brewery system/equipment/process design and a little bit of everything else in between. I truly enjoy being challenged with new and complicated concepts that I can model in 3D CAD and turn into something real. Going forward I hope to continue expanding my knowledge and expertise in effort to contribute to our customers and our own growth to the best of my ability.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The core values, work environment, and the people.
FIRST JOB: Operating and maintaining farm equipment at the age of 14.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Spending time withy my family and building my Harley.
FAVORITE FOOD: Good local craft beer.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Reading...no thanks. Favorite movie is probably Man on Fire.
- Lynna ListonRework/Assembly OperatorLynna ListonRework/Assembly Operator
I have 38 years experience in PCA manufacturing as well as certification in Soldering. I also have 15 years experience as a Lab Proto Coordinator. I go by a motto, "If there is a will there is a way." I have the ability to direct and teach others in soldering and as well as many other jobs.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The innovation and the attitudes of everyone at SIGMADESIGN.
FIRST JOB: My first job was doing nurse's aide work.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Going camping and horseback riding.
FAVORITE FOOD: Steak or spicy homemade green chile.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Books on American history and travel.
- Marc RangerElectrical EngineerMarc RangerElectrical Engineer
I am an Electronics Engineer with over 45 years of experience. I am a specialist in high speed, low voltage with a focus in video data processing. I thrive in a corroborative environment.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: The company's Core Values which include: Integrity, Take Time To Laugh, and Respect For Each Other
FIRST JOB: I worked parts delivery for Marv Tonkin Ford.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I love to dance ballroom, swing and country western.
FAVORITE FOOD: Ice Cream.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott
- Mark GroenenboomSenior Mechanical EngineerMark GroenenboomSenior Mechanical Engineer
I am a Senior Mechanical Engineer that enjoys bringing things of value from an idea to reality.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Good people, and my values align with Sigma's values.
FIRST JOB: Delivering the Grand Rapids Press on my bike
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Skiing with my wife and daughters, golfing, and tinkering with skateboards.
FAVORITE FOOD: Buffet
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The River Why and The Sound of Music.
Check out the device we developed for racing down Mt. Tabor in Portland at the PDX Adult Soap Box Derby.
- Mark MadrigalTechnician ConsultantMark MadrigalTechnician Consultant
I am an Assembler Technician with 7 years of experience. I have experience as an Engineering Escalation Technician performing prototype testing and inspecting and verifying products for build/hardware/firmware defects. At SIGMADESIGN I am responsible for assembling and building prototypes and products using various tools in support of the firm's engineering production and manufacturing activities.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: I enjoy the type of work being done at SIGMADESIGN. Prior to joining the firm, I had the opportunity to work alongside some of the SIGMADESIGN employees and they are great to work with.
FIRST JOB: My first job was at a big-box store.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I enjoy anything that has to do with the outdoors!
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: My favorite movie is K-Pax.
- Mark OlsonElectrical EngineerMark OlsonElectrical Engineer
I am an Electrical Engineer with experience in design, test, and manufacturing. I am proficient with CAD tools like Cadence Allegro, Altium, OrCAD, and LT Spice. I have taken multiple electronic projects all the way from concept to production.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Sigma is a growing, forward looking company which regularly demonstrates to their employees how much they are valued.
FIRST JOB: Tree Planter for National Forest Service, Surveyor, Darkroom Technician, Pea Harvester.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Photography.
FAVORITE FOOD: A homemade hot mocha from fresh ground coffee beans.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Bible, "Til We Have Faces" and "Perelandra" by C.S. Lewis/Master and Commander – The Far Side of the World (2003)
- Mark SchoeningDirector of Industrial DesignMark SchoeningDirector of Industrial Design
As an Industrial Designer, I'm generally charged with making tools and products beautiful and fun-to-use, but I also dabble in rocket science and dentistry.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: We all agree, it's the people. Smart, interesting, warm, and welcoming. Feels like home.
FIRST JOB: Well, I failed as an 8 year old paperboy...then succeeded when I tried again at 13, building a route from 50 customers to 150- funding the purchase of my first car.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Piñata Golf - I swing like a blind man, and everyone is surprised when I hit well. I have built and rebuilt countless cars and motorcycles - including some crazy Frankenstein-engineered mixed breeds only a mother could love...
FAVORITE FOOD: Anything while in Italy.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: First time in a movie theater - War of the Worlds, 1960. It terrified me.
- Mark TurkovElectrical EngineerMark TurkovElectrical Engineer
I am an electrical engineer with 2 years of experience. I enjoy working with teams to design systems and products that our clients propose. I strive to live in line with our core values here at SIGMADESIGN.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The core values and the culture.
FIRST JOB: Yard worker.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Music production
FAVORITE FOOD: Anything mom cooks.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Bible
- Matt CameronVice President of EngineeringMatt CameronVice President of Engineering
As a Mechanical Engineer and through my work at SIGMADESIGN, I've had the opportunity to engage with hundreds of clients on thousands of projects. That diversity of work is what attracted me to SIGMADESIGN in the first place and it remains as one of the most interesting aspects of my work.
As I've moved from Engineer to Manager to my current position as VP of Engineering, the focus has always been to help clients succeed by doing good work. Currently, my objective is to make certain our team of highly capable Engineers are all working toward exceeding our clients’ expectations.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: The variety of projects and meeting new people.
FIRST JOB: Delivering newspapers in Sandpoint, Idaho (of course, in three feet of snow in the winters).
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Surfing, biking and playing with my son, Henry.
FAVORITE FOOD: Fish tacos or Kettle potato chips.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Napoleon Dynamite - If you don't like it, then I'll never be able to explain it.
- Matthew NgBusiness Development ManagerMatthew NgBusiness Development Manager
I am a Business Development Manager with the Singapore office. My experience spans more than 25 years specializing in Sales, Marketing and Business Development. My key strength is in exploring new businesses and promoting awareness of SIGMADESIGN’s services to our existing and potential clients to create new business opportunities, connecting clients with the company and growing along with the company businesses.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: The nice colleagues and the company's diversified product design and engineering services.
FIRST JOB: My first job was learning skills as an apprentice fitter in a paper and pulp manufacturing company.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I enjoy swimming, leisure walks, cycling and bowling.
FAVORITE FOOD: My favorite foods are seafood, chili crab, durian, and chicken rice.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: My favorite movie is The Avengers. I enjoy Marvell movies and sci-fi.
- Melissa IrvineA/R SpecialistMelissa IrvineA/R Specialist
I started as a Buyer at SIGMADESIGN, purchasing a wide variety of parts and materials for different projects. I then transitioned into the Accounts Receivable Specialist position. Creating and reviewing invoices and then submitting them to the customer is one of my primary job functions.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Company culture and how everyone works together!
FIRST JOB: Babysitting.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I enjoy golfing, camping and riding 4-wheelers.
FAVORITE FOOD: Thai.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Caddyshack
- Michael GistMechanical EngineerMichael GistMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with over nine years experience and multiple patents in the product design and development of complex electromechanical devices. I enjoy working with teams to deliver innovative and efficient solutions to complex engineering problems.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The culture and people of course.
FIRST JOB: I was a commercial roofer one summer. Flat roofs with hot tar rolls.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Games of all kinds, but my favorite would be hobbyist board games.
FAVORITE FOOD: My tastes wander over time, but right now I'm always in the mood for tikka masala.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Favorite Book: Count of Monte Cristo. Favorite Movie: Ghostbusters.
- Michael HughesCNC Machine OperatorMichael HughesCNC Machine Operator
I’m a CNC Machinist with experience in the Aerospace and Printing Press industry. I enjoy working with various CNC Machines to make complex and precise parts for all different clientele. I take a lot of pride in myself as a Machinist.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The culture, and the ability to make anything a reality.
FIRST JOB: Machinist @ Micro Dimensions
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Listening/Shopping for vinyl records.
FAVORITE FOOD: Wings.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Ken Park
- Michael MaMechanical EngineerMichael MaMechanical Engineer
My experience includes printer design, plastic and machined part design. At SIGMADESIGN, I work as part of a team on innovative consumer product projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The diversity of work and the work culture.
FIRST JOB: Dishwasher at Linfield College.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Building or fixing, preferably on a vehicle.
FAVORITE FOOD: Margarita pizza, meaty Italian sandwich, BBQ, etc..
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: No favorites, but a recent good one was Kingsman.
- Mike BowenMechanical EngineerMike BowenMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with over 35 years of experience as a Product Development Engineer. I love working on new products, especially computer workstations and printers. I look forward to working on a variety of technological projects at SIGMADESIGN.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Company Values and Employees
FIRST JOB: Paper route or fruit picking.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Golf
FAVORITE FOOD: Steak
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Star Wars
- Mike CoblentzElectrical EngineerMike CoblentzElectrical Engineer
I am an Electrical Engineer with 16 years of experience in embedded systems design. Though my background is primarily in aerospace/defense projects, I find I can apply the techniques and processes I’ve learned to our projects here. I’m always excited to learn new things and solve interesting problems, which is one of the highlights of working at SIGMA.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Diversity of work.
FIRST JOB: McDonald's
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Playing bass
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Mike LaskowskiMechanical EngineerMike LaskowskiMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with experience in both design work and product testing. I enjoy working with clients in a collaborative process from concept to production in order to deliver the best product possible.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The company's culture and variety of projects.
FIRST JOB: Soccer Referee.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Playing soccer and hiking.
FAVORITE FOOD: Dessert
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Remember the Titans
- Mike O'DellTest TechnicianMike O'DellTest Technician
I am a Shipping & Receiving Specialist with 16 years of experience in the Transportation of goods. Specializing in international trade. I enjoy the challenge of dealing with different clients to meet a specific goal in an orderly time fashion.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The incredible people and work environment.
FIRST JOB: Working for a hazardous food chemical company.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Soccer
FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: How much room do I have? 🙂
- Mike PullenMechanical EngineerMike PullenMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager with 19 years of experience. My expertise includes management of cross-discipline engineering teams, engineering test plans, manufacturing drawings, tooling design, prototyping and design verification testing. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The wide variety of projects.
FIRST JOB: Washing dishes.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Spending time with my family, working on my car, soccer.
FAVORITE FOOD: Beer
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Big Lebowski.
- Mike SnyderFirmware EngineerMike SnyderFirmware Engineer
I have a broad background of experience; from hardware and firmware design to software, networking, and backend design. I hold a BS in Computer Engineering and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Location, Core Values, and Work/Life Balance
ODDEST JOB: Operation and Tech at a laser tag facility in Philly
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Surfing.
FAVORITE FOOD: Italian
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Home is Where You Park It (Foster Huntington)
- Mike WilminkMechanical EngineerMike WilminkMechanical Engineer
I am a Senior Mechanical Engineer with 20 years of experience. I enjoy coming to the office every day and working with a variety of highly qualified professionals to successfully transform concepts into manufactured products. There is nothing better than turning the customer's ideas into reality.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The People
FIRST JOB: Construction Labor
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: ATV Camping
FAVORITE FOOD: Bananas
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Can't pick one!
- Nate ButlerLabVIEW Software DeveloperNate ButlerLabVIEW Software Developer
I am a LabVIEW Software Developer with over 10 years of experience at creating applications for control, acquisition, analysis, and reporting. “Building cool things” is an easy phrase to pass around the water cooler, but for me it’s a lifestyle.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Every day is a privilege to work with such an affable, creative, and talented group of people.
FIRST JOB: Busboy
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Pub riding around PDX on my bike with my wife and friends.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pretty much any taco at Por Que No on North Mississippi.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: I can't pick just one, but I would say most books by Martin, Abercrombie, Lynch, and Rothfuss.
- Nathan PiekstraJr. Desktop Support TechnicianNathan PiekstraJr. Desktop Support Technician
I work in Information Technology and have a diverse background. I enjoy finding and solving problems. I work to facilitate smooth operation and high availability of systems and services.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Great team to work with.
FIRST JOB: Working on a family blueberry farm.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Messing around with computers.
FAVORITE FOOD: oBe Strawberry Daiquiri.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Any Stargate Episode.
- Nghia NguyenCNC Machine OperatorNghia NguyenCNC Machine Operator
I have 10 years of experience setting up and operating Hass CNCs, and Doosan VMCs with Fanuc control. At SIGMADESIGN, I provide machining services that support the SIGMADESIGN professional services teams for many project types.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The design and engineering that the firm does is very interesting.
FIRST JOB: Mechanic
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Table tennis and swimming.
FAVORITE FOOD: Vietnamese Pho
FAVORITE BOOK: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
- Nick BuckMechanical EngineerNick BuckMechanical Engineer
I’m a Mechanical Engineer with a strong background in automated machinery and product design. I enjoy starting a project with a blank slate and seeing it all the way to completion. I look forward to continuing my experience as an engineer taking on bigger and more exciting projects every day.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: I love an atmosphere that promotes personal growth and creativity. Sigma does both of these things very well.
FIRST JOB: My first job was as a valet boat parker.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I spend most of my spare time underneath my cars or up at the mountains.
FAVORITE FOOD: My favorite food is pork belly.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Big Lebowski
- Norman PedersenMechanical EngineerNorman PedersenMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with over twenty five years of experience in parts handling and the design of fixtures for assembly and testing of components and products for the electronics industry. I enjoy working on projects that require a cross functional team. There is no better professional experience than an elated customer.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The diversity of work and the people.
FIRST JOB: Breaking down and cleaning up a catering hall during and after events.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Searching for new leisure activities.
FAVORITE FOOD: Barbecue and a cold beverage.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Shootist.
- Pam DeShon-SteppProject ManagerPam DeShon-SteppProject Manager
I am a Project Manager with 15 years of mechanical design and management experience. I have experience in strategy and planning, deployment, technology integration, benchmarking, requirements definition, and team leadership. I enjoy project management on a variety of new product development projects at SIGMADESIGN.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The culture, the people, and the interesting variety of work.
FIRST JOB: Developed film and photos at a 1-hour photo studio.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hiking/Backpacking.
FAVORITE FOOD: French!
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The River Why
- Patrick ScrantonIndustrial DesignerPatrick ScrantonIndustrial Designer
I am an Industrial Designer with 40 years of experiences on this planet. I like to consider myself a great designer with a good grasp of mechanical principles and manufacturing techniques (to be ignored). Also, I have a brain that I’m not afraid to use.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The combination of Engineering and Industrial Design.
FIRST JOB: Whitewater Kayak Instructor.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Exploring – new concepts, new skills, new places.
FAVORITE FOOD: Whatever I happen to be eating when asked.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Aliens. The BEST sci-fi movie ever made!
- Paul BrothertonQuality Systems ManagerPaul BrothertonQuality Systems Manager
I am a Manufacturing and Industrial Engineer with 19 years of experience developing production and processes that deliver high performance, low cost and low defects. I strive to drive efficiency in process and to eliminate waste from systems.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Perpetual change and constant new challenges to work on.
FIRST JOB: Moving irrigation lines.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Making music with the Power Pep Band.
FAVORITE FOOD: BBQ- Anything Grilled.
FAVORITE BOOK: Love almost any good science fiction or fantasy novel.
- Paul WellnerMechanical EngineerPaul WellnerMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with 20 years of experience in the custom automation field. My engineering skills are expanded to include onsite customer support for SIGMADESIGN worldwide. I take pride in my work and value excellent customer communication to provide the best solutions possible for customer requirements.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The flexibility of hours and of course working with Bill Huseby!
FIRST JOB: Automobile beautification engineer
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Being in the outdoors doing any activity
FAVORITE FOOD: Sushi
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Full Metal Jacket
- Peter NikiforovMechanical EngineerPeter NikiforovMechanical Engineer
I have experience and skills in machine design, microcontrollers using C language (Atmel AVR), programming (Python, C#), and electro-mechanical experience with DC motors, IMUs, encoders, and strain gauges. I perform mechanical engineering services as part of a team working on innovative consumer product projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Sigma has a great atmosphere and we get to work on cool projects.
FIRST JOB: Construction, siding (working in the rain).
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Movies, video games, hanging out with friends.
FAVORITE FOOD: Fried Chicken
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Matrix
- Rachel GreenenRecruiterRachel GreenenRecruiter
I am a Recruiter with background in Client Account Managing and Human Resources. At SIGMADESIGN, I am responsible for creating job descriptions, posting openings, screening candidates, scheduling and facilitating interviews, and establishing relationships with in-house department managers and client managers to address staffing needs and qualifications. I love the new challenges that every day at SIGMADESIGN brings.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The people and the growth opportunities.
FIRST JOB: Recovery at JC Penney. (aka I used my OCD powers to fold clothes and make racks spotless prior to business opening the next day.)
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: A day of hiking followed by brewery/winery pit stops.
FAVORITE FOOD: Margherita pizza
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and anything Harry Potter.
Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's and anything Harry Potter.
- Rachelle HutchensOnsite Consulting ManagerRachelle HutchensOnsite Consulting Manager
I came to SIGMADESIGN with a Recruiting and Account Management background. Since starting in 2013, I have worn lots of hats at Sigma including Human Resources, Marketing, Management, and most recently Business Development.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Such a great work environment and fantastic people.
FIRST JOB: Hostess at a local restaurant. No better way to learn good customer service like being in the restaurant industry.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: During cold months, watching movies. During warm months, hiking.
FAVORITE FOOD: Dark chocolate. No question.
FAVORITE BOOK: Harry Potter series narrated by Jim Dale
- Randy GriffinModel MakerRandy GriffinModel Maker
I have been an experienced machinist for 37 years and I really enjoy passing this experience on to the younger generation at SIGMADESIGN.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The people are like a close knit family (without the weird cousin that nobody likes).
FIRST JOB: Re-building cotton-picker slats from my uncle on a farm in central California.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Fly-fishing and camping in my new Arctic Fox Camper.
FAVORITE FOOD: When you look at me in profile, you come to realize that it is whatever is in front of me at the time...
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: "Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry.
- Randy KarambelasSenior Mechanical EngineerRandy KarambelasSenior Mechanical Engineer
I am a mechanical engineer with broad experience in product design from automotive, aerospace and electronics fields and am a registered PE in Oregon. My primary professional interest is in solving the interesting problems presented by our clients. I welcome the opportunity to continue to learn new concepts and methods in conjunction with these activities.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The culture and variety of product development activities are fun!
FIRST JOB: Janitor
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Tinkering with and troubleshooting cars and electro-mechanical devices.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza, meatballs (tie).
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the trilogy).
- Randy KrauterSenior Mechanical EngineerRandy KrauterSenior Mechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with 34 years of experience in mechanical mechanism design. I have experience in many areas such as consumer printer design, production line design, medical equipment design.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The variety of projects, from simple one-hour jobs to complete six-month projects.
FIRST JOB: Field entomologist for a farm pesticide company. I conducted insect pest inspections of agricultural crops. Hot and dusty work.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Boating. Cruising the San Juan and Gulf Islands.
FAVORITE FOOD: Anything spicy.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE:"Red Storm Rising" by Tom Clancy.
- Randy TeegardenProduct EngineerRandy TeegardenProduct Engineer
I have an extensive career as a utility player and problem solver in the fields of systems, digital hardware, firmware and software. Ranging from digital signal processing in the defense industry to high volume inkjet production, and from R&D to Manufacturing, my experience and skills have been applied to overcome troublesome and critical path issues.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Everyone at Sigma is fantastic.
FIRST JOB: My first income came from picking strawberries with my Mom at age eight.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Riding ATV's in the Oregon sand dunes
FAVORITE FOOD: Roast beef and mashed potatoes.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: A Humphrey Bogart classic: Casablanca
- Ricardo PalmierMechanical EngineerRicardo PalmierMechanical Engineer
MBA, Bsc. Eng., Dipl. Eng. Design. From experience in a multitude of industries - Aerospace, Military, Automotive, Process, Steel Manufacturing, Construction, Design/Development & Process Consultancy, Gas, HVAC & Building Automation - I have learned to develop a keen technical insight and commercial acumen, embracing a high quality ethos and strong customer orientation. I am highly future-oriented and excel at analyzing problems and troubleshooting. It is part of my innate ability and drive to not only see materiel as they are, but also to envision, develop and creatively work to get them to be the best products they can be.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Range, scope and variety of work.
FIRST JOB: Resident Engineer, South African Iron and Steel Corporation.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Building modified vehicles. Motorcycles & motorsport.
FAVORITE FOOD: Spanish Christmas cakes! Roquito's, Awella's, Poverones, Mantecados, Aniseed cakes!!
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: None in particular, just love sci-fi books.
- Rick ThormahlenMechanical EngineerRick ThormahlenMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Designer with 34 years of product manufacturing and development. I can design, machine and assemble a wide range of production assembly and measurement tooling. I work well in a team environment and promote good morale.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Working with a smile on your face.
FIRST JOB: Paper route.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Woodworking and motorcycle touring.
FAVORITE FOOD: Barley and hops.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Any Western
- Robert De La OMechanical EngineerRobert De La OMechanical Engineer
I have 20-years of experience in designing heavy mobile equipment, medical and consumer products. I have had the opportunity to collaborate with international teams as well as work both with end users and inventors. I have experience in project management, product development and testing.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The people and the commitment Sigma has to family/work balance.
FIRST JOB: Working at a hospital Laundromat. To this day I am a stickler on how towels should be folded!
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hiking, photography, travel and spending time with my family.
FAVORITE FOOD: Ice Cream (this will never change)
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
- Roe DyerTest Technician IIIRoe DyerTest Technician III
Senior Engineering Test Technician with 25 years of engineering/usability test experience from a manufacturing and product design background. Key knowledge in arenas of prototype build/test, test development and setup, coordination, build instructions, data collection, and training. Passion lies in the application of methodologies spanning Kaizen, Lean, Theory of Constraints, Deming/Shewhart SPC and PDCA, Six Sigma, Moore Cycles, and more.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: It's a local engineering and design technology firm where I can get my geek on.
FIRST JOB: Rebuilding a home in small sections so owner could avoid paying for a building permit in Cordova, Alaska.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Music - playing guitar, singing, listening, going to concerts.
FAVORITE FOOD: The natural home grown beef and vegetables from our family farm - we raise 'em - we eat 'em.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Arc
- Ron CrandallFirmware EngineerRon CrandallFirmware Engineer
Over 25 years of experience in systems design, software, embedded software, and firmware. Formal education in computer science, electronics, and physics. Solid understanding of the physics and math involved in controlling electronic and mechanical systems and relevant programming techniques.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The diversity of projects.
FIRST JOB: My first job was at Hewlett-Packard.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Backpacking.
FAVORITE FOOD: Japanese.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Two movies are tied for my favorite: "The Fugitive" and "F/X".
- Ron KingMechanical EngineerRon KingMechanical Engineer
Growing up working on cars and reading aviation books encouraged me to pursue an engineering career. After working in the heavy trucking industry on multiple trucking systems, my desire to broaden my career experience led me to SIGMADESIGN.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The ability to work in my community on a wide variety of projects.
FIRST JOB: Armored car driver/guard.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hunting, fishing, playing guitar and bass guitar.
FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican food
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Bible and Lord of the Rings
- Ryan HepplerAssembler TechnicianRyan HepplerAssembler Technician
I am a Jack-of-all-trades handyman, turned Lab Tech, with two years of professional experience under SIGMADESIGN. I have assumed primary responsibility for our laser engraving system, and strive to continue to develop and push what we can fabricate and engrave with it. I enjoy helping fellow Sigma-ites and engineers where I can, and solving problems as they arise.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA:I like to say that there isn’t a day that goes by when I am not learning something new.
FIRST JOB: My first real paying job (not on the farm) was as a helper at the small lumberyard.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Exploring wild and remote locations.
FAVORITE FOOD: Venison.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Black Gryphon by M. Lackey
- Ryne VanderpoolLab TechnicianRyne VanderpoolLab Technician
I have been a Circuit Board Designer and Senior Lab Technician, with SIGMADESIGN for 7 years. I am a quick study and work at constantly adapting our process, to meet project requirements. I am excited to take on demanding projects that challenge our team.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Never ending projects, new tools, having to learn new skills, the SIGMA pace is very compelling.
FIRST JOB: Evergreen Aviation / Lufthansa Airlines –Cargo Supervisor, Luggage Dispatch Manager.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Spending time in the outdoors.
FAVORITE FOOD: Papas Bravas
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: The Raid
- Sam GaglianoShop SupervisorSam GaglianoShop Supervisor
I am a Journeyman Machinist with over 15 years of experience as a precision prototype machinist. I have a passion for the machine trades, and have machined some of the coolest and most complex parts this trade has to offer. I enjoy continually learning, teaching and innovating my craft.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The community here.
FIRST JOB: Making pizza boxes and stocking soda coolers at my Dad's pizza shop when I was 6.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Staying physically and mentally active.
FAVORITE FOOD: Philly cheese Steaks, Pizza, and Ice cream.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Millionaire Next Door
- Scott ParkEngineering TechnicianScott ParkEngineering Technician
I am an Electrical Engineer Technician. I enjoy technology and the R&D side of a products growth.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Opportunity, growth, always something new.
FIRST JOB: Auto technician at Audi.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Family time, motorcycles, basketball.
FAVORITE FOOD: Chicken Alfredo
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
- Seth PisaygnaneAssembly TechnicianSeth PisaygnaneAssembly Technician
I brought 25 years of Production Manufacturing experience to SIGMADESIGN, where I am a Process Technician. I am a team player at every level of services and mostly love helping clients to accomplish their goals. My aim is always to be the first choice in our clients’ minds, which will grow SIGMADESIGN as we build an excellent reputation around the world.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The core values and the amazing team at SIGMADESIGN.
FIRST JOB: My first job was flipping burgers.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: I enjoy biking, kayaking and fishing.
FAVORITE FOOD: I like sushi, beef noodle soup (Pho) and Dim Sum.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: I enjoy Sci-Fi and Marvel movies.
- Shawn HartmannVice President of Asia OperationsShawn HartmannVice President of Asia Operations
I have 22 years of tooling and machine design experience. I relocated to Singapore in 2007 to open and head up SIGMADESIGN's Singapore office. I enjoy working with our diverse clients in Asia.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Being a part of the incredible growth of a great company.
FIRST JOB: Working on an apple farm in New Jersey.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Biking, traveling, movies.
FAVORITE FOOD: NYC style pizza, roti prata, ice kachang, spicy food.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Any movie that makes you think.
- Spencer BarrettFirmware EngineerSpencer BarrettFirmware Engineer
With 30 years of experience in firmware, software and electrical engineering, I balance project constraints, customer requirements, and market trends to bring new products to market. I have expertise in producing IP is illustrated by 9 patents filed and 6 patents issued. As part of the Firmware and Software Engineering team, I work on some of SIGMADESIGN's most innovative projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The company is nimble and growing. I also like the core value: Take Time To Laugh
FIRST JOB: Crop dusting crew.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Building projects at home such as remodeling, and custom bikes.
FAVORITE FOOD: Indian
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Hardcore History Podcast by Dan Carlin
- Stephanie McVickerMarketing AssistantStephanie McVickerMarketing Assistant
A member of the SIGMADESIGN family since the summers between my undergrad years, I have worked in many positions, including roles in accounting, reception, receiving and engineering support. Now, I am the "right hand man" to our Marketing Coordinator. My roles include sending out press releases, drafting articles for newsletters, updating the website, coordinating social media accounts, and performing administrative functions for the department.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The opportunity for personal growth, the family feel, and the foosball table.
ODDEST JOB: Scanning blueprints of ships. I had to wear a hard hat to go get the blueprints out of the ship yard filing closet.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Exploring - whether that's a new trail on a mountain or a new coffee shop in the city.
FAVORITE FOOD: A good shawarma with garlic sauce from the Portland food trucks.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Book: The Bible. Movie: North and South
- Steve CarmodyOutsource & Vendor Relationship ManagerSteve CarmodyOutsource & Vendor Relationship Manager
I have been in the machining field for over 30 years, I am proficient in Mastercam programming and CNC set up and operation or manual machining. I enjoy working with our fabricated part vendors either tradition machine shops, sheet metal shops or the latest in 3d printing technologies. I hope to continue building relationships with SIGMADESIGN's vendors in order to insure quality products and on time deliveries.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The team atmosphere and the diversity of the projects.
FIRST JOB: Loading clay pigeons at a shooting range.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Golf
FAVORITE FOOD: Thai and Mexican food.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: We Were Soldiers Once and Young.
- Steve MonetteElectrical Engineering TechnicianSteve MonetteElectrical Engineering Technician
I have a background in various industrial settings including semiconductor, research and development, manufacturing and industrial supplies. I am also experienced in Allen Bradley RSLogix500 and is self-taught in GE Proficy PLC programming languages and software. At SIGMADESIGN, I provide electrical engineering services that support teams on wide variety of electro-mechanical projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: There is always something new to work with and to learn from.
FIRST JOB: Gas Jockey at a full serve gas station.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Motorcycling
FAVORITE FOOD: Porterhouse steak, roasted asparagus, baked potato, and a Black Butte Porter.
FAVORITE MOVIE: The Usual Suspects
- Steve StempleElectrical EngineerSteve StempleElectrical Engineer
I am an Electrical Engineer with 23 years of experience developing consumer electronics and embedded applications. I am currently working in the role of firmware developer where I am able to bring functionality to our clients embedded projects.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Variety
FIRST JOB: Computer Repair
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Reading
FAVORITE FOOD: Honeycrisp Apple
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Nothing: A Very Short Introduction
- Steve SuitorBuyerSteve SuitorBuyer
I have 16 years of experience working with domestic and international suppliers, logistics, ERP/MRP and internal operations. As a buyer at SIGMADESIGN, I procure and plan components in a fast paced, high product mix environment. I am responsible for supporting our design teams by purchasing materials to support product development and production needs at SIGMADESIGN.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The Culture.
FIRST JOB: Selling popcorn at a movie theatre.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Motorcycle racing.
FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican Food
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Anything by John Grisham
- Tanner CrawfordRework/Assembly OperatorTanner CrawfordRework/Assembly Operator
I am a Lab Technician at SIGMADESIGN with 2 years of experience. I have work experience in computer technology and electrical components. I am a very hard worker who strives to grow and learn to make our company and clients flourish as much as possible.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The learning experience and opportunity to grow as an employee and as a person
FIRST JOB: Amazon Warehouse employee in Kentucky
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Watching football. Fly, Eagles, Fly!
FAVORITE FOOD: Pasta
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
- Tim RoelsMechanical EngineerTim RoelsMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with 14 years of experience designing and engineering innovative products, new process capabilities, and automation equipment for a variety of industries including medical and consumer products interconnects. Additionally, I have design experience with thermal inkjet technology, MEMS package design, Xenon lamp technology, Lithium battery technologies and new product prototypes. I enjoy working with clients and a great team of co-workers at SIGMADESIGN.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Working with former employees and friends from HP of days gone by.
FIRST JOB: Designing chairs at Haworth.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Camping, bicycling, and hiking.
FAVORITE FOOD: Cheesecake
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Top Gun
- Tod HeilesSensors EngineerTod HeilesSensors Engineer
I am a Systems Integration Engineer with over 30 years of experience. I hold over 15 patents. At SIGMADESIGN, I develop embedded sensor solutions for measurement, self diagnostics, control optimization, and calibration.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Looking forward to finding out!
FIRST JOB: Food Vendor - Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Riding Bike Friday Triple Bike with Skye and Ciela.
FAVORITE FOOD: Chocolate and Red Wine.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
- Tod KinsleyMechanical EngineerTod KinsleyMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with decades of experience in designing all aspects of enclosures for electronic products. For the last few years I have focused on interactive team creation of the contact surfaces the customer sees and uses. I enjoy seeing a visually appealing product go into the market.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: A company with high ethic standards, good working environment, and good coworkers
FIRST JOB: Delivering newspapers.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Car modification or repair or home building and repair.
FAVORITE FOOD: Depends on the day.I like most foods, though I seem to enjoy a lot of hamburgers, milkshakes, and fries.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: I like movies that explore the future, or to paraphrase Walt Disney, "keep moving forward"
- Tom KuffnerMechanical EngineerTom KuffnerMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with 20+ years of experience in product design in the electronics industry. I have background in many areas such as aviation, marine, automation, medical, and the consumer print division. At SIGMADESIGN, I am a part of the Engineering team working on a wide variety of projects for clients worldwide.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: SIGMADESIGN does cool stuff, does it very well, and is great to work for and with.
FIRST JOB: Lifeguard.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hiking in the woods.
FAVORITE FOOD: Chili rellenos, salsa mole.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Philadelphia Story
- Tom SpiveyElectrical EngineerTom SpiveyElectrical Engineer
I am an Electronic Design Engineer with over 30 years experience in bending electrons to do my will. I enjoy all aspects of electrical design, including simulations, prototyping, schematic capture, and PCB layout. My goal is to work with the other talented engineers at SIGMADESIGN to create products and systems that meet the customer’s requirements, while also exceeding their expectations.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: The people, the culture, and the projects.
FIRST JOB: Worked as a technician in a TV repair shop.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Walking on the beach or in the forest.
FAVORITE FOOD: Just about any seafood.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Groundhog's Day.
- Tom UlrichBuyerTom UlrichBuyer
I have been in procurement for a little over 3 years now, and I love the fast pace and daily challenges it provides. It is exciting to be a part of a team where I am encouraged to shape and mold processes affecting the future of my department. I look forward to many more years with the SIGMADESIGN family.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The people! Oh, there is also a climbing wall...
FIRST JOB: Volunteering at a convalescent center was my first gig. Basically I would just go and hang out with the residents all day!
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Hiking, camping, really anything outdoors!
FAVORITE FOOD: Shawarma.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Touching the Void
- Tyler McNamaraDirector of Engineering SupportTyler McNamaraDirector of Engineering Support
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 and capabilities. Above all, I value the quality and timeliness on everything that passes through my department.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMADESIGN: Beating Bill at Foosball.
FIRST JOB: Building surfboards for my dad.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Sailing, surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and traveling.
FAVORITE FOOD: Bacon and sushi, independently.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Any comedy.
- Varian TanEngineering ManagerVarian TanEngineering Manager
I am an Engineering Manager with 16 years of experience in the design engineering industry. I enjoy working with the team on project deliverables and expectations. I strive to make sure that projects are delivered in a timely manner, meeting or exceeding customers’ expectations.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Cozy work environment and great co-workers.
FIRST JOB: Working in one of Singapore's busiest department stores as a Display Artist in charge of dressing up mannequins.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Cycling.
FAVORITE FOOD: Rice.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: “Faster” – By Michael Hutchinson
- Victor BruhnMechanical EngineerVictor BruhnMechanical Engineer
I’m a Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in design, testing, and analysis. I’ve worked on everything from small one-person projects to large multi-disciplinary team efforts where collaboration is key. My skills include injection molded and sheet metal part design, test data management/analysis, and design margin.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Variety of work, company culture, and the Sigma Core Values, which are more than just words on a poster.
FIRST JOB: Picking berries. Some of them contributed to development of my throwing accuracy, others made their way into my basket and actually made me some money.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Outside of spending time with my wife and kids, I enjoy learning, practicing, and playing music on the Chapman Stick.
FAVORITE FOOD: I can always find room for a peanut butter milk shake.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Almost anything by David Weber.
- Warren HarwoodMechanical EngineerWarren HarwoodMechanical Engineer
I am a Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years of experience. My extensive experience includes robot and automation design, manufacturing, high frequency probes and wafer stations, low-cost/high-volume optical encoders and electronics, and high frequency cables and connectors for industrial and medical products. I have over 25 patents.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: Friendly, and it's on this side of the river.
FIRST JOB: Film animation system, fish head cutter, 3'x4' film developer.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Bird watching.
FAVORITE FOOD: A beer with pizza.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Lord of the Rings.
- Will PickeringElectronics TechnicianWill PickeringElectronics Technician
I am a Senior Engineering Technician with over 20 years of experience. I love the variety of projects we work on at SIGMADESIGN. When I am not at work, you will find me engineering on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The wide variety of projects.
FIRST JOB: Driving tractors and loading hay at the neighbor's farm.
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Maintaining and operating a local excursion railroad. My toy trains are full size.
FAVORITE FOOD: Authentic German dishes are hard to beat.
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Sci-Fi.
- Yehudit DaganBusiness Development ManagerYehudit DaganBusiness Development Manager
Experienced marketing and business development leader, passionate about taking technologies and products from concept through production and market launch.
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT SIGMA: The people. It is wonderful to work with people who truly know what "team work" means.
FIRST JOB: Life guard/swim coach
FAVORITE LEISURE ACTIVITY: Travel around the world to places I've never seen.
FAVORITE FOOD: Anything Italian
FAVORITE BOOK/MOVIE: Pride and Prejudice