Al Olson
Expert Mechanical Engineer

Portland Metro Office


  • BSME, Washington State University
  • MSME, Washington State University


Interests / Obsessions

  • Family activities
  • Running
  • Bicycling
  • Swimming
  • Remodeling projects
  • Enjoying living at the beach

Favorite Quote

  • It's all good.
  • Expertise

    • Paper handling design for low-cost printers
    • Gear trains and mechanism development
    • Accessory paper bin and duplexer design
    • Impact printhead and printer design
    • Utilizing simple ideas to solve complex problems


    • 33 years' experience at Hewlett Packard
    • 8 years' experience at Simplexity
    • Engineering team leadership roles for majority of career
    • Printer, printer accessories, scanner and mechanism design