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Mike Patterson
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Portland Metro Office

Education

    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

    B.A. Physics, University of Washington

    B.A. Mathematics, University of Washington

Recognition

    Licensed PE in Oregon

    US Patents:

    • Chain link sharpening method and apparatus (US 8,746,118)
    • High speed harvester cutting chain (US 6,374,716)
    • Sprocket nose (US D731,276)

    Member, Tau Beta Pi

Interests / Obsessions

    Family

    Bicycling

    Being in the Mountains

    Wood working

    Building things

Favorite Quote

Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.

-Pete Seegar

Expertise

    New product design and development

    Mechanical design

    Finite Element Analysis

    Design for Six Sigma

    Statistical tools: DOE, SPC and reliability analysis

    Stamping, forming and heat treatment of steel components

    Project management

Experience

    30+ years of engineering design, analysis and product development

    Developed and implemented revolutionary new mechanical harvester guide bar

    Developed patented harvester saw chain design that increased cutting speed by 35%

    Designed and implemented production machinery

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