Mike Patterson
Senior Mechanical Engineer

Portland Metro Office


    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

    B.A. Physics, University of Washington

    B.A. Mathematics, University of Washington


    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



    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


    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


    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