Synectic is growing and growing! We welcomed Jeff Saller as a new Senior Product Design Engineer at the beginning of this year. Jeff has a rich background involving multiple facets of engineering, including product design and development, bringing a lot to our organization. A native of Milford for over 20 years, Jeff is excited to join a great team so close to home. I was able to speak with Jeff for a few minutes about his background and here is what I found out:
Jeff, thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me. I know Synectic keeps you busy with all the new and interesting projects we have. Can you tell me a little more about your background and what interested you in Mechanical and Product Design Engineering?
- JS: My father was a chemical engineer and had a lot of influence on me. My real interest started when I was 12 working on bikes and small engines. I became a mechanical engineer and my first job out of college was at a small startup in Stamford. When the company was sold, I transferred to Wisconsin and worked as manufacturing engineering on scientific instrumentation products for five years. After that I came back to Connecticut and worked in manufacturing, product design, aerospace, and engineering management. I gained a lot of experience and skills that have allowed me to grow as an engineer.
Wow! You really have a varied background and must have worked on a variety of products over the years. Out of all the medical device development companies out there, what attracted you to Synectic?
- JS: I have worked for various start-ups in the past and I like the small team feel and fast pace. Synectic offers this, but has experience and proven results that allow a constant stream of new projects and challenges. In the short time I have been here, I have never been bored. While I am learning new skills every day, I am also able to use my past experience working in manufacturing and production engineering to meet the needs of our customers.
Jeff, since we can’t talk about what projects you are currently working on, what has been your favorite project you worked during your career?
- JS: I was part of a team that created a handheld spectrometer. It had interchangeable heads to allow for a variety of sampling applications. One of these was for detecting thermal damage to sections of an airplane, that had been struck by lightning, in order to identify areas needing repair.
That is really cool! You will definitely work on equally awesome projects at Synectic. Now, enough about work. What do you like to do when you aren’t designing medical products?
- JS: I’m an avid golfer and cyclist. I also like to play guitar. I’m married with two grown children and like to spend my spare time with my family and friends.
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