Q. What do you do for Persis?
I'm a software engineer specializing in automotive diagnostics. I bring a mix of engineering, manufacturing, and troubleshooting experience to Persis, particularly with the Ford brand.
Q. What’s your background? How did you get into this field?
With a computer science degree I began in the automotive industry in 2006 by writing diagnostic functions for End-of-Line systems at Mahle. Every new skill and every new piece of information brings me further and further into the industry.
Q. What’s your favorite movie and why?
I love the movie Speed Racer from 2008. It is fanciful, colorful, fun, and it captures quite well that feeling when you're 'in the zone' and all distractions melt away as you focus on performing a task to the best of your ability.
Q. What do you do in your spare time?
I like computer aided design. I will draw up detailed designs for fun or as a first step toward creation. I try to leverage all the construction tools available including 3d printing, cnc routers, laser engravers, and the traditional carpentry tools.
Q. What's is your area of expertise?
What I get paid to do, many people know so I don't like to call myself an expert, but I do know automotive diagnostics very well. I have, however, never met my match with Microsoft excel.
Q. What is your favorite desert?
Carrot Cake. There is no substitute
Q. What is your favorite vacation destination?
Concord New Hampshire woods in autumn. Peace and quiet until the acorns fall onto your tin roof. Carrot Cake. There is no substitute