My first employment after graduating from Purdue University was in the prestigious Crown Equipment Design Center in North America. I often refer to it as my second trip through college because learning from the highly skilled individuals that mentored me at Crown effects me to this day and was every bit as valuable as my formal education.
For many of the projects shown, my role was that of a contributor or supporting cast member and not of a lead designer or manager. The exception would be the Crown FlexSeat®, which I am proud to say was a project that I championed myself after recognizing the opportunity.
I am forever grateful to the amazing people of Crown who taught me many things about design and life.