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Engineering Spotlight: Connor Ruby

February 19, 2018


Blog visitors, please meet Conor Ruby. He's the rockstar who transforms ideas for
new VOSS Automotive products into reality by developing the needed processess
and equipment. To make sure you meet the rest of the team, and stay up to date on VOSS products and news, subscribe to our blog.

Q: Name?
A: Connor Ruby

Q: In your own words, what do you do at VOSS Automotive?
A: Here at VOSS Automotive, I develop new processes and equipment to produce a wide variety of VOSS products. I also provide cost and production timing estimates for these products and the required processes, tools, and equipment.

Q: What is your area of expertise?
A: My expertise lies within new process development and optimization.

Q: Can you give a brief history on your background/career?
A: I was previously employed by an automation company, where I gained machining, machine design, and automation experience. Being able to spend endless hours within a wide variation of factories and manufacturing facilities helped me develop my current passion for manufacturing.

Q: Why did you choose to go into your profession?
A: As a child, I loved to tear things apart to see how they worked. As I grew older, that was the one thing that never changed. Naturally, over time, that mechanical curiosity developed into a drive for conceptualizing, understanding, and optimizing. In my mind, this is the perfect foundation for any type of engineer.

Q: When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: When I was 10, I wanted to be a full-time farmer. I still don’t think I am grown up, so who knows, maybe that will still happen someday?

Q: What is the best piece of career advice you've ever received?
A: The best piece of career advice (or advice in general) I have received is the idea that something is only a failure if you fail to learn. The truth is, failure is inevitable if you are aspiring to be innovative. Instead of dwelling on the miscues, embrace them and use them to sculpt your next endeavor.

Q: What motivates you at work?
A: I love problem solving, so my motivation comes directly from my internal drive to develop solutions to complex problems.

Q: What's one thing you can't work without?
A: Lately, it seems like I cannot work without coffee and my headphones. The coffee keeps me going, and my headphones help alleviate distractions.

Q: If you could master one thing in life, what would it be?
A: If I could master one thing in life, I would master the art of communication. It seems as though the lack of clear communication is one of the leading causes of conflict. If everything was clearly communicated and understood by all, the majority of conflicts could be avoided making life easier, less stressful, and more productive.

Q: What's your educational background?
A: Mechanical Engineering Technology, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne


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