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Engineering Spotlight: Randon Ripley

February 19, 2018


Blog visitors, please meet Randon Ripley. He's the superstar who designs solutions that meet customers' needs and that align with the current VOSS Automotive product portfolio. 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: Randon Ripley

Q: In your own words, what do you do at VOSS Automotive?
A: I receive requirements from our customers, and it's my job to provide them with a solution that best meets their needs, as well as keeps the best interests of VOSS in mind.

Q: What is your area of expertise?
A: My expertise is in cooling and exhaust systems.

Q: Can you give a brief history on your background/career?
A: I began my career in 2008 at Navistar as a design development engineer working in the powertrain group. After 5 years in the powertrain group, I worked for 2 years in the exhaust systems group. In April 2015, I began my current job as a development engineer at VOSS.

Q: Why did you choose to go into your profession?
A: I've always enjoyed tearing things apart and putting them back together to understand how they work. I also enjoy trying to figure out how to design solutions to different problems. Coupling these enjoyments with a way to earn a good living was a major contributor towards my choice of a profession.

Q: When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I've always wanted to be a mechanical engineer.

Q: What is the best piece of career advice you've ever received?
A: The best piece of advice I've received is, "Don’t worry about it too much. There is always tomorrow."

Q: What motivates you at work?
A: Being able to provide for my family is my biggest motivation.

Q: What's one thing you can't work without?
A: My computer, of course!

Q: If you could master one thing in life, what would it be?
A: If I could master one thing in life, it would be stock trading.

Q: What's your educational background?
A: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne


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