Our Team

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Experience

  • President of APTUS DesignWorks Inc. since 2007
  • Founded APTUS DesignWorks Inc. in Maryville, Tennessee July 2007
  • 2 years as Product Engineering Manager responsible for design and development at a local aftermarket automotive product manufacturer
  • 10 years in industrial machine design and engineering project management at tier-1 automotive supplier Denso Manufacturing, Tennessee (Specialist thru Supervisor)

Education

  • 1995 B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Undergraduate Research in Controls Theory (Calhoun Honors College)
Aaron Carroll P.E.
Aaron Carroll P.E.Mechanical Design Leader

Experience

  • Mechanical Designer at APTUS DesignWorks, Inc. since 2008
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Tennessee
  • 3 years in industrial machine design at Air & Hydraulic Equipment Inc. (Lead Mechanical Designer)
  • 1 year in industrial machine design at Denso Manufacturing, Tennessee (Co-op)

Education

  • 2007 B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University
Kris Hall
Kris HallMechanical Design Leader

Experience

  • Mechanical Designer at APTUS DesignWorks, Inc. since 2009
  • 2 years in industrial machine design at Air & Hydraulic Equipment Inc. (Lead Mechanical Designer)
  • 1 year in industrial machine design at Denso Manufacturing, Tennessee (Co-op)

Education

  • 2008 B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University
Jerome Tester
Jerome TesterMechanical Designer

Experience

  • Mechanical Designer at APTUS DesignWorks, Inc. since 2011
  • 1 year in industrial machine design at Navus Automation Inc. (Lead Mechanical Designer)
  • 6 years in product engineering at Extreme Tower Products (Lead Mechanical Designer)
  • 6 years in machine development and application engineering at Metso Paper Inc.

Education

  • 1996 B.S. Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University
Gary Mitchell
Gary MitchellIndustrial Designer

Experience

  • Industrial Designer at APTUS DesignWorks, Inc. since 2013
  • 5 years in product design and development at American Accessories International

Education

  • 2008 B.S. Digital Media from East Tennessee State University
Josh Cook
Josh CookMechanical Designer

Experience

  • Mechanical Designer at APTUS Designworks Inc. Since 2013
  • 3.5 years in production engineering at tier-1 automotive supplier Denso Manufacturing Athens, TN (Specialist and Senior Specialist)
  • 1.5 years in production engineering at tier-1 automotive supplier Denso Manufacturing, Tennessee (Co-op and Contractor)

Education

  • 2009 B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University
Kristo Kukk
Kristo KukkMechanical Designer

Experience

  • Mechanical Designer at APTUS Designworks Inc. Since 2017
  • 1 year in Production Engineering at Denso Manufacturing, Tennessee (Co-op)

Education

  • 2016 B.S. Mechanical Engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Connor Richardson
Connor RichardsonElectrical Designer

Experience

  • Electrical Designer at APTUS Designworks Inc. Since 2018
  • 1 year at an electric utility as an electrical engineer for the City of Naperville
  • 1 year as Electrical Engineer at Caterpillar Inc. (internship)

Education

  • 2017 B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering from Bradley University, Peoria, IL