melvin
melvin
I have been able to engage with engineers around the globe and to help them design systems, which they can use to improve the things they make.

Melvin is an Industrial Sales Manager for the Test & Measurement Group within the Sensors Business Unit of TE Connectivity. He has 17 years of experience working with major engine manufacturers and various airframe manufacturers in North America. Melvin has conducted countless seminars and helped train dozens of engineers in the proper use of electronic pressure scanners for aerodynamic research.

What is the most engaging part of my current role?

My current role allows me to tap into my other natural abilities which include teaching and organizing. I work with a great team of Sales Professionals and my role is to support them all providing guidance with administrative procedures and product application support.

From maximizing the fuel efficiency and reliability of Jet Propulsion engines, helping planes to fly higher and faster, to designing a skyscraper to touch the top of the heavens, engineering is all around us and allows our ideas to come to life.

What inspired me to pursue a career with a global technology leader?

I recall at a very young age wondering “how does that work”? I was curious about everything, I took things apart and tried to put them back together again. I was one of “those” children, and it followed me into adolescence. I took electronic classes in high school, learned how to design and lay circuit boards as well as programming classes. This early exposure prepared me for an Electronic Engineering Technology Degree and my first grown up job, working as an Electronic Tech. This small company’s primary purpose was retrofitting CNC machines with PLCs. We designed automation systems using limit switches, stepper motors and machine language programming. By then I was hooked. I wanted to build and to do that, I needed to be educated.
As time went on, I moved into a very engaging position with the US Department of Energy where my team and I built prototype test equipment for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, VA. Working with the particle accelerator was the most exciting and demanding position I could have ever wanted, there was always something new and exciting to do and learn. However, working underground 9 hours a day does leave something to be desired. Which is how I, through a series of mergers and acquisitions, came to work for TE Connectivity.
I was offered a position of “Sales Engineer” for the company Pressure Systems Inc. the company that pioneered the electronic pressure scanner. These multi-channel pressure scanners multiplexed individual silicon pressure sensors in a way that allowed them to be used inside of tiny wind tunnel models to profile how air flowed over the shapes and determine with a very high degree of certainty, how full size versions would behave in actual flight. That same concept was employed for use with bridges and buildings and used by civil engineers across the globe as developing nations built new infrastructure and transformed the landscape. Very rewarding work in my opinion. Pressure Systems Inc. was acquired by Measurement Specialties Inc. and later by TE Connectivity.
So, seventeen years later and with the same level of curiosity and desire to learn “how does that work”, I have been able to engage with engineers around the globe and to help them design systems, which they can use to improve the things they make. From maximizing the fuel efficiency and reliability of Jet Propulsion engines, helping the planes we fly on fly higher and faster to designing a skyscraper to touch the top of the heavens, engineering is all around us and allows our ideas to come to life.

Why TE?

For me, TE Connectivity asks the question, “How can we improve?”. The company is constantly stretching and searching for ways to make things better, using technology to make connections smaller, lighter and more secure as an example while at the same time and with the same commitment, striving to make a better work environment.

melvin
melvin
I have been able to engage with engineers around the globe and to help them design systems, which they can use to improve the things they make.

Melvin is an Industrial Sales Manager for the Test & Measurement Group within the Sensors Business Unit of TE Connectivity. He has 17 years of experience working with major engine manufacturers and various airframe manufacturers in North America. Melvin has conducted countless seminars and helped train dozens of engineers in the proper use of electronic pressure scanners for aerodynamic research.

What is the most engaging part of my current role?

My current role allows me to tap into my other natural abilities which include teaching and organizing. I work with a great team of Sales Professionals and my role is to support them all providing guidance with administrative procedures and product application support.

From maximizing the fuel efficiency and reliability of Jet Propulsion engines, helping planes to fly higher and faster, to designing a skyscraper to touch the top of the heavens, engineering is all around us and allows our ideas to come to life.

What inspired me to pursue a career with a global technology leader?

I recall at a very young age wondering “how does that work”? I was curious about everything, I took things apart and tried to put them back together again. I was one of “those” children, and it followed me into adolescence. I took electronic classes in high school, learned how to design and lay circuit boards as well as programming classes. This early exposure prepared me for an Electronic Engineering Technology Degree and my first grown up job, working as an Electronic Tech. This small company’s primary purpose was retrofitting CNC machines with PLCs. We designed automation systems using limit switches, stepper motors and machine language programming. By then I was hooked. I wanted to build and to do that, I needed to be educated.
As time went on, I moved into a very engaging position with the US Department of Energy where my team and I built prototype test equipment for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, VA. Working with the particle accelerator was the most exciting and demanding position I could have ever wanted, there was always something new and exciting to do and learn. However, working underground 9 hours a day does leave something to be desired. Which is how I, through a series of mergers and acquisitions, came to work for TE Connectivity.
I was offered a position of “Sales Engineer” for the company Pressure Systems Inc. the company that pioneered the electronic pressure scanner. These multi-channel pressure scanners multiplexed individual silicon pressure sensors in a way that allowed them to be used inside of tiny wind tunnel models to profile how air flowed over the shapes and determine with a very high degree of certainty, how full size versions would behave in actual flight. That same concept was employed for use with bridges and buildings and used by civil engineers across the globe as developing nations built new infrastructure and transformed the landscape. Very rewarding work in my opinion. Pressure Systems Inc. was acquired by Measurement Specialties Inc. and later by TE Connectivity.
So, seventeen years later and with the same level of curiosity and desire to learn “how does that work”, I have been able to engage with engineers around the globe and to help them design systems, which they can use to improve the things they make. From maximizing the fuel efficiency and reliability of Jet Propulsion engines, helping the planes we fly on fly higher and faster to designing a skyscraper to touch the top of the heavens, engineering is all around us and allows our ideas to come to life.

Why TE?

For me, TE Connectivity asks the question, “How can we improve?”. The company is constantly stretching and searching for ways to make things better, using technology to make connections smaller, lighter and more secure as an example while at the same time and with the same commitment, striving to make a better work environment.