Michael T. Einhorn, P.E.
Mike Einhorn is Senior Mechanical Engineer and PLLC Managing Partner at Einhorn Engineering. His areas of focus are shipboard mechanical handling machinery, towed arrays, heavy load handling and advanced hydraulic power systems.
Mike has been focusing on this type of work since 1990 after receiving his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara. Following his undergraduate work he was employed at the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory in Port Hueneme, California in the Ocean Systems division where he worked until 2005. During that time he supported the Navy’s SURTASS program as well as a variety of Navy research projects. These projects tended to be “from concept to sea test projects” allowing Mike to be heavily involved in each stage of the design/build/test process for a wide range of handling systems and towed arrays. This work included vertical towed arrays with an in-water weight of over 60,000 lbs as well over-boarding A-frames, ROV launch and recovery systems and fluid power systems. During this fun-filled job he participated in a large number of sea tests around the world. This back deck experience has given him a solid understanding of the design requirements needed to build equipment that can operate reliably in the open ocean environment.
In 2005, following completion of his Masters in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington, he opened a sole proprietorship in the Seattle area to work as a consulting engineer. In 2008 he founded Einhorn Engineering, PLLC. Together with a small staff of engineers and technicians, he continues to enjoy designing in the office, turning wrenches in the field and operating equipment at-sea.
Carl R. Stevens
Carl, a Civil Engineer II at Einhorn Engineering, designs, overseas fabrication, installs, and sea-tests components of company developed hardware, as well as preparing test plan and cruise report documents. He has been with the company since its founding in 2008 and served Einhorn Engineering prior to that as an independent contractor. His early career – following a B.S. degree in Agriculture (Cornell University – 1986), service with the U.S. Peace Corps in Ecuador, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering (Northeastern University – 1992) – was spent with the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory and Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center in Port Hueneme, California.
In addition to Einhorn Engineering’s focus on launch and recovery systems, Carl has supported the engineering development and at-sea operations of a variety of marine equipment. The most significant of these include the survivability testing – both the resistance to long term damage, such as seafloor abrasion, and the sudden impacts of anchors and fishing gear – of electro-optical-mechanical (EOM) and fiber optic (FO) cabling; remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations and tool development – with a special focus on small diameter, fiber optic cable recovery and repair; and the U.S. Navy’s low frequency active (LFA) and compact low frequency active (CLFA) sonar systems.
Paul E. Zimpelman, E.I.T
Paul Zimpelman joined Einhorn Engineering, PLLC in 2009 after graduating from the University of Washington with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He received his Engineer in-training certificate in 2009.
At Einhorn Engineering, he has worked on a variety of marine technology projects from deck machinery to subsea power systems. His responsibilities have included concept layout, solid modeling, analysis, and fabrication drawing production. These projects have provided ample opportunity to develop his machine design capabilities as well as gain shop and on-deck experience in his support of the various test and evaluation phases of projects.
Paul has also contributed to the design and development of a variety of handling systems, including the Lightweight Towed Array Receive (LTAR) Handling System , the Fish Mapping Prototype Instrumentation Project Handling System and the Navy’s Variable Depth Sonar LHRE-2 Winch and Power Unit. He has also supported a number of tow body design projects assisting from design through testing.
Carl J. Van Wezel
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Carl’s alma mater is Michigan State, from which he has a degree in mechanical engineering. His experience and exposure with manufacturing techniques and processes has given him a fundamental understanding of the importance of technically accurate data packages. His skills and knowledge with geometric tolerancing and design engineering has made him an indispensable asset to the projects he has been involved with. Carl’s diverse experience has seen him participating in projects ranging from aerospace missile launchers and medical syringe design to underwater towed sonar array equipment. He is proficient in all aspects of industry and military standards relating to dimensioning / drafting, materials / processes, and inspection / quality requirements of mechanical and electrical drawings. His experience with drawing reviews and tolerance studies ensures that the drawing package will be ready for manufacture the first time. This service eliminates numerous drawing revisions and time to project completion. For weekend entertainment Carl putts around with golfing and sports car restoration.
Steve Hicks recently joined Einhorn Engineering as a Senior Electrical Engineer. Steve has a BS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and has worked as an Engineer and Engineering Manager at Broadcom, Ericsson, Qualcomm and Honeywell. Steve has worked primarily in testing roles, but also has worked in both hardware and software design roles. Most of his career he has been spent working on various wireless technologies (Bluetooth, NFC, CDMA, FM) as well as avionics control and display systems. Steve has experience problem solving in product bring up, pre-production, low and high volume production as well as failure analysis of defective product. He enjoys troubleshooting hardware/software systems both as an individual and as part of a larger team.
Felicia is the Administrator and Bookkeeper at Einhorn Engineering. Felicia is new to the team starting May 2018 and works from the Seattle, WA location. She has over 10 years of bookkeeping & accounting experience with a Bachelor of Business in accounting from the Central Washington University. When Felicia isn’t working you can find her on the water captaining sailboats in the San Juan’s, traveling the world or snowboarding the mountains near and far.
Zach Gustlin, EIT
Zach joined the team as an Engineering Intern in June 2018. He recently graduated from Gonzaga University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He became an Engineer in Training in early 2018.
While at Gonzaga, Zach in addition to his studies he was very involved with the Mechanical Engineering department. He was a Manufacturing Processes TA, officer of the Materials Advantage Club, and was a Research Assistant on a Hydrogen Embrittlement project. For his Senior Design Project, he and his team designed an Engine Test Skid and gained experience taking a design from concept to reality.
In his free time, you will find Zach somewhere outside backpacking, playing volleyball, skiing, mountain biking, or rock climbing.
Joseph LaShier, Engineering Technician
Joseph LaShier has been an Engineering Technician with Einhorn Engineering since the beginning of 2018. With many years of experience in manufacturing, Joseph has developed skills in producing quality equipment based on original engineering designs. Joseph’s responsibilities range from field support to drafting and technical documentation. In his free time, he enjoys sailing Puget Sound and hiking the Olympic Peninsula.