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November 2012 - Vol. VI, Issue 10
Patti Engineering


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The holiday season is here! We hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving with your family. Here at Patti Engineering we have a lot to be thankful for. We want to say thanks to all of our wonderful clients and partners; you have helped us to achieve another tremendous year of growth!

In celebration, we hope to see you at our Open House on December 14th. We have an exciting announcement and we want to share it with our clients, partners, employees and friends first. If you missed seeing the invitation, please click here for the details. 


F1 RacingIn the spirit of the festive and fun holiday season, our article this month is about our recent outing with clients and partners to the Formula 1 Race in Austin, Texas. Fun in the FAST lane is always exciting! 


The Patti Personnel spotlight is on one of our exceptional engineers, Brian Trapani. While Brian has been with us for just less than a year, he has quickly established himself as an essential member of our engineering team in Texas.


Thank you for your interest in Patti Engineering! 


Best regards,

Georgia H. Whalen
Director of Marketing
Patti Engineering
Phone: 978.697.2664
Patti Engineering Takes Fun into the Fast Lane
Formula 1 Racing

- Details reported by Patti Engineering Director of Business Development, Rick Schoonover
- The F1 car photos are courtesy of Greg Salicki of Burns Controls - Thanks Greg! 


Patti Engineering accomplishes great engineering feats through teamwork, and where better to witness teamwork than at the recent F1 Race in Austin. F1 Teams can change all four tires on a modern F1 Car in less than four seconds! Engineering a control system obviously takes longer, but the teamwork concept is always essential to the success of the project.


Patti Engineering Formula 1 RacePatti Engineering organized a group of clients, potential clients and partners to attend the inaugural F1 Races in Austin, TX. A good time was had by all! Some of the Patti Engineering guests in attendance included Ernest Roland and Marcia Gadbois of Indusoft, John Dodge of AWC, Lee Riemenschneider of Phoenix Contact, Greg Salicki of Burns Controls, Fred Former of Interoll Conveyor, and Tony Vega of CH2M Hill. The Patti Engineering hosts included Rick Schoonover, Steve Palmgren, Dave Malkan, Wayne Hachenberg, and Nick Hitchcock.


F1 RacingThe Austin F1 Race was won by Lewis Hamilton driving the McLaren Mercedes car. Hamilton has won back-to-back races in the United States - but they came five years apart after the Englishman took victory for McLaren Mercedes in the inaugural United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Starting from the front row of the 24-car grid, Hamilton, 27, passed pole-winner, and eventual 3-time World Champion, Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull on lap 42 of 56 with a clean move at the end of the DRS (Drag Reduction System) zone into Turn 12.  


Patti Personnel - Brian Trapani


Brian Trapani joined Patti Engineering in February of 2012 and quickly established himself as an essential member of our engineering team. He had been in several other job positions since graduating from college, where he gained immense experience and developed the skills required to excel in project management at Patti Engineering.

"Brian has been a great addition to our team. He has been instrumental in helping us establish an outstanding reputation for our Texas Branch", commented Sam Hoff, president of Patti Engineering.


Brian TrapaniBorn in Fontana CA and raised in Devine, TX, Brian now calls Leander, TX home - where he lives with his wife Amanda and their three children Ty (5), Emma (3), and Luke (20 months). Brian and Amanda met in a calculus class while attending Texas Tech University. They graduated in December 2004 and married in June of 2005. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology, with a specialization in Electrical-Electronics Engineering. He minored in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering.

Leading several projects at Patti in merely a year with the company, Brian has been responsible for designing, ordering/procuring and wiring/building control panels and physical wiring for the Statue of Liberty rescue elevator, a 10,000 pound dry dock elevator for Pearl Harbor, a chimney inspection station at the largest stainless steel plant in the states, and the Oahu Mountain elevator.