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March 2013 - Vol. VII, Issue 3 
Patti Engineering


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If you attended the Siemens and Electro-Matic 'Manufacturing in America Symposium' featuring the Technology Tip-Off at Ford Field in Detroit last week, we hope you had a chance to stop by the Patti Engineering booth where the company showcased its expertise in controls integration and programming. We also hosted an executive luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club during the Manufacturing in America Symposium. More than a dozen executives gathered to discuss the state of the industry, current issues and concerns, and challenges in manufacturing. 


The technical seminars offered at the symposium provided valuable information on new automation technologies. Terrance Brinkley, one  of Patti Engineering's senior electrical engineers, hosted a Siemens technical seminar. In this month's article, we recap the event and we will also reveal the 'hot topic' discussed at the executive luncheon. For the Patti Personnel, we spotlight Terrance, an exceptional engineer with athletic and musical talent! 


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Patti Engineering
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 Patti Engineering Demonstrated Programming Expertise at Manufacturing in America Symposium 

Siemens Last week Electro-Matic Products and Siemens  brought together executives, technology leaders and innovators in manufacturing to discuss, demonstrate and display expertise in automation, controls and Electro-Matic more at the Manufacturing in America Symposium featuring the Technology Tip Off. Patti Engineering participated in the event which took place at Ford Field in Detroit. Senior Electrical Engineer, Terrance Brinkley, presented a technical seminar on programming the Siemens Transline 2000 standard. The company also sponsored the event, met with attendees in its booth, and hosted an executive luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club.Terrance Brinkley

 Brinkley's seminar was well attended - he demonstrated, in real time, best practices for programming the Transline 2000, as well as engaged with the audience in an informational Q&A session. Terrance's ten years of experience working with Siemens technology was evident in his presentation as he was able to key in on tips and tricks for other engineers and integrators to optimize their use of Transline 2000.

Robotic BasketballPatti Engineering was proud to support the event again this year as a strategic partner for both Electro-Matic and Siemens Technology. Patti Engineering employees really enjoyed engaging with folks who stopped by the booth to play robotic basketball, chat with our engineers or just check out the materials we had related to our services, expertise and earning Control Engineering's 2013 System Integrator of the Year award. Patti Engineering enjoyed providing a little fun for their booth visitors; the booth featured a small basketball hoop powered by Siemens controls that retracted away from players on each side of the table. 

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Patti Personnel - Terrance Brinkley

Terrance BrinkleyTerrance Brinkley is a senior electrical engineer here at Patti Engineering with a natural affinity for controls systems integration. Since May of 2004, Terrance has proved to be an integral asset on our engineering team. Over the course of six years, he has contributed significantly to numerous Detroit Diesel projects related to machining centers and assembly lines. He also worked on a project for Brose, assisting in the installation of a new assembly line in New Boston, MI. Most recently, Terrance has been involved in a project for Thielenhaus Microfinishing programming synchronous axis motion controls for rack polishing.

"With Terrance's positive attitude and great communication skills, he easily establishes a great rapport with our clients," said Sam Hoff, president, Patti Engineering. "His dynamic personality only makes him a stronger asset to the Patti Engineering team. He has a knack for learning new technologies with ease and never shies away from helping out colleagues."

Terrance BrinkleyA native of Pontiac, Michigan, Terrance graduated from Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, MI in 1997 and went on to Michigan State University, graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. Terrance is a phenomenal athlete and contributed significantly to the Michigan State football team from 1997 to 2000, as a wide receiver under Coach Nick Saban. Terrance is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., which he joined in 2001.