A graduate of UCLA’s School of Mechanical Engineering, Rodger Thomason has also completed extensive course work at UCLA’s Human Factors Engineering Program. A member of the technical staff at Hughes Aircraft’s Mechanical Design Group, he was responsible for mechanical and thermal testing of composite materials such as carbon fiber and kevlar, and exotic metals. Following his stint at Hughes Aircraft, Rodger joined the Mechanical Design Department at TRW as a senior staff member and lead design engineer. His responsibilities included direct involvement from preliminary design through manufacturing.
In 1989, Rodger launched an independent consulting firm to fully exploit his educational and professional experience. His firm has a proven track record of applying the experience acquired from advanced technology companies to smaller scale enterprises. Additionally, his extensive work with the industrial design community has brought a unique design sensitivity to the firm’s engineering projects.
Rodger is well known for his knowledge of Pro/Engineer. He became one of the first Certified Engineering Providers for Pro/E in 1996. Since then he has further developed his skills as a contract instructor for many companies, and is regarded as one of the top Pro/E users in the country.
Rodger holds numerous patents on medical and consumer products.