Don Aupperle is a key Thomsen’s Inc. team member, focused on product design and manufacturing. With over four decades of global Industrial Design (I.D.), Don has generated more than 20 patents for startups as well as large established manufacturers (Hewlett Packard, IBM, AT&T, ALCOA, and Boeing). His “design for manufacture” approach to products, from tiny components to several-ton movable kilns, has provided experience with most manufacturing materials and methods. This background is key to selecting appropriate solutions that balance the trade-offs between performance, production volumes, parts costs, supply chain, and capital investments. Don holds a B.S. in Industrial Design and owns Aupperle Associates, Inc. in Seattle. Working for several years with Chris Thomsen, Don has helped Thomsen’s create our Beautifully Simple Systems.