News, views & analysis blogs by: Dave Holscher


Dave Holscher :
Endevco appoints James Rodriguez as Vice President of Engineering


Dave Holscher :
Endevco Corporation, a Meggitt group company and the leader in sensing solutions for demanding vibration, shock and pressure applications, has announced the appointment of James Rodriguez to the position of Vice President of Engineering. Rodriguez brings over 15 years of experience in engineering management, program management and product development to the position.

Rodriguez most recently served as Vice President of Engineering for Barksdale, Inc., a subsidiary of Crane Co. and a leading provider of industrial fluid measurement and control products. At Barksdale, Rodriguez managed a 22-person engineering department responsible for development of a wide range of products including directional control valves, regulators, relief valves, position switches, pressure and temperature switches and transducers, and hydraulic fluid power level sites and level switches. He developed and implemented a Stage-Gate new product development process, led multi-functional Kaizen events to continuously improve process performance, managed R&D investments to increase product pipeline capacity and velocity, and implemented Design for Six Sigma and Value Engineering programs.

Prior to Barksdale, Rodriguez served as Director of Engineering, Program Manager and Design Support Engineer for AMETEK Aerospace & Defense and Engineering Team Leader for United Technologies and General Dynamics. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnic University in New York.

“Endevco has a proven, 60-year track record of technology innovation,” said Endevco President Mel Hilderbrand. “We are excited to add Jim’s strong expertise in product development and program management to this outstanding team as we strive to offer the highest levels of value and performance for our customers worldwide.”

For further information, contact:

Gary Oria, Marketing Manager

Dave Holscher, Vice President

Endevco, a Meggitt group company, is the world´s leading designer and manufacturer of dynamic instrumentation for vibration, shock and pressure measurement. The company´s comprehensive line of piezoelectric, piezoresistive, ISOTRON® and variable capacitance accelerometers is used to ensure accurate and reliable measurement in a wide range of industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, test and measurement, medical, and energy. Additional products include pressure transducers, microphones, electronic instruments and calibration systems. Founded in 1947 with headquarters in San Juan Capistrano, CA, Endevco supports its customers with a global network of manufacturing and research facilities, sales offices and applications engineers.

Meggitt PLC, headquartered in the UK, is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialist extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace equipment, sensing systems, defence training and combat support systems.

Automotive Industries
Call For Interviews, News & Advertising


Thank You