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Meet Our Engineers

Aug 23, 2019

If you discovered The Engineering Resource Center via an internet search and are considering submitting our online quote form, you might be wondering who is responding on the other end. After all, your project is important and should be handled by people you trust. And if you have a choice, why not choose people you enjoy working with?

Developing a relationship with the engineers at your chosen prototyping company equates to better engineering support during the build process and in emergency situations, such as when a part fails and you need a solution fast. As a small company, what we lack in quantity we definitely make up for in quality. Our two engineers, Matt Sweeney and Austen Ballmann, are one of the main reasons our customers keep coming back to The ERC. Matt and Austen have the combined knowledge and experience to help you develop your plastic parts in the most efficient way possible. Get to know them by reading their bios.

Meet The Engineers


Matt Sweeney, Manager/Engineer

Matt Sweeney is the Engineering Resource Center's manager and lead engineer. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Plastics Engineering at Ferris State University in 2010. Prior to becoming manager of The ERC in 2013, he completed four internships in the beverage, filtration and returnable packaging industries where he was exposed to processing, computer aided design, material science, and automation. If you have any questions on material selection, Matt is your go-to guy.

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Austen Ballmann, Engineer

Austen joined The ERC after graduating from UW-Stout with a degree in Mechanical Design. While in school, he was exposed to different manufacturing processes including computer aided design, plastic injection and extrusion processes, CNC's (for metal processing/machining), and automation. Much of his experience was gained during his 3-year summer & winter internship at a plastic injection molding company. 

While many companies are looking to automate as much of the manufacturing process as possible, the team at The Engineering Resource Center still believes that interacting directly with the customer will result in the best possible outcome. Contact us at any time with questions or to request a quote. We'd love to help you with your project!

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