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Visiting the Utah office

Last year, Hill Engineering opened a satellite office in Layton, UT with the goal of better connecting with our customers and partners in the local area. Mike and I recently made a trip out to the office to check in and to spend some time working with our excellent team there to better understand and appreciate their outstanding work.

Our staff in the Layton office has a detailed understanding of the USAF ASIP process and continues to work on integrating Hill Engineering’s capabilities in residual stress, fatigue tests, and fracture and fatigue, within the USAF MIL-STD-1530D damage tolerance framework. Our Layton office is led by Robert Pilarczyk, who has expertise in: damage tolerance assessment, force structural maintenance plan development, non-destructive inspection, individual aircraft tracking, support of fracture critical systems, and aircraft teardowns. Bob’s leadership has been the foundation of the success of establishing the Layton office.

Josh Hodges, another one of our excellent engineers, is in the process of releasing a software product to support complex fatigue crack growth analysis. We are very proud of Josh and all that he has accomplished in his short time at Hill Engineering. Late last year, we also added two more engineers to the Layton office staff: Bruce Anderson and Doug Bateman. Bruce has over 26 years of experience using NX 3-D CAD software. As a Senior Engineer for Hill Engineering, Bruce oversees the modification of A-10 legacy product definition to Model Based Definition (MBD) effort at Hill Air Force Base. Doug has over 20 years of experience in the Aerospace industry and supports efforts with the A-10 3-D Model Based Definition initiative, facilitating the transformation of A-10 Mechanical Systems Product Definition (2-D drawings) to 3-D MBD. We are very pleased to have them as members of our team.

It was a very productive visit and we left with a feeling of confidence knowing that we have such a great team there to support a dynamic range of engineering challenges. Thank you to the Layton office staff (and the rest of Hill Engineering) for all that you do!

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