The SEMA Show

Author: Rob Waara

the SEMA show 2016

It’s the SUPER BOWL of automotive specialty shows, the annual SEMA Show. Held in Las Vegas from October 31 to November 3, this event draws thousands of industry experts and hot new products from all over the world. Types of aftermarket products displayed included parts, lighting, accessories, repair services, and body work for the automotive, truck, SUV, powersports, and RV… Read More

Michigan Biomedical Engineering Students Benefit from DISHER’s Whiteboard Wednesday™ Process

Author: Cynthia VanRenterghem

disher biomedical engineering wbw

Take a look at a few real-word biomedical problem statements University of Michigan students are currently wrestling with in their Biomedical Engineering Design class: Design a portable, disposable, sterile-water, heating-cooling device to facilitate heat transfer into blood during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation which provides cardiac and respiratory support for patients. Develop a portable, wearable scalp cooling device for patients with brain… Read More

Talent Solutions at SPARK.Ed

Author: Allison Ives

Spark culture training

Ann Arbor SPARK, a business incubator in the heart of Ann Arbor, Michigan, hosts weekly workshops to help entrepreneurs build better businesses. SPARK invites industry experts to present useful tips, tools, and best practices on a host of relevant topics. DISHER was asked to lead a training session on recruiting in September. Keri McCarthy and I began our recruiting workshop… Read More

HydroBot Featured at Maker Faire Detroit

Author: Cynthia VanRenterghem

hydrobot-at-maker-faire-detroit

Described as a gathering of “unconventional ingenuity, unbridled creativity, and a whole lot of forward thinking,” the Maker Faire Detroit took place July 30 and 31 at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit. Matthew Reed, a DISHER Product Development Engineer, was among the hundreds of inventors who exhibited and demonstrated their ideas in this fantasyland of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Matthew featured… Read More

Charting Your Course

Author: Kevin Pinner

Strategic Vision Mapping with Disher

Attend a Strategic Vision Mapping Workshop Looking to inspire your team towards unified action and mobilize resources towards a clear and compelling vision?  The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC-West), The Right Place, and DISHER hosted a half-day workshop on July 19th that empowered West Michigan organizations to answer that very question. Organizations ranging from OEM manufacturers to nonprofits participated in… Read More

ON TARGET at the 2016 A2 Tech Trek

Author: Cynthia VanRenterghem

ON TARGET at the 2016 A2 Tech Trek

DISHER was delighted to be one of 60 participating companies in the 2016 A2 Tech Trek, a fun and educational afternoon in downtown Ann Arbor. Over 1300 people took part in this community-wide open house of local companies involved in forward-leaning technology. The primary focus of each hosting company was to create a unique experience that reflected their culture and demonstrated their product… Read More

Growing & Going with Grace

Author: Joe Dyer with Casandra Bouwhuis

Stwardship at Camp Geneva

Growing with Grace On June 10th, the entire Disher team had the privilege of enjoying a day at Camp GENEVA’s beautiful retreat center on the shores of Lake Michigan for a company-wide offsite. These bi-annual collaborative sessions give members the opportunity to participate in strategic planning, culture enrichment, community, and stewardship. This year’s theme was Growing with Grace, a fitting… Read More

Celebrated Design Trends from NeoCon 2016

Author: Dan Parker

NeoCon 2016

As an engineer and product designer, NeoCon is the perfect place to notice trends in commercial design. While walking this year’s show held June 13-15 at The Mart in Chicago, I searched for examples of mechanical designs that weren’t hidden but rather celebrated. A few items caught my attention. Transparent StructureWe are leaving the era of hiding structure behind plastic… Read More

The Top 10 Dimensions of a Thriving Culture

Jeff Disher Speaking

After being recognized in Fortune as the 21st Best Small Workplace in the United States by Great Place to Work®, Jeff Disher, Founder and President of Disher, was asked to speak on How to Build a Great Culture at the Michigan West Coast Chamber’s Early Bird Breakfast on June 14, 2016. Jeff has been very intentional about building a winning culture… Read More

West Michigan Design Week

Author: Dan Parker

West Michigan Design Week 2016

Are you aware that West Michigan is becoming a globally recognized design hub? Disher was pleased to be a sponsor of the third annual West Michigan Design Week on April 9-16 in Grand Rapids. The event gave the design community an opportunity to gather, exchange information, and spark creativity. It not only served local designers but global users who interact… Read More