Seven Tips to Good Project Management

Author: Jeff Disher

Most project management classes teach the basic tools and how to use them. They’ll cover topics like risk analysis, budgeting, work breakdown structures and critical paths to name a few. These are fundamental tools for any good project manager to learn and know; however, by themselves, they will be nothing more than tasks to complete along the way. What is… Read More

A League of Extraordinary Legomen

Author: Kyle McLellan

In September of 2015, six novice robotics engineers came together for the first time at their secret laboratory within the walls of Disher’s Ann Arbor office.  They united in a spirit of teamwork to accept the challenge of building a superior garbage-busting robot and to devise an innovative solution to control the waste from used whiteboard markers. Geared up for… Read More

Planes, Trains, and Automation

Author: Jason Noteboom

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending DriveWorks World 2016 in Warrington, England.  Now you may be wondering, why go all the way to England for training?  Well, that is where all the experts were hanging out this year and it also happens to be where DriveWorks HQ is located.  Maybe next year they will take my Hawaii… Read More

The Talent Circle of Life

Author: Keri McCarthy

Everyday we have the great opportunity of working with a variety of companies to help them find top technical talent for their organizations.  This is a huge responsibility.  The war for top talent is a challenging one and should be managed on multiple fronts.  We know firsthand. You see, Disher faced this issue ourselves a few years back.  What we did then, and… Read More

NAIAS 2016 Insights

Author: Tommy Knight

Many members of the Disher team were able to attend the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit. From social media integration to big screen monitoring systems and even performance-ready interiors, there is no doubt the technology and innovation in the automotive industry is on the rise. Our team came back with plenty of insights that spanned across all… Read More

Can packaging really be sustainable?

Author: Travis Gibbs

As a packaging engineer one of the most frequent requests is what can we do to make our packaging more sustainable?  I get really excited by these requests as taking care of the environment is truly a passion of mine. These inquiries allow grand visions of molded bamboo, bio based plastics, and 100% recycled corrugated to begin. But is there really such… Read More

Disher Receives MEDC Grant for Talent Expansion

Disher is expanding. We are continually working to grow our business – so much so that we are proud to announce our latest award, the Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant of $200,000. This grant will allow Disher to continue hiring and creating positions while maintaining our innovative space and training programs. Ann Arbor SPARK has also joined MEDC in the… Read More

Engineers On a Roll Exhibit Upgrade

Author: Kyle McLellan

Disher recently had the opportunity to redesign an exhibit for the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum. Located only five miles from the Disher Ann Arbor office, it was the perfect community outreach service project for our team. This children’s museum offers kids of all ages the opportunity to learn about science and engineering through a series of interactive exhibits. As you… Read More

The Latest and Greatest from the Consumer Electronics Show

Author: Tod Grams

What is CES? The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the more influential technology events that happens just once a year that brings together consumers, suppliers, developers and many other professionals into one huge location. The beauty of a show like this is that a company like Disher can gain vital product and technology knowledge, top trends, and market insight… Read More

Above & Beyond Corporate Responsibility

Author: Chuck Beasley

Every day the people of Disher are making a positive impact at their jobs and in the world around them.  In late June 2015, my two boys and I spent a week in Wartsburg, Tennessee helping those in need by repairing their homes.  We fixed flooring, tore off siding, replaced the walls, and added new windows and siding.  People like… Read More