About Us

Make A Positive

Difference™

DISHER is a nationally-recognized product development, talent attraction, and business consulting firm with offices in Michigan and Indiana. Our team of 160 qualified experts partner with Fortune 500 companies, suppliers, and independent inventors to successfully research, design, engineer, and manufacture high-impact products and services. The range of industries we serve is as broad and diverse as our customers. DISHER’s integrative capabilities include:

Discovery Solutions | Engineering Solutions | Manufacturing Tech Solutions | Talent Solutions | Business Solutions

Together, DISHER partners with clients to achieve greater performance, productivity, and profitability.

Mission

At DISHER, each team member believes that the work they do should be meaningful and have a lasting impact in the world we live in. DISHER’s mission to Make a Positive Difference is more than a collection of words displayed on our wall and in our marketing materials. It pervades everything we do and motivates our actions every day.

DISHER strives to Make a Positive Difference by:

  • Assisting customers and team to achieve their vision and mission
  • Being the best choice in quality, delivery, and cost
  • Being a positive example of business ethics and responsibility
  • Providing career opportunities that are challenging, exciting, and rewarding
  • Exhausting our innovation in services and product design
  • Being a vehicle of service to those in need within the community

Culture

What makes DISHER so unique? Our culture. We value our mission as stewards who count it a privilege to serve our customers, coworkers, and communities. DISHER’s 12 core culture characteristics inspire the team in a unified direction towards achieving our goals. Recently, DISHER was recognized by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE as the 5th Best Small Workplace in the USA due to our strong sense of mission, trust from managers, employee autonomy, teamwork, and communication.

What We’re About

Team

Collaboration is a trademark of DISHER. Our team of 160 passionate experts share a commitment to our customer’s long-term success. When you hire a DISHER engineer, talent specialist, or business consultant—you partner with a deep pool of diverse industry knowledge and experience. Our cross-functional teams labor together to tackle your unique problems. Industrial designers and engineers work in tandem throughout complex projects from the initial concept to product launch. Talent engineers connect with subject matter experts to increase their technical sourcing expertise. Business advisors link up with manufacturing to develop better systems and processes. Together, we build relationships with our customers to accomplish great outcomes in an integrative way.

Who We Are

Locations

DISHER currently has offices in Zeeland and Ann Arbor, Michigan and Indianapolis, Indiana. Corporate headquarters are located in Zeeland, Michigan within the historic Colonial Clock Building. From these locations DISHER is Making a Positive Difference with clients locally, nationally, and around the globe.

Where We Are

History

After 11 years of hustle in automotive engineering, Jeff Disher started to dream about what it might be like to operate a product development firm that truly made a difference. He was looking for more meaning— a greater purpose. The time was right to take a chance.

In early 2000 with a young family at home, Jeff took that chance. He set up a card table, plugged in his computer, and went to work inside a local conference room in Zeeland, Michigan. Disher Design and Development was born. DISHER’s sweet spot? Delivering product development solutions in a highly collaborative and responsible way. “I wanted my customers to sleep better at night knowing their project was in good hands,” comments Jeff. It worked. Jeff’s unique business model operated like a SWAT team deploying highly talented, experienced professionals to help clients solve any problem, any time. From day one his mission was to Make a Positive Difference with his customers, co-workers, and community. DISHER’s reputation grew as customers enjoyed their personalized experience; they continued to trust the firm with additional projects.

By 2005, Disher Design and Development had 40 employees and moved into the beautifully restored Colonial Clock Building in Zeeland. In 2013, DISHER opened an office in Ann Arbor, Michigan and was nearing 100 employees. By 2014, the name of the firm was shortened to DISHER as the company’s services organically grew from product development and manufacturing solutions to include talent solutions and business solutions. An Indianapolis office was added in 2016. Today, DISHER has a team of 160 trusted advisors creating Ripples of Influence in a variety of industries at home and abroad. What makes DISHER truly shine is the servant-hearted culture that is constantly looking for ways to make the world a better place.