Ann Arbor

DISHER’s brand new Ann Arbor office is strategically located near Detroit in a research park close to a world-leading research university. The expanded office space was uniquely designed to maximize problem solving through collaboration. Our Eastside customers benefit greatly from the large Whiteboard/Ideation room, Electronics Lab, Prototype/Model Shop, and conference rooms. DISHER’s seasoned team continues to deliver exceptional engineering, product design, and technical talent attraction services close to the pulse of the automotive and biomedical industry.



How to Run a User Group

That Works Well & FEELs Good I remember the first time I realized my passion for facilitating. Let me set the scene… I was a Manufacturing Engineering student at Kettering University. It was 10:00 pm. The windows were glossy black reflecting the cream-cinder-block walls of the empty class room. A ghosting of chalk was still...Read More

The Secret to Attracting Top Talent

The Talent Problem Numbers do not lie. Over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be posted. Two million of these jobs are expected to go unfilled due to a skills gap according to the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte Consulting. Similar scary numbers can be found across many other industries as well. No matter where...Read More

Authentic Motivation

How to Bring Purpose, Passion, & Productivity to Any Project I’ve had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects in several different industries during my ten-years at DISHER. Some of them have been very rewarding while others have been a bit of a bear to get through. To better understand myself and...Read More

Design Leaders Consortium

Learning Through Community This past March, The Michigan Chapter of Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA-MI) hosted a design consortium with leaders from Ford Motor Company, Whirlpool, Sunberg-Ferar, Kaleidoscope, Newell Brands, Eureka! Ranch, Shinola, and DISHER. The event was held in the College for Creative Studies – Taubman Center and sponsored by Design Core Detroit,...Read More


Allison is a graduate from Grand Valley State University, with studies in Public Administration, Business, and Public Relations & Advertising. She began with DISHER as an intern, and now recruits for internal and external positions as a part of the Talent Attraction Team. Allison also loves continuing to learn through her passions in painting, playing music, and traveling.

Allison Ives

Talent Engineer

Bob Soeters has been influential in cultivating DISHER’s high-performance culture and applying what he has learned with countless other organizations. Customers value his insights and expertise with strategy implementation, business development, mechatronics, operational execution, finance, and leadership development. With 35 years of experience with world-class organizations, Bob is a go-to resource externally and internally. He strives to live out DISHER’s Mission-Profit-Growth approach to business every day.

Bob Soeters

Business Lead - Corporate Officer

Dan is experienced in multiple facets of product development including aesthetic design, concept development, modeling, prototyping, testing, and FEA. He’s trained in user-centered design, design thinking, and design for manufacturing/assembly. He has a BS in Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering from Grand Valley State University.

Dan Parker

Conceptual Engineer

Dayna is a strategic growth guy with a BA from Hope and an MBA in corporate strategy from Northwestern. He is a Jim Collins, Patrick Lencioni and Bill Hybels fan. Dayna helps organizations with vision mapping, branding, developing their people and more. He is a soccer coach, youth group leader and an energetic family man.

Dayna Beal

Business Lead - Discovery | Marketing

Keri is an expert in staffing management with over 21 years of experience in talent attraction, retention, branding, implementation, problem solving, and reorganization. Keri has worked in a variety of industries assisting companies in acquiring top talent as well as developing a solid culture and infrastructure. She is also the instigator of DISHER nerf wars!


Keri McCarthy

Business Lead - Talent Solutions

Kyle likes to design complex systems at the intersection where hardware, firmware, mechanics, and optics meet. Kyle has a BS in EE from Hope College, certifications in Altium Designer and LabVIEW, and is a certified Functional Safety Automotive Engineer. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and dog, and volunteering with youth robotics programs.

Kyle McLellan

Team Lead - Electronics

Larry brings his customers over a decade of design engineering experience. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Wayne State University. Larry enjoys fitness, movies, and is an enthusiastic Pistons and basketball fan.

Larry Rhodes

Product Design / Industrial Design

Tod has a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering and an Masters degree in Engineering Management with over 24 years of Electronics industry experience. Outside of work, he’s either in the kitchen cooking or enjoying activities including competitive bowling, camping with the family and golfing.

Tod Grams

Area Lead - Electronics

Todd’s sweet spot is working on the conceptual, fuzzy, front-end of world-class products. With over 33 years of product development experience, Todd’s a wonderful resource. Todd studied clay modeling & drafting at Walpro Technical and has a BFA in Industrial Design from The College for Creative Studies. Camping with family in his vintage Airstream trailer is Todd’s favorite pastime along with building custom furniture, sculpture, and cooking.

Todd Kauranen

Industrial Designer