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The Tough Road to Innovation Success

As the owner of our product development firm, I often get calls that go something like this, “I'm calling from Company XYZ and we have this idea for a new product and we're not sure how to get it developed. Can you help me?”  As the conversation goes on, I sense that this company thinks their idea is a... Read More

White Board Wednesday® Marathon

 Disher recently facilitated four free innovation sessions for four different start-up companies in the Ann Arbor area. These sessions  - called White Board Wednesdays® - are part of a proven Disher process which generates a high quantity of quality ideas around a given problem statement.A year and a half ago, Disher established an office presence in Ann Arbor and started... Read More

What is ‘Stewardship’ all about?

Disher’s Definition of Stewardship:Stewardship – being responsible with all the resources we have been given . . . for us and for the world around us.Stewardship comes in many forms and meanings for every individual that participates.  Here at Disher, in just the last 12 calendar months, our team has contributed more than 1,912 hours making a positive... Read More

Lifelong Learning

I didn’t always enjoy formal learning. Growing up, school was this involuntary experience that was happening to me. I wasn’t overly engaged, rarely doing homework at home and almost never studying. I absorbed enough in high school to graduate with a respectable GPA and acceptance letters to Kettering University and Purdue. Starting at Kettering in the fall of 2000,... Read More

Trusting Relationships

June Culture Characteristic: Trusting Relationships  Trust is a foundational characteristic that Disher Design and Development strives to build its relationships on. Trusting relationships in the workplace and with our customers are the building blocks of an effective partnership and Disher’s ability to make a positive difference in the lives of those we come in contact with. These relationships are... Read More

Story of a Part

Over 70 students from the area attended a Michigan SmartCoast event hosted at OMT Veyhl and sponsored by Consumers Credit Union. Disher Design and Lakeshore Advantage also helped support the event. “The Story of a Part” highlighted the interesting steps a part follows from idea to production. OMT-Veyhl and Disher Design collaborated to design a real part for... Read More

Michigan SmartCoast Engineering Event

Disher is Co-Hosting a FREE Event "The Story of a Part" Disher is partnering with Lakeshore Advantage and OMT-Veyhl to host a fun, free engineering event for students. Are you curious about engineering? Want to learn about what engineers do on a day-to-day basis? Interested in exploring an engineering career in West Michigan? Join us for a fun, FREE engineering event for students... Read More

Great Rated!

Disher is a Great Rated! Workplace Great Rated! conducted an anonymous survey of randomly selected Disher Design & Development employees to assess the quality of workplace challenges, atmosphere, rewards, pride, communication, and bosses. With a 97-98% positive rating from employees in all of the categories, Disher earned a spot as a Great Rated! workplace. Read more stats and stories here. Disher’s great... Read More

Michigan SmartCoast Engineering Kick-Off

Disher Design & Development and Lakeshore Advantage co-sponsored the first Michigan SmartCoast Engineer Event The event took place at Impres Engineering in Holland, MI this past November. The idea behind the event is this: many in the Lakeshore engineering community have been asking for a series of informal get togethers to learn and network. No lectures. No sitting in rows. Just... Read More