Sigma Design, Inc.

SIGMADESIGN offers a full range of services including Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Firmware and Software Development. Their Vancouver headquarters has a complete machine/model shop on site as well as a fully equipped assembly laboratory. Along with their formidable design offerings, they also provide turnkey services for assembly, box build, supply chain management and manufacturing services.

Their competitive advantage is their process. With an understanding of product development from concept through production, SIGMADESIGN works with clients to create products and experiences that meet their needs. With collaboration and engineering at their core, they bring the insight, tools, and processes necessary to deliver advanced solutions.

SIGMADESIGN was started in 1994 when Owner and President Bill Huseby saw the need for solving challenging, multidisciplinary engineering problems. Their 105 employees (and growing!) offer a distinctive balance of culture and business practices and deliver desired results to clients. “We love solving design challenges that successfully transform an idea into reality for our clients,” says Bill.

Clients of SIGMADESIGN range from Fortune 100 companies to individual entrepreneurs; from soft goods and sports equipment to global factories and power-generation stations. They work with a number of key customers in the Gorge, both on the Oregon and Washington sides.

The SIGMADESIGN Industrial Design group is currently working on some great product design projects. They’ve had a great response from clients on the quality of graphics, consulting, and product design. Their Designers are masters at visualizing and communicating ideas with expertise that covers the entire design process from opportunity identification and user research, through conceptual and detail part design. Their expertise also includes user-interface design, graphic design and packaging.

Additionally, very exciting is the opening of their “East Manufacturing” facility in Vancouver. SIGMADESIGN has leased over 20,000 square feet east of the Vancouver headquarters that will be dedicated to manufacturing. They are adding about 20 folks to include Engineers, Technicians, Operators and support staff. They predict needing up to 100 in temporary staff at times. This new facility doubles their current world-wide footprint. More importantly, the addition significantly augments manufacturing in the local area.

SIGMADESIGN is a member of the GTA to gain exposure in the Gorge for businesses seeking product development, engineering and manufacturing of their hi-tech projects. Like the mission of the GTA, SIGMADESIGN would like to help support, connect and develop the technology community of the Gorge. “We are truly enjoying the networking opportunities and the best-practice sharing from the association,” says Derek Woodson, VP of Business Development and a familiar face at GTA events. Learn more at www.sigmadzn.com.

About Bill Huseby, Owner and President, SIGMADESIGN Inc.

Bill Huseby’s experience and accolades span almost 30 years in the mechanical design and product development sector. As the ‘Captain’ of Sigma Design, he has transformed a small mechanical engineering group into an award-winning, vertically integrated design and development company. Prior to leading Sigma Design, Bill spent 16 years at Hewlett Packard as an R & D Engineer as well as leading several manufacturing engineering teams. He has received many awards including 8 U.S. Patents.

Outside of the office, if it has a sail and it floats, Bill is out racing it! An interesting fact about Bill: he is fluent in Portuguese. Bill’s father worked on key engineering projects in Sao Paulo, Brazil, so the family relocated there. Bill was born there and loved growing up in several Brazilian cities before moving to Tehran, Iran for high school.