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About Ascendant Engineering Solutions

Ascendant Engineering Solutions was founded in 2005 to provide businesses and industries with access to top-flight, multi-disciplined design teams to solve their product development challenges. AES offers engineering "on demand" for companies with staff limitations, work overflow, changing workloads, or those that lack a specific technical expertise.

AES Staff

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Ascendant Engineering Solutions Staff
Ascendant Engineering Solutions Staff

At Ascendant Engineering Solutions the staff is the product, plain and simple. These outstanding professionals are recognized as leaders in their respective technologies. Whether it mechanical, electrical, software, system, analysis or test, be assured the AES staff represents the best and brightest people in the industry. If you would like to be part of this dynamic team see our careers page for possible opportunities.

Management Team

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AES Owners
AES Owners

Ascendant Engineering Solutions was founded in 2005, and is managed by four partners, each bringing a different area of engineering expertise to the fold. We believe that integrating our diversity of knowledge opens up new avenues for collaboration and innovation, and we embrace a culture of cross-disciplinary interaction and research. Drawing on 100 years of combined experience, the AES team turns the multi-disciplined concept into a successful design services firm.

Jon Noeth, President
With over 25 years of experience in both the commercial and military systems arenas, Jon has led a variety of multi-discipline teams through all project phases. Most recently he transitioned a high-tech start-up team through the production phase at a large multi-national corporation. Jon started his career developing advanced night vision sensors and systems for Texas Instruments. He took that advanced technology through the production phase before moving on to a start-up called Applied Science Fiction based in Austin. Today he brings his strong program management and systems engineering background to Ascendant.

Jon holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University.

Marc Digby, Director of Operations
Marc has spent the last 20 years developing hardware and software solutions at all phases of product development, from first architectural concepts and rapid prototypes to production hardware and automated factory test equipment. After designing custom control electronics and software for the R & D groups at Texas Instruments, Tektronix and Applied Science Fiction, Marc has been leading design teams responsible for the development of new commercial, industrial and military systems.

Marc holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A & M University and is also an Instrument-Rated Commercial Pilot.

Bill Mapel, Director of Development
Bill has over 25 years of mechanical engineering experience focusing on productionization of equipment for commercial and military markets. As a leader in concurrent engineering, Bill has consistently executed successful programs within schedule and budget constraints throughout his career. Specializing in electro-optics, precision mechanisms and electronic packaging, he has the technical expertise to ensure that the product's design meets required specifications.

Bill received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

Mike Thering, Director of Development
Mike has over 25 years of combined leadership and mechanical design experience in both research and product development. His technical specialization is in electro-optics, precision mechanisms, web/paper handling, and slot coating. Throughout Mike's career, he has led both small and large cross-functional teams to develop innovative solutions to challenging problems and has co-authored 5 issued patents.

Mike holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

Strategic Partners: Ascendant Engineering Solutions is proud of their special relationships with a selected set of technical partners that recommend AES as designers for their special products.

Preferred Suppliers: Ascendant Engineering Solutions works with a select set of suppliers to provide our clients with a seamless set of expanded services. We're proud of our multi-year partnerships with these highly recommended vendors.

Machine Shops
Production Fabrication and Assembly
Rapid Prototyping
Optical Design
Circuit Board Design and Manufacturing
Plastic Manufacturing

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