ROCKVILLE, Maryland (April 5, 2012) – Mr. Chris Bunai, Chief Engineer, and Mr. Desha Kisanga, Production Engineer, of Stress Indicators, Inc. spoke to Montgomery College engineering students on April 5th about what it takes to be a successful student and practicing engineer. The employees were invited to share their experiences in the fields of education and engineering following successful transitions from Montgomery College to prominent positions in the industrial workforce.
The two panelists are employed at Stress Indicators, Inc., a rising engineering and manufacturing company based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The company provides safer, effective, and innovative bolting solutions to customers on a global scale.
Chris Bunai, as Chief Engineer, oversees all manufacturing and engineering operations at Stress Indicators. He is responsible for product quality management, process improvement, and product design. His advice for the engineering students at Montgomery College was to make engineering a passion, network with classmates, professors, and professionals, and continually improve your knowledge base and craft.
Bunai earned an Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Montgomery College, was the recipient of the 2008 Frank L. Verwiebe Award for the institute’s Engineering Department, and was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Desha Kisanga, the Production Engineer at Stress Indicators, is accountable for ensuring that Stress Indicator’s SmartBolts are produced at the rate needed to meet customer demand. He also determines the efficiency and reliability of production equipment.
During the forum at Montgomery College, Desha answered the questions of upcoming students eager to learn about the more practical and commercial applications of engineering. He informed those present of the importance of being open-minded while in the job field and embracing every opportunity.
“You must be willing to learn and understand the value of perseverance,” said Desha, “Begin to network at school – this is where your career begins.”
Kisanga earned an Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Montgomery College and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, A. James Clark School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.