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Engineering Spotlight: Meet Director of Engineering Kam Bansal

Feb 15, 2015

Step inside our Engineering Department through our Engineering spotlight series. In our last post, I introduced you to Manufacturing Engineer Max Waterstone, the first of our talented team of engineers to be featured in our Engineering Spotlight. Sierra’s innovative approach to solving flow measurement problems can be traced back to founder Dr. John G. Olin, who founded the company in 1973.

Since then, our engineering staff has continued those efforts for you, our customers. We want to help you get to know the people who not only create the equipment you use, but who also ensure it continues to provide the most accurate flow measurement results possible. You’ll learn more about their areas of expertise, how they use their skills to develop and improve Sierra products, as well as how they stay up-to-date on changes in the industry.

Meet Kam-Director of Engineering

Our second spotlight focuses on Kam Bansal, Director of Engineering and a Senior Architect. Kam understands that technology is a game changer in today’s world, and he appreciates that Sierra sees the benefits of technical innovation.

Director of Engineering Kam Bansal

How did you become interested in the field of engineering?

My father worked for Barclays Bank, and one day he brought home a coil of paper with holes throughout the paper. These holes contained information. A computer understands this information. And that’s when the lightbulb went off about technology and programming, “Oh, I get it!”

Why Sierra? What attracted you to the company?

The use of technology is a game changer. In the world we live in, it’s expected. I’ve always felt that Sierra is a company that would embrace technology.

What’s your area of expertise?

I focus on programming, design, and architecture.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

All of it! Really! Actually, I love programming. To be able to take some idea, a thought, something intangible, and make it manifest on a bunch of electronic parts—be it a computer, monitor, LEDs, buzzers, etc.—is absolutely wonderful.

How do you stay up-to-date on changes in the flow meter industry?

I tinker, and I’m always talking with my fellow engineers.

Why is Sierra, and its staff of engineers, uniquely qualified to provide custom flow solutions?

We are all nerdy—well, I’m not, but they are!

We all built the products, and our fingerprints are everywhere. We take great pride in our work. We want the customer to have nothing but complete success in whatever solution they’re working on. We bring knowledge from physical piping and layout, to measurements (flow, temp, pressure, etc.) and controls, to custom software solutions that deal with the information from the measurement products.

We know you love engineering, but what do you like to do in your spare time?

I’m a dad and enjoy spending time with my kids, and I also like to tinker with custom electronics and software “stuff.” I’m always learning.

Missed our first spotlight? Find out more about Manufacturing Engineer Max Waterstone.

Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
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Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
Sierra Instruments

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