Tangent engineers innovation.

What is Tangent? We hear it all the time.

Let's not go on a Tangent, sorry to go on a Tangent, let's go on a Tangent for a while... Tangent is a mathematical term and loosely used as a change of direction. Tangent sees a change of direction as the foundation for engineering success in product design. Business as usual does not always get it done. Whether you are a small company without a full engineering team, or a large enterprise with an internal innovation team, Tangent's approach to engineering success starts with collecting all the required inputs... What are we doing, who is it for, why are we doing it? We then apply our product development process (How are we going to do it) to systematically focus on delivering a new product by systematically eliminating risks and breaking down the technical challenges.

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Do you have a great idea? Do you have a need to innovate?

Tangent works with innovators to optimize impact and feasibility.

In early stages, Tangent helps define and refine the impact of the product to ensure the product is positioned to exploit customer needs and deliver a strong value proposition. Tangent then works as required with our clients to improve the technology, secure patents if required, and round out the team as required to engineer the product success. This early stage work helps ensure we are building the correct product. The later stage work is where things get fun and Tangent leverages the experience of our engineering team to systematically engineer out all product risks. The result is the simplest product that meets the definition of the an enriching product that maximizes impact and feasibility.

Our Values

Lego Hat

Fall in love with the problem rather than rushing to a solution. Steer the exploration with questions and challenge assumptions. We strive to understand the project, the needs of the client, the use context and the user before arriving at a solution.

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Explore the problem that needs to get solved. We not only try to find a solution but to find solutions that are elegant and user friendly with the best technical performance at the lowest cost of goods. Novel, simple, and consideration for assembly, testing and service.

Lego Breifcase

Get it done. Finish more on time and on budget. We believe that we have not provided value until we’ve shipped, or completed the project.

Lego Book

Be open to change, new ideas, new information. Seek out opportunities to share your knowledge and opportunities to learn from others. We haven’t created value if we haven’t transferred knowledge to our customers. During projects, communication is critical. Information is our best success tool.

Lego Body

Be accountable to our client, projects, and processes. Be honest about quality. Review before you get reviewed, and take all feedback to heart and execute on it to improve. Before releasing work, we try to look through the lens of the client – does this work represent the best value we can produce?

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Do more so others can do less. Leave things better than how you found them. Improve work processes to make life easier and recommend changes to make work execute more efficiently.

Our clients are top of mind; your happiness is our success.

Team Tangent

Josh Abbott
Josh Abbott

Josh Abbott

Partner
Chris Parker
Chris Parker

Chris Parker

Partner
Simon Schmidt
Simon Schmidt

Simon Schmitt

Mechanical Design Engineer
Shane Burnett
Shane Burnett

Shane Burnett

Senior Embedded Designer
Cam Rankin
Cam Rankin

Cam Rankin

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
RJ Reesor
RJ Reesor

RJ Reesor

Senior Mechanical Designer
15
Years in Business
Ben Millen
Ben Millen

Ben Millen

Senior Industrial Design Engineer
Ryan Ma
Ryan Ma

Ryan Ma

Embedded Design Engineer in Training
400+
Projects
Adam Shier
Adam Shier

Adam Shier

Embedded Designer
Terry Stasiuk
Terry Stasiuk

Terry Stasiuk

Senior Firmware Designer
April Jang
April Jang

April Jang

Firmware Designer
Thomas Apperly
Thomas Apperly

Thomas Apperley

Electrical Designer
Todd Machacek
Todd Machacek

Todd Machacek

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Susanna Cabana
Susanna Cabana

Susanna Cabana

Business Administration
Selina Samodien
Selina Samodien

Selina Samodien

Mechanical Design Engineer in Training
36+
Patents
Mason Ledinski
Mason Ledinski

Mason Ledinski

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Kristopher Redford
Kristopher Redford

Kristopher Redford

Electronics Technologist
Paul Kathol
Paul Kathol

Paul Kathol

Firmware Designer
Josh Rosvold
Beaker

Josh Rosvold

Manager, Simulation and Analysis
Jesse Blanchette
Jesse Blanchette

Jesse Blanchette

Test and Measurement Technologist
James Ross
James Ross

James Ross

Prototype Fabrication, Assembly & Test Technician
Darin Soule
Darin Soule

Darin Soule

Electronics Technologist
Brooke Franchuk
Brooke Franchuk

Brooke Franchuk

Mechanical Design Engineer in Training
Andreas Grillenberger
Andreas

Andreas Grillenberger

Embedded Designer
Andrew Loblaw
Andrew Loblaw

Andrew Loblaw

Electrical Design Engineer
Kyla Zakresky
Kyla Zakresky

Kyla Zakresky

Senior Accountant
Amanda Fortin
Amanda Fortin

Amanda Fortin

Buyer
Alex Morris
Alex Morris

Alex Morris

Project Manager
Jake Plant
Jake Plant

Jake Plant

Mechanical Design Engineer in Training
Wang Hai
Wang Hai

Hai Wang

Firmware Designer
John Clark
John Clark

John Clark

Process Engineer
Leonel Yan
Leonel Yan

Leonel Yan

Electronics Designer
Kareem Abdelaty
Kareem Abdelaty

Kareem Abdelaty

Firmware Designer
Open Positions

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Start to Finish

At Tangent, we are motivated by your difficult technical challenges. Our team of more than 35 engineers, designers and project managers work together daily in a highly collaborative environment to help our clients develop new technologies create innovative products. Since 2005, we have delivered a wide range of devices based on our experience designing and implementing in consumer electronics, medical devices, industrial equipment, and aerospace. We guide our clients from idea to successful finished product by tailoring each project schedule, budget, and deliverable to meet our client’s specific needs. We would love to hear about your project. Contact us today.