William Gest

William Gest - Augspurger Komm Engineering Inc.

William Gest
Augspurger Komm Engineering Inc.
3315 E. Wier Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85040



William Gest
Augspurger Komm Engineering Inc.

Expert Profile


William E. Gest, P.E. Senior Consulting Engineer Augspurger Komm Engineering, Inc.

 602-443-1060 Fax: 602-443-1074 [email protected] www.akeinc.com


B.M.E. Mechanical Engineering, General Motors Institute, Michigan

MBA Marketing/Finance, Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan


Automotive-Chassis, brakes, body structure, sun roofs, interior, bumper systems, power train, airbag and seat belt design and development. Vehicle crash analysis, regulatory compliance. Emissions including California Air Resource Board (CARB). Consumer products-outdoor products, including string trimmers and blower/vacuums. Small engine design expertise. Mobility and limousine industry vehicle conversions.Lift devices manned and unmanned. Human factors and occupant sensing systems. Laboratory safety,including handling of Class 1.1 explosives. Quality systems for manufacturing. Lean manufacturing.


2004- Senior Consulting Engineer, AKE/BTI Consultants, Phoenix, Arizona

2004-2008 Vice President, Business Development, ESG Engineering, Phoenix, Arizona

2000-2003 Vice President, Engineering and Quality, Vantage Mobility International, Phoenix,


1999-2000 Vice President, of Engineering, MTD Ryobi Outdoor Products, Incorporated, Chandler,Arizona

1995-1998 Director of Engineering Services, TRW. Mesa, Arizona/Washington, Michigan

1992-1995 Director of Passenger Inflator and Module Engineering, TRW, Mesa, Arizona/Washington,Michigan

1989-1992 General Manager and Director, CDI Corporation/Modern Engineering, Warren, Michigan

1969-1989 Engineer to Manager, General Motors Corporation, CPC Car Group and Chevrolet

Division, Warren, Michigan


State of Arizona, Mechanical Engineer #49972
State of Texas, Mechanical Engineer #105440
State of Nevada, Mechanical Engineer #020675


General Motors Corporation-Chevrolet Division/CPC
Automatic transmissions & driveshaft
Brake system validation for disk brake systems
Value engineering of transmission, engines, seats and other components
Responsible for Vehicle pilot line and launch activitiesChassis design for luxury cars for General Motors Bumper & Exterior sheet metal design responsibilyInterior design responsibly including seats, instrument panel, interior trim and restraints Vehicle development of chassis systems for ride and handling Body structure engineering HVAC & Engine Cooling

Modern Engineering

Responsible for design and manufacturing engineering of a complete midsize vehicle
Limousine design and validation Chassis Design for CPC Division of General Motors


Responsible design and development of vehicle inflatable restraint systems (airbags) for bothfrontal and side impact systems for car companies worldwide.Responsible for low volume production facilities and laboratories for division


Responsible for design and development of two and four cycle engines and complete line ofoutdoor products, including trimmers, blowers, cultivators and chain saws

Vantage Mobility International

Design; crash and emissions validation of drop floor mini and full size vans for handicapAuto reverse & slide out ramp systems Design of complete line of lifts for power wheel chairs

ESG Engineering

Seat design and analysis for major car supplier
Motorcycle design and analysis
Design of GM full size conversion van
Infant safety seat system
Alternative energy-Solar and wind
Defense and aerospace products
Consumer productsDesign of occupant sensing systems for wheelchair lifts


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