John Harkness – Senior Mechanical Designer

Year you began at Nysus: 2019

College: Bowling Green State University, 1985, BS in Technology-mechanical design concentration

Hometown: Bowling Green, OH. 

About John:  I describe myself as a creative person who is mechanically inclined. I love being outdoors doing things like hiking, biking, gardening, kayaking, fishing, hunting, making things.  I have been married 30 years to Teri, my best friend. We have two grown children. 

Favorite Sports Team:  Detroit Red Wings

Favorite Food:  my wife’s spaghetti

Talk about a positive experience you’ve had with the Nysus Solutions team.  Nysus truly operates as a team.  I have never heard anyone say, “That’s not my job.” Everyone is willing to pitch in to get the task at hand done. 

What do you like most about working within the manufacturing industry?  I really enjoy designing mechanical things to solve manufacturing problems. I am a machine geek, I guess. I enjoy planning out a project and designing the equipment to satisfy the application requirements. Then seeing the project become a reality when things are turned on.