George DeGrandis

Systems Engineer

  • Relevant Experience: 5 years

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Experience in the field

My engineering experience comes from almost four years as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace field. During that time, I worked as a design engineer on phased array antenna systems for various platforms.

What do you like about working at a company that designs medical products?

The ability to work with products that can save and better other people’s lives is incredible. It makes it much easier to put everything you have into your work when you know that your medical device could change someone’s life.

If you couldn’t be an engineer, what would you be? Why?

I would love to be a chef. I cook all the time but I really just want the opportunity to flambee my meals without worrying about burning my house down.

What do you like about working at Tensentric?

The most exciting part of working at Tensentric has been the ability to work on highly technical projects with great teams where the product is being used to better someone else’s life.

Where are you from and how did you end up in Colorado?

I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio but moved out to Steamboat Springs for high school to attend a boarding school and ski. Since then, I have fallen in love with the area and can’t imagine living anywhere else.

What unique set of skills do you bring to Tensentric?

My background as a mechanical engineer gives me familiarity with the hardware of our systems, but being able to work on some amazing projects from start to finish has taught me the detail-oriented mindset needed to organize a team and deal with any problems that arise.

What hobbies or non-work activities are you most passionate about?

I know it’s really cliché for someone living in Colorado but… I love to ski! Recently I have tried to visit as many different resorts as possible as well as the Colorado backcountry.

If you could join one rock band, which one would you join and why?

The opportunity to be a part of really any Queen performance would be something I couldn’t pass up.

If you could work on any type of medical device project, what would it be and why?

As someone who likes to spend lots of their time outside, I would love to work on an implanted device that could efficiently deliver nutrients and hydration to specific parts of the body to enhance performance and prevent injuries.