Patrick has been with Ford Motor Company for the last 5 years where he started at the Kansas City Assembly Plant working on hard and soft trim. Working under Mike Kolich for last year and a half on Core Seat Comfort Engineering Patrick has transitioned well to living in Michigan, surviving the winters but enjoying the spring, summer, and fall as much as possible. Prior to Ford, Patrick worked at Continental ContiTech working on PVC hose manufacturing in Missouri. His education background started at the University of South Dakota gaining a bachelor's degree in Physics, after which he went on to the University of California, Riverside to study mechanical engineering where he received his Master's degree. Patrick enjoys traveling with his wife, outdoor recreation of all kinds, and he grew up as a gearhead working on all sorts of cars and engines where he gained his passion for the automotive industry.