Welcome: Austin Wiegand

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Meet Austin Wiegand, the newest member of our Mechanical / Electrical team in Quincy, IL!

 


Q: Tell us a bit about yourself...

Austin: I was born and raised in Quincy. While in high school, I played soccer for the Blue Devils. I graduated this year from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics.


Q: Why do you want to become an Engineer?

Austin: Growing up, I was always fascinated by how things work. I loved making things and fixing things. From making a gun from paper that actually shot to wiring and programming an FPV drone, I have always had some project that I was working on. Engineering allows me to pursue this passion I have for creating things.


Q: Is there a project you worked on before joining Klingner that you're proudest of?

Austin: As an intern, I was the designer of a centrifugal exhaust fan for an industrial rotary screw compressor line. Not only was the project gratifying to finish, but it was also very interesting because the device used at the time was sourced from Germany, meaning all of my references were in German. I took the project from the design phase to the sourcing and pricing phase.


Q: Where is the last place you've traveled and what did you find interesting about it?

Austin: Sedona, AZ, and the Grand Canyon. Both are very beautiful and unreal. Plus, they are only a few hours away from each other. Lots of things to do if you love the outdoors.


Q: What is one little-known fact about you?

Austin: I can do a backflip on flat ground.


Q: What's the most interesting thing you can see out of your office window?

Austin: Kenneth Epperson, PE.