February 15, 2017
Here’s a little bit about our new official member of Elite’s automotive EMC testing department, Zak Ryan:
Title: EMC Test Engineer
Year Started at Elite: 2017
Areas of Expertise/Interest: Audio
Education: UIC BSEE ’16, COD AAS ’14
Any unique hobbies, talents, skills, experiences, etc.: Play guitar, design personal circuits, arduino applications
Proudest moment in life so far: Obtaining my BSEE, recording an album with my band
What would you consider to be your passion outside of work? How did you get started in it? Any advice for anyone looking to try this activity?
Music/guitar. Started in middle school wanting to play songs from my favorite bands. Eventually got really interested in music theory. My advice is to go out on a limb and commit to learning. It takes time.
How did you get involved with EMC/ENV testing?
My audio interest led me to RF work and I’ve always enjoyed lab settings.
Why did you choose to work at Elite?
Great customer reviews and laboratory environment. Hands-on work and local to where I live.
What is something that customers/colleagues might find surprising about you?
I drive a stick-shift car–all cars I have MUST be a stick.
If you had a personal motto, what would it be?
Strive to be better.
If you could be paid something other than money, what would you choose?
Food gift cards to nice places 🙂