CCAT has many talented and dedicated staff members. Get to know our innovative team, what inspires them, and what they do to support the manufacturing industry here in Connecticut.
Meet David Morganson, Manufacturing Applications Engineer
Q: Describe your job function: what do you do?
I introduce advanced technology to Connecticut through introductions, demonstration projects, and trainings. I place emphasis on making advanced technologies and concepts approachable.
Q: What do you love most about your job:
When I can tell that someone understands something that I am explaining, and I can sense their enthusiasm.
Q: How did you get here? Briefly describe your career history – where you have worked and how that led you to CCAT.
I was a pre-apprentice toolmaker. I self-taught CAD and moved into engineering. When manufacturing contracted in the 2000’s I went for my bachelor’s degree. A couple of my startup businesses in college took off so I did entrepreneurship for some time before selling. United Technologies started an additive technologies research group, so I went there and earned a bunch of patents. CCAT recruited me and now I am having fun!
Q: What do you love to do outside of work?
Spend time with my wife and kids. We hike with our dog, camp, boat, and fish. I also study martial arts, currently Gracie Jiu-jitsu. My garage also has several projects in various stages cycling through.
Q: Share a favorite motto or quote that inspires you.
“Manage the distance, manage the damage,” or “The right move at the wrong time is the wrong move.”
Q: What book(s) are you reading right now?
The Rosary in 50 Pages: The Layman’s Quick Guide to Mary’s Psalter by Taylor R. Marshall
Q: What shows are you currently watching?
Little House on the Prairie, Columbo, and Jesse Stone movies
Q. What music have you been listing to lately?
The Ventures, “Walk, Don’t Run” is currently stuck in my head.
Q. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Find a person who shares your values and start a family. A career that would keep you from this is out of balance.