Dave Tostenson - President
Dave Tostenson has been engineering and developing products for thirty years. After graduating with a BSME from the University of California, Davis in 1984, he took a job with Hewlett-Packard where he was mentored by very seasoned and professional engineers. It was here that he solidified his passion for engineering and doing things right the first time.
After spending thirteen years at HP, Dave started and managed an engineering organization at a San Francisco Bay Area contract manufacturer and then became a managing partner at GVO, a Palo Alto product development consulting firm. During this time, Dave honed his skills in putting a skilled engineering team together and running a business.
In 2001, Dave started DT Engineering Associates, Inc., with the goal of applying sound engineering principals across a broad spectrum of industries.
In his spare time, Dave enjoys flying, piloting boats, and tinkering with just about anything that has nuts and bolts. He enjoys taking things apart, figuring out how to make them better, and then reassembling to create a product that is better than what he started with.
Tim Burkhard - Mechanical Engineer
Graham Maxwell, P.E. - Mechanical Engineer
Graham began working at DT Engineering in 2013. He appreciates the level of excellence that DT Engineering maintains and enjoys the diversity of projects that he gets to be a part of. Graham holds a BS in mechanical engineering from California state University, Chico and an MS in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University. He is also a lisenced professional engineer in California. Graham enjoys hunting, fishing, and other outdoor pursuits. He believes that you should never leave the house without a watch and a good sharp knife.
Zach Rath - Mechanical Engineer
Zach is a graduate of California State University Chico, holding a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He loves learning new things and enjoys the challenges associated with it. After work and on the weekends, Zach enjoys all kinds of sports, from basketball to cycling.
Angelo Magliola - Mechanical Engineer
Brett Touey - Mechanical Engineer
Austin Collier - Industrial Designer
Katherine Tostenson - Project Manager
Katherine graduated from California State University, Chico with her Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Communication Studies. She began her career in the San Francisco Bay Area's Silicon Valley, working for a high tech manufacturing company. She has now joined DT Engineering as both the Project Manager and Marketing Manager. Katherine has mastered the skills of multi-tasking, thinking on her feet, and adapting to change. She loves swimming, hiking, studying nutrition, and writing.
Scott Anixter - Business Development
Scott is a graduate from California State University, East Bay with a degree in Communications. He started working at DT Engineering in 2016 and specializes in Business Development to help DT Engineering grow and thrive. Scott was born and raised in the Bay Area, lived in the LA Area for a few years, and now resides in the beautiful city of Sacramento. He enjoys camping, driving, learning about anything, trying new things, and quoting movies.
Nancy Tostenson - Co-Owner and Technical Associate
Co-owner and Technical Associate at DT Engineering, Nancy earned her Bachelor of Science degree at UC Davis, School of Agriculture and Environmental Science. She works to fill several needs at the office, serving both in an Administrative capacity and contributing to projects where her education and experience are appropriate. Activities she enjoys include traveling, raising organic produce, homemaking, and hiking. For relaxation she likes reading history & biographies and visiting with family and friends.