Nestor Sigala joined Ross Optical earlier this year to help with Optomechanical Design and Sales. We sat down with Nestor to discover more about his background and contributions to Ross Optical.
What is your professional background?
I have a degree in electromechanical engineering from ITCJ in Juarez, Mexico. I moved to the area in 2016 and worked previously as an engineer for a pharmaceutical and medical company.
What is your favorite part of your job so far?
I enjoy the ability to be creative and design, along with the opportunity to continue learning.
What has been the most challenging part of the job so far?
Learning about optomechanics, lens design, and coating. It has been a challenge I have embraced, and I plan to continue growing my knowledge of the industry.
What are your daily responsibilities?
I have spent the majority of my time working on mechanical designs and building mechanical parts for lens design. I also work on lens design and reverse engineering projects and spend a decent amount of my time researching lens coatings to learn more about them.
What are some questions customers most frequently ask?
Customers frequently ask what the applications are for specific lenses, what the tolerances are for each lens, and what tests are conducted in order to verify each lens.
Can you share a problem you helped a customer solve, or a particularly interesting project you’ve worked on recently?
I have worked on reverse engineering projects for clients seeking answers to questions regarding materials and tolerances used. Reverse engineering has been very interesting to me so far.