Christian Petty

Mechanical Engineer

Synroness Inc.


Born in Ohio, I escaped to Colorado in 2017.

Out of school I worked R&D for construction products. I helped develop a method for analytically estimating composite wall panel strength, designed high load test fixtures, lead products to market, and destroyed a lot of concrete (on purpose).

In my current role at Syncroness, I have designed waterproof optics enclosures for an unmanned ground vehicle, modified a medical disposable, and currently lead a community outreach pro bono effort.


  • Simple solutions
  • Shop time
  • Programming


  • BS Mechanical Engineering, 2015

    Miami University

Engineering Experience


Mechanical Engineer II

Syncroness Inc.

Nov 2019 – Present Denver, CO

Mechanical Engineer I

Syncroness Inc.

Jan 2018 – Nov 2019 Denver, CO

Product Development Engineer

Dayton Superior Corporation

Jul 2015 – May 2017 Dayton, OH

Dayton Superior manufactures hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial construction equipment each year worldwide. Notably, it supplied rebar splices for the new One World Trade Center.

Lead engineer for several product lines, responsible for the design, development, testing, and project management of over $10M worth of engineered SKUs. Communicated with remote employees to successfully launch a new concrete anchor for the Australian tilt-up construction industry. Modeled injection-molded, die-cast, and machined parts in SolidWorks using design tables for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) through enterprise PDM. Designed for manufacturing with new products, and revisited older ones for cost-reduction.

  • Innovated an existing concrete anchor with a new thread type that increased load capacity by 25%
  • Honed leadership skills as class leader through Dayton Superior’s CEO-led Building Leaders
  • Ideated and implemented company-wide enterprise social network with 75% adoption rate in 1 month, improving employee/departmental communication, relationships, and culture
  • Mastered Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to specify manufacturing requirements for US & Chinese fabricators
  • Proficient with large fixture design, hydraulic system design, data acquisition, and data analysis (Python)



SolidWorks, Creo, Fusion 360, Inventor, PDM

Product Development

Requirements to data transfer

Problem Solving

Big and small


Injection molding to sheet metal

Electronics Packaging

IPXX, optics, sensitive components, EMI

Project Management

Agile and flexible

First Principles

Foundation in the basics of engineering

Design reuse

Capitalize on the existing


Balance theory with doing

Cost Efficient

Design for cost savings or speed


Automations and calculations in Mathcad and Python


Hobbyist level interest in networking, Linux, and web development

Odd Jobs

Non-engineering Experience


Mechanical Assembler

Big Chill LLC

Aug 2017 – Nov 2017 Boulder, CO

Contract Sales Engineer

Ascent Concepts and Technology

Jul 2017 – Jan 2018 Boulder, CO


Lucky's Market

Jun 2017 – Aug 2017 Boulder, CO

Operations Administrator

Ray Hamilton Company

May 2013 – Aug 2013 Springboro, OH

Calculus Tutor

Miami University

Aug 2012 – May 2015 Oxford, OH

Commercial Mover

Ray Hamilton Company

Jun 2012 – Dec 2012 Cincinnati, OH


Student Painters

May 2012 – Aug 2012 Springfield, OH

Research Assistant

Miami University

Jan 2012 – May 2015 Oxford, OH

Conference presented research on microscopic surfaces to prevent frost buildup in heat exchangers

  • Used Autodesk Inventor and FeatureCAM to model and generate G-code for unique surface patterns
  • Solidified machining skills through operation and maintenance of a cutting-edge micro mill

Okamoto, N., Sommers, A., Tineo, I., Petty, C., DiBlasio, D., Carlson, J., 2016, “Using Patterned Surface Wettability for Improved Frosting/Defrosting Performance,” 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference, Orlando, FL, January 23-27, Paper No. 18073. (abstract accepted)


Sales Associate

Big Tree Plantation

Nov 2011 – Dec 2011 Morrow, OH


Lebanon Baseball and Softball Association

Jun 2010 – Aug 2010 Lebanon, OH