Tom Bachmann

301 Cornelia St

N Mankato, MN 56003



To work in a position that allows me to take advantage of my diverse technical and managerial background and skill set. I take great pride and enjoyment in leading successful engineering teams, projects, and customer relationships.


Master of Arts in Physics, with Electronic Instrumentation Emphasis. Minnesota State University, Mankato (formerly Mankato State University), Mankato, MN. Final GPA was 4.00 on a scale of 4.00. Graduate Teaching Assistant for a variety of hands-on lab courses, from basic electronics to advanced microcontroller design. My thesis was awarded the annual Distinguished Thesis Award for the entire University.

Bachelor of Science, with majors in Math and Physics. Morningside College, Sioux City, IA. Final GPA was 3.97 on a scale of 4.00. Participated in marching band, jazz band, student ambassador, various choirs, honor societies, and competed in track and field.


Sr. Engineering Program Manager. Nortech Systems, Inc., (formerly Winland Electronics, Inc.) Mankato, MN. (2011 – 2019)

Responsible for managing multiple concurrent projects of widely varying scope and duration. Accountable for managing customer relationships from initial contact through the entire sales process including quotes and proposals. Manage product development and design transfer project teams of two to ten, including outside contract resources, across multiple locations. Responsible for financial and technical aspects of projects, including scope changes. Work closely with sales and marketing personnel on sales literature and web site updates, trade shows, customer visits, etc. Also responsible for ERP system installation and support; Engineering department project and resource tracking and reporting; KPI metrics.

Engineering Manager / Project Manager. Winland Electronics, Inc., Mankato, MN. (2006 – 2011)

Beginning as a Project Manager, responsible for managing engineering design projects. Responsible for all phases of the project, from assisting with Business Development activities, defining scope of work, creating schedules and budgets, writing proposals, reviewing and negotiating contract details, assigning and managing project resources, status tracking and reporting, and managing project changes. In addition to managing the projects, I often assisted with technical aspects of the projects, including writing technical requirements and specifications, test protocols and reports, etc., as well as troubleshooting and solving hardware and software design errors. In the role of Engineering Manager, I was also responsible for day to day department management, staffing and budgeting, financial and ISO Audits, continuous improvement activities, and strategic growth initiatives.

Product Manager / Applications Engineer / Design Engineer. Blue Earth Research, Mankato, MN (1989 – 2006) Created microcontroller based hardware and software designs for everything from small embedded controllers to large distributed control systems. Since this started out as a very small company, I was responsible for the complete product life cycle, including market requirements, product specifications, schematic design, software design and coding, board bring-up and debugging, product and system manufacturing and testing documentation, marketing, sales, and customer technical support. Once the initial product lines were established, my focus alternated between product enhancements and new product lines, and creating application-specific versions of standard products for specific customers or markets.

Technical Sales Specialist. Condux International, Inc., Mankato, MN (1988 – 1989) Responsible for sales and marketing support for technical products. I also worked with engineering to provide product training and support as well as marketing literature and pricing for new products.