Robert Bosch Corporation

I worked at Bosch in Farmington Hills, MI for five and a half years. Bosch is a diversified multi-national company that makes a wide range of products. These include auto parts, tools, appliances, and industrial products. Think of them as sort of the German equivalent of GE. It is also a privately held non-profit. The profits of the company are used to support chartiable works through the Robert Bosch Foundation.

Bosh makes tools under the following brand names:

Lear Corporation

Lear is a major automotive supplier specializing in interior components like seats, door panels, and headliners. The company has a sophisticated test center at its headquarters in Southfield, MI that includes many large pieces of equipment. This includes a crash sled, several 6-axis shaker tables, a hemi-anechoic chamber, a reverberation room, and numerous industrial robots doing seat durability testing. During my time there (Sept. 1995 - Feb. 1999), I managed the Noise and Vibration group and was very involved in a large expansion of the test lab.

Lear's website can be found here: