Gabriel F. Dambaugh, P.E.
President and Principal Engineer
Gabriel F. Dambaugh, P.E. holds two degrees in Mechanical Engineering and has been in the industry since 1988. His engineering career started on the manufacturing floor. He then gained 12+ years experience with precision machine component design, optimization, failure forensics and analysis with Finite Element Methods…
…for the automotive and industrial sectors. While Gabe has worked with the variety of FEA technologies as listed on the services page, some of his unique specialties include using FEA with nonlinear and time-dependant mechanical systems. He has presented on the subject of fatigue assessment to the Finite Element community and holds a US patent for rolling bearing design optimization with FEA. Gabe has recently spent over 6 years consulting in the aerospace field with NASA and Boeing on manned flight launch vehicle component analysis including nonlinear FEA with composite honeycomb structures, buckling and post-buckling analysis with thin metals and fracture (damage tolerance) issues.
Sales and Marketing Director
Lori has over ten years experience in project management and public speaking, specializing in strategic planning and communications, including message development for and delivery to multi-media platforms. In 2009, as Special Projects Director for a nonprofit health care agency, Lori developed a state wide small business coalition…
…to survey the challenges small business owners faced with providing health care to employees and co-authored a small business scientific study report with Vanderbilt University – Peabody College. Because of her efforts, four small business owners were invited to attend President Obama’s formal Health Care Round Table discussion at the White House. Gaining national attention, several small business owners appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and on CNN. Lori has previously worked as Operations Director at a graphic arts and marketing firm and holds a paralegal degree in commercial law.
“Gabe has done an excellent job of providing FEA analysis for several new products we are developing. He has been very resourceful in researching material properties and has provided extremely useful data enabling Semicoa to make critical decisions on new packages. His responses have always been very timely and he has been accomodating to the schedules we have set. His reports have been of a very high quality, so much that we have included them in a published paper and in press releases for new products. I highly recommend FEA SERVICES and Gabe and will continue to utilize his services in the future.”
Costa Mesa, CA