BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexico—Morgan Polymer Seals hired Thomas Morgan as a product design engineer and invested in more technology for its rubber sealing business.
Founded in 1997, the company offers high-volume rubber molding to automotive OEMs, such as Ford and GM.
Morgan was brought on board following a tenure at BorgWarner. Company officials said he will focus on designing and testing innovative rubber sealing solutions as OEM demand grows for custom rubber gaskets.
Morgan is the nephew of company founder Kevin Morgan. He brings five years of experience in automotive powertrain engineering to Morgan Polymers, according to Mark Conlee, the company's head of engineering.
"He is a talented engineer with a bias toward action and the ability to get things done," Conlee said in a news release. "Our customers know they can trust Morgan Polymer Seals to supply superior manufactured products, and we know that excellence in manufacturing starts with excellence in design. Thomas is already helping us bring the best designs to our customers, who rely on our commitment to quality."
A mechanical engineer who earned a degree from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 2014, Morgan provides custom design work and finite element analysis (FEA) testing capabilities.
To support the growing engineering team, Morgan Polymers also invested in two critical software programs from Dassault Solutions: Simulia, for advanced non-linear finite element method analysis, and Solidworks, to streamline custom rubber seal design.
Morgan Polymers has more than 500 employees manufacturing products for customers in North America, Europe and China.