Kevin S. Stangeland, PE
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1998
Director of Engineering for the Construction & Industrial division, ESCO Corporation
Kevin Stangeland learned many things as a mechanical engineering student at Oregon State University. But most importantly, he became a better learner. “The program at Oregon State is challenging. It taught me to not give up, as well as how to learn,” he said.
In 1998 he became a third-generation Oregon State graduate when he earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He has been a registered professional mechanical engineer in the state of Oregon since 2003.
Understanding how to assimilate new ideas, solve problems, and translate knowledge into action have been vital to Stangeland’s career. These skills have allowed him to work in several different divisions at ESCO Corporation. Headquartered in Portland, Ore., ESCO is an independent developer and manufacturer of highly engineered wear parts and replacement products used in mining, infrastructure development, oil and gas, and industrial applications around the world.
Kevin Stangeland started at ESCO Corporation in 1998 as a gage design engineer and has since worked his way up to director of engineering for the construction and industrial division.
Currently, he is in charge of six product engineering and two new product development teams for ESCO’s construction and industrial division. Prior to that, he led the development of the Nemisys Cast Lip System, which won Mining Magazine’s “Most Innovative Product for Surface Mining” award in 2012.
Throughout his career, Stangeland has brought a unique blend of engineering skills, passion, fun, curiosity, and drive toward continuously improving ESCO’s engineering culture. “I generally like to make things really fun, challenging, and interesting. I have a strong drive for solving problems and making things better,” he said.