Dillan Shaffer

Mechanical Engineer

As a young kid, if Dillan wasn’t outside playing sports you could find him inside, building and tinkering with toys and contraptions. He’s always had a curious mind and the ability to understand and conceptualize how things work. This naturally led him to pursue a mechanical engineering degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After graduation, Dillan spent time working in the automotive industry, specifically working on filtration components and systems as a product design engineer. He transitioned into the role of an engineering project manager where he used his product design knowledge and love for all things “process” to launch automotive components for some of the biggest car brands such as GM, Chrysler, and Tesla. When he’s not at work, he enjoys all things woodworking and the creative outlet it provides. He recently launched a custom woodworking company (Grainworks Wood Co) and website.

Is An Expert In:

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly Product Development Process Efficiency Creative Problem Solving Building Relationships Time Management

What Makes Me Me:

Charlotte Native Being a New Husband Woodworking Making Birdies on the Golf Course Watching Trashy TV Shows Eating Doughnuts Charlotte Sports Fan Exploring New Cities