In our recent look at what it takes to pivot your business during these uncertain times, we’ve had some conversations that dig into the mentality and perspective required to have an innovative culture that would allow you to make a successful pivot. We had the opportunity to speak with Zac Cutt who operates as a Research & Development Mechanical Engineer & Designer at Innovative Automation. Zac is at the forefront of their recent pivot to producing Face Shields for frontline workers battling the covid-19 epidemic.

We take a look at how they were able to pivot their business and answer the call of those on the front lines, as a result of their underlying innovative company culture.

Hear more from Innovative Automation and other local manufacturing leaders who have shifted their operations to make a positive impact at the upcoming community conversation PIVOT POINT!

about the contributorS

Zac Cutt- 
Research and Development Mechanical Builder / Designer | Innovative Automation

Zac is project oriented and enjoys working on new challenges at Innovative Automation. Zac joined the R&D team in January of 2019 and was the driving force behind their recent pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic, to producing face shields for frontline workers.

-Certified Engineering Technologist
-Red Seal Machinist
-Product Design and Development
-IP Strategy Development

Specialties Include: 3D solids modelling and CAD. Proficient in Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks. Some experience with surface modeling in USG NX. Design, manufacture, and development of mechanical components, systems and products. Strong mechanical aptitude.

Knowledge of PPAP, FMEA, document control standards, Engineering Change Requests, Lean Manufacturing, DFMA, trained machinist. 

Jesse Kerr – Creative Commissioner | Sandbox Centre

Jesse is always multitasking.. . . and seems to thrive when juggling priorities and deadlines.  He’d tell you he’s adaptable because he builds in room for error, adjustment, improvement, alteration and mitigation of foreseeable road blocks into his vision. However, anything that falls outside of this range of acceptability is quickly dispatched because “ain’t nobody got time for that”! He’s not good at collaborating in large groups – but he sure is good at entertaining them!  We’re pleased to offer you his perspective that includes his margin for error; alongside an imagineered vision of greatness. Question is – are we going for good, better or best? Cheers!

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