Electronic Design Services

Our Approach

Our approach to electronic design is first to listen to what the customer wants. Then we bring out all the tools, toys and technology that may be used to solve the problem and discuss them with the customer. Together we decide the best approach for your particular project. Once work begins, we apply the extreme attention to detail that good engineers are infamous for.

Our Story

McGilvra Engineering was founded in 1995 as an engineering outreach program from the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL). National laboratories encourage their engineers to reach out to transfer publicly funded technology to the private sector. This soon grew into a full-time endeavor. Today we still have ties with the NSCL but operate as an independent company. Our R&D roots enable us to look at projects a little differently than most engineering firms. We look at the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines – electrical, mechanical, optical, manufacturing, and even marketing – to make sure that you and your customers are getting the most from what technology has to offer today.

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Our President

Our principle engineer and president, Albert McGilvra, has been designing electronics professionally since 1983. Before that he mostly destroyed them. He holds a BSEE from the University of Michigan 1983 and an MSEE from Michigan State University 1994. The latter was obtained while employed as a senior engineer at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at MSU.

Contact us with your story…

Now that you know a little about us, give us a call and tell us all your problems, technical that is. We like talking tech even when it doesn’t lead to a project.


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