"We failed radiated emissions and were under the gun for a fix on a client's machine. Julia was able to jump on board immediately, and after a short evaluation she delivered fixes that cost less than $100 to implement. An insignificant increase compared to the many thousands the machine cost. And because of her relationship with the lab, they got us in right away for re-testing and we were able to deliver on time to the customer. I highly recommend Julia for any non-compliances you run into, and ideally, pre-scan and evaluation before sending it to the lab to save a lot of time and money."
~ John Allen, Founder and President, Product Safety Consulting, Inc
"We work with Pragmatic Designs on many projects to assist in getting our products through EMC and safety testing with TUV. They have been OUTSTANDING in achieving results with complicated electronic devices that no other firm was able to get through testing. The work is extremely thorough, complete, well thought out, and always goes above and beyond our expectations. Even when something seems impossible, somehow they are able to find a creative and functional solution. I highly recommend Pragmatic Designs and Julia to anyone who needs assistance passing complicated safety and EMC standards as well as anyone in need of custom design work, you will not be disappointed!"
~ Evan El Koury, Raptor Power Systems
"I worked closely with Julia through the development of an electronic device for a major brand in the music industry. The project took over a year to produce as it was an unusual product with surprisingly complex requirements. Success for this project required the ability to think outside the box, a willing attitude and a tremendous amount of resilience. Julia delivered on all fronts.
As a tireless researcher Julia doesn’t let technical barriers defeat her. Time after time she rolled up her sleeves or hit the books if a solution wasn’t at hand. Although it was her electronics expertise that was sought, it was her innate mechanical ability and 3D printing capabilities that enabled more rapid iteration through the invention of this unique and now patented technology. I highly recommend Julia and her services - when challenges arise it is rare for external collaborators to be as dedicated and willing to invest personally."
~ Lee Griswold, Design Director, Gyre9 LLC
"While doing development of a number of new products my team ran into some difficulties with radiated emissions. We brought in two different experts but neither one was able to make any progress, and so with our deadlines quickly approaching, we contacted Julia at Pragmatic Designs. In very short order Julia was able to guide us to solutions that were both practical and very well-explained, the result being that we were able to get all four of our products to pass the required levels of emissions. I highly recommend Julia and Pragmatic Designs, and they will be at the top of our list of people to call in the future."
~ William Flynn, VP Engineering and Innovation, Vitec Videocom Inc.
"Working with Julia over the past 23 years, I have found her to be one of the most creative and technically savvy engineers, with the added ability to complete projects in a timely and cost efficient manner. Her insights into essential product functionality for all age levels, from child play pattern to adult requirements are extremely beneficial in streamlining product development cycles, from preliminary design to production."
~ Anne Pitrone, President, Pitrone and Associates.
"Thanks to your efforts, Julia, I secured three more products for testing from the client, and their purchasing department couldn’t thank me enough for referring you. They told me these struggles had gone on way too long and you were their savior! Thank you again - I would highly recommend you to anyone for EMC mitigation."
~ Todd Mollica, Director of Sales, Eastern Region, TUV Rheinland of NA, Inc.
“Pragmatic Designs recently resolved a challenging EMI issue that was delaying a new product launch. Using PDI's open-air site, measurement equipment, and EMI/EMC expertise, the problem was addressed, and our compliance lab testing time and expense was significantly reduced. We received regular status reports and overall communication with Julia was excellent. Her assistance enabled us to more quickly launch a compliant product.”
~ Bill Scheremeta, Dymax Corporation
"Without a doubt Julia Truchsess is one of the most talented engineers I have ever met. She has a very determined approach to "do it right the first time". If there are mistakes (usually not by her) she is quick to recommend and implement corrections. With her experience she has the ability to look ahead and recommend changes before problems happen. Her strengths cover electronics, programming, mechanical (including 3D printing) and designing for ease of manufacturing while keeping costs low. Product certification and EMC testing is a specialty of Julia's and she has strong connections with testing labs. With years of experience working in Asia, she knows what it takes to get product to market efficiently and quickly."
~ Roy Worthington, President, Octave Systems Inc.
“I deem it a great pleasure to recommend Pragmatic Designs and Miss Julia Truchsess. Since 2009, we had many successful products developed together and launched in the market. Julia works closely with our engineering team and her fast response and clear communication help to keep the project schedule. She has not only the product design capability, but also her insight into manufacturing problems before project kickoff are a great help. Her automatic tester and fixture designs make manufacturing more efficient while improving quality and saving cost compared with commercial testers. Julia’s initiative and aggressive in duty performance have won appreciation from our clients as well as her business partners."
~ Steven J.T. Lu, CEO, Microtips Technology Inc.