Hyperion Team Continues to Grow with Three New Hires

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Introducing Jesse Cruz

Hyperion is excited to announce that Jesse Cruz has joined the team as a purchaser. In his new role, Jesse will work closely with our engineering and assembly teams to supervise the buying and receiving of products, materials and services.  

A perfect fit. 

After graduating with a degree in electronics engineering technology and earning his journeyman’s card in CNC machining from Grand Rapids Community College, Jesse spent the next 25 years working on the machining side of the industry.

After spending several years as a machine build manager, Jesse desired a more people-facing position. He decided to look for a role where he could spend more time interacting with engineers, vendors, and clients. When he found Hyperion’s job posting, he was immediately struck by the similarities to his own resume. “It was like it was copied and pasted,” he said. 

Hyperion President, Jeremy Wright, also noticed the similarities. “Jesse brings a unique perspective,” Wright said, “He’ll be able to look at projects with a machine builder’s eye—immediately sussing out if anything is over-engineered.”

Excited for what’s next. 

At the beginning of his career, Jesse wrestled with whether he should go into machining or electronics. At Hyperion, he’s excited to have a hand in both. He’s also looking forward to being a member of Hyperion’s collaborative, close-knit environment .

When he’s not at work, Jesse enjoys spending time with his four granddaughters and retreating to Baldwin for hunting and fishing.

Introducing Dana Burgess

Dana Burgess has also recently joined the Hyperion team as automation engineer. “Dana is a strong programmer and brings over 25 years of controls experience to the team,” said Hyperion President, Jeremy Wright. 

Turning hobbies into careers. 

Dana fell in love with programming in high school—a passion he carried all the way to Ferris State, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and industrial management. 

Dana said his favorite part of programming is “putting a brain in the system and teaching it to interact with people as it does its job.” 

The place to make a difference.

After spending the last seven years working at a large automation company, Dana felt drawn to Hyperion’s tight-knit community. “I feel like it’s a place where I can really make a difference,” he said.

In his spare time, he enjoys researching genealogy and supporting the Detroit Lions and Red Wings. 

Introducing Cody Lampen 

Last but not least, Cody Lampen has joined the Hyperion team as a machine builder.

As machine builder, Cody will support the team with assembly of electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical components. He’ll also work alongside the engineering team to problem-solve unique mechanical challenges.

Cody started in the industry as a welder and fabricator before finding his niche in machine building. A self-starter, Cody is looking forward to working in a tight-knit community where he can be a part of a team. He’s also excited to learn more about Hyperion’s processes and share some of his tips and tricks along the way. 

Interested in joining the Hyperion team? We’re growing!

Hyperion Automation continues to grow! Browse our open positions and learn more about what it’s like to work for the Hyperion Automation team.

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