By DAVID HAASBERGBERGDES MOINES, NEW YORK (Reuters) – In this quiet, cobbled-together factory, a man named Andrew Bunch stands in the doorway.
“It’s my job,” he says, explaining the company he founded in 2003 to sell computer components for home and business.
Bunch, 46, has built his business on his knowledge of the design of computer systems.
“This is the next level of engineering,” he tells me.
In just the past two decades, the company has grown to sell a diverse range of computer parts to home and commercial customers, including companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co, Dell Inc and Dell Systems Inc. The company also sells its own components.
It is one of the few companies in the world to make custom computer hardware, and one of its biggest customers.
The business has grown from just a few employees in 2004 to more than 100 today.
Bouts of people come and go, but Bunch says the company is doing well, despite the challenges.
“I can’t believe it’s even going this far,” he said.
His company, Digital Engineering, employs about 40 people in its New York City offices.
BUNCH has been designing and building computer systems for a quarter century.
“We have the best design talent in the industry,” he told me.
The people are there, he said, because he wants them to do the work.
“My job is to get the best out of this technology,” he added.
His passion for computers is the key to the company’s success, said Kevin Raskulinecz, a senior director at research firm Gartner Inc, which tracks consumer electronics.
BUNKER, THE BIG CHEF By design, Bunch is a guy who has a knack for doing things right.
The product is a computer that has an interface that can be customized, BUNCH told Reuters in 2013.
It can be designed to perform functions like music recognition or speech recognition, or can perform tasks like sending email or sending text messages.
He said he designed the keyboard so that the touchpad was in a different location than the buttons and that the keyboard would respond to finger movements in different ways.
“That was the first thing that I did, and it’s a big part of my thinking,” Bunch said.
Bunning was born in North Carolina, the youngest of seven children.
His father died when he was only three years old.
BOUTIQUE AND THE WOODWORKS BUNCH grew up in North Raleigh, North Carolina.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree from Virginia Tech, the school’s research university, in 2000.
He attended Duke University, where he majored in mechanical engineering.
In 2005, he left to join Digital Engineering.
In 2010, he joined the company that now sells its products, including keyboards, mouse pads, mouse keys, mouse wheels, and other parts.
Bouch has a reputation for making products that are well made and that do not break easily.
“They’re very good-looking,” Raskuliinecz said.
Digital Engineering has been a profitable company, Raskuluinecz added.
BUSH, THE RETAILER The company’s CEO, Brian Bunch.
Source: Digital Engineering website Bunch grew up working for his father, who built the company.
BOUNCING INTO IT “The first day I got here I was told I was going to be a retail store manager,” he recalled.
Boub started selling electronics at the local mall.
He became a big seller at a mall in his hometown, in Greensboro, North, and eventually at a hardware store in nearby Raleigh.
By the time he left Digital Engineering in 2015, Bouch was in the midst of his second job.
He had started working at a local electronics retailer in the town of Greenville, North.
Buchon, who has worked in the electronics industry for more than 20 years, was in his 20s at the time.
In the fall of 2017, he received a phone call from a company called Daimler AG, which was looking for a designer.
Daimlers executives were looking for an engineer who could create products for their trucks, and wanted someone who could build the software for those products.
The recruiter wanted a young engineer with experience building products for trucks, which were a big focus of the company at the start of the 20th century.
The young engineer, who had just graduated from Duke University and worked for the automotive industry for about a decade, agreed to work on a prototype.
The project, called Bunchy, was the brainchild of Bouch and the team of designers and engineers who worked on it.
Baugh said he did not take much time off to complete the project, which he says was “almost completely completed” when he arrived in Greensville.
Broughy, a woodworker who grew up around a railroad