Alex Yust

What is your job title, and what does that position entail?

I am a Senior Applications Engineer based at our company headquarters in Tualatin, Oregon. My primary objective is to support our customers and engineers as they automate a wide breadth of manufacturing processes. I am uniquely focused on technical challenges and achieving successful, robust automation solutions through collaboration and innovation.

How long have you worked at Olympus, where did you come from? A little history of how you got involved with Olympus?

I have been an Applications Engineer at Olympus since July of 2014. Prior to being hired, I received the degree of BS in Mechanical Engineering from CSU, Chico with a minor in mathematics and a focus in mechatronics. Before that, I lived in my hometown of Santa Rosa, CA where I was born and raised. I now reside in Portland, OR where I live happily, surrounded by a delightful community of friends and family.

What do you like best about working at Olympus?

Olympus has been a wonderful place to work since day 1. Their unflinching support of their employees fosters a healthy work/life balance and their focus on staying at the forefront of industrial automation ensures that each day is engaging.

Describe some of your hobbies – what do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work, I train year-round as an acrobat focusing on ensemble choreography as part of a professional performance troupe. I am also an avid gardener and always have multiple home-improvement projects in the works.