Engineering Test Lab Manager—Brian Ostrander

Describe your role with T/CCI.
As Engineering Test Lab Manager, I oversee performance and durability testing for product design and production validation in our Decatur, Illinois location. I also work closely with our engineering and testing personnel in Ningbo, China.

What’s been your best experience working for T/CCI?
T/CCI is a great place to work. I’m fortunate that many of the skilled people I’ve worked with at past jobs, such as Zexel USA, have come to work at T/CCI to do great things for our industry.

What opportunities do you see in the industry?
Electrically-driven compressors will certainly be one of the biggest opportunities for us as a company. Also, further expansion into the OE market for all of our refrigeration compressor products and establishing ourselves as a main OE and aftermarket air brake compressor supplier. There are many great things ahead.

How have your experiences/knowledge from past roles shaped your experience in your current role?
Working for Zexel USA years ago as a lab technician and engineer gave me the refrigeration theory, instrumentation knowledge and test lab experience that I rely on every day in my current position. Working as a controls engineer for the past 15 years has also come in very handy since most of our test stands rely on the same hardware and technology for control and data acquisition as the manufacturing industry.