About KTM Research

KTM Research is a custom integration services company building integrated systems, tools, and machines that support our clients globally.  Our focus is on machine vision and vision-guided robots for manufacturing, production, and R&D.  Our clients represent many industries spanning from consumer electronics to research laboratories at universities to apparel manufacturers and everything in between.

KTM Research has always approached business a little differently than other system integrators.  Born out of the need to help business interface with academic researchers and labs at Oregon State University, KTM Research has always been meeting gaps in the needs of its clients.  This unique perspective and willingness to try new things has allowed KTM to uniquely position itself and stand out from the competition.  We can talk your language and translate the world of automation and machine vision into cost and time savings, increased accuracy, and satisfied customers.

For more information on what KTM Research does, please our page on what we do.

Meet the Team

KTM Research’s success lies in our team of dedicated individuals.  With a broad array of backgrounds and disciplines, our team is well suited to tackling challenging interdisciplinary projects.  Our culture is different than most companies in that we put our clients first, for us to succeed, we must ensure that our clients succeed.  If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our careers page for current openings.

David Mandrell

David started his engineering career in high school with a summer internship at a small local engineering firm.  Working on small teams and participating in all aspects of projects, David quickly gained experience in many aspects of engineering and project management.  During this time he also excelled at the design and development of vision-guided machine visions systems and carried this interest into college and KTM Research.

Rick Mandrell

Rick started his career programming in assembly language and Fortran on DEC PDP computers, and was involved in developing some of the first automated signal detection and analysis systems. He then spent 30 years in management and executive positions in signal processing and digital imaging technology companies, until retiring in 2010. After brushing up on modern software technology, he restarted his programming career and now develops vision analysis and system control software for KTM. He received a Masters of Electrical Engineering from Rice University in 1974.

Weifeng Huang

Weifeng is a PhD candidate studying mechanical engineering at Oregon State University while working at KTM Research.  He loves working on projects that increase efficiency and throughput while decreasing operator burdens.  Weifeng’s passion for software development and mechanical aptitude positions him to develop interfaces between back-end software code and the physical world.

Emelia Cleveland

Emelia is studying mechanical engineering at Oregon Institute of Technology while working at KTM Research.  Emelia is an avid builder and has taken on many challenging projects, including running two open source hardware projects for FDM printers.   Emelia’s ability to leverage her extensive hardware design and construction, electronics, and software experience makes her a versatile member of our team.

KTM Research History

KTM Research was founded in 2009 by three Oregon State University graduate students with the goal of improving industry and research through rigorous application of advanced concepts and solid design methodologies.