GS Engineering, Inc. is an agile small business focused on design and analysis services, product development, instrumented field testing, and technology insertion. Specific areas of expertise include development and optimization of lightweight structures, correlation of analysis and simulation to test data, and systems integration for ground vehicles and aircraft.

Incorporated by Glen Simula in 2001 and the inaugural spin-off company under Michigan Technological University’s Smart Zone program, GS Engineering was founded with the purpose of applying advanced technology developed during his 19 years at the Keweenaw Research Center (Michigan Technological University), to solve engineering problems primarily focused on military and commercial vehicles.

Today, GS Engineering employs over 60 people from mechanical and electrical engineers, to engineering interns and a full test support group. The collective team background encompasses professional expertise in diverse fields: Military Vehicles, Professional Motorsports, Commercial Trucks & Chassis, Consumer Automotive, Aerospace, Off-highway Construction Equipment, and High-Volume Manufacturing.

Whether supporting large organizations with a desire for integrated engineering or small companies and individuals with limited resources, GS Engineering understands that our customer’s success is our success. GS Engineering has the knowledge and teamwork to service diverse and unique requests, from single component design to total responsibility for ground-up new vehicle development. Our customers look to us for in-depth technical expertise, to solve critical problems quickly and effectively, for integrated engineering support, and to get special projects off the ground.

GS Engineering brings experience to the table with a wide range of vehicle platforms from light tactical, all-terrain, and utility-type vehicles, to medium and heavy duty purpose-built vehicles with integrated protection. GS Engineering also has extensive experience with the development of mine roller technologies and tracked vehicles, both military and commercial. A focused and strategic approach to managing and executing these efforts has enabled us to tackle broad and diverse systems with complex requirements, integral to aircraft and related component-level solutions. With this breadth of vehicle systems knowledge and in-house expertise, GS Engineering brings a mature level of innovation and a unique design approach to solving complex engineering problems across multiple industries.

Quality and customer service has been and always will be a key metric in GS Engineering’s value to our customers. We continuously strive for 100% customer satisfaction through on-time delivery and adherence to quality standards. Our production manufacturing and quality team functions in a dual role, also supporting product development teams with Design for Manufacturing processes early in the design cycle. GS Engineering is ISO 9001:2008 compliant, with AS9100C compliance and certification in-process.

GS Engineering is a certified small business with accounting system and rates approved by the DCAA (Defense Contract Auditing Agency). GS Engineering has been honored by several prestigious awards, including the 2013 Tibbetts Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration for Advanced Lightweight Vehicle Components and Materials, and was recognized by the State of Michigan as the 2010 Government Contractor of the Year.