Donald Casteel
Global rank:
6,020 / 36,446
Skill pts: 5


I have designed many products from injection molded consumer products to complex electronic assemblies as well as produced prototypes as needed.

I am currently working in Solidworks, and have been for 5 years. Overall I have 30 years experience with various CAD platforms including Unigraphics, SolidEdge, and AutoCAD.

I am a working mechanical engineer in the automotive industry. I am extremely experienced with manufacturing and have designed many complex systems, mechanical devices and products. I have designed and built complex automated equipment from scratch as well as having the lead role in developing several complete manufacturing systems for automotive products, the latest being panoramic sunroofs shipping directly to Mercedes USA.

I have over 30 years experience bringing all kinds of products to life. Starting out as a toolmaker then advancing to product engineer, designer, mechanical engineer and manufacturing expert, I have a history of success ranging from consumer products to automotive. I also have 3 patents related to automotive manufacturing.


  • Sr. Manufacturing Engineer Inteva Products · Jul 2005 – Present 15 yrs 7 mos Gadsden, AL, USA Design, build and commission tier 1 complex automotive manufacturing systems.
  • Sr Manufacturing Engineer Collins & Ailman · Jul 1988 – Jul 2005 17 yrs Athens, TN, USA Sr. Process Engineer and Engineering Manager


  • white bear lake area vocational school Drafting, Tooling and equipment, certificate 1979 – 1980 Activities and Societies: none Drafting and machine trades

Other experience

  • Upwork Freelance designer


Rainbow City, AL, United States