Matthew Hoang, Senior Design Engineer
LIFT by EnCore
We feel very lucky to have such an experienced and passionate engineer on the LIFT team. Employees like Matthew are the heartbeat of our company. Matthew has worked at EnCore since 2012, and became one of the first nine people on the LIFT team in 2015.
"Matthew’s work ethic and work habits are a shining example for our engineering team."
What drew you to engineering?
When I was a teenager, I would often look to the sky whenever I heard an airplane, and I’d ask myself why and how it could fly. I learned about drag force in my first Physics class in college, and I had my answer. I found all those classes so interesting – mathematics, physics, static, dynamic, stress, graphic – so I became a Mechanical Engineer.
What are you known for in the office (not related to engineering)?
My colleagues come to me for advice on where to find the best Vietnamese concentrated coffee shops and famous restaurants. But sometimes I worry that they won't be able to sleep at night because the coffee is so strong! We often have dinner and lunches together while waiting for the seat to test.
What do you enjoy most about working at EnCore?
At EnCore, I have been excited by all of the opportunities to be involved in certification of different products including galleys, front row monuments, extended bins, and seats. The solid marketing, design, development, certification, and production teams have been friendly while working side by side through all of it. We are all passionate about our work and the company, and find creative solutions to any problems that arise along the way. LIFT employees are willing to help each other as we solve problems, work towards certification, and support suppliers. We work smart to produce the best seats. I believe that the strong chemistry and bonding between the LIFT team and its departments is what makes us successful.
"I’ve worked with hundreds and hundreds of engineers over the past 25 years. In my short time here at EnCore, Matthew Hoang has really stood out. Not only as an extremely talented design engineer, but as a person with unrelenting commitment.
I look for engineers who love the product, and give deep consideration to the materials and processes used to make a product. Along those lines, there’s an old saying that goes something like this, “No honest engineer ends the day with clean hands.” In this regard, Matthew is true to his profession as he finds a nice balance of computer time versus time spent on the production floor.
Matthew’s work ethic and work habits are a shining example for our engineering team."
Mike McCarthy, Chief Technical Officer, EnCore
Matthew Hoang, Senior Design Engineer, has worked at EnCore since 2012, and was one of the first nine employees on the LIFT team in 2015. With a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from UC Fullerton, Matthew has spent his career designing and developing aircraft interiors. Since joining EnCore, he has worked on galleys, front row monuments, dividers, and has also supported floor panel and APU duct programs. Matthew has three children, Michael, Mikaela, and Miranda, and lives with his family in Orange County.