Application Engineering Manager
Nidec Motor Corporation
Patrick Hogg’s engineering career started as a sophomore in college, when he was asked by a friend to be part of a team working with dishwasher pump motors. Soon, Hogg was a project engineer validating new motor sourcing and design and then moved into a technical marketing role, quoting and eventually managing the Nidec/U.S. MOTORS vertical motor product line.
Now 32, Hogg is an application engineering manager for general industry and integral horsepower pumping. He has been with Nidec Motor Corporation since 2011.
“At first, I viewed this as my first step into engineering not knowing what was coming next,” Hogg said. “As I was introduced to electric motors, I realized how important these products were. Seeing how their applications range from CD disk drives to 10,000-horsepower pump motors just helped me realize the opportunity that was in front of me.
“As I progressed in my career, it became clear that knowledge of motor application and design is somewhat of a niche expertise, which has only continued my dive into the industry and how I can move technology to the next level.”
Hogg’s early career achievements have positioned him for key roles on committees, including as the Hydraulic Institute (HI) chair of the Drivers Application Guidebook Committee and vice chair of the HI Energy Rating Committee.
Hogg wants to use his drive and knowledge to mentor younger engineers. And he plans to keep developing his career and aiding industry associations.
“We have an issue with experience and knowledge leaving the industry for retirement, and we need to make sure we are training the future of the pump industry to keep the world pumping,” Hogg said.
What’s on your bucket list?
“I think most of my bucket list would involve travel and experiences. I do travel some with work, but want to travel with my family and enjoy the experiences more than just being there for work. Also, I have some golf courses and guided hunts I could put on there, as well as some adrenaline-fueled things like skydiving.”