Employee Spotlight: David Mackey

February 9, 2018
Employee Spotlight

How long have you been at Functional Devices?

I have been at Functional for 6 years, 8 months and 18 days, if this gets posted on February 9, 2018. If not, then my answer would need to be adjusted accordingly.

What made you want to work in ­­engineering?

My dad was an Electrical Field Service Engineer for a biomedical company in Indy for several decades. I guess watching him work on electronics always fascinated me and when I started helping him I really enjoyed it. Then, when I was 11, my brother attended Purdue and I realized that I really liked their colors, so I set it in my mind to go there. Come to find out, Purdue had an Engineering Department, so I went there because of that, but mostly because their colors are cool.

What are some of your hobbies outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my wife, Katie, and playing with my 3 boys. I play a lot of board games. I prefer strategy and critical thinking games like Shadows over Camelot, Pandemic and Twixt. Other, more seasonal, hobbies include woodworking, automotive work, and anything with power tools (handheld and bench-top).

What’s your favorite part of working at Functional Devices?

My favorite part of working at Functional Devices is that my chair has wheels. I used to have a job where my chair had four legs and I hated it. The lack of immediate mobility was annoying. However, I would settle for a recliner even if it didn’t roll, but a rolling recliner would be ideal. Especially if it had heat pads and a massager. (A close second would be when people bring in snacks. I really enjoy donuts, cookies, candy, etc.)

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About the Author

Kallahan Beatty is Functional Devices’ Marketing Assistant. He has a background in video editing and photography, and he’s passionate about pretty much anything related to art.

In his off time, you might find him writing, reading comic books, or watching movies. In his on time, you can find him diligently working especially if his boss is reading this.