Manufacturing Marvel: Dave Noack's Trailblazing Career

Dave and his dog, Echo

Dave Noack is a dedicated member of our team and a Field Service Engineer here at Felins. He is someone who brings a friendly enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge to his role.

Dave takes a quick selfie in the Felins show room


Dave's educational journey led him to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in Spanish. Initially drawn to a career in community development, circumstances led him to explore opportunities in manufacturing. Starting as an operator, Dave quickly discovered his affinity for the manufacturing environment. He eagerly sought out learning opportunities, which eventually led him to work alongside industrial robotics, further igniting his interest in mechanics and automation. With his mechanical abilities and knowledge continually expanding, Dave transitioned into a maintenance technician role at a different company. However, his desire to gain industry insights from a different perspective, challenge himself, and delve deeper into industrial machinery and automation led him to Felins as a Field Service Engineer.

Dave first heard about Felins through his friend and current Field Service Engineer, Tony Vorpahl. Tony's stories about his experiences and the relationships he developed at Felins made Dave recognize the incredible opportunity that awaited him here. With this firsthand knowledge, he knew that joining Felins was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. 

As a member of the service team, Dave's day-to-day responsibilities encompass a range of crucial tasks. He ensures that part numbers and machine manuals are confirmed for customers, provides technical support and troubleshooting assistance, repairs machines and components, conducts testing and sign-offs on new machine orders before they are shipped out.


Outside of work, Dave embraces his comfortable introverted nature while pursuing a wide array of hobbies and interests. He enjoys watching movies and playing video games, which provide him the perfect opportunity to recharge and unwind. Dave is also an avid cyclist and is currently training for the "Ride Across Wisconsin," a challenging cycling event covering 235 miles across the state in a single day. Additionally, he cherishes quality time spent with friends and his furry companion, Echo, a Shepard/Retriever mix. 

A dog named Echo

More fun facts about Dave: he has a deep fascination with history, particularly the WWll era, and loves learning and watching documentaries on the subject; he has three remarkable older sisters who have been a constant source of inspiration and role models in his life; and his all-time favorite movie is the classic comedy "Dumb & Dumber" (1994), which he says represents the pinnacle of humor.


When reflecting on where he's at in his career and what he anticipates for the future: "I am most looking forward to the future of automation and AI integration at Felins,” says Dave, “And how Felins will continue to Simplify, Solve and Sustain in this industry." His dedication to his work and passion for technological advancements make him an invaluable asset to our team. To learn more about Dave and the rest of our exceptional team, read more below!



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