Meet the Team: Derek James Cunningham

We’re excited to launch our new #MeetTheTeam series! Meet our first Resonate Team Member below…

Q1. Name

Derek James Cunningham

Q2. Position

Test Technician

Q3. Length of time working for the company

4.5 years

Q4. What is your background?

I grew up on a farm being surrounded by agriculture equipment, so when I was old enough, I got a job at a local engineering company designing/fabricating agricultural equipment. From here I moved around a little and ended up in a large aero seating company, where I stayed for a while before getting an offer to join the team at Resonate Testing.

Q5. Favourite part of the job?

The unknown of what job query is coming in from day to day.

Q6. What does a typical day involve?

COFFEE! And lots of it….and the occasional head scratching moment.

Q7. What opportunities have you been given as a member of the team at Resonate Testing?

I’ve learnt a lot of new skills using pneumatic and hydraulic systems, but mainly within the design aspect using Solid Works

Q8. How do you like to relax outside of work?

Relaxing outside of work is a rare feeling. Outside of the working hours of Resonate, I put in a few more hours on the family farm. There’s nothing more relaxing than being outside in the fresh air.

Q9. Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.

I once got charged by a rhino while on safari in South Africa. Needless to say it didn’t hit me, but it’s not an experience I’d like to repeat, no matter how exciting at the time!