Physicians have the Hippocratic oath. The Enterprise has the Prime Directive. While the patients we operate on are generally mechanical, and we don’t mind interfering with civilizations so long as we are doing something positive, Quantum Signal’s mission is to research, develop, and deliver key enabling technology solutions and products to our customers and partners. We are a customer centric, solution focused technology developer:
- QS is customer centric – we work to help our customer’s pain go away
- QS is solution focused – we focus on creating solutions that solve problems
- QS is a technology developer – we create and leverage technology as part of our solutions
This mission keeps us focused on what is most important: building solutions that meet the real-world needs of our customers. Our technologies and products work, and work well – which is why QS’ solutions are used all over the world in offices, labs, retail, roadways, game-rooms, and more. We do not stop until the job is done and our customer is highly satisfied.
In 2019, QS was acquired by Ford Autonomous Vehicles, LLC, and now follow this mission in supporting the Ford family of companies’ vision of creating a newer, brighter mobility landscape! For more information, see this recent release.
QS’ Innovative HQ and Culture
Great ideas and innovation lay at the heart of everything we do, and creating and nourishing a culture that supports creativity has been a bedrock principle of the organization since day one. In 2010, we took the opportunity to acquire historic Union School in Saline, Michigan, which had been in operation as a school since it was launched in 1930. QS invested to transform it from educational facility to high-tech workspace. Classrooms became offices, storage space became an autonomous vehicle garage, art rooms became mechanical and electrical labs, and the three-acre plot transformed into testing for surveillance and robots systems as well as staff picnicking. The 42,000 square-foot facility reflects the creative, inquisitive, learning-based that exists at QS each and every day. It contains all the tools and resources necessary to address the wide array of systems engineering and technology development that goes into and facilitates the development of next-gen solutions rain or shine, day and night, 365 per year. Unique features abound:
The bottom line is: if you’re looking for an engineering company whose defines "serious" by the number of neckties worn, ISO certificates, or corporate monoculture, you’ve come to the wrong place. If, however, the serious you are looking for is the creativity and quality of the solution, we’re here and ready to help you build the future!
QS has built an outstanding management team, with a plethora of skills, a unique background, and a driving desire to make customers happy through award winning solutions. Management team members include:
Mitchell M. Rohde, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering University of Michigan
M.S. Electrical Engineering Systems University of Michigan
M.S. Biomedical Engineering University of Michigan
B.S. Electrical Engineering University of Michigan
Mitch co-founded Quantum Signal following his graduation from the University of Michigan in 1999. Since that time, he has grown the company from a tiny startup into a powerful engineering research and development organization, building solutions that are in use across many fields and around the world. Mitch lives and breathes engineering, and has designed, built, and tested such diverse devices as biomedical instruments, autonomous vehicles, forensic appliances, surveillance systems, and more. Over the past twenty years, he has spearheaded and directed dozens of advanced research and development projects and product development efforts for clients in the public and private sectors. Mitch has specific expertise in signal and image processing, robotics, real-time instrumentation, neural interfaces, and measurement systems, and has a wide variety of patents and publications. He also is an avid collector and restorer of arcade games, with over 150 pieces in his unique collection. Mitch is a member of Sigma Xi, NDIA, AUSA, IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu, and Tau Beta Pi.
Robert M. Lupa, Chief Technology Officer
B.S. Computer Science, Oakland University
Mr. Lupa is the Chief Technology Officer at Quantum Signal. He oversees all technical programs and direction, including efforts in mobile robotics, data mining, simulation, and more. Rob holds a BS in Computer Science from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and has over 25 years of professional software development experience. Amongst a number of positions, he was formerly Chief Architect for the multimedia collaboration client (CUseeMe) at White Pine Software, where he developed video processing, encoding, and multimedia communication technology. Rob has also previously worked at Sprint PCS, and has experience designing, programming, and deploying scalable software applications. Rob specializes in software development related to high performance networking, real-time media and scalable architecture. He is also an experienced restauranteur, and previously created and operated a highly successful eatery in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Ms. Disa Webb, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
BBA Eastern Michigan University
Ms. Webb serves as QS’ Chief Financial Officer. In her role, she provides oversight in accounting, financial reporting, and assorted business operations. Disa spent over 20 years in public accounting where she formed a team of consultants who provided small to medium size businesses with accounting, tax, and consulting services. Her wealth of experience and attention to detail ensures the company stays in compliance and in a position to grow and thrive. In her non-existent spare time, Disa likes to hike the volcanoes and glaciers of Iceland, from where her family originally hails. She is a member of MACPA and AICPA.
At QS, we work with clients to build new products and technologies based on state-of-the-art algorithms and software. Many of our projects, programs, and products revolve around intelligent ground vehicles and mobile robotics. Markets include homeland security, defense, automotive, consumer products, and anything else where there’s a client with a requirement and the need for a smart, driven engineering team. If you have what it takes (US citizenship, motivation, and enjoy vintage arcade games), look through our job postings and send us your resume!Join Our Team