Ascent Engineering Facility Information

Ascent Engineering in Bothell operates in nearly 8,500 ft² (790 m²) of Class A office space and is certified to the AS9100C quality standard. Click here to view the certificate.

We employ the latest design technologies and software platforms to ensure the exchange of data is seamless and deliverables meets our customers’ requirements and exceed expectations.

  • CATIA – Hybrid Design 2 (HD2)
  • CATIA – Mechanical Design 2 (MD2)
  • CATIA – Composite Design(CPX/CGX)
  • CATIA – Generative Assembly Structural Analysis package
  • Software development tools for all major CNC and PLC platforms
  • Autodesk Simulation Mechanical – Linear FEA Package
  • Autodesk Electrical
  • 3D Studio Max
  • NX 8.0 and Higher
  • CREO
  • PTC Mathcad® Prime
  • MS Office
  • MS Project
  • MS Visual Studio
  • Visio
Program Management

In our “single point of contact” oversight process, a single Program Manager (PM) is assigned directly to each program. As the direct focal point to the customer throughout the program lifecycle, our PMs gain thorough understanding of the program’s scope, boundaries, and requirements, and leverages this understanding to streamline the design and build process to ensure our deliverables meet or exceed the customer’s expectations.


Critical competencies in this role include product development, concept design, cost, risk, scope and quality management, planning and scheduling, and communication management.


Our PMs are trained in areas such as AS9100C, contracts, cost management, customer relations, supplier management, risk management, ITAR/export compliance. We ensure compliance with commercial and government contracts, provide risk assessments and act with speed and integrity in all aspects of our business.


Most of our PMs are veteran tool makers, with extensive knowledge and skillsets in the area of design and the tool fabrication industry.


Karl Bumgarner – Executive Vice President of Engineering

Mr. Bumgarner is a business and management professional with over 27 years of engineering operations management experience in machine, tooling and equipment design, including the disciplines of machining, manufacturing, assembly, engineering, design, estimating, and specialized machines. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Montana State University.


Brian Chadwick – Director of Ascent Engineering in Bothell, WA

Mr. Chadwick brings more than 10 years of engineering and management experience across tooling and equipment design, engineering operations and maintenance. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Montana State University and a Technology MBA from the University of Washington.

Ascent Engineering – Bothell, WA Contact Information

Ascent Engineering
21540 30th Drive SE, Suite 200
Bothell, Washington 98021

T: 1-425-686-7191

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