Kirk Desler



Kirk is a former graduate of the Western's Plastics Engineering program. After working in industry for 20 years Kirk has made a career transition to education, working for WWU as an adjunct instructor and working with Bellingham School District's CTE programs. He enjoys providing guidance and helping students with engineering projects, sponsoring many student research activities throughout his career. 

Educational & Professional Experience

Amazon, Operations Manager 2021

Safran, Manufacturing Engineer / Tooling Engineer / Operations Manager  2006 - 2020

Innovative Composite Engineering, Composite Design Engineer 2001-2006

BS, Plastics Engineering Technology Option in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, WWU 2000

MBA, WWU 2018


Research Interests

Composite design and manufacturing

Process automation

CNC machining