At Punch Through, we encourage everyone to proudly be themselves and want you to know the people behind the work that we’re so proud of. That’s why we launched our “Meet the Team” series, where we introduce you to one of our team members each month.
Meet Michael Morgovsky, associate embedded software engineer. While on the job, writing firmware is what takes up most of Michael’s time – with some test development thrown in for good measure. Outside the office is another story. He enjoys gaming and spending time with family and friends.
What were you doing before working at Punch Through?
I’ve been studying computer engineering at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities for the past few years. I ended up taking a microcontrollers class that I really enjoyed and wanted to learn more about this aspect of the industry, which led me to this particular opportunity at Punch Through.
What is your favorite thing about Punch Through culture?
One of my favorite things about Punch Through culture is the emphasis on people. Since the first day of joining the team, it’s been easy to see how much everyone looks out for and supports one another. Then, the simple fact that Punch Through makes sure everyone is working on something they genuinely enjoy reinforces that “people-first” approach to the organization’s culture.
Tell me a story about your most memorable moment while working at Punch Through
The most memorable moment would have to be when I first started. Coming in, I thought I’d be working on some internal tools for the company. That wasn’t the case. Instead, I was working on a project with other engineers, and it was so cool to contribute to something that would eventually be out in the market. And though I lacked knowledge initially, that was easily bridged by those on the project team who were more than willing to help me learn and grow during the process.
What cool or rewarding things do you get to do on a regular basis?
The project work itself would have to be the coolest and most rewarding part of the job. Not too many people get the chance to actively improve someone’s life with the work they do, and we get to do it on a regular basis. Plus, we get the chance to collaborate with other engineers everyday, and everyone has these specialties that allow each of us to learn from one another and expand our knowledge in the field. That’s both cool and rewarding.
What is the most valuable part of your work to you on a personal level?
The most valuable part of my work builds off what’s been so cool and rewarding with this job. It’s the exposure to different aspects of a project. You get to dabble in all the different subsections of the field, which opens you up to these learning experiences that end up being highly valuable. Again, the opportunities to learn and grow are almost endless.
What is different about Punch Through versus other places you have worked?
Although Punch Through was my first real engineering role, the sense of community at Punch Through is fairly prevalent. It makes you feel very comfortable being yourself and sharing your experiences, knowing you’ll be accepted for who you are. That sense of community can be felt in everything we do here, all the way to recognizing people’s achievements. In our weekly discussions, we learn about the positive work everyone has been doing and collectively celebrate those successes.
Interested in Joining Our Team?
To meet more of the Punch Through Team, read these interviews:
Meet the Team – Karel Kalthoff – Firmware/Software Engineer
Meet the Team – Louis Barrett – Engineering Intern, Summer 2019
Meet the Team – Erin Moore – Hiring Coordinator and Office Manager
Meet the Team – Alec Letourneau – Software Engineer
Meet the Team – Andy Lee – Senior Embedded Engineer
Meet the Team – Amanda Nguyen – Embedded Engineer
Meet the Team – Gretchen Walker – Mobile Software Engineer
Meet the Team – Charlie Kellerman – Hardware Engineer
Meet the Team – Chee Yi Ong – Senior Mobile Software Engineer
Meet the Team – Henry Anfang – Embedded Engineer
Meet the Team – Ryan Kornetzke – Embedded Engineer
Meet the Team – Julian Hays – Mobile Software Engineer
Meet the Team – Tyler Cadman – Senior Embedded Engineer
Meet the Team – Bret Hassler – Principal Firmware Engineer
Meet the Team – Emily Hinderaker – Marketing Specialist
Meet the Team – Ashish Derhgawen – Mobile Software Engineer
Meet the Team – Elaine Skaare – Project Manager
Meet the Team – Tia Hannes – Associate Software Engineer
Meet the Team – Matt Dunham – Principal Systems & RF/Hardware Engineer
Meet the Team – Matt Kruger – Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Meet the Team – Tyler Grunenwald – Firmware/Software Engineer
Meet the Team – Alex Bourdage – Associate Software Engineer
Meet the Team – Tina Hanly – Admin Assistant
Meet the Team – Mike Waddick – President
Meet the Team – Matt Rengo – Executive Vice President
Meet the Team – Jason Sheard – VP of Engineering
Meet the Team – Michael Twohy – Mobile Software Engineer
Meet the Team – Andrew Shannon – Firmware Engineer
Meet the Team – Ty Gasiorowski – Mobile Software Engineer
Meet the Team – Ben Nierengarten – Project Manager
Meet the Team – Kevin Rafferty II – Mobile Software Engineer
Meet the Team – Garin Marlow – Firmware Engineer
Meet the Team – Jill Carlier – Engineering Manager
Meet the Team – Aaron Bauernfeind – Engineering Manager
Meet the Team – Devun Schmutlzer – Mobile Engineer
Meet the Team – Kurt Wiersma – Principal Cloud Architect
Meet the Team – Wilbur Hubbard – Mobile Software Engineer
Meet the Team – Katie Sjobeck – Associate Software Engineer
About the Blog Series…
Great culture builds great products. Some of the ways culture is expressed at Punch Through are through authenticity, autonomy, and experience. The individuals at Punch Through not only build great products, but they are the culture. The individual team members aren’t defined by their past or title. They’re encouraged to be true to themselves, learn from each other, and grow professionally and personally.
It’s essential to get to know the people behind the projects and to understand how culture plays a vital role in everything we do. To help get inside the heads of the genius behind the brand, we’re launching a “Meet the Team” blog post series. Each post will feature one of our talented team members where you can get to know them on a bit more personal level, and see how their contributions make Punch Through what it is today.