Carthage College, a local college here in Kenosha, Wisconsin, launched their engineering program in 2022. Engineering at Carthage is focused on learning how to design, analyze, and test devices and processes that solve human problems. The program focuses on real projects with local manufacturing companies and center around real needs and challenges. Part of this initiative is their Lunch-and-Learn program which encourages local companies to present to the students. This hour presentation gives students the advantage of hearing from engineers from manufacturing companies and gives the company an opportunity to teach what it knows best. “Southeast Wisconsin has a great tradition of engineering and manufacturing.

Phil Pyke explains motor architecture

Through our Lunch-and-Learn program, we teach Carthage students about great companies and engineering opportunities right here in Kenosha and Racine. We were thrilled to have MTI Motion join us this Spring as a Lunch-and-Learn presenter,” Robert Nagel, Director of Engineering, Carthage College.

Phil Pyke, Sr. Applications Engineer for MTI Motion, presents MTI University for Carthage engineering students.




MTI Motion had the honor of presenting their vast knowledge of motor technology to a group of Carthage engineering students in late March. MTI has been engineering motion solutions since 1946. MTI engineers and manufactures custom motors, generators, and precision-threaded products and has a strong presence in aerospace, defense, oil and gas, transportation, and now prototyping for hypersonic applications.

“We believe that our community is full of bright, young minds eager to learn more about how things work and why engineering matters. Having had a long career in engineering, I was thrilled to talk to students who have lots of questions about the many careers available today under the engineering umbrella, as well as talk about what we do at MTI and how our products fit into the world we know today”, Phil Pyke, Senior Applications Engineer, MTI Motion.

MTI Motion looks forward to more educational partnership opportunities with Carthage College. Being a part of a young engineering students’ journey is rewarding for all of us. Students today have the potential to be future employees of MTI or even future customers of ours. We want them to know that we are a resource for them whether it be to learn more about motor engineering, getting a tour of our production facility to see how it all comes together, or just simply being a point of contact for support and questions.

Together we set the future in motion.