Austin Morris

Austin Morris

Co-Founder & Director of Engineering


Kall Morris Inc

Marquette, MI USA


If you’re going to fail, fail fast. Fail fast and learn what you can from it because failure is the best teacher.

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Austin Morris

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
I decided to go to Northern Michigan University for college after visiting my siblings at the school and falling in love with the Upper Peninsula.
I majored in mechanical engineering technology and got some hands-on experience working on a few engineering projects while in school.
After college, there weren’t enough job opportunities in my field in the area, so I moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to work as a mechanical engineer for Piasecki Aircraft Corporation.
While in Philadelphia, I realized that the big city was not for me and yearned to move back to the Upper Peninsula.
After a year and a half, I moved back to Marquette, Michigan, and co-founded Kall Morris Inc, an aerospace company aiming to create the first commercially viable product to collect debris in orbit.
I currently work as the director of engineering and am helping with much of the business side of things while we get the company up and running.
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Education

High School
Certification/License
Computer Numerical Control
Northern Michigan University
Certification/License
GIC iX Innovation Execution Program
Stanford Center for Professional Development

Career

Co-Founder & Director of Engineering

I lead engineering for an aerospace company aiming to remove debris in orbit.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Building Things

Day to Day

While we build Kall Morris Inc, I spend a lot of my time on the business side of the company. That primarily means writing grant proposals and drafting technical documents to explain what we're doing as a company. These are crucial steps I need to take while the company is still new. Eventually, I'll be able to transition to my true passions of designing, prototyping, and building in the workshop.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I don't know what I'm talking about. This work isn't that exciting. They're going to figure me out and I'll fail."