Zachary Howard
Chuck Parent

AVID Labs® announces the appointments of Zachary Howard and Chuck Parent.

Joel Nichols, Chief Innovation Officer for AVID, announced, "We are pleased to introduce to you our newest team members. Their work ethic and combined skills are exactly what we need to serve our customers.”


Zachary Howard is Mechanical Engineer for AVID Labs®.

Before joining AVID, Zachary worked as Mechanical Engineer in the aviation and aerospace industry for Electroimpact in Mukilteo, Washington. A graduate of the University of Idaho, he holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated from Middleton High School.

“Zach worked on large assembly equipment for Boeing aircraft wings,” stated Bob Kartman, Engineering Manager for AVID Labs®. “He jumped right into new product design here and was immersed in our largest project to date and has excelled in developing a cooling system design for the product. He has a passion for rapid prototyping/3D printing and has become the lead engineer to develop AVID’s 3D printing expertise."


Chuck Parent serves as Electrical Engineering Technician for AVID Labs®.

Chuck previously worked at Franklin Electric, and Exelis in the Geospatial and Communication Divisions, where he received achievement awards for excellence and dedication. Chuck graduated from Elmhurst High School, Fort Wayne, and ITT Technical Institute with an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.

"Immediately immersed in one of our most significant development projects for a major client, Chuck has been able to apply his years of experience to help AVID meet their customer commitments efficiently,” Bob Kartman continued, “He’s a great addition to the team!”