Bill Savela, P. E.

Savela, P. E.
Technical Marketing & Sales,
Delta Computer Systems Inc.

Bill Savela, P.E., is technical marketing & sales director at Delta Computer Systems Inc., Battle Ground, Wash. He has more than 20 years of  industrial process and motion control experience in applications engineering, marketing, and sales. He is a Registered Professional Engineer. and  graduated from Michigan Technological University with BSEE and MS degrees. He has been at Delta Computer Systems, Inc. since 2002.
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