Motorsports Spotlight

Chad Chmura

Chad has been Application Engineer for our partner Mastercam Software for the past four years and admits to being a bit of a car junky.

Chmura’s family has been into cars and motorsports for generations. He got his own start when he raced quarter midgets in Connecticut around 10 years old. (Same track and time period as Joey Logano.) After that, they built a 1978 show car / race car as a family project. More recently he has been getting into Road Racing, so he has removed the drag race suspension setup and turned the car into an autocross/track vehicle, powered by a self-built Big Block  drag car engine. It is not uncommon to find Chmura on his laptop in the garage reverse-engineering and modeling new brackets or parts.

His passion and love for cars ties directly into his role at Mastercam as an Applications Engineer.

Chmura was recently honored by Manufacturing Engineering magazine as a 2017 “30 Under 30 Future Leader in Manufacturing” honoree. Since 2013, our partner Mastercam has had several winning candidates, including two honorees this year.

With a Mechanical Engineering degree from UCONN, Chmura started his career out in an Aerospace machine shop running manual milling machines and CNC machines. As an Application Engineer for Mastercam, he works closely with Roush Yates Engines, making sure that both customer and Mastercam are getting the most out of the software and CNC machinery, while providing valuable feedback to the CNC software team.

“Roush Yates Engines is a very high end user of Mastercam software. The components made by RYE can push the limits of machinery and software,” said Chmura. “We provide training and programing assistance to ensure that RYE gets the highest quality parts as efficiently as possible.”

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