Posted on November 21, 2017

Info Session on Engineering and Automation with Brian Quon (Sci '04)


Brian Quon
Associate Manager, Tesla Gigafactory 1
Queen's ECE Alumnus, Sci '04

Time and Venue:

Thursday, November 23rd
3:30 - 4:40 pm
Walter Light Hall, Room 302

Are you interested in factory automation and building machines?

If you like building machines, seeing things work and also enjoy programming then factory automation may be an exciting career for you.  Today's modern factory requires a high skill base to address ever-increasing automation, traceability and quality-assurance requirements and needs bright and motivated people who are looking for up for a challenge.  At this information session, Brian Quon, a Queen's ECE Alumnus, will present some of the problems that engineers are solving in today's factory, and provide tips on networking, applying, interviewing for your next position.


Brian Quon (Sci'04 Electrical) is an Associate Manager at Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Reno, Nevada. He currently leads the Automation Controls Engineering Group at GF1, which designs the electrical and controls programming portions of new equipment that manufacture battery modules and drive units for energy storage products and vehicles. Brian's first foray into manufacturing was a QUIP internship at Honda of Canada Mfg., which he joined full-time after graduation. At Honda, Brian commissioned new equipment for the 2006 Honda Civic major model change in the Weld Department before moving to Product Engineering where he performed vehicle testing on Audio/Navi and instrument cluster components for the 2009 Civic and 2010 MDX minor model changes. Brian then proceeded to do an MBA at the University of Toronto and worked briefly in the finance and logistics industries before returning to the manufacturing industry. At Tesla, he has commissioned new equipment for dual-motor Model S, body welding equipment for Model X, and drive unit assembly equipment for Model 3.