Vector Truck Designs Inc.
Heavy Duty Truck
Vector Truck Designs Inc. is an off-site engineering
design company specializing in class 8 truck systems
and component design. Vector brings over 50 years of
combined experience in truck design to the manufacturing
industry. The company’s design expertise includes
front and rear suspensions, steering systems, and powertrain
installations for rear wheel drive and all wheel drive
Vector has established itself as a reputable design
company in the heavy duty truck industry having contracts
with Fabco Automotive, Western Star Trucks and American
3-D CAD Modeling
Proficient in Pro Engineer (up to
and including Wildfire 2) and Catia
V5, Vector Truck Designs Inc. models both simple
and complex parts including welded assemblies, sheet
metal components and surface modeled cast/moulded parts.
Finite Element Analysis
Vector Truck Designs Inc. is capable of providing Finite
Element Analysis (FEA) utilizing ProMechanica
Marlin Toews, PEng. Senior Designer
Owner of Vector Truck Designs Inc. with 14 years of
design experience in the truck industry. Marlin’s
expertise is in the design of front suspension and steering
systems for tandem steer specialty vehicles. Also has
a wide range of experience in suspension and powertrain
systems for all wheel drive vehicles up to 140,000 GVW.
Robert Perra, Senior Project Manager and Designer
Bob’s expertise is in chassis design specializing
in rear suspension and cross member design. His portfolio
includes management positions at E-One fire trucks and
Western Star Trucks.
Marten Gruenwald, Powertrain Design Specialist
Marty brings experience gained from both MACK
and Western Star Trucks. His expertise is in powertrain
systems including engine/transmission mounting, drivelines,
air intake and cooling systems. Currently, Marty is
working on a contract with Caterpillar EPA’07
engine installations for Western Star Trucks.
Michael Walling, Junior Designer
Currently enrolled in Engineering at Okanagan University
College, Mike is gaining experience in ProE modeling
and detailing of class 8 truck layouts.
Dan Gravel, Senior Designer
Dan has extensive cad modeling experience using ProEngineer
and Catia. He offers experience in surface modeling
of cast or injection moulded plastic parts.