Jim Montelongo


Jim is the founder of Advanced CADCAM Service Corporation and EngineeringPeople.
As CEO, Jim sets the strategic direction and planning for the company. Jim leads the company and wears many hats working with the all departments’ leaders.

Jim earned an executive MBA and a bachelor of science in engineering from Bradley University. He also holds a Quality Customer Service certification from the Disney Institute, and a Scaling Excellence Through Innovation certification from Stanford University. In addition, Jim competed a 12-week business program at 1871 Chicago’s Technology and Entrepreneurship Center and has received extensive training from the American Management Association in business strategy and administration.

As a third term city councilman and former chairman to the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, Jim believes in giving back to his community. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, exercising and watching action adventure movies and competitive sports.

Alex Montelongo

Marketing, Sales, and Recruitment

Alex Montelongo serves as Marketing, Sales, and Recruitment Manager at EngineeringPeople. He first began interning with the company in 2012, leading to a full time position. Alex earned a bachelor of science in marketing from Iowa State University in 2017. He is HubSpot Inbound and Sales Software-certified and is a member of the American Marketing Association, Chicago Chapter. He is currently an MBA student and will earn his degree in December 2022. His hobbies include exercising, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.

Jon Duval

Project Manager

Jon is currently working as a project manager for the various projects that come into EngineeringPeople. Prior to joining EngineeringPeople, Jon worked 35 years at Caterpillar in engineering and product support.  He was a lead design engineer on the D11R Carry Dozer and last worked on the divestiture of the Bucyrus acquisition as the Product Support Lead for the Asia Dealers in Australia, China, India and Indonesia. Jon received his Bachelors of Science in Engineering from Bradley University.  He also has a two year MOP apprentice graduate from Caterpillar. In Jon’s free time he enjoys spending time with his 4 grown children and also enjoys college basketball, fishing, golfing and volunteering wherever there is a need.

Fred Estes

Sr. Lead Mechanical/ Electrical Engineer

Fred is a seasoned veteran with 26 years of experience in engineering design. His major areas of emphasis include Cabling/Harness design, computer hardware and software, and IT support.

Fred is well-versed in a number of technology tools, including PTC Creo, Windchill, PolyWorks, and Thingworx. Fred’s role at EngineeringPeople allows him to explore new areas of technology, push hardware and software to its limits, and continually expand into new areas of engineering and computer technology.

Fred is a graduate of Bradley University. He enjoys historical movies, archaeology, and music from Apologetix.

Dr. Iqbal Shareef

Technical Advisor

Dr. Iqbal Shareef has a BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering with specialization and research interests in Design for Manufacturability, Advanced Manufacturing Process, and Tribology. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in these areas for last 3 decades. Prior to his doctoral work he worked at NASA Langley for a year on Optimal Temperature Curing Cycles for Polyamide-imide thermosetting amorphous polymers for use on space shuttle tiles. For last ten years he has been working at NASA Glenn Research Center on civilian and military related projects. Iqbal’s civilian related projects include the work done on determining the survivability of the wear damaged Solar Alpha Rotary (SARJ) located in the International Space Station (ISS). More recently he has worked on James Webb Telescope’s (JWST) Micro Shutter Assembly (MSA) oscillatory mechanism, and the effect of moisture exposure on Molybdenum disulfide coated gears in the Dual Wheel Mechanism of JWST.

Eric Mumm

Senior Design Engineer

Eric is a Senior Design Engineer with 24 years of experience. His major emphasis is mechanical engineering using Creo, Teamcenter, and Windchill. He has worked on many different products such as engines, cabs, large mining trucks, and military equipment to name a few. This has allowed him to gain experience in a variety of areas and systems such as hydraulics, cooling, and fuel, along with things such as castings, sheet metal, fabrications, and bolted assemblies. This, along with his experience managing projects in conjunction with both local and remote teams, allows him to handle any engineering challenges that come into the office quickly, efficiently, and in a cost effective manner.

In his free time, he enjoys movies, outdoor festivals, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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