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 and Sales Manager

Alex Montelongo serves as Marketing and Sales Manager at EngineeringPeople. He first began interning with the company nine years ago, leading to a full time position. Alex earned a bachelor of science in marketing from Iowa State University. He is HubSpot Inbound and Sales Software-certified and is a member of the American Marketing Association, Chicago Chapter. His hobbies include exercising, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.


Miguel Montelongo

Marketing and Sales Associate

Miguel Montelongo has interned atEngineeringPeople for three years. He is a Senior at Bradley University and is an Entrepreneurship Major and plans to graduate Spring 2021. He enjoys spending his free time working out, golfing, and getting together 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.

Lipi Malladi

Lead AR Developer

Lipi is a Quality Engineer and Quality Research Engineer at EngineeringPeople. She works on improving the quality of products and process by incorporating the latest technology to reduce cycle time and decrease costs. She has vast expertise with HoloLens, a Microsoft augmented reality device, which allows her to implement automation features, simplify data collection and improve existing manufacturing methods for clients.

Lipi holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering with an emphasis in manufacturing engineering from Wichita State University. When she’s not immersed in AR, she writes articles and short stories. She also enjoys practicing the piano and pottery.


Malcolm Ivy

UI/UX Designer

Since his internship started in 2019, Malcolm has become a full-time member of the team. He is a 2020 Bradly University Graduate, with a Bachelor of Science in User Experience design. Malcolm’s work requires a careful understanding of the user’s interactions on different digital platforms such a mobile, tablet, AR, VR, and other mediums. Malcolm’s proficient understanding and execution of human-centered design provide a way for the user to properly engage with the design in a meaningful user-friendly way. Through the iterative process of Wire-framing, Flows, and Prototyping, He creates designs that creatively drive ideas forward. Malcolm is extremely experienced in a plethora of design tools ranging from, Adobe to mobile prototyping tools such as XD, Sketch, and Figma.In his spare time, you could find Malcolm enjoying a good book on American history, playing video games, or simply watching Horror films after dark.


Evan Ricaurté

Digital Space Designer

Evan Ricaurté is a Digital Space Designer at EngineeringPeople. He is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s of Architecture and a minor in Dance; graduated in 2020. Evan specializes in the digital design and recreation of the built world for use in augmented and virtual reality applications and environments. In his free time, he enjoys pursuing his other passions of concert dance, and digital photography.

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