Tillman joined Darcoid in 2021 with 25 years of experience in the seal industry. As Technical Sales & Account Manager at Darcoid, Tillman supports customers in the Midwest Region with robust sealing solutions produced in Europe, North America, and Asia.
Introduced to seal manufacturing as a tool designer of elastomeric seals, Tillman learned firsthand the inherent challenges of molding and finishing high-precision seals. Subsequent roles as process technician and project engineer advanced his understanding of the manufacturing processes unique to the production of polymer seals.
Tillman brought creativity and an iterative approach to past roles as product development engineer and applications engineer, where he focused on custom seal designs. With the aid of non-linear finite element analysis, Tillman refined good seal design practices and learned the importance of optimizing the entire seal joint.
Tillman’s product development experience spans a wide range of markets with seal designs for aerospace, automotive, life sciences, sustainable energy, and mobile hydraulics (Patent: US7063329). Always working to better understand seal challenges and their solutions, Tillman now collaborates with performance-driven customers to determine how Darcoid can provide the greatest value.
Tillman earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Goshen College. He enjoys traveling, cycling, kayaking, and hiking with his family. Contact Tillman to develop a sealing solution optimized to meet your performance, assembly, and warranty goals.