MSR Names Evan Williams Mechanical Design Engineer


MSR Names Evan Williams Mechanical Design Engineer

SEATTLE, WA — August 31, 2017


Mountain Safety Research® (MSR®), a manufacturer of premium, high-performance outdoor equipment since 1969, has named Evan Williams Mechanical Design Engineer. In this role, Williams will design products and develop technology for outdoor, global health, and military applications.

Williams joins MSR after nearly two years of employment as Mechanical Product Development Engineer at PATH, the world leader in driving global health innovation. In his previous role, Williams identified and invented solutions for low resource settings around the world. A key development partner for MSR, PATH provides MSR with critical field expertise and channels for product testing and implementation.

“Evan has a great combination of engineering fundamentals and creativity, which will allow him to be a strong contributor to our outdoor, global health, and research and development projects” said Phil Hitch, Director of Product Development, MSR. “We are very excited to have him join the MSR product development team.”

In total, Williams holds more than 13 years of experience and education in engineering and research. The MSR product and development team draws on nearly 50 years of experience and works closely with military research agencies and world-class development partners to produce and customize integrated systems that meet basic and essential worldwide needs: food, water, and shelter.

Future technologies in development at MSR that Evan will contribute to include personal desalination devices to create drinking water from seawater, low-cost handwashing stations for remote communities, and high-volume chlorine makers for sanitation in health clinics, among others.

About MSR® (Mountain Safety Research®)

Seattle-based MSR has been engineering standard-setting high-performance outdoor equipment since 1969. A commitment to quality manufacturing and innovation ensures customers are outfitted with the finest, most reliable gear available for outdoor adventures. MSR product lines include: stoves, fuel, cookware, water treatment and hydration systems, shelters, snowshoes, snow tools, and backcountry poles. The majority of MSR products are made in the company’s Seattle, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit