"Dan has been instrumental in revamping our entire product line. He has a remarkable ability to quickly understand intent and put it into practical design. I've found him to be entirely professional and efficient. I recommend his services without reservation."
"Daniel Tagtow and Ampersand has never failed to deliver anything less than stellar results for us and our clientele. We have worked with them many times over a span of years and have
always found their competency and quality of work to be exceptional, the service to be excellent, and the pricing to be very competitive."
Director of Business Development
"Dan Tagtow is incredibility creative and insightful. He can really put your vision and dreams into reality. Great in brainstorming complicated and difficult products and parts resulting in a solution for our DoD customers."
"Dan was the first product designer I'd ever used, and he made the process much more approachable and easier than I had anticipated. He took the time to explain to me not only the process of product design, but also the general timeline and chronology of taking an "idea" and bringing it to fruition, and possibly to market. His work was done with great care to accurately represent my idea. He listened to what I wanted the product to be used for and kept that in mind while designing, yet still gave input, based on his prior experiences, as to what would be the most beneficial, cost-effective route. The end result was a design that didn't even need to be revisited before I was able to make a prototype."
"We have worked with Dan on several programs, his knowledge of Solid works along with his diverse engineering/design background have made any situation solvable. Dan's attention to detail coupled with his ability to listen and understand the customers needs are invaluable. His critical thinking and reasoning have allowed us to collaborate on some amazing solutions in a timely manner."
Sheets Golf Design
"Ampersand, and specifically Dan Tagtow, embody the rare and valuable combination of raw talent, impressive training, vast experience, unbounded creativity, razor sharp intelligence, strong work ethic and a professional bedside manner that consistently produces the highest potential for any project in a way that is a genuine pleasure to experience. I have known Dan for decades, and his commitment to excellence is unparalleled."
"In early 2010, I had the pleasure to meet Dan Tangtow. I say the "pleasure", as Dan was able to help me reach my goals to develop a new fishing float with great precision. The requirements to meet the product's design were carefully worked on over a course of six months. After three prototypes Dan successfully met all my requirements and the final product was released for testing.
Dan's ability to listen to my needs and make recommendations as required helped in the final design to our product. His commitment and professionalism to help me reach my needs has established a strong partnership between us. As I continue to work on other projects, Dan will continue to be my designer.
I highly recommend Dan Tangtow as the preferred designer to any individual and/or company seeking to receive the personal touch."
"Dan Tagtow provided a unique design and engineering work for our first product which won a gold IDEA award along with numerous other awards, combining creative marketing elements in the design we still use today."
"The innovative case work by Dan Tagtow and his team will be the guiding form for our new diagnostic temperature technology that will be used on ranching operations throughout the world."
"Dan Tagtow has been a part of our development practice for over a decade. I would highly recommend his work in mature product lines that need a new kick or young start-ups that are breaking new ground. I have personally used his services in both."
President & CEO
Vital Needs International
"I have had the pleasure of working with Dan Tagtow over the past eight years on a continuous basis. I have a small consulting practice that is heavily involved in new product development, Dan has been extremely helpful assisting me with the development of components for new products, we have just completed a one million dollar project to design and develop a high performance Lawn and Garden Sprayer. We worked as a team, I with the original concepts and Dan with the engineering design, which turns ideas into functioning components. We have been very successful on this and many other products over the years.
I am extremely impressed with Dan's engineering design capabilities, not once have we had to go back and make changes to a component, once the design was complete and the component manufactured, it worked as conceived the first time every time. I will continue to work with Dan as required and have no hesitation recommending Dan for any engineering design concept that may be required. I would be happy to speak to anyone in this regard and wish Dan much success with his new venture."
ROBERT S. SMITH
Robert Smith Consulting Group
“Making ideas to a final product is a very difficult task. Dan Tagtow has an unique ability to listen and transfer ideas into workable drawings in one or two revisions, which in my experience, is truly unique."
"I've worked with Dan on several projects in the last 15 years. He is an exceptional mechanical engineer with a creative eye towards smooth lines and an almost genius pattern of concept. He has a tactful technique and a sincere concern for the beauty and functionality of the final product."
TenX LogX, LLC
"Dan is an engineer's engineer. He knows the mechanical side thoroughly and he can make the CAD software 'sing & dance' to any tune."