Howard Mende

Howard Shigeharu Mende

Mechanical Engineer | Defense Contracts Management Agency Western Region

For more than 50 years, Howard Mende has served as a mechanical engineer, providing his skills and expertise with Rockwell International, AiRsch. Manufacturing Company, and Defense Contracts Management West. In his current role with DCMA, he works with the government and monitors contractors in accordance with the best industry practices. Mr. Mende became involved in his profession because his father was a mechanic but encouraged him to pursue the engineering line of work for its benefit. With this advice, he first earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at the University of Hawaii in 1969 and then a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California in 1975. In addition to being a registered engineer with the State of California, he maintains professional affiliation with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Throughout his career, Mr. Mende has always supported his coworkers and worked towards the best possible outcomes for every project. When he started in his career at Rockwell, he worked closely with Dr. George Robert Talbert, who acknowledged him in his book, “Philosophy of Unified Science.”

Video Biography

Mr. Mende has been commended for his work in the field of mechanical engineering in a video biography.

2021 Press Release

Mr. Mende’s success as a mechanical engineer was highlighted in a 2021 press release.


Mr. Mende’s career is compiled in a comprehensive timeline.

Personal Website

Mr. Mende’s personal website serves as a means for him to connect with other like-minded individuals while displaying his accomplishments.

Industry Leaders

Regarded as an Industry Leader, Mr. Mende is included on the Industry Leaders website.

Insight Magazine

In his Insight Magazine interview, Mr. Mende offers advice on overcoming obstacles and what the future of his industry looks like.

Lifetime Achievement Press Release

Mr. Mende’s Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award was announced in a press release.

Millennium Magazine

In his Millennium Magazine feature, Mr. Mende’s backstory of being inspired by his father is chronicled.

Top Engineers

Highly regarded in his line of work, Mr. Mende was honored among Top Engineers.

Winter 2020 Newsletter

Mr. Mende is profiled in his winter 2020 Newsletter.

Hemipsheres Magazine

In 2021, Mr. Mende was recognized in Hemispheres Magazine as a Distinguished Leader Nominee.

American Way Magazine

Mr. Mende was recognized as a Distinguished Leader in American Way Magazine.

Delta Sky Magazine

Mr. Mende’s Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award was celebrated in Delta Sky Magazine.

Forbes Magazine

In his profile with Forbes Magazine, Mr. Mende’s success with Rockwell International, AiRsch. Manufacturing Company, and Defense Contracts Management West is heralded.



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