Michigan Office
20134 Gagnon Circle, Suite 200
Hancock, MI 49930

Minnesota Office
13657 10th St SW
Cokato, MN 55321

By Phone: 320-286-1357

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Meet the Team

Nels E. Benda, PE

Vice President – Chief Technology Officer

Nels Benda has spent his career developing novel solutions for Aircraft, Military and Commercial Applications. His professional background includes electronics development, in particular, power system, and architecture, EMI/EMC analysis and design, embedded design, and signal analysis. Nels received his Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and has been a licenced Professional Engineer in Michigan since 2016. Nels started Benda Engineering with Steve as a family run business, to provide a vehicle for R&D projects he is passionate about, and to provide a mechanism to provide the expertise of the team to our customers as a service.
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Logan Benda

Senior Electrical Engineer

Logan Benda’s early career began in the power sports industry focusing on electronic systems for battery management, electronic drives and controllers. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2015 and is a UH60M Blackhawk Pilot in the Minnesota Army National Guard. Logan has a passion for creating Internet of Things solutions and focuses on integrating and connecting sensors and devices through wireless technologies. He successfully leads the hardware and firmware development of core IoT projects. Logan serves to provide cutting edge connected devices which bring product visions to life.    LinkedIn

Zach Erkkila

Lead Software Developer

Zach’s background is in web development, application development, mobile-web integration and web-based control systems. He graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University. Zach has worked in the computer science field since 2012, starting his career as owner and operator of Kolmedia Web Solutions, providing website, mobile, and web application development services, and later joining ProNav Marine to aid in development of their ProNav Angler GPS autopilot system. Zach has been with Benda Engineering since late 2016, leading their software development efforts in that time.
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