Adam Ortwein, Design Applications Specialist

Corgan employees highlighted in Our People Profiles are chosen based on special qualities that merit recognition; producing outstanding work, inspiring others and enhancing the community. They embody the Corgan core values of excellence, balance, integrity and passion.


What has been your favorite project to work on at Corgan and why?


My favorite project so far has been the Shanghai Satellite Terminal. It’s not every day you get to work in such a grand scale on a world class facility, but the icing on the cake was the team I worked with. After 3 months of hard, hard work, we were truly like a family.

 

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up and why?


I wanted to be a comedic actor when I was young, probably because I was more preoccupied with making my teachers laugh than I was with my studies!

 

What would surprise people most about you?


I would love to say it would be a superlative quality like “cares too much,” but what tends to get the most shocked reactions is the fact that I have a metabolic disorder (called PKU) that prevents me from eating meat, dairy, bread, grain, and even some high-protein foods like beans and nuts.

 

How do you take your coffee?


Usually with coconut milk and either Agave or Honey. Sometimes some Skittles or Lucky Charms for a bit of fruity aftertaste.

 

What do you do in your spare time?


Anything athletic, play guitar, brag about my three-legged dog, or catch up with coworkers over food and drinks.
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