Who We Are

ProtoPlant is dedicated to solving your engineering and manufacturing challenges by tenaciously applying its experience and resources to your project.   The company was founded on a vision of advancing science and technology by providing the best possible engineering and manufacturing services with an emphasis on creativity, affordability, and quality. 

ProtoPlant approaches each new project with enthusiasm and passion and we are looking forward to yours!  Please contact us to see what we can do for you.

The Founder

ProtoPlant was founded in 2008, and is currently owned and operated by Dustin Cram. Dustin is a licensed Professional Engineer with a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Montana State University.  He is co-inventor on several patents, has hardware he designed and built for the Solar Dynamics Observatory currently flying in space, and is passionate about design and manufacturing.

While not at ProtoPlant Dustin loves spending time with his family and exploring the beautiful Northwest while hiking and camping.   He is also an accomplished DIY-er, there is nothing like a good project!