Christopher Van Dyke

Case Study – Heater Assembly

Error check before cover placement Challenge: Customer’s manual inspection process was error prone. Desire to automate cover assembly meant current inspection process would interfere with the automation. Solution: Using Overview’s Basic Error algorithm, this heater is checked for all parts in place, correct wiring, proper wire connections, and absence of foriegn objects. Given the nature …

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Riding the Wave

Vision Systems are riding technology waves In manufacturing, when the application is right, vision systems are incredibly powerful and their benefits are obvious. They can ensure impeccable quality, seamlessly integrate into assembly lines, see defects humans can’t, and they never need a break. On the other hand, often when we think of vision systems, we …

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Autonomous Vehicle Technology for Your Wire and Cable Factory

Self-driving cars have received a lot of press in the last few years. It makes sense, the promise of cars that drive themselves is easy for anyone to understand and is a convenience most of us would enjoy. It has been predicted for decades, but recent technology advancements have improved the feasibility and many experts …

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Russell Nibbelink Overview Co-founder

Russell Nibbelink

Co-founder & Head of Engineering
Russell is a co-founder and head of engineering of Overview. At Overview, Russell helps customers implement cutting edge high speed Deep Learning algorithms. Prior to joining Overview, he was a software engineer at Salesforce where he worked on web-scale infrastructure projects. Russell received his BS from UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, where he helped teach a class on High Performance Computing.
Chris Van Dyke Overview CEO

Chris Van Dyke

Co-founder & CEO

Chris Van Dyke is a co-founder and the CEO of Overview. Prior to founding Overview, Chris spent eight years in manufacturing engineering at Tesla. Most recently, he led the 80 person battery design team through the launch of the Model 3. During which time he was principally responsible for taking the team from battery design to high-volume production. Earlier in his career at Tesla he managed the infrastructure and equipment design for the first Gigafactory project including equipment for supporting battery cell manufacturing. Chris also launched Tesla’s Electric Vehicle Supercharger Program, which currently has more than 16,000 stations nationwide.

Chris holds several patents from his time leading custom equipment design while a Senior Engineer at H2Gen Innovations. Chris received his BS from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering and an MS from the University of Virginia in Chemical Engineering.

Austin Appel

Co-founder & Head of Product

Austin Appel is a co-founder and head of product of Overview. At Overview, Austin leads product development and operations. Prior to Overview, Austin spent four years at Tesla in roles across battery manufacturing and R&D. He led the DFM and automation efforts for Model 3 battery pack production at Tesla’s first Gigafactory. Previously he expanded Tesla’s production of Model S and X battery packs through equipment design and implementation. He holds a dual bachelors degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University.