Our Approach

Mission: “To provide end user satisfaction by matching people with continuous improvement.”

Vision: “To breakdown silos so departments work as cohesive teams to push the company forward.”

We like to think Left Hand Right Mind. Engineering with a different mindset.  

Our Story

Fueled  by entrepreneurship and a passion to grow small businesses, Matt saw an opportunity to start Left Hand Engineering . Every company could use engineering help but can’t always afford to bring someone on. 

“Every company has a laundry list of projects that they can never get to. The goal at Left Hand Engineering is to help complete those projects, without breaking the bank.”

-Matt Kownick, Owner

Meet the Team

Matt’s Why Statement:                                    “To teach the foundation so that empathy is built” 


Matt Kownick 

Matt started Left Hand Engineering to help small businesses. Being a co-owner of an outdoor start-up company, he uncovered gaps that manufacturing companies have. Knowing he could help, he left his corporate job and jumped into small business America.

Matt has experience that crosses multiple industries. He is an alumni of Iowa State University of Science and Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering 

He is proud to say that he’s an engineer with personality (name not self given). 

Feel free to reach out with any questions 

Marketing Director

Katie Howlett

With a background in marketing and public relations, Katie has dedicated her career to working with small businesses and nonprofits.

Katie currently lives in Minneapolis with her husband and is trying to make the world a more beautiful place, one design at a time.