Our Approach

Engineering can be expensive, especially for smaller manufacturing companies. Our goal is to fill the niche of engineering help, at a cost less than hiring someone full time.

We like to think Left Hand, Right Mind. Let us be that second set of eyes and get to a solution.

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

Owner- President 

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 several years of 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.