Patti Engineer Sails in Race to Mackinac

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We are proud that our own Charlie Rysenga was invited to participate in the 2014 Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac this weekend.

This is Charlie’s second year participating in the race.  Charlie taught himself how to sail in high school (wow!) and started racing in college with the Michigan Technological University Sailing team.

This year marks the 106th Race to Mackinac, a 333-mile race from Chicago to Mackinac Island, Michigan.  Charlie’s team will be sailing a 33’ Reynolds catamaran called Double Time.  He describes the boat as “basically a big trampoline between two 33’ hulls.”

To learn more about this very cool event, go to

To follow Charlie’s progress on Double Time, go to


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Barb Rausch

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Human Resources Manager

Barb Rausch has been a member of the Patti Engineering team since 2016, excelling in her human resources role. With a background in mechanical engineering from Oakland University and experience in safety admin, as well as quality system management, Barb's transition to HR combines technical expertise with people skills. She has significantly contributed to employee benefits, retention strategies, and career development at Patti Engineering.