Five Questions Friday with Eric Golden of Equipois Inc

Name: Eric Golden

Title: President & CEO

Company: Equipois Inc. (

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

1) Why did you choose to do the work you do?

I find the idea of building something enduring very compelling. At Equipois, we are building a venture, helping to build a new category of technology (which we call “dynamic assist devices”), and physically building zeroG arms at our facility. We also have a mission that everyone can believe in and feel good about – making workers both more productive and safer.
I also personally love giving people jobs. Work is a huge part of our lives, and if I can give you a great job, I feel like I’ve made a tangible impact.

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2) What is your proudest career moment?

I feel that my career thus far has been a process – a series of small victories (and setbacks) along a path. In essence, I think the best is yet to come.

3) What goal do you have that inspires you most?

My most important work-related goal is making Equipois a major success for its customers, employees and investors. As the founder and CEO, this goal remains the last thing I think about when I go to sleep and the first thing I focus on when I wake up. As it does for most CEO’s of young companies, it crosses the line to obsession.

4) How has SolidWorks made a difference in your life?

One of Equipois’s core company values is innovation, and SolidWorks is the key tool driving our innovation. It is the underpinning of our product design, an important component of our workflow and applications engineering, and even contributes to our marketing effort. Our engineers revel in discovering the newest capabilities of each release and putting them to use, with bragging rights for the first and most creative.

5) What do you do for fun, and what’s your favorite food?

While I work a lot, I make a point of spending one-on-one time with each of my three children every week. With the older ones, I take them each on an annual father-son/father-daughter trip, and have been able to introduce them to the activities I love, including skiing and scuba (in their case, snorkeling). These are some of the best moments of my life.

When I was a New Yorker my favorite food was steak from Peter Luger’s. I must sheepishly admit that, now that I have been in Los Angeles for almost ten years, my favorite food has “evolved” to sushi.

Thanks to Eric for taking the time to talk.
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Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.