MRD Engineering began in 2001 as a response to a slowing US economy and the eminent internet “bubble” of the time. We believed contract engineering services enable manufacturers to continue their innovation and growth while operating lean and flexible technical workforces. We were first established as Moving in the Right Direction, a sole proprietorship, and later incorporated as MRD Engineering, LLC in Texas.

We’ve grown modestly since our founding under deliberate, conservative management that parallels our engineering ideologies. The result is a business that has withstood a number of economic dips and paradigm shifts. Today, we remain nimble and lightweight operationally which translates into value and expediency for our clients.


Looking ahead, we will continue to pursue excellence in engineering services while expanding and deepening our reach into challenging industries, particularly aerospace & defense and advanced materials & processes. We will continue to upgrade our technical resources, both in terms of personnel and in terms of engineering systems. We are excited by technologies that are enabling and democratizing engineering analysis yet we are careful to implement in ways that ensure rigor and accuracy.


MRD Engineering is led by Bryan McNatt, P.E. who founded the company in 2001. Mr. McNatt holds an advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering and has over 25 years experience across a variety of industries and technical challenges. Mr. McNatt’s CV can be found here.

MRD Engineering, LLC, 2121 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Ste. 236, Plano, Texas, USA 75023 Phone: 469.231.1143