Investigative Mechanical Engineer
and
Market Researcher
Brad Barrett, PE
bbwork@alumni.utexas.net
More than 12 years of ex...
Brad Barrett, PE
bbwork@alumni.utexas.net
EXPERTISE:
• Business Relations-China
• Machine Design
• Assembly Automation
• R...
Brad Barrett, PE
bbwork@alumni.utexas.net
SKILLS:
• Identification and evaluation of alternative technologies/techniques t...
Brad Barrett, PE
bbwork@alumni.utexas.net
STELLAR - Shanghai, China www.stellar.net
June 2012 – Aug. 2013
ENGINEERING & SA...
Brad Barrett, PE
bbwork@alumni.utexas.net
GT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES—Shanghai, China www.gtat.com
Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2011
SUST...
Brad Barrett, PE
bbwork@alumni.utexas.net
BODINE ASSEMBLY & TEST SYSTEMS—Beijing, China www.detroittool.com
July 2006 – No...
Brad Barrett, PE
bbwork@alumni.utexas.net
PACIFIC RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL—Bridgeport, CT, USA; Changchun/Beijing, China
20...
Brad Barrett, PE
bbwork@alumni.utexas.net
NATIONAL FILTRATION SYSTEMS—Norcross, GA www.clarkreliance.com
1999 – 2000
DIREC...
Brad Barrett, PE
bbwork@alumni.utexas.net
SASIB FOOD & BEVERAGE MACHINERY—Goose Creek, SC www.sasib.com
1995 - 1998
DESIGN...
Brad Barrett, PE
bbwork@alumni.utexas.net
SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY—Hartsville, SC www.sonoco.com
1992 – 1995
DESIGN ENGINEE...
Brad Barrett, PE
bbwork@alumni.utexas.net
EDUCATION
• Project Leadership Certificate
CORNELL UNIVERSITY; Ithaca, NY
• Mast...
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Investigative Mechanical Engineer - BBarrett, PE

  1. 1. Investigative Mechanical Engineer and Market Researcher Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net More than 12 years of experience in equipment design, mechanical trouble-shooting / technical service, China business development / business start-up, China market research and manufacturing Citizenship: USA
  2. 2. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net EXPERTISE: • Business Relations-China • Machine Design • Assembly Automation • Root Cause Analysis • Cost Reduction • Sourcing • Repair Coordination • Applications Engineering
  3. 3. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net SKILLS: • Identification and evaluation of alternative technologies/techniques to achieve process improvements, increased efficiency, and reduced costs. • China business start-up and market research. • Highly skilled at conducting mechanical troubleshooting. • Cross-functional project coordination and communication between internal groups and external partners, vendors, and subcontractors. • Proven ability to apply analytical problem-solving skills in design and modification of equipment used in high-volume manufacturing. • LANGUAGES: English (Native)  Chinese Mandarin (Conversational)
  4. 4. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net STELLAR - Shanghai, China www.stellar.net June 2012 – Aug. 2013 ENGINEERING & SALES MANAGER Engineering, Procurement & Construction Management • Developed and proofread service contracts, took action to alleviate risks. • Developed potential customer database, researched industries and sales targets, pursued contact with key decision-makers. • Prepared Powerpoint presentations on China food & beverage market and China business environment. • Provided design and construction project coordination, monitoring and reporting. • Assisted with plant construction project management services (EPCM) proposal development.
  5. 5. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net GT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES—Shanghai, China www.gtat.com Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2011 SUSTAINING ENGINEERING MANAGER Polysilicon Production Equipment Previous position: National Support Manager, China • Coordinated on-site warranty weld repair work on imported polysilicon process vessels. Achieved faster repair response times and cost reduction by identifying and utilizing qualified welders based in China. • Applied alternative design concepts to silicon ingot production auxiliary equipment designs and created 3D drawings; researched infrared heating technologies, analyzed surface-drying processes, and identified alternative crucible gripping, lifting, and manipulating concepts. • Identified logistics companies with legal solutions for eliminating Chinese import customs bottleneck. • Led technical investigation and analysis for cost reductions and part substitutions regarding solar silicon ingot furnace and sapphire crystal furnace components. Served as communication and technical liaison with U.S.-based engineering team and suppliers. • Conducted equipment failure analyses and observations resulting in product development team increasing mechanical robustness of graphite heater rods in process vessel. • Outsourced mechanical stress analysis (FEA) of polysilicon ingot crucible resulting in the theoretical validation of equipment design concept.
  6. 6. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net BODINE ASSEMBLY & TEST SYSTEMS—Beijing, China www.detroittool.com July 2006 – Nov. 2008 OPERATIONS MANAGER/APPLICATIONS & TECHNICAL SUPPORT MANAGER Assembly Automation • Co-developed sales and marketing materials, provided technical support for purchasing, prepared budgeting and financial reports, and interviewed candidates throughout start-up phase. Developed and implemented design improvements in vibratory part feeding. • Managed mechanical troubleshooting of assembly systems; inspected and corrected assembly system pick-and-place tooling and part escapement mechanism set-up work. • Improved performance and raised assembly system operating efficiency by performing post- installation assembly system modifications. Directed machine performance validation and component pick-up/assembly control system logic testing.
  7. 7. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net PACIFIC RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL—Bridgeport, CT, USA; Changchun/Beijing, China 2000 – 2006 SERVICE & APPLICATIONS SUPPORT MANAGER/PROJECT ENGINEER/ VICE DIRECTOR, TRAINING CENTER • Researched and identified sales targets including visiting potential customers and creating relevant contact and data reports for U.S.-based staff. Key contributor in the successful negotiation of $900K+ assembly machine sale. • Managed investment holding company branch office activities in China; developed proposals, performed scheduling, and identified potential suppliers. Advised on technical specifications and part quality requirements. • Oversaw the creation of a training center, recruited and trained staff, developed financial analysis tools, and prepared financial reports.
  8. 8. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net NATIONAL FILTRATION SYSTEMS—Norcross, GA www.clarkreliance.com 1999 – 2000 DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING Filtration Equipment for Power Plants • Evaluated designs for conformance to customer specifications. Reviewed vessel design drawings and BOMs. Documented ASME Code calculations for pressure vessels. Performed structural foundation loading analyses.
  9. 9. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net SASIB FOOD & BEVERAGE MACHINERY—Goose Creek, SC www.sasib.com 1995 - 1998 DESIGN ENGINEER • Developed numerous beverage-related systems including beverage brewing station with the support structure for two-ton capacity hoist, stainless steel pressure vessels, and beverage processor piping assemblies consisting of mass-flow sensors, modulating valves, check valves, and block-and-bleed components for clean-in-place applications; also developed beverage chiller incorporating plate heat exchanger, ammonia surge drum, back-pressure regulating valve, and liquid-level control. • Reduced manufacturing costs and improved manufacturability by evaluating alternative options and modifying design drawings. • Investigated and specified spray nozzles for water deaeration system; analyzed liquid-level control technologies for sanitary tank. Performed and documented ASME code pressure vessel calculations. • Designed ammonia-based refrigeration piping systems consisting of evaporative condensers, compressors, shell-and-tube heat exchangers, and plate heat exchangers.
  10. 10. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY—Hartsville, SC www.sonoco.com 1992 – 1995 DESIGN ENGINEER Packaging for Consumer Products • Reduced product changeover time for high-speed manufacturing operation by developing packaging machine modification. Led Engineering Department Safety Committee. • Improved post-installation performance of high-speed packaging assembly machine; specified pneumatic cylinders, valves, bearings, drive components, and mechanical rotary indexers. Performed deflection calculations for package-sealing machine improvement project; calculated servo-motor torque requirement for rotary die application.
  11. 11. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net EDUCATION • Project Leadership Certificate CORNELL UNIVERSITY; Ithaca, NY • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS; Austin, TX • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY; East Lansing, MI

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