Portfolio of work for Eric Coburn  –  director of ECT Consultants Ltd.  Registered office No. 4A, front Street,  Sedgefiel...
Thorn Lighting Domestic & Commercial Lighting systems Company Registered in England no. 6546063 Design and creation of 3D ...
Thorn Lighting Street Lighting and Emergency Luminaire Products Company Registered in England no. 6546063 Development and ...
Thorn Lighting Electronic Transformers & Tungsten Halogen display fittings  Company Registered in England no. 6546063 Deve...
Nissan Terrano/Ford Maverick seats & interior trim(LWB & SWB) Company Registered in England no. 6546063 Part of small UK/J...
Nissan Terrano/Ford Maverick seats & interior trim(LWB & SWB) Company Registered in England no. 6546063 Design and manufac...
Nissan Terrano/Ford Maverick seats & interior trim(LWB & SWB) Overseeing of testing &  manufacture in Spain. Design of 2 n...
Black & Decker Outdoor Products Introduced 1 st  10”  Auto feed strimmer Circa 1993 Work on all Polypropylene bodied strim...
Black & Decker Woodworking Products Co-Designer of world’s 1 st Versatile sander – “Multi-sander” Circa 1996 Patent exampl...
Black & Decker Dustbusters OEM Service  Diagram generated from  Catia Gen6 Dustbuster – Part of team completing  design in...
Black & Decker Woodworking Products <ul><li>Brief taken from external consultancy and feasibility study completed, includi...
Black & Decker Dustbusters OPP Dustbuster Circa 2003 Cordless Scumbuster kit circa 2003 Designed in UK & program  managed ...
Black & Decker Dustbusters Firestorm Slide pack Dustbuster Circa 2003 12V Auto-Vac kit circa 2003 Company Registered in En...
Black & Decker Dustbusters OPP Car Vac circa 2003/4 Mains hand vac + floor extension circa 2004 Company Registered in Engl...
Black & Decker Dustbusters OPP Range with  Wet & Dry Hand Vac Circa 2006 Gen7 Hand Vac & variants Circa 2005 Company Regis...
Black & Decker Dustbusters OEM Service  Diagram generated from Catia Company Registered in England no. 6546063
Black & Decker Dustbusters Pivot Nose Dustbuster circa 2006 Gen8 Dustbuster circa 2007 Pivot-stick circa 2007 Company Regi...
Black & Decker Dustbuster Filters Accessories – designed at OEM level Company Registered in England no. 6546063
Black & Decker Household Product Portfolio Company Registered in England no. 6546063 Design and creation of 3D prototypes ...
Jaguar & Land Rover   Project management Contract Role <ul><li>PMST Leader OBD Diesel engine management  </li></ul><ul><li...
Jaguar & Land Rover Project management Contract Role  <ul><li>Responsible for small Robustness vehicle fleet, ensuring all...
Ideal Heating Product Design Engineer Design and delivery of production 3D data  for the manufacture of commercial and res...
Tronic Expro  –  measurement and sub-sea connectors  Project management Contract Role Delivery of production level umbilic...
Ricardo automotive Project management Contract Role <ul><li>Program Manager - EDS Electrical engine harness management  </...
Royston Limited Product Manager for  enginei Contract procurement, design specification and development, manufacture, inst...
Disclaimer   <ul><li>This document shows work undertaken in permanent employ, as well as in a contract role </li></ul><ul>...
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  1. 1. Portfolio of work for Eric Coburn – director of ECT Consultants Ltd. Registered office No. 4A, front Street, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, England TS21 3AT Tel. 07891480896 Company Registered in England no. 6546063 <ul><li>Company formed in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Global Patents filed for innovative features and designs </li></ul><ul><li>32 years of New Product Design and introduction, in permanent and contract roles </li></ul>
  2. 2. Thorn Lighting Domestic & Commercial Lighting systems Company Registered in England no. 6546063 Design and creation of 3D prototypes and 2D data to manufacture plastic injection moulded parts and electrical contacts, to produce lampholders, starter sockets, extruded diffusers and all ancillary components in the fluorescent and incandescent Luminaire fittings and systems. Design and creation of 3D prototypes and 2D data to manufacture sheet steel packaging for electrical current control devices. Design and creation of 3D prototypes and 2D data to manufacture all moulded and Externally tooled components necessary for the production of Passive Infra Red Switching devices, incorporating then cutting edge Fresnel lens technology.
  3. 3. Thorn Lighting Street Lighting and Emergency Luminaire Products Company Registered in England no. 6546063 Development and creation of 3D and 2D data for the manufacture of Street lighting Ballasts, such as Mercury, Sodium and Argon fittings, for use in commercial arenas such as road lighting, warehouse lighting and construction lighting. Design, development and creation of 3D prototypes and 2D data for the creation of aesthetically pleasing and corrosion resistant Emergency exit luminaires, incorporating inverter and DC stand-alone technology.
  4. 4. Thorn Lighting Electronic Transformers & Tungsten Halogen display fittings Company Registered in England no. 6546063 Development, Design and creation of prototypes to evaluate, test and eventually manufacture electronic transformers, such as in-line toroidal and compact E-I transformers. These transformers were used in retail outlets and display systems for controlling the first generation of Tungsten-Halogen display fittings. Development, test and committal for manufacture of inverters for customers such as British rail and various caravan manufacturers. Work involved heavy involvement in PCB design and manufacture, overseen by manufacturing team members. PCB ’ s were standard and Hybrid design, incorporating on-site surface mount design and manufacture input. This was also first time for heavy involvement in accelerated testing and resolution of warranty issues due to poor quality PCB design and manufacture, leading to customer feedback and data analysis to redesign, re-test and re-manufacture where necessary.
  5. 5. Nissan Terrano/Ford Maverick seats & interior trim(LWB & SWB) Company Registered in England no. 6546063 Part of small UK/Japanese Design team, designing and delivering all seats for Terrano/Ford Maverick
  6. 6. Nissan Terrano/Ford Maverick seats & interior trim(LWB & SWB) Company Registered in England no. 6546063 Design and manufacture of front seats for LWB & SWB variants, encompassing all 3D models for cushion, back, frames, recliners and all associated mechanisms.
  7. 7. Nissan Terrano/Ford Maverick seats & interior trim(LWB & SWB) Overseeing of testing & manufacture in Spain. Design of 2 nd and 3 rd seats for LWB variant Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  8. 8. Black & Decker Outdoor Products Introduced 1 st 10” Auto feed strimmer Circa 1993 Work on all Polypropylene bodied strimmer Work on 4X4 lawnmower Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  9. 9. Black & Decker Woodworking Products Co-Designer of world’s 1 st Versatile sander – “Multi-sander” Circa 1996 Patent examples in my name: – drive system, perforated abrasive, Integral dust extract cassette Company Registered in England no. 6546063 Assisted in successful product transfer From Germany to UK and subsequent VA Activities, to ensure cost effective designs.
  10. 10. Black & Decker Dustbusters OEM Service Diagram generated from Catia Gen6 Dustbuster – Part of team completing design in UK, and assisting transfer to China circa 2001 Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  11. 11. Black & Decker Woodworking Products <ul><li>Brief taken from external consultancy and feasibility study completed, including IP investigations. </li></ul><ul><li>Investigated Steel, aluminium and plastic alternatives, utilising Catia based FEA package for stress analysis and decision making. </li></ul><ul><li>Nitrogen filled structural foam PP chosen to give 6mm thickness for “I” section necessary to meet design requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of 3D/2D data to represent a commercially viable product from the Industrial Design brief given. </li></ul><ul><li>Production of PU based rapid prototypes on site with new CIBA “Parts in minutes” system. </li></ul><ul><li>Global marketing/design/purchasing audit to determine production suitability of chosen vendors. </li></ul>Workmate replacement program – circa 2002 Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  12. 12. Black & Decker Dustbusters OPP Dustbuster Circa 2003 Cordless Scumbuster kit circa 2003 Designed in UK & program managed into production in China Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  13. 13. Black & Decker Dustbusters Firestorm Slide pack Dustbuster Circa 2003 12V Auto-Vac kit circa 2003 Company Registered in England no. 6546063 Modular design for 12V, 14.4V & 18V Patented exhaust System for user comfort Designed in UK and program managed into Production in China Ultra low cost car vac kit with 1 st generation User defined Tools.
  14. 14. Black & Decker Dustbusters OPP Car Vac circa 2003/4 Mains hand vac + floor extension circa 2004 Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  15. 15. Black & Decker Dustbusters OPP Range with Wet & Dry Hand Vac Circa 2006 Gen7 Hand Vac & variants Circa 2005 Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  16. 16. Black & Decker Dustbusters OEM Service Diagram generated from Catia Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  17. 17. Black & Decker Dustbusters Pivot Nose Dustbuster circa 2006 Gen8 Dustbuster circa 2007 Pivot-stick circa 2007 Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  18. 18. Black & Decker Dustbuster Filters Accessories – designed at OEM level Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  19. 19. Black & Decker Household Product Portfolio Company Registered in England no. 6546063 Design and creation of 3D prototypes and 2D data to manufacture all plastic injection moulded parts, electrical contacts, and all ancillary components to enable high volume production of all cordless Dustbuster range, from 2.4V NiCd and NiMH, up to 36V Lithium Ion platform. This entailed constant competitive awareness through close marketing ties, and frequent design/marketing reviews. This forum allowed the early creation of “ Cut n shut ” prototypes for evaluation by design, patent attorneys and marketeers, for initial feasibility studies. If viable, this allowed further prototyping and resource, to allow a workable project timeline to be established and user research if required. Competitor analysis and user requirements were then formalised into design specifications. The project was then allowed onto the official work scheduling and flowed through from CAD into tooling and finally production. As a Senior Design Engineer, I was involved in the above, as participant and eventually leading the process, to contribute to incremental growth where possible, and overall helping to increase the household portfolio operating income by 200%.
  20. 20. Jaguar & Land Rover Project management Contract Role <ul><li>PMST Leader OBD Diesel engine management </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery of Diesel Engine management Engine Control Unit and embedded on-board diagnostics software, for world’s first Eco Stop/Start 4X4 vehicle (Freelander 2 Micro hybrid Eco Stop/Start) Role encompassed Change Management Meetings, Powertrain reports to senior managers, overseeing software flash at vehicle build to validate (Program management contract role) </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery of Diesel Engine management Engine Control Unit and enclosed on-board diagnostics software, for 10MY Legacy Discovery/Range Rover/Range Rover Sport. </li></ul>Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  21. 21. Jaguar & Land Rover Project management Contract Role <ul><li>Responsible for small Robustness vehicle fleet, ensuring all logged DTC’s and associated module integration issues were resolved in a timely and repeatable manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Part of team resolving Base engine legacy and warranty issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Acquiring difficult sub-contract warranty and Product Liability sign-offs. </li></ul>Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  22. 22. Ideal Heating Product Design Engineer Design and delivery of production 3D data for the manufacture of commercial and residential combi-boilers, detailing 3D and 2D for the on-site creation of heat exchangers, bought out castings for sumps and burner housings, detailing and sourcing of pipe-work and all associated hardware. Development work on new energy air-source heat pumps. (Product Development contract role) Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  23. 23. Tronic Expro – measurement and sub-sea connectors Project management Contract Role Delivery of production level umbilical's and power connectors for MOBO-II Brazil well-head. World’s first 8KV system incorporating Rapid Gas Discharge technology, for deep well implementation for Petrogas. Contract worth £1.3m Contract delivery of standard and customised connectors for current clients on a spares and one-off basis (Program management contract role) Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  24. 24. Ricardo automotive Project management Contract Role <ul><li>Program Manager - EDS Electrical engine harness management </li></ul><ul><li>Achieved sign-off for Delivery of EDS DFMEA, eFDVS, AIMS resolutions and CAD packaging issues at UNV2 virtual freeze for Jaguar & Land Rover 13MY Jaguar programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered CAD packaging of front end harnesses successfully for New XF and XJ FWD programs </li></ul>Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  25. 25. Royston Limited Product Manager for enginei Contract procurement, design specification and development, manufacture, installation and commission of “ enginei ”, a fuel and engine monitoring system retro-fitted into marine diesel applications. www.enginei.co.uk (Overall Manager - permanent role) Company Registered in England no. 6546063
  26. 26. Disclaimer <ul><li>This document shows work undertaken in permanent employ, as well as in a contract role </li></ul><ul><li>The projects shown are all in the public domain, and no infringement of copyright or trademark registration will be incurred. </li></ul><ul><li>All work committed to in this portfolio, whether for permanent employer or in a contract capacity, was done so with full adherence to relevant legislative standards and regulations, and adherence to internal quality procedures, to ensure full product compliance. This involved working to scheduling laid down by company work instructions, such as Milestones or GPDS. </li></ul>Company Registered in England no. 6546063

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