Background Grew up in Fort Wayne, IN Attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN South Side High School
Trane Company (1987-1988) Laboratory Engineer responsible for Variable Air Units and Scroll Compressor testing
Lake Center Industries (1988-1993) Product Design Engineer Designed precision stampings and injection-molded parts that met automotive requirements for high strength, temperature extremes, corrosion, and cosmetics. Promoted team atmosphere among manufacturing, quality control, tooling personnel and engineers from other disciplines to insure quality issues were resolved quickly and effectively. Project management responsibility for a new product from inception to start of production. Automotive customers served included Ford, GM, and Chrysler. Products: headlamp switches, automatic transmission sensors, heater and a/c controllers.
General Motors Truck Group (1993-1995) <ul><li>Senior Experimental Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Maintained daily communication with laboratory and proving ground test groups to resolve any test failure issues, part procurement, and test performance requirement interpretation. </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar with cold weather and hot weather proving ground test sites (Canada and Mesa.) </li></ul><ul><li>Presented test progress to Chief Engineer on a monthly basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for the following subsystems: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Powertrain (engine and transmission.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interior (seats, sunshades, audio.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SRS (Safety Restraint System) </li></ul></ul>
UFE (1996-1998) Project Engineer responsible for developing mold tooling and mold processing settings for Hewlett-Packard ink-jet printer components and sensor housings for Delphi.
AP Engineering (1998-2001) Responsible for designing precision assembly fixtures for Hutchinson Technologies suspension components while at AP Engineering.
AP Engineering (1998-2001) Responsible for creating the handle geometry for 3M Scotch Brite Scrubbers and Dish Wands using Unigraphics Free Form while working at AP Engineering.
Victory Motorcycles (2001-2002) Product Design Engineer responsible for front and rear fender design, front turn signal mounting, horn mount, oil cooler mount, and various, non-cosmetic components using Pro/Engineer.
Goodrich Sensors Systems (2002) Responsible for converting manual drawings from Humphrey to Pro/Engineer for Goodrich. Verified dimensional data, assembly bills of materials, and presented drawing packages at internal design reviews. Inertial and Attitude Sensors Goodrich Sensor Systems acquired Humphrey’s inertial systems and is now the world’s leading supplier of spinning mass gyroscopes, pendulums and magnetometers used in guidance and control systems and platform stabilization. These critical attitude measurements are used on a variety of high performance wheeled and tracked armored vehicles, aircraft, helicopters, missiles, drones and remotely piloted aerial vehicles. Goodrich Sensor Systems is committed to providing reliable sensing solutions focusing on affordability. Our commitment extends to an extensive family of inertial based products .
Kodak Health Group (2002-present) Advanced Mechanical Engineer Assisted with the development of uniquely configured Health Imaging thermal processors. Used RecurDyn simulation software to prevent film transport issues. Performed a variety of tests to document new prototype processor characteristics and monitored the effectiveness of processor enhancements. Utilized Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for accurate, repeatable parts fit in processor assembly. Implemented good DFMA practices in designs even at the prototype stage. Provided guidance and direction to assisting mechanical designers and technicians. Created experiments to evaluate prototype processor performance and identified areas for enhancement. Consulted with team members during processor development and implemented suggested improvements. Prepared design, build, and testing schedules using MS-Project. Participated in the processor development process from R&D to commercialization stage. Conducted design reviews with cross-functional team and incorporated recommendations. Assisted China engineers with assembly documentation and improve understanding of build issues. Interacted effectively with U.S. and Asian suppliers to minimize quality issues and resolve build concerns. Documented all experimental results, observations, conclusions, and entered results into company database.
Current Thermal Processor Design Thermal Processor is required to develop DryView film thermally, within given time and distance constraints, and must have consistent image quality/density uniformity.
Flatbed Assembly Currently responsible for the Flatbed Assembly within the Thermal Processor. Component parts include aluminum extrusions, die cast parts, silicone-coated aluminum rollers, Kapton belt drive, stainless steel drive rollers, high temperature molded plastic ducting, and Minco heater blankets and RTD’s.