With 20 years or design, engineering, and manufacturing experience I can help you and your company in an efficient and professional manner. I can help you take your project from concept to manufacture and all points in between. Real life scene rendering and detailed drawings also available.
My objective in life is to always be looking to improve myself. I have never been satisfied to “stand still” in my career or any other aspect of my life. I have held different positions of growing responsibility and have always built upon my past experiences.
I started my career not as an engineer but as a toolmaker/mold-maker. I was in that field for approximately 13 years before getting into engineering.
I offer design/engineering services in mechanical and product design. I have multiple software programs that enable me to peform structural analysis which aid in creating the most efficient and cost effective designs the first time. With many years in the manufacturing industry I also pull from past experience to provide, not only eye-pleasing product designs, but also provide designs that can easily be manufactured so that they go to market as quickly and seamlessly as possible to maximize profits.
2007 - Present
2.IPC (customer specific applications) Design
a.Led a year-long design project from concept to delivery to adapt a 30 ton crane to a special off-road track vehicle for the power line industry never before done by Manitowoc
b.Was the lead designer on 3 Industrial Crane design projects that resulted in the successful launch of 3 new products where we:
c.On a team to reform the IPC process for more efficient operation led by the VP of cranes where I routinely worked with other people at the management and director level up to and including direct reporting to the VP of cranes
d.Customer Issues Team-to resolve customer complaints through new design
e.Re-branding the product for exportation into Russia, Brazil, and Australia and verification of off-shore regulation adherence
f.Consultant for the New Product development teams where we design new concepts and ideas to be incorporated into new products that lead to industry standard designs that are cost effective
g.Field Problem assignments-to design cost effective fixes for in the field issues
h.Led a project initiated by the VP of Manitowoc Cranes where I successfully completed a $2M new crane design recently delivered to a customer in Canada
2003 - 2007
1.Was part of a team responsible for the design and release of new products
a.Responsible for functional prototypes
b.Aided in tooling design
c.Got the new assembly lines running through tooling implementation
d.Set up and approved new molds by installing them into the mold presses and completing the first shot tests and developing correct process parameters
e.Completed preliminary mold flow analysis for new parts
2.Responsible for the procurement of new tooling, molds and components required for the new products
2000 - 2003
Owned and operated a small machine shop (about 10 employees) doing a variety of design and manufacturing work.
Emptool Company Inc.
1992 - 2000
Designed and manufactured plastic injection molds as well as designed and manufactured precision high speed dies for the connector industry including Amp Inc and Framatone Connectors. Also made dies for Thamas and Betts for thier power line division.
Barr Tool and Design
1989 - 1992
Designed and maunfactured plastic injection molds for a variety of industries including automotive and medical.