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Dennis K. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 26, 2012

Dennis K.

Seasoned Product Development Professional
   United States
  |   Greer, SC

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $50

I have over 20 years of Product Design and Project Management experience specializing in product development for the consumer and commercial markets with a concentration on the design of plastic and metal components and tooling for high volume production. Companies I've worked for include TTi Corporation (Power Tools), Hunter Fan Co (Ceiling Fans and Lighting), RadioShack (New Product Development Group), John Deere (Consumer Products), Poulan/Weedeater (Lawn & Garden) and Humminbird Marine Electronics (Fish/Depth Finders). I have six years...

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Skills (4)

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Mechanical Engineering
AutoCAD
SolidWorks
Anvil

Service Description

Project Management - Use my 20+ years of working in the Consumer Products Industry to help you and/or your company bring your products to market. I can take your rendering or 3D file from the prototype phase right into production for the lowest cost working with your resources or using mine. I will handle the entire project or any phase as needed.

Product Review and Analysis - I will review your product and components technically to assure that they are production-ready. For instance, with plastic parts....is there adequate draft, will wall thickness cause sink marks in adjoining walls, optimuim gate location on part, are the radii generous enough so parts will not fracture under required load, is additional ribbing needed for strength, what material is best suited for this application, what texture should be used, etc.







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Employment

PALM COAST IMPORTS - Memphis, TN
Director of Engineering and Quality
2009 - Present
As one of five principle partners, my responsibilities include managing all activities associated with Engineering and Quality Assurance related to the development and manufacturing of private...
TTi CORPORATION - Anderson, SC
Sr Project Engineer
2007 - 2009
Responsibilities include coordinating and leading the design, development, and testing of Power Tools (Ridgid, Ryobi, Craftsman, etc) made in Asian factories. Manage stage gate development process....
HUNTER FAN COMPANY - Memphis, TN
Engineering Manager
2003 - 2007
Responsibilities include managing the design and development of ceiling fans and accessories for the Core Line, Showroom, and Accessory product lines - major customers are Home Depot, Lowes,...
RADIOSHACK - Swannanoa, NC
Product Manager
2000 - 2003
Oversee and coordinate all off-shore (China and Portugal) domestic tooling efforts for new products. Editorial Advisory Board member of Time Compression Magazine, a rapid prototyping periodical....
JOHN DEERE CONSUMER PRODUCTS - Charlotte, NC
Sr Project Engineer
1996 - 2000
Total responsibility of complete product line of string trimmers, brush cutters and all associated attachments with eight direct reports. Group Leader on cross functional Product team with business...
POULAN WEEDEATER - Shreveport, LA
Sr Project Engineer
1994 - 1996
Complete String Trimmer (Weedeater) product line responsibilities including schedule and budget compliance and manpower allocation. Six direct reports. Design and develop various lawn and garden...
SCOVILL FASTENERS - Clarkesville, GA
Marketing Project Manager/Plastics Engineer
1991 - 1994
Marketing Project Manager Oversee and direct projects relative to new product development. Interface with Sales force regarding status of new projects and expected market introduction dates of new...

Keywords

Project Management
Plastics
Consumer Products
Product Development
Product Design
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