Spending the last 8 years with Harley Davidson has driven my passion for leading and success, showing me the opportunities are endless as long as you are a focused and driven individual.  With almost 20 years in a diversified engineering management career I can tell stories of designing plastic injected parts, safety relief devices, pressure vessels, jet engine test cells, reverse engineering for the department of defense and so many others. Training and teaching CADD, Quality Assurance programs and many other classes in my career gave me the  opportunity to grow and enhance my skills along the way.
I am looking for new growth opportunities to share my drive and passion for success.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2013 - Aug 2015

General Manager

Gateway Harley Davidson, St Louis MO
Implemented budget and planing tactics for the store based on year over years goals and budget requirements.  Created sales and margin goals for each department and trained all employees on avenues to reach the goals. Developed daily document reporting for individual goals and department goals to be reported to the owners on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Managed day to day operations while playing a role in all departments as a mentor to managers leading them to their new growth potentials. Reached success of double digit new unit growth within the first 12 months while growing profits for the entire store. Increased parts, service and motor clothes sales year over year while maintaining gross margins with improved net dollars.

Nov 2009 - Jul 2013

Principal Owner/Operator

Powder Keg Harley Davidson, Mason OH
Opened Powder Keg Harley Davidson on December 15th of 2009 as a partner with Americas Power Sport(APS). Responsible for hiring and developing the entire store staff and ordering all new inventories for the store. Achieved 13 million dollars in sales by the end of 2012 and averaged a double digit net profit margins as the store rose to the top of the district. Earned Harley Davidson's Gold Bar and Shield award for 2011 and the Bronze Bar and Shield for 2012.
Jan 2008 - Oct 2009

Floor Manager

Fort Thunder Harley Davidson, Moore OK
Started part-time working Saturdays in sales, working with customers to help them purchase their dreams. Became full-time in the position of Floor Manager, coordinating the sales process between the departments, hiring and training the sales staff, working with the Sales Manager to maintain both new and used inventory. Earned Harley Davidsons Gold Bar and Shield for the 2008 season and the Bronze for 2009.
Aug 2007 - Aug 2008

Sales Specialist

D3 Technologies, OKC, OK
Coordinated corporate purchases of software for companies across Oklahoma, working with Engineering departments of all disciplines to provide current versions of design software and training in 3D modeling and design. Taught AutoCAD classes for companies both private and public, taking designs from concept to production in a 3D environment.

Dec 2005 - Aug 2007

Engineer Liaison 

Manufacturing Liaison-Rocketplane Kistler, Inc OKC, OK
Managed the relationship between manufacturing, engineering, outside employee resources and vendors while building the test wing article. Manage overall manufacturing schedule, budget and employee resources. Enhanced design of detailed structural components to improve cost, schedule and manufacturability.
Aug 2003 - Sep 2005

Engineering and Safety Manager

Swanda Brothers OKC, OK
Manage Engineering, Safety and Quality Control functions. Design and layout of mechanical/structural fabrication and field erection drawings. Created custom specification manuals to meet project requirements for specific material tracking, design, manufacturability and technical data. Managed task flow coordination from shop fabrication to the field installation. Troubleshoot design and construction issues for project and field managers.
Mar 2001 - Feb 2004


Need 4 Speed Design & Technology, Inc OKC, OK
Developed the company from an idea into a successful business within two years, building and modifying custom vehicles. Sold and installed custom vehicle accessories for all make and models. Managed client base while developing new vendor relationships nationwide. Maintained inventory levels and researched new markets for the latest custom designs.
1993 - 2004


Second Step Consulting OKC, OK
Design Engineer on projects for the Department of Defense and local companies specializing in Reverse Engineering, Manufacturing Processes, Safety and Quality Control. Reverse engineered products and created solid models and generated CNC tool paths for the CATT program(computer aided technology transfer) for the Department of Defense. Managed and developed inventory control systems and reorganized the purchasing, shipping and receiving departments for a local manufacturing company.
Sep 1997 - Feb 1999

Engineering Manager

Boardman Inc. OKC, OK
Designing and fabricating ASME & API pressure vessels. Managed an engineering staff tasked with design, drafting and bill of material requirements. Prepared design calculation packages necessary for ASME and API code requirements. Provided layout drawings and documentation to the customer, quality control and shop fabrication. Actively participated in corporate financial/board meetings to plan strategic future endeavors, develop company milestones, and review new products for development.
Sep 1993 - Apr 1995

Engineering Manager

Taylor Tools OKC, OK
Coordinated internal relations between engineering, sales, inventory, production and quality control. Designed safety relief valves and chokes based on customer requirements. Managed inventory while implementing a new inventory control system.
Dec 1990 - Sep 1993


Carlisle Food Service OKC, OK
Created and modified plastic injected parts and tool drawings for food service products. Created new designs from concept sketches to finished product. Worked in rotational molding department fixing molds and developing new ideas for improving process.



Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

University of Phoenix