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Executive Summary

As a result driven technology leader I am adept at translating ideas into actions and then actions into results. For the past 17 years I have demonstrated a proven track record of improving business processes with cutting edge technology while leading engineering efforts.

Work History

Feb 2015Present

Engineering Director

Duke Manufacturing Co.
  • Responsible for leading Electrical Controls, Embedded Software, Sustaining Engineering, Engineering Excellence, and Reliability Engineering departments. 
  • Responsible for scheduling, prioritizing, assigning and reviewing all department deliverable.  Approve time off for payroll purposes and prepare employee performance evaluations. 
  • Responsible for managing capacity and for appropriately staffing cross functional project teams. 
  • Responsible for reporting individual and department KPI's to executive management.
  • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department.
  • Develop personnel through consistent coaching and mentoring.  Provides opportunity to master existing skills and learn new ones.
  • Responsible for providing solid technical oversight and coordination of controls engineering work using project coordination meetings, monitoring progress against project schedule and budget and allocating of resources as required.
  • Implement strategies for improving organizational capability and execution.  Including but not limited to developing technology roadmaps, and evaluating industry standard tools and techniques. 
  • Lead and manage root cause problem solving, design changes and design validation, while capturing and applying lessons learned and design guidelines.
Jul 2013Feb 2015

Systems Integration Engineer / CAE Administrator

Duke Manufacturing Co.

(CAE Administrator)

  • Perform multi-site CAD administration, issue resolutions and manage user needs, utilities and compliance needs.
  • Perform multi-site PDM/PLM, issues resolutions and manage user needs, utilities and compliance needs. Manage CAE vendor relations.
  • Perform root cause analysis to resolve issues quickly in a complex IT/Engineering environment.
  • Analyze functional areas to determine requirements for new systems and/or improvements to existing systems.
  • Train team members in systems and processes via both web-based and in-person training at local and global facilities.
  • Technology used: SolidWorks, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, AutoCad, MS SQL Server, SSRS, and Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project.

(Software Systems Integration Engineer)

  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
  • Author software to develop system integration applications, transaction processing systems, decision support system and knowledge management systems.
  • Create and deliver data-driven reports.
  • Enhance existing systems by analyzing business objectives, preparing an action plan and identifying areas for modification and improvement.
  • Consult closely with management and occasionally agency staff related to projects and tasks.
  • Technology used: .Net compliant languages (C#, VB.Net), PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, MS SQL, AJAX, ASP, ASP.Net, OOP, SQL, WinForms and WebForms.
Nov 2012Jul 2013

Engineering Support Manager

DRS Marlo Coil
  • Responsible for Design Engineering, CNC Programming, and Manufacturing Support.
  • Responsible for scheduling, prioritizing, assigning and reviewing all design group deliverable.  Approve time off for payroll purposes and prepare employee performance evaluations. 
  • Responsible for reporting individual and department KPI's to executive management.
  • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department.
  • Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, enforcing rules.
  • Responsible for providing solid technical oversight and coordination of design engineering work using project coordination meetings, monitoring progress against project schedule and budget and allocating of resources as required.
  • Technology used: AutoCad, SysPro, SPC, DFMA.
Oct 2007Nov 2012

Mechanical Engineering Supervisor

Good Earth Tools, Inc.

(Engineering Supervisor) 

  • Responsible for interviewing and hiring new staff. Scheduling, prioritizing, assigning and reviewing all department deliverables. Approve time off for payroll purposes and prepare employee performance evaluations.
  •  Responsible for reporting individual and department KPI's to executive management. 
  • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department.
  • Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services.
  • Responsible for providing solid technical oversight and coordination of project engineering work using project coordination meetings, monitoring progress against project schedule and budget and allocating of resources as required.
  • Administer all networked engineering software including CAD, CAM, PDM, and FEA.
  • Technology used: AutoCad, Solidworks, PDMWorks, Macola, SPC, DFMA.

(Business Analyst) 

  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
  • Author software to develop system integration applications, transaction processing systems, decision support system and knowledge management systems.
  • Technology used: .Net compliant languages (C#, VB.Net), PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, CSS, MS SQL, AJAX, ASP, ASP.Net, OOP, SQL.
Jun 1999Oct 2007

Mechanical Design Engineer

Good Earth Tools, Inc.
  • General project management.
  • Process improvements, including tooling and fixture development, motion and time studies, and process flow analysis.
  • Reverse engineering complex castings, forgings, and welded assemblies.
  • Developing and maintaining production drawings, bills of material, and production routings.
  • Reviewing and approving all production drawings, bills of material, and production routings from all other members of the Engineering Department.
  • Developing software to compliment and integrate all engineering applications and business management systems.
  • Estimating new products, which would include sourcing the most cost-effective materials and determining the cost-effectiveness of in-house manufacturing V.S. outsourcing; both domestic and offshore.
  • Programming of a Fanuc RJ2 robotic welder, CNC programming a Mazak 3 axis milling center and an MG80 burn table.
  • Manage the development of new products for all European distributors and customers.
Jan 2009May 2010

Adjunct Professor

Jefferson College
  • Conducted undergraduate lectures (3 - 6 credit hours per week).
  • Classes taught: 3D Solidworks I, 3D Solidworks II, AutoCad II.
  • Used most of the available teaching aids (such as charts, PPTs, smart boards, etc) to convey the subject matter to students.
  • Informed students about the recent trends in the subject on a periodic basis.
  • Recorded students' progress by conducting specially designed tests.
  • Discussed and probe weaker students about the problems they are facing regarding the subject and helped them overcome them.

Education

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B.S.

Southeast Missouri State University

B.S. in Industrial Technology (Industrial Management Option)

Minor in Business Administration

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A.A.S.

Jefferson College

A.A.S in Computer Aided Design (Mechanical Option)