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Work experience

Mar 2010Present

Product Designer

Navistar Defense LLC

DOD & MOD Contracting: ASG RenaissanceDesign & Develop military systems / components for Saratoga, FLTV / FMTV and MRAP MaxxPro family of vehicles

    ○    Mechanisms & systems, Body, Chassis, Electrical - Heavy truck development & auxiliary equipment. •    Lead Electrical Designer for Saratoga and FLTV team•    3D math development, file configuration and release activities•    Program vehicle system and package performance enhancements.•    Design & technology upgrades supporting ‘War fighter’ requirements.•    CDMS / GD&T / Spectrum, ITAR & government regulation compliant•    Fast track support of STS projects meeting government Mil spec standards.•    Implementing cost & weight reduced designs maintaining safety / survivability requirements.  •    Adapting designs to latest technologies, upgrading with new design performance packages.•    Developing joint venture design packages, RWS, OGPK, Emergency escape hatches.      •    Develop cost & weight reduction packages to meet manufacturing feasibility and quality objectives.  •    Lead 3D math CAD design reviews with engineers and suppliers•    Support Teamcenter drawing migrations•    Integrated Unigraphics & Pro-E files  (Navistar & Government systems)•    Develop enhanced armor packages to meet increased ballistic threat levels.

Jun 2008Mar 2009

Cost Estimator

MPI International


  • Prepared quotations and cost analysis for assigned projects
  • Sent RFQ's to suppliers & directed feasibility requirements
  • Applied Catia V5 R18 and Inventor 2008 for material usage analysis
  • Implemented Catia V5 for redesign & cost saving suggestions
  • Blank cost & optimization development with Forming Suite 7.1 & Catia V5
  • Communicated & negotiated between customers, suppliers, sales & engineering
  • Directed meetings to facilitate cost saving ideas & part feasibility improvements
  • Supported IT Department in day to day operations & problem analysis
Mar 2007Jun 2008

CAD Design Manager / CAE Modeling

JL-Becker Company


  • Generated 3D Models and Assemblies applying Inventor 2008
  • Supported Senior Engineer in FEA and component motion using Inventor 2008
  • Developed internal 2D shop Layout and Detail drawings from 3D models
  • Created detail and layout drawings for existing projects using AutoCAD 2008
  • Organized and maintained BOM's
  • Designed & developed system & components, industrial furnaces & conveyors
  • Special project assignments to support engineering development & production
May 2004Dec 2006

Product Designer / Assistant Engineer

National Element


  • Advanced cost estimating
  • Facilitated communication between customers and technicians
  • Assisted in project management for multi-million dollar projects
  • Drafting using AutoCAD2005 and Mechanical Desktop 2005
  • Prepared detail drawings for new and existing projects
  • Prepared and maintained BOM's
  • Designed required components, i.e. heating elements or conveyor belts
  • Supported tool room in developing, manufacturing, and building assemblies
Sep 2002Mar 2003

Analysis Technician/ Data Acquisition Engineer

GMC (Proving Grounds)

Contract employee at GMC Proving Grounds for Modern Engineering

(Data Acquisition Engineering)


  • Worked on Allison Transmission Development for GMC
  • Specialized in commercial vehicles including heavy military vehicles and tanks
  • Completed track and road testing and development
  • Ran validation software programs for system improvement analysis


Vocational certificate

Oakland Technical Center

At this time I also attended and participated in semester at Chrysler Manufacturing Technology Academy, where I completed welding tech, auto body, CAD / Drafting Technology, machining, heavy machinery, and electronics.

Associates Degree

Oakland Community College

Taken from the Oakland Community College website:

The Computer Aided Engineering Degree (CAE) covers subjects such as: the applications and principles of kinematics in engineering-related design; concepts and techniques of finite element modeling for stress analysis and nondestructive testing; techniques and applications of solid modeling for design and manufacturing; and CAD techniques of numerical control tool path generation for manufacturing.

  Reverse engineering and rapid prototyping further enhance the learning experience of students in this program.


Forming Suite 7.1
Unigraphics NX
Pro-Engineer wildfire 4.0
CNC Programming
Create a cutter path for Computer Numerical Control machines using CATIA V5, Surfcam Velocity and Unigraphics NX.
Microsoft Office
Workbench Knowledge: Part design, Generative Shape Design; Assembly Design, Sketcher, and Surface Machining and more.
AutoCAD and AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop
Inventor 2008 Pro


Dave Bartig

James Oliva

Steve Bruford

Dave Wagner

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An energetic self-starter with excellent 3D CAD modeling and engineering technology solutions, multi functional use of finite element analysis tools supporting enhanced system performance with cost effective designs; focused on producing quality results and enhance company value, data driven problem-solver delivering cost reduced design solutions for innovative products and systems, use to a thriving fast paced work environment producing outstanding results.

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Recreational Interests

• Shoot Skeet, Trap & Sporting Clays (all are clay targets)• Certified Scuba diver• Member of ΦΣΚ (Phi Sigma Kappa) Fraternity• Participated in many Great Lakes angling competitions in MI• Ride AMA Supercross as a Class C Rider