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My twenty-six years of experience spans across three industries: Automotive, Aerospace and Heavy Duty Truck.  My background also includes the Manufacturing, Process, Design, and Training aspects of any industry.  Very knowledgeable in Lean Manufacturing and Design for Manufacturing concepts.  I produce quality designs that are cost efficient and tooling friendly. 

Currently working within the CATIA V5 Methodology Team at Daimler Trucks North America to establish proper design methods using CATIA V5.  Creating training materials and exercises, as well as providing workshop training, are all part of my daily tasks.  Whether it be a design group or part of a CATIA V5 training effort, I am confident I that I would prove to be a valuable asset to any team.


I purchased SolidWorks and did independent contract work for a local supplier, converting a library of 2D drawings into a library of 3D models, ready for fabrication. 
I was one of only two designers to begin design work at Magna on the "new" Unigraphics system.  I spent two years designing the center console for the GM Denali truck.
I spent many years creating advanced designs for automotive, aerospace and trucking using CATIA V4.  Highly skilled in SURF1, SURF2, SOLIDE and BENDPART applications, as well as countless other functions within V4.  
Proficient in Part Design, Composite Design, Shape Design, Sheetmetal Design, DMU and Assembly Design Workbenches.  Expert in creating V5 designs and teaching applications & functionality to new users.    

Design Teams I have worked on:

Work experience

Oct 2010Present

Design Engineer - AAP Flight Deck

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp

Currently working on the Advanced Aircraft Program with the Flight Deck team.  Composite panel development using the CPD workbench and advanced surface techniques.   

Sep 2006Oct 2010

CATIA V5 Methodologist / OJT

Daimler Trucks North America

Worked closely with the training staff to help deliver new CATIA V5 methods and functionality to designers.  Daily tasks include documentation of Design Methods, creating training materials and exercises, and teaching CATIA V5 workshops.  Prior to the Methodolgy team, I was an On the Job Trainer, providing one on one tutoring to designers.

Aug 2005Sep 2006

Designer - 787 Flight Deck

Boeing Commercial Aircraft

787 Components I designed include the Aft Glareshield, the Aft Overhead Panel and both RH and LH Stowage Compartments.  I worked closely with Boeing's partner in Japan, JAMCO, to coordinate design intent.  CATIA V5, Enovia and IVT were used on a daily basis. 

Feb 2002Aug 2005

Designer - Cab Body In White

Cab Body In White designs for the M2 truck platform created within CATIA V4. Components include: Backwalls, Engine Tunnels, and Rain Trays.  Worked on the Cost Initiative team, Investigating ways to reduce overall truck cost.

Oct 2000Feb 2002

Designer - Flight Deck

Boeing Commercial Aircraft

Flight Deck Focal for dripshields on all platforms. Also designed numerous stowage bins and C/D Window Pillar covers.  Familiar with the FAA certification process, DCAC/MRM and APLG.