Work History

Work History
2000 - 2009

Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Assembly & Finishing

Southco Inc.

➢ Replaced aging powder coat rack burn-off oven under budget and under schedule, improving effectiveness, increasing capacity by 33%, and decreasing cycle time by 38%. ➢ Developed and implemented a “Pit Crew” set up method for powder coat operation that reduced setup time 47% and resulted in a savings of $71K/year. ➢ Justified and installed a bulk powder feeding system, reducing direct labor and improving consistency of virgin/reclaimed powder ratio. ➢ Conducted thermal profiling of infrared curing ovens to optimize powder cure quality. ➢ Created a new, overall facility layout to optimize process flow through the facility by gathering and analyzing data on processes, products and material flow. ➢ Contributed to implementation of Demand Flow Technology/Lean Manufacturing at Honeoye Falls facility; determined labor and machine capacity, floor space required, Kanban sizing, material storage needs and cell layout. ➢ Co-trained employees in Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen and 5S; participated in several events. Published monthly in-house newsletter on Kaizen and lean manufacturing.

1994 - 2000

Manufacturing Engineer II and Team Leader

Southco Inc.

➢ As Team Leader (August 1997-August 1999), supervised 5-8 members of engineering department. Set and monitored team objectives, priorities and budgets; conducted interviews and performance appraisals. ➢ Led, or contributed to, numerous cross-functional teams charged with product design improvements and cost reductions. Led team in product cost reduction resulting in immediate 30% cost reduction and 600% sales increase over six years. ➢ Developed and implemented assemble-to-order cells, reducing finished goods inventory 77%-97% and setup time by 80%. Redesigned workstations, analyzed demand and capacity, determined storage requirements and improved methods. ➢ Justified and acquired an order picker truck, reducing time to replenish component storage flow racks from 5 minutes per item to 2 minutes per item. ➢ Created a database for the analysis of historical demand and shipments. ➢ Submitted engineering changes to solve design, quality or manufacturability issues.

1991 - 1993

Manager - Quality Assurance / Quality Control

ABB Kent-Taylor Inc.

➢ Established, staffed and managed a new manufacturing QA/QC organization for Rochester site. Led and coached staff of 8 with an annual budget of $450K. ➢ Drove site effort towards ISO-9000 quality system certification. ➢ Developed closed loop corrective/preventive action system. ➢ Provided quality engineering support for vendors supplying machined components.

1988 - 1991

Manufacturing Engineer - CNC Machine Shop

ABB Kent-Taylor Inc.

➢ Reduced Total Cycle Time from order receipt to shipment utilizing Time Based Management (TBM) techniques learned from The Boston Consulting Group. ➢ Modeled machine load and capacity to forecast five year capital requirements. ➢ Justified, purchased and installed capital equipment including $250K vacuum furnace which provided $100K/year savings and $100K aqueous parts washer which reduced trichlorethylene solvent consumption by more than 20 tons/year. ➢ Created CAD layout of machine shop and analyzed material flow (Master‘s thesis).

1986 - 1988

Quality Engineer - Assembly & Test

➢ Liaised with customers to satisfactorily resolve any product quality issues. ➢ Developed and implemented custom molded EPS packaging saving $100K/year. ➢ Justified and installed PLC controlled, conveyorized packaging line saving $40K/year. ➢ Designed and implemented system to better purge moisture from compressors. ➢ Performed design work and facility layouts using CAD system.

1985 - 1986

Manufacturing Engineer - Final Assembly & Test

➢ Developed methods and purchased equipment to rivet / leak test a critical assembly. ➢ Specified, installed and relocated roller and overhead monorail conveyors. ➢ Designed and installed continuous pressure leak / burst test system to reduce rework. ➢ Drafted layout and relocated final electrical test area to enhance material flow.

1981 - 1985

Manufacturing Engineer

➢ Developed $1MM automated cell to manufacture valve plates from raw stock to finished product. Expected annual savings of $350K and faster time to market. ➢ Designed and programmed equipment for automatic load/unload of forming press using pneumatics and PLC, saving queue time and five direct labor personnel. ➢ Automated stockroom and parts delivery using horizontal storage carousels and conveyor transporter system, saving 500 square feet and two indirect personnel. ➢ Performed design and facility layouts using mainframe based IBM CADAM system.


Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Distiller, AutoCAD, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project,, Paint Shop Pro, ProcessModel, SDRC I-deas, Siemens Teamcenter and (UG) NX, Visio, .  Have used both SYMIX and SAP ERP systems.


  • Senior Industrial / Manufacturing Engineer with additional experience in quality engineering as well as engineering and quality supervision / management
  • Strongly impacts the bottom line by successfully identifying opportunities to reduce manufacturing cost, cycle time and defects and implementing changes to realize those savings
  • A diverse engineering and business background enables expertise in seeing the big picture while being very effective in addressing small details
  • Technical strengths include:

            Six Sigma                                  Process Flow Improvement                  Plant Layout Design

            Lean Manufacturing                Powder Coat & Plated Finishes           Fixture/Gage Design

            New Product Intro                    Capital Equipment Justification          ISO 9001/ISO 14001

            Process Documentation        Product/Process Cost Reduction        Fabrication/Assembly