Fellowes is a global privately held company that develops home and office organizational products.
Engineering Manager – Technology Accessory Group
2001 - 2003
Engineering Manager- Computer/Consumer Electronic Accessory Group
Managed the Engineering, Quality, and Technical Support groups.Developed and managed an R&D budget of $1M+ and a capital budget of $1.5M+.
Developed new products.
·Led the development of hundreds of new products in a wide range of product categories, including cellular, PDA and laptop accessories; connectivity products; media storage; and ergonomic products.
·Proven track record developing products on time at the right cost that met performance requirements.
Led collaborative product development initiatives.
·Selected and collaborated with Asian manufacturers as our injection molding facility was divested.
·Facilitated a continuous improvement group charged with cutting product development time in half.
·Managed intellectual property by patenting novel ideas and insuring products were non-infringing.
Managed business unit’s intellectual property.
·Received 11 patents that enabled Fellowes to gain placement with innovative computer accessories.
·Reviewed patent applications and non-infringement searches with attorneys to ensure compliance.
Led business unit product and process documentation efforts.
·Process lead for implementing BOM, Routing, and Engineering modules of an Oracle ERP system.
·Implemented the Oracle engineering change system that provided control over product changes.
Product/Manufacturing Engineer1991 - 1998
Developed new products, implemented product improvements, and led product cost reductions.
·Introduced innovative computer accessories resulting in a leadership position in the category.
·Documented the corporate new product development process to formalize best practices.
·Developed an extensive keyboard manager line, eliminating the need to acquire a competitor and creating $1M+ in yearly revenues.
·Developed in innovative line of gel wrist rests and mouse pads that revolutionized the category resulting in $1M+ in yearly revenues.
·Defined product requirements through the creation of product specifications, costings, and BOMs.
Industrial Engineer1990 - 1991
Improved the profitability of injection molding and other assembly departments.
·Coordinated an injection molding setup reduction program resulting in a decrease in setup time of 50%.
·Implemented a process monitoring system in the injection molding department improving efficiencies.