I am A 57 year old male with 35 years of design experience in the Automotive Industry. I have spent the last 3 and 1/2 years as an Endurance Driver because my employer offered me an oportunity to move to Arizona for the same wages I was making as A Design Leader in Michigan. I have 15 years experience in Catia V4 and older Catia versions. Also 7 1/2 years on Chrysler's own CADCAM system and 13 years Manual Drafting experience. Looking to retire from Chrysler because testing was moved from Wittmann,Az to Yucca,Az. and I prefer to stay in the Valley area and return to Design as my Occupation.
Jul 2004 - Present
Test Drive Automobiles and Trucks for durability over A variety of Road surfaces.
Nov 1999 - Jul 2004
Body Design Leader
Design Automotive Body sheet metal components and assist other Designers in the same using Catia V4 and Generative Shape Modeling. Some exposure to Catia V5 through attendence to three (3) Catia Operators Exchange Conferences.
Nov 1992 - Nov 1999
Body Designer II
Design Automotive Body sheet metal parts using Catia V4. Review Catia models for Design standards and accuracy prior to release. Release models into corporate database for manufacturing. Attend Engineering coordination meetings to assure that my parts and related parts were compatible and of the latest designs.
Jun 1982 - Nov 1992
Body Designer II
Design and Package Automotive seating and occupant restraint components using Chrysler CADCAM software and Catia V3 software.
Apr 1969 - Jun 1982
Body Designer I
Detail or Design numerious Automotive components including Interior Trim, Final Drive Hardware (including front and rear wheel drive), Transmission and Seating & Restraint systems using Manual Drafting technique's.