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Concept Designer

Conceptive Engineering

Design and Detail:

  • Holding fixtures
  • Automatic taping machinery
  • Heat seal machinery
  • Urethane bag fill machinery
Feb 2006Jun 2010

Design Engineer/Contract Designer

Indesco, Inc.
  • Project Management and design of capital machinery
  • Assumed design collaboration and responsibility for fossil fuel extraction process machinery for Petroleum industry with goal of taking a high dollar proposition to a cost-efficient process.
  • Devised auto-supplier brake pad mixing system creating resolution to a high cost production process problem.
  • Developed lift assist process machinery eliminating employee safety concern for automotive supplier
Jan 2001Feb 2006

Research and Development Engineer

H.L. Lyons

  • Development and Design of Medical Equipment including FDA and U/L Approval. 
  • Design of capital automation machinery for multiple industries including the appliance industry.
  • Design of store fixtures for major US corporations including Dollar General and Walmart. 
Jan 1999Jan 2001

Project Engineer/Project Manager

Steel Technologies, Inc

  • Drove value through project management of equipment procurement in excess of $1mm for coiled steel processing.  
  • Designed and debugged layout of production machinery to move processing to efficiency and profitability.
  • Designed and adapted peripheral equipment for steel coiling machinery.
Jan 1997Jan 1999

Project Engineer/Designer

Griffin and Company
  • Designed bulk handling equipment for the movement of tobacco in manufacturing and production
  • Designed overhead and product conveyance systems for assembly line
Feb 1993May 1997



Tier 1 Automotive Supplier Design:

  • Design and detail of parts for ride control
  • Design and detail assemblies for ride control
  • Design of product for Ford F-150 truck redesign



Contracted to Owens-Illinois

  • Design and detail of secondary and specialty plastic machines
  • Design and detail of labeling machines
  • Design and detail of blow molding machnery
  • Design and detail of tooling for injection molding machinery

Contracted directly to Tenneco Automotive

Design and detail of ride control components



Ford Motor Company

PDGS Training and Certification


Engineering Technologies

Whitmer Vocational


Engineering Computer Support
Anvil 1000 and 5000, Prime Medusa Rev. 5, PDGS, ComputerVision Medusa Rev. 12., CADDS 5. MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS PowerPoint, Relational Database Design, MS Access, Punch/Laser Programming
Manufacturing Engineering
Production layout, equipment, workflow, process, prototyping, bulk handling, conveyor, tooling, blow molding, injection molding, prototyping, DFM, Industrial methods,
Mechanical, Structural, GD&T, ASME Y14.5M, Computer aided (CAD) and Manual Drafting, tooling, molding, component, elevator, research, development, build-outs, machine room, prototype, research, development, conveyance, design for manufacturing, stress analysis, tolerance analysis,
Product Engineering
Product development, suspension, ride control, parts and assemblies, line automation, bulk handling, custom molded, point of purchase (POP) fixtures, check-out stands, appliance cladding, appliance parts, life cycle analysis,
Project Management
Design, detail, quote, specification, costing, purchasing, fabrication, supervision , installation
Concept/Machinery Design
Industrial mixers, J Hook locking equipment, lift-assist, Metered escapements, steel coiling, medical imaging (X-Ray), elevators, collectors, holding fixtures, heat seal, urethane bag fill, plastics machinery, bottle trimmers, labelers, injection molding, palletizers, capital machinery, medical device/x-ray, secondary and specialty machinery, mixed and multi use
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Outstanding AutoCAD abilities using versions 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2000, 2002, 2005


Bill Holladay

Joe Nizzi

“Dean is younger than me but has the moxie and where-with-all that you see in much older design engineers that have paid their dues with a few design errors. His speed, knowledge of fabrication and assembly methods, different components and how to combine them into a design of an assembly machine/system that is reliable as it leaves design for the build shop. I would work with Dean on any project that I quoted because I know he can and will keep the project out of the weeds.” April 15, 2010

Real World Solution #1

Designed around and built from ground up, J-Hook Machinery entirely from leftovers/scrap from previous projects enabling company to reduce the cost of manufacture and virtually double the profit margin available.  Further – designed this machine with the successful added (not requested) intent/purpose of reducing workers compensation claim costs (carpal tunnel) for the client and their worker

Real World Solution #2

Created a industry-wide standard for store fixtures (ADA Compliant check writing stands) allowing for national recognition for innovation and quality of manufacture – thereby generating significantly increased sales and ease of product “saleability”. 


Actively Seeking New Engineering Challenges in NW Ohio  Engineering/Design opportunity where high impact design success and exceptional technical abilities creates increased performance and bottom-line profitabilityIndustry ExperienceAppliance, Steel, Tier I Automotive, Tool, Die, Molding, Energy/Petroleum, Structural, Consumer and Retail Products, Medical Device, Tobacco/Food, Specialty Machinery,


Highly qualified senior mechanical engineering professional with background in Conveyance (Material and Passenger), Tooling, Ride Control, Bulk Handling equipment, Medical Equipment, R&D and Reverse Engineering, Cradle to Grave design. Results-focused leader with proven ability to create profitable designs utilizing the most cost effective and production efficient methods available. Talent for proactively identifying and resolving production and engineering related issues while controlling costs and maximizing productivity. Strong background in research and development engineering from conception through final build process.

Real World Solution #3

Took a manual (written then mailed to plant via US postal service) work order process at Tier 1 Auto Supplier and designed/wrote database to make it an electronic process capable of being emailed directly to plants across country to allow for increase in manufacture speed of prototyping, along with reduced printing and mailing costs.  This also allowed for cost savings directly at the labor level of the engineering and production staff.