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Work experience

Lead Mechanic/Machinist/Fabricator

Brisken Racing Service, Sears Point Raceway
  • Race car construction, preparation and development, test driving and trackside support.
  • Management and preparation of 1986 SCCA Pro Sports 2000 Championship winning car

General Manager

Kissler’s Cyclery

Management of all aspects of retail bicycle shop

  • Product lines selection and interaction with industry representatives
  • Overseeing of product ordering and shipping
  • Store design and remodeling construction
  • Management of 6-10 employees
  • Coordination of customer sales, services and support
1999Present

Founder/Owner

Shaman Engineering

Independent contractor providing the following services:

  • Conception, design, prototype construction and testing/development of bicycle, race cart and race car components into market ready products
  • Design and fabrication of components including machining and welding
  • Testing and post production development of bike frames and suspensions
  • Race car construction including frame building, suspension parts design, component integration, assembly, wiring and plumbing
  • Race car track testing, development and on track support
  • Restoration, construction, and preparation of vintage race cars including F-1, Can Am, Trans Am, Formula and Sports Racing
  • Complete vehicle set-up, on track development and show/appearance preparation
19971999

Co-Founder/Owner

Bike Gear International

Exclusive North American distributor for Porsche Bicycles and product development.

  • Management of US distribution center: established dealer network and arranged media tests, shows and race appearances; designed and set up bike assembly line; developed assembly procedure, packaging and warranty process
  • Management of product development, research and testing including conceiving, designing and constructing prototypes for testing
19951997

Co-Founder/Owner/Vice-President

Mountain Speed, Inc

Manufacturer and distributor of Speed Springs™ products (for mountain bikes).

  • Product line design, research and development
  • Worldwide product distribution and sales
  • Established manufacturing relationship with Eibach Springs of Germany
19871992

Co-Founder/Owner

Concept Motorsports, Sears Point Raceway

Chief mechanic, fabricator and test driver

  • Management and preparation of a two car formula Atlantic effort & Detroit Grand Prix Trans-Am Entry
  • Management and construction of Buick GTP spec car project
  • Management, development and preparation of team and car for 1992 Indianapolis 500 entry
19821985

Mechanic/Machinist/Fabricator

Tom Rust Racing, Sears Point Raceway
  • Race car construction, preparation and development, test driving and trackside support.
19761982

Mechanic/Machinist/Fabricator

Olympic Cycles
  • Motorcycle construction, preparation and development, test driving and trackside support.
  • Motorcycle parts product design, development and production
19741976

Apprentice Machinist

Grizzly Development/S&S Machine Shop
  • Motorcycle parts machinist, shop maintenance and shipping clerk

Affiliations

  • San Francisco Electric Vehicle Association (SFEVA)
  • Access 4 Bikes (A4B)
  • Bicycle Trails Council of Marin (BTC Marin)
  • Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC)
  • International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

Summary

  • More than 30 years of experience developing high performance vehicles: bicycles, motorcycles, and race cars
  • Comprehensive knowledge and skills regarding design, development, fabrication and testing of bicycles and components
  • Extensive knowledge in suspension systems for bicycles and race cars
  • Broad development abilities from the conceptualization, design, and prototype construction through testing processes to the completion of manufactured products