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Manufacturing Engineer

Dynomax, Inc.

I have overall responsibility for the injection molding plant which is one of Dynomax's four facilities in the Chicago area. This includes primarily operations, marketing and sales, financial responsibility, research and development, and personell.

We manufacture high precision parts for the Military, Aerospace, Advanced transportation and Medical industries. I mold thermoplastics and thermosets as well as two component LSR and bulk Flourosilicone. We have a very wide range of resins and processes all requiring their own unique training, equipment and control.

Special Projects Manager

Mitsubishi, MHI Injection Molding Machinery, Inc.

As special projects manager I designed all options, including injection unit up and downsizes which were ordered for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. I also was dirctly involved in Sales assistance, service, training and customer conflict resolution.

Project / Regional Manager

Sodick Plustech

My duties included direct Sales for the midwest, as well as Engineering / Project Management for the U.S. Sodick produces a non traditional plunger style injection machine that benefitted the micro molding and precision tolerance aspects of the industry.

President

Arete Consulting

I provided support for injection molders in the thermoplastic, thermoset and LSR industries. Support consisited of tooling design, in mold labeling, multi component and in mold assembly projects as well as plant startups, service, training and repair.

Midwest Regional Manager

Arburg Injection Molding Machinery

I have direct responsibility for sales, service and applications engineering functions in the midwest region. My responsibilities include direction for a 4 man team of proffesionals and operations of the Midwest Technical Center. As a team we support over 550 injection molders covering a wide range of technologies and disciplines. Engineering support is critical to success and growth of market share in challenging economic times as well as understanding and applying multiple technologies

Skills

Areas of Profficiency
  Ø      Experience managing small groups thru mid-size companies, (Engineering, Sales, Maintenance, Production, mid-level managers, etc.) Ø      Experienced, successful project management history. Ø      Strong operational, manufacturing background. Ø      Design of injection units and components. This includes injection unit up and downsizing, specialty screw design for individual applications, Thermoset and LSR applications. Ø      Design of standard options (special circuitry, pneumatic, hydraulic, electric circuits, etc) for injection molding machinery. Ø      Automation design, implementation. Ø      Training for customers, Engineers, staff and managers. Ø      Failure analysis. Ø      Risk analysis, Risk management. Ø      Thermoset, Thermoplastic and LSR processing. Ø      Beta-site testing. Ø      Vendor qualification. Ø      Mold trials, Processing, Process training. Ø      Customer support related to Plant Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations. Ø      Success with direct sales as well as sales support. Communicating features,  benefits, mechanics and operations of new equipment. Ø      Strong presentation as well as public speaking skills. Ø      Design of all non standard, special request circuits – Hydraulic, electric, and electronic, devices, communications, interfaces, modifications, etc. Ø      Countermeasure implementation for OEM design deficiencies. Ø      Tooling solutions for product challenges. Ø      Good personal relations and communications skills helped with direct client interface for sales, technical discussion and conflict resolution. Ø      Have had direct responsibility for client / account servicing in Canada, U.S. and Mexico. Ø      Service, service training and service support related to injection molding machinery, automation and support equipment. Ø      Plant operations, manufacturing engineering, plant engineering, department leadership, plant leadership, company (division) leadership. Ø      Multi component and in mold assembly experience. Product efficiency design and cost reduction with quality / value enhancement. Ø      Strong organizational promotion and people skills. Ø      Design and implementation of work flow processes as well as manufacturing layout.

Education

BSME

Hamilton University

Summary

I am looking for a position which allows me to relocate to the South East, prefferably Central/Eastern Tennesse or Western South Carolina but will consider a wider range for the right opportunity. I have experience with varied injection molding technologies, I also have experience in molding facilities as well as for OEM's.

Personal notes:

Former member North Illinois SPE

Active member 13 years Knights of Columbus

Homebound Minister 16 years

Coach for youth Football league

Cub Scout, Weblos and Boy Scout Leader