Shannon Stepp

Shannon Stepp

Work experience

Work experience


Rapid 3D Solids

Rapid 3D Solids

An online business that created three dimensional plastic parts from a digital part file. The digital files are created from CAD programs such as Solidsworks or Autocad. These files were then processed by another software called CATIVA. This resulting file was then entered into a Dimension printer that created the part into a  3 dimensional part. A computer driven hot nozzle that was fed plastic string similiar to weed whip line then followed the digital file to create the part with .010" thick layers. The resulting part was within .002" of the original file that was created by the CAD file. Some parts were created and used as durable parts. When less than 50 parts were needed, it was more economical to create the parts in the Dimension printer than to create an expensive mold and then use conventional methods.

Vice Pres, Mechanical Design/ Engineering and Project Management

Stepp Mfg. Co. Inc.


Stepp Mfg. Co. Inc., North Branch, MN

                                Built Stepp Mfg. Co. from ground up to an excess of $5 million with

                                35 employees. Worked to create jobs with ever changing designs             

                                and continuous updates along with new technology. Created a department

                                based work flow with employees specialized for each phase of production.

                                Worked with Sales department and customer specs to design, document and

                                create necessary work flow thru the manufacturing cycle.

Chief Executive Officer

                                Oversaw all aspects of day-to-day operations and led the growth of this

                                expanding manufacturing company including client solicitation and cultivation;

                                marketing and sales; staff recruitment and management; risk management;

                                investment management; budget and cost management; Human resources

                                negotiations; infrastructure development and proprietary design development.

Business Development

                                Built company infrastructure, financial backbone and client base, to ensure

                                a seamless connection to other functions including product development,        

                                supply chain, IT and operations.

                                Established brand labeling recognition in federal, state, county and

                                city governments. Established Strategic Direction - Developed comprehensive

                                and realistic short and long range business  plans, and provided critical

                                leadership by identifying business needs/gaps.                       

                                Determined and established criteria for resource management (e.g. staffing,

                                funding, and equipment)

                                based on business objectives and operational needs.Maintained full risk

                                management responsibilities including placement of property, casualty           

                                insurance and evaluation of all risks to company assets.

                                Provided the analytical framework, financial metrics and benchmarks to enable

                                informed investment

                                decisions, identify trends early and capitalize on opportunities with minimal




Two year study with Certificate

Dunwoody Industrial Institute