Timothy Crites

Work History

Work History
Jun 2008 - Present

Mold Development Engineer

Longwood Elastomer, Inc.

A privately owned molder and extruder of rubber, phenolic, rubber to metal and rubber to phenolic components.Longwood produces components for the oil well, food processing and general industry uses.

  • Work closely with clients to develop products and test procedures for the oil field industry.
  • Prepare quotes for new tooling and repair or modification to existing tooling as dictated by sales and management.
  • Manage in-house mold repair technician.
  • Validate all new tooling and repairs to existing tooling.
  • Participate in monthly Quality Improvement Team meetings.
  • Prepare initial layouts and final designs for tooling.
Jan 2007 - Jun 2008

General Manager

Sharon Center Mold & Die, Inc.

A privately owned injection molder of automotive and pharmaceutical products.Robin Industries has four injection-molding plants throughout Ohio, with additional operations in Mexico and China.In addition to the China and Mexico production facilities, the Sharon Center Mold & Die division provides injection molds to all of Robin’s six divisions.

  • Manage all sales, operational, and personnel functions of the division, and ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Responsible for profit and loss.
  • Directs divisional activities to support corporate objectives and the needs of the operating divisions.
  • Prepare quotes for new tooling, modifications and repairs at the request of the operating divisions.
  • Communicate job requirements to Designer, Programmer and Lead Person.Review mold designs with Designer prior to their being sent to operating divisions for approval, and follow job progress to ensure that personnel and equipment are being utilized efficiently.
  • Oversee continuous improvement projects and participate with ideas that would improve cost-effectiveness, enhance general working conditions, and ensure safe working conditions.
Jan 2006 - Jan 2007

Tooling Engineer

Design Molded Plastics, Inc.
A privately held custom-injection molder of engineered plastic components.Design Molded Plastics, Inc. is an ISO-registered company with an impeccable reputation for quality parts and on-time delivery.
  • Oversee the design, build and repair of all plastic injection molds.
  • Obtain quotes for all new tooling and repair of existing tooling.
  • Quote piece part costs from customer drawings and specifications.
  • Manage sample requests and submissions to clients.
  • Perform internal audits in accordance with ISO criteria.
  • Support production staff by offering engineering solutions to everyday issues that arise with tooling and secondary operations.
  • Prioritize and coordinate repairs and maintenance to essential production equipment.
  • Create projected annual budgets for clients pertaining to repairs and maintenance of capital equipment.
  • Schedule and attend meetings with potential clients to represent Design Molded’s tooling expertise.
Apr 1989 - Jan 2006

Sales Engineer/Senior Mold Designer

Hamilton Mold and Machine, Inc.

A $4.5 million corporation that specializes in rubber and plastic tooling for the automotive, sporting goods, and pharmaceutical industries.Hamilton Mold also designs and manufactures molds for several large companies specializing in house wares products.

Sales Engineer (1997 – January 2006)

Sales growth during my tenure of 30%, from $3.5 million to $4.5 million.

  • Manage 20 accounts, averaging $1.4 million in sales annually with a profit margin of 12%.
  • Lead marketing efforts in establishing new contacts with mold vendors.
  • Forge new relationships and continuously meet with existing clients, consistently growing company revenues.
  • Quote pricing and delivery of tooling for world-renown, multimillion-dollar rubber and plastic molding corporations.
  • Created Lotus 1-2-3 database to reference job number histories.
  • Initiate design concepts of prototype and production tooling.
  • Direct engineering review meetings.
  • Support the finished product by traveling to clients’ facilities.Some duties include mold setup, production-run evaluation, and trouble-shooting.
  • Represent employer at trade shows to demonstrate product and acquire leads.

Senior Mold Designer (1989 – 1997)

  • Gathered necessary criteria from customers to design and complete a wide array of rubber, LSR and/or plastic molds.
  • Designed preliminary molds using Cadra 2D software.
  • Met with customers to review mold designs.
  • Produced detailed mold designs for junior members of the engineering department for detailing.
  • Completed detailed mold designs for release to manufacturing.
  • Communicated with programmers and moldmakers throughout the mold-building process.
1984 - 1989

Mold designer

Teledyne Monarch Rubber

A leading developer and manufacturer of molded goods specializing in engine mounts and various vibration dampeners.

  • Designed rubber molds for the production of anti-vibration products using Intergraph CAD software.
  • Produced detailed drawings of machined parts for automated equipment.


Feb 2008 - Jun 2008

Stark State College
1981 - 1983

Engineering Drafting Certificate

Maplewood Joint Vocational School
1979 - 1983


Waterloo High School


Boating, Motorcycling, Fishing, Golf, Camping


An accomplished, results-driven engineering professional with over eight years of sales experience and 22 years of tooling experience focused on high-quality rubber and plastic molds.Expertise in account management, sales engineering, mold design, product development support and follow-through with product management.Proven ability to interface with engineers to ensure product solutions meet customer requirements.Track record for consistently exceeding multimillion-dollar sales quotas.



Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Cadra 2D