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Results-oriented Mechanical Engineer and Product Management Professional with extensive experience leading complex, global, technical, customer projects and providing technical enhancements in manufacturing industries with a specialty in automotive, hydraulics, air and liquid filtration.Proven collaborative leadership, innovative trouble shooting problem solving and detail orientation abilities.Known for completing projects on-time and within budget. Expertise includes:

·Strategic planning and implementation.

·Manage multiple global, technical projects.

·Detailed documentation and tracking.

·Excellentorganizational skills and attention to detail.

·Strong communication skills, fluent in English, Chinese and Vietnamese.

·PDM, Oracle Application, Share Point, and Team Center, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office.

·Knowledge of machining, welding, metal finishing, molding, stamping and casting.

Work experience


Senior Configuration Management Projects Specialist

Donaldson Company


Global filtration manufacturer with 13,000 employees worldwide in over 40 countries with $2.3 billion in sales.

Senior Configuration Management Projects Specialist (2000–2009)

Managed the new product introductions (NPR), Engineering Change Requests (ECP), Engineering Changes Order released products (ECOs) and Plant Process Changes (PPC) to meet customer and manufacturing requirements.

  • Implemented cost reduction projects saving $1,568,000 in F08 vs $585,000 in F07 versus $1,427,000 in F06.
  • Led teams on document decision per NPR, ECO, PPC directing others to implement throughout the organization and on a worldwide basis.
  • Provided technical support between design engineer, sales, and training teams for “Engineering Change Process for Drawing and Standards” to manufacturing plant engineers in China, Mexico and Europe.
  • Authorized first time buy for tooling and fixture and managed the initial build of products on New Product Release (NPRs) for major global customers including Audi in Europe and US.
  • Implemented electronic Engineering Change Request system which resulted in expedited global information sharing and collaboration.

Manufacturing & Feasibility Engineer(1996–2000)

·Supported four multi-million dollar business units by providing cost estimating of new or redesigned products which resulted in cost reductions and meeting customer goals and budgets.

·Managed the initial build of products from concept to release the first sample build on NPR prior to the availability of production prints resulting in enabling cost savings and meeting customer needs.

·Provided manufacturing assessment on proposed products and prototype concepts for productability and cost effective manufacturing at the required quantity levels.

·Envisioned and created a media data based, cost estimating tool which included raw materials numbers, engineering numbers, plant number and cost per units which resulted enhanced decision making.


Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer

Reell Precision Manufacturing

·Developed and implemented computerized SPC system used to create production assembly line efficiencies which resulted in savings of 25K annually on manufacturing labor cost between traditional hand tabulated versus computer automated SPC control chart.

·Interacted with design, manufacturing, quality assurance, procurement, sales and marketing departments.Provided technical support by compiling and comparing customer requirements with internal specifications to determine ability to meet customer needs.


Application and Mechanical Marketing Engineer, International Division,


·Managed and coordinated the pressure measurement product group's participation at instrumentation shows in Singapore and China.

·Developed new business development plans, communicated and coordinated projects and resources for the China and Singapore field sales office and executives during the implementation of high level sales action plans which resulted securing business and developing local relationship.

·Served as corporate marketing liaison between foreign subsidiaries in the China, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia.Hosted and provided translation for major Chinese customers and dignitaries.



Bachelor of Science

North Dakota State University


1998 Award "Young Engineer of the year" for outstanding achievement in the Engineering Profession by MFES

American Society of Mechanical Engineers


John Connelly

“While working with Twan at Donaldson Company, I found him to be an ambitious, motivated, and proven leader with sound decision making abilities, excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail. His perspective allows him to see patterns where others simply see complexity. He plays out alternative scenarios in order to define, determine, and implement effective solutions. Twan was highly successful in leading the electronic Engineering Change Request (ECR) in 2008.” March 18, 2009

Ted Perron

““I have worked with Twan at Reell Precision Manufacturing. Twan has demonstrated tremendous attention to detail on various projects I have worked on with him. He implemented an electronic SPC system, which he gained upper-level buy-in, that resulted in a significant increase in quality while reducing labor cost. He has also interfaced effectively both internal and external to the company."” March 18, 2009


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS   Project Management responsibilities for electronics engineering change control. Acted as Cost Estimating Engineer for media projects including raw materials, engineering numbers, plant and cost per unit. Designed and planned filter for automobile cabin, taking into consideration environmental factors. Managed multiple plants in the United States and Mexico. SPC.  Project Management, Technical Writing, basic machining, welding, metal finishing, molding, stamping, casting, U.S. Citizen.