Highly motivated Designer with successful experience managing the design, testing, and delivery of product concepts and components that generate significant profitability and consumer success. My expertise lies in the ability to create, develop, and oversee product concepts, designs, and manufacturing / production that produce significant visibility and success. I have a broad background that encompasses all facets of the design and product development process.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Technical Experience

    • International Manufacturing Experience and Parts designed for:
    • 1999 - Present (15 years)

    • Designing Suspension and Steering Geometry for Off-road and On Road Platforms, tying driving feel with intended target audiences and history of high performing products
    • Injection Molded Plastic, for multiple cavity molds, over molding, high glass content parts, long fiber content parts, 1000+ plastic component designs, 100+ family molds
    • EVA Foam Injection
    • Vacuum Forming, PET, Polycarbonate
    • CNC Machined/ Lathed Aluminum, Steel, Brass, Foam
    • CNC Waterjet Foam Cutting
    • Extrusion with metal and plastic
    • Heat Treatment
    • Sintering with Steel, Brass, Additives
    • Stamped and Die-pressed Sheet Metal Components
    • Finishing: Painting, Anodizing, Friction Modifier Coatings, Plastic Electroplating
    • Screen Printed Vinyl Decals and Die/ Kiss Cutting
    • Rubber Injection Molding, Over molding
    • Rubber Compression Molding
    • Routed Carbon Fiber Panels
    • Gearbox and Powertrain experience, bevel gears specification, epicyclical gear trains, mechanical gyro experience
    • Functional Prototypes and Test Rigs: Machined Aluminum, Machined Resin, Machined Carbon fiber, Handmade or Fabricated, FDM Printed, SLS
    • Products/ Components/ Assemblies all have a high level of DFM and attention paid to critical maintenance with spare parts considerations and accessories development
    • Experience with 2D drawings (ISO/ ANSI combination format unique to R/C Industry, Printed Instruction Manuals, and Product Assembly Documents and Specifications
    • Creation and Maintenance of project BOM’s, Tooling Quotes

  • Technical Experience

    • Tools
    • 1999 - Present (15 years)

    SolidWorks (15 years), SolidWorks PDM (Vaulted data environments, Vault Administrator at HPI), Agile 4 years, GearTrax 7 years, Adobe Creative Suite 5 and older, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Wacom Cintiq, 3DVIA, MS Office, MS Project, some Rhino 3D

  • Design Consultant

    • Carisma, Mun Ah Plastic Electronic Toys Co.,Ltd
    • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    • Aug 2013 - Jan 2014 (5 months)

    Responsible for product design and new business development for industry brand and OEM manufacturer of high-end radio controlled products as they strive to build a presence in the US market

  • Senior Product Manager/ Engineer

    • Horizon Hobby Inc.
    • Corona, CA
    • Nov 2012 - Jul 2013 (8 months)

    Responsible for managing and designing high-end radio controlled products for several proprietary brands of Horizon including: TLR, Losi, ECX, and the ProBoat

    Key project: TLR 8ight-E 3.0 Chassis, my first project with the team won the 2013 ROAR Nationals at major racing debut

  • R&D Senior Design Engineer

    Responsible for working across several disciplines to design and manage projects from concept to delivery for foremost developer of high-end radio controlled cars. I established, executed, and coordinated testing, planning, design, and manufacturing of new products. I presented innovative, engaging proposals to internal customers. I collaborated with international suppliers to ensure flawless development of new products according to established timelines and specifications. I analyzed test results, market trends, and product successes / failures. I worked with senior-level executives across departments to brainstorm new products and chassis platform strategies in addition to mentoring junior designers of all levels.

  • Design Consultant

    • Kingstar
    • Oct 2010 - Jun 2011 (8 months)

    Responsible for working across several disciplines including product development, new business development, and management of client relationships (domestic and abroad) for key industry manufacturer of high-end radio controlled cars

  • R&D Senior Design Engineer

    Responsible for working across several disciplines to design and manage projects from concept to delivery for foremost developer of high-end radio controlled cars. I established, executed, and coordinated testing, planning, design, and manufacturing of new products. I presented innovative, engaging proposals to internal customers. I collaborated with international suppliers to ensure flawless development of new products according to established timelines and specifications. I analyzed test results, market trends, and product successes / failures. I worked with senior-level executives across departments to brainstorm new products and chassis platform strategies in addition to mentoring junior designers of all levels.

    Key HPI Chassis Platforms: Blitz, Firestorm, E-Firestorm, Hellfire, Nitro 3, Pro4, Savage, TF-40 Radio Transmitter

Education

  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY

    • Bachelor of Arts Industrial Design
    • 1999

Specialties

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