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  • Frank Toth

    Director of Product Engineering at Gar Products

    Farmingdale, NJ

You have to love what you do.

Work Samples

  • Dining Table

  • Custom Fence

  • Task Chair

Work History

  • Senior Design Engineer

    • GAR Products
    • Lakewood Township, NJ
    • Jan 2012 - Present (5 years 11 months)

    High quality wood chair manufacturer providing seating for hospitality and restaurant industry. Client list including Marriott, Pret A Manger, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Red Robin, PF Chang's, Darden Restaurants.

    - Provide concept drawings, renderings, production drawings and production quality sample chairs for clients based on their specifications.
    - Review samples and production parts from overseas and domestic factories or in house production quality control, including travel to vendors to review when necessary.
    - Manage, set up production machining and schedule custom carpentry department, handling orders up to 300 pieces.
    - Value stream map operations to produce components most efficiently, plan the manufacturing process of custom projects, establish routings for MO population and scheduling.

  • SolidWorks Operator / Designer

    • Harry Shaw Model Maker
    • Shamong, NJ
    • Sep 2007 - Jan 2012 (4 years 4 months)

    Provide high quality prototypes mainly in the product design field. Capabilities include machining, fabrication, sculpting, painting, molds and castings, 3D printing, SLA.

    - Design and accurately build or modify 3D models from existing 2D information for product design firms, engineering companies and independent inventors. Troubleshoot file errors in SolidWorks and Rhino.
    - Manage model building from initial drawings to finished painting, providing detailed drawings, color maps and specifications to machinists and fabricators.
    - Prepare electronic files to be CNC machined, rapid prototyped or hand fabricated by processing files, creating fixtures and generating detailed drawings.
    - Maintain relationships with vendors and manage SLA, silk screening, graphic transfers and sheet metal purchasing.

  • Smith House Shop Monitor

    • Philadelphila University
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Sep 2006 - May 2007 (8 months)

    - Aid students in fabrication through suggesting specific materials and processes or demonstrating proper techniques
    - Maintain shop power tools; occasionally required to fabricate custom parts to modify existing machinery
    - Ensure safety of students while maintaining quality of workspace


  • Philadelphia University

    • BS Industrial Design
    • 2003 - 2007



- January 2014 - Fence Panels featured in January/February 2014 issue of DesignNJ magazine - October 2011 - Hinterland Gallery Exhibition. Aristeia Metro, NYC - December 2010 - Fence Panels featured in NJLCA award winning landscape design - March 2010 - Bottle Prototype Selected for Featured work on Coroflot.com - 2009 - Colgate-Palmolive:...
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