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Work Samples

  • The Nest

  • Coffee Shop Concept

  • Hinterland Exhibit

Work History

  • Director of Product Engineering

    • GAR Products
    • Lakewood Township, NJ
    • Jan 2012 - Present (2 years 8 months)

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

    - 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.
    - Manage, set up production run machining and schedule custom carpentry department, orders ranging from 12-75 pieces.

  • SolidWorks Operator / Designer

    • Harry Shaw Model Maker
    • 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 modeling.

    - Design and accurately build or modify 3D models from existing 2D information for product design firms, engineering companies and independent inventors.
    - 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 dimensioned drawings.
    - Maintain relationships with vendors and manage outside SLA, silk screening, graphic transfers and sheet metal purchasing.

  • Assistant Manager

    • Rutgers Wine & Liquor
    • Mar 2003 - May 2007 (4 years 2 months)

    - Responsible for opening and closing store several days a week
    - Guide customers to ideal selection based on their specific needs while maintaining a friendly shopping environment
    - Designate jobs to co-workers and oversee execution of specific tasks

  • Smith House Shop Monitor

    • Philadelphila University
    • 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

Education

  • Philadelphia University

    • BS Industrial Design
    • 2003 - 2007

Specialties

Awards

- 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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