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Downers Grove, IL
Downers Grove, IL
Over 20 years experience in industrial design consulting. My experience is extensive in agricultural and construction equipment, commercial and recreational vehicles and consumer appliances. Additional experience spans from military GPS, sporting goods and medical equipment, to toys. The variety of work keeps my outlook fresh and provides surprising connections of ideas and possibilities, materials and processes.
Qualification Summary: Over 20 years experience in Industrial Design and Product Development. Proven success in guiding complex, large budget projects from concept through to final presentations and industrial design deliverables. Ability to oversee design and styling projects from concept through technical design and surfacing production. Collaboration with engineering on industrialization in order to maintain design intent. Proficient in Computer Aided Industrial Design and development of ‘A’ surface CAD data. Concept sketch and rendering with Adobe Creative Suite, Shot rendering. Experienced with FDM rapid prototyping, CNC tool path generation and CNC machining of prototype models, clay modeling, fabrication. Hold multiple design patents. Published article in U.K. based Industrial Vehicle Technology magazine. Professional Experience: 2012 - present Manger Ag-CE Industrial Design - CNH Industrial Burr Ridge, IL 2007 - present Owner – Independent Design Solutions LLC – Downers Grove, IL 2009 – present Owner – ROM Inclinometer – range of motion measurement products for the Physical Therapy industry. 1984 - 2012 - Vice President of Design, Chief Technical Officer, Montgomery Design International, Westmont, IL. Industrial Design consultant for the following companies and organizations: Case New Holland: Developed various agricultural equipment concepts, exterior and interior components and branding elements for CaseIH, New Holland and Steyr brands. Directed and implemented design language, for identity and differentiation of product and brand DNA. Brand differentiation is a key component of the successful merger between Case IH and New Holland. Hold multiple patents related to these projects. Caterpillar Corporation: Various concepts, exterior and interior components across the construction and agricultural equipment product line. Developed brand strategy concepts for the core product line related to corporate form language for the timeframes +10 years and +20 years. This strategy is in implementation across the global product line. Foton LOVOL Heavy Industries: China’s leading equipment manufacturer. Re-design of medium and small tractor line, exteriors and interiors. Develop brand DNA through definition of product form language with the goal of increasing design quality to be competitive in the global market against western manufacturers. Samsung Electronics: Functional and styling concepts for interior features of consumer refrigerators. Baxter Healthcare: Function and styling concepts for hand held medicine delivery devices used in laparoscopic surgery. Precision Planting: Concept development, surface development and design visualization for new and innovative agricultural planting equipment. ROM Inclinometer: Designed and developed new product used in measuring human range of motion in patients undergoing various forms of physical therapy. Source manufacturing, design and source packaging. Establish e-commerce functions. Carry out ongoing order fulfillment, inventory management and shipping. Cougar Industries Inc – Blue Level: Design product concepts for new business group and product launch for devices used in measurement of stored bulk materials. Amana Refrigeration: Design of various trend setting concepts, CAD data, graphics and physical models across the product line. Hold multiple patents related to these projects. Rockwell-Collins Division of Avionics: Developed concepts and CAD data for 2 generations of handheld GPS units for Special Forces use. This resulted in the winning of a multi-million dollar competitive bid and open-ended contract for Rockwell to supply units to the Department of Defense. Over 200,000 units delivered worldwide to date. Developed concepts and data for vehicle mounted GPS units for military use. TeeJet Technologies: Concepts, 3D surfacing and rendering to establish product identity of virtual terminal product line used in agricultural applications. Concept and develop graphical user interface for virtual terminal software. Develop ISO based graphical icons and all digital graphic content for use in software application. Yanmar: Developed manufacturing quality, 3D body surfacing of tractor hood for manufacturing. Emphasis on implementing complex and costly, multi- piece hood DNA as a reduced cost, one-piece RIM molded part. Fast Heat Inc: Develop new design for core product hot runner controller used in precision plastic injection molding. Matthews Specialty Vehicles: Managing and modeling role in complex 3D body surface development for fiberglass front cap used in specialty command center vehicles. Damon Motorhomes: Develop 3D surface data for fiberglass end caps and graphics on various motor home models. Speaker Corporation: Concepts and surface data for line of freestanding and built-in commercial vehicle lighting products with a distinctive oval shape that has since been widely copied and adopted. Ingersoll-Rand: Interior concepts for operator cab of blast hole drill used in mining and blasting operations. McCormick Tractors: Concepts, 3D surface data and renderings for new exterior agricultural tractor identity and styling. Morey Corporation: Concept, 3Dmodeling, rendering and animation for automotive GPS/telemetrics devices. Navistar: Developed exterior concepts for various truck models across the product line. AGCO: Concept and surface development for interior and exterior vehicle components. Genesis Systems: Concept project for safety barrier system of robotic welding workstation. Haney Golf Products: Product management, development of concepts and final CAID data, graphics and corporate identity for a new product start-up company with a home/auto organizer product for golf equipment. The Marketing Store Worldwide: Provided concepts and CAD data for a variety of toys for use in McDonald’s Happy Meals. Including Hot Wheels cars and Bug’s Life characters. Fellowes: Graphics identity system for consumer paper shredders. Areas of Competency: Industrial Design Concept development 3DCAD modeling, surface development 3D CAD rendering and imaging Adobe Creative Suite- rendering, Illustration CNC programming and machining FDM rapid prototyping Graphic Design Specific Skills / Experience / Applications / Software: Alias Studio - Surface modeling, conceptual modeling, production modeling. Pro/Engineer - Creo Shot - Rendering Adobe Creative Suite Surfcam FDM rapid protoyping clay modeling Published / Awards: IVT Industrial Vehicle Technology - technical article on 3D CAD data exchange and workflow between design and engineering Work featured in hardcover edition, New and Notable Product Design 2 – Bissell surgical thimble Contributor to IDEA Gold Award winning entry for Machinery category, Case IH Magnum tractor 2006 Chicago Athenaeum “Good Design” award for Case IH Magnum tractor - contributor 2007 Chicago Athenaeum “Good Design” award for AGCO 900 series 4WD tractor – contributor 2009 Chicago Athenaeum “Good Design” award , transportation, for Manned Mars Exploration Rover concept - contributor Named on multiple design patents in areas of agricultural equipment and consumer appliances. Education: BFA Industrial Design - University of Illinois 1983