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Creative, energetic, award winning Ideation Manager and Senior Engineer with 15+ years of highly diverse engineering experience. Leveraging a unique combination of people management, project management, mechanical engineering, industrial design, manufacturing, and intellectual property management. Full scale product development: conceptualization, architecture development, industrial design, detailed design, global manufacturing oversight and quality control. Leadership of global, cross-functional teams. Highly effective innovator, motivator, problem solver, and communicator. Specialties: • Ideation (Concept Development) Project Management • Intellectual Property – Utility & Design Patent Law, Trademarks, License Agreements • Voice of the Customer – Research, Analysis and Integration • Industrial Design – 3rd Party Facilitation, Brand Language Development • CAD Modeling/Rendering – Advanced ProE Wildfire/Creo, Complex Surfacing, KeyShot • Prototype Development – Leadership in Rapid Technologies and Traditional Methods • The Wolf – Remediation of High Value Problem Programs
Ideation (front end, concept development) Manager responsible for technical, financial, and intellectual property risk mitigation of new product programs. $400M+ Business Unit → North America Hand Tools, Branded.
Management of engineering design, prototype model shop, and 3rd party industrial design consultancies.
Product development for high volume retail, industrial, and hardware channels under the Crescent, GearWrench, Lufkin, and Wiss brand names. Product placement at The Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace Hardware, and Amazon.
Supervision of engineering design, prototype model shop, and industrial design staff.
Detailed mechanical design and engineering of hand and power tools.
Hands-on new product design and development of hand tools. Design for high volume manufacturing processes - forging, machining, multi-shot injection molding, metal injection molding (MIM), stamping, finishing.
Detailed electromechanical chassis design. Firm CNC programming expert for lathe and mill.
Custom electromechanical hardware design for low volume manufacture. Concurrent design with electrical engineers: SMT PCB component selection & placement, chassis integration, etc.
Firm tradeshow booth Engineer and detailer. Supervision of tradeshow fabrication team. Execution of Star Wars Naboo Fighter, NEC, and World Wildlife Fund exhibits.
Custom museum exhibit engineering and detailing for the Smithsonian, Thunder Road Racing Museum, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Firm CNC programmer utilizing wood router.
Engineering and hands-on assembly of conveyors and robotic end-of-arm tooling for Corning catalytic converter automation systems.
Plastics Machine Shop Supervisor. Mentorship of undergraduate industrial design and architecture students. CNC laser cutter programmer and administrator.
Installation management of Corning/Sony television glass finishing systems. Direction of union ironriggers.
Design and engineering of automated manufacturing system components for Corning television glass, Pyrex labware, and Corelle dishware.
Coffee, bagel, and fax monkey. Master of ammonia blueprints.