Senior Product Designer
Walt Disney Imagineering
Jul 2010 - Present (11 years 6 months)
Designed mechanicals for projections, lighting and water affects in the special affects department and show set installations for Disney theme parks.
Responsible for designing state of the art digital projector upgrades and over-seeing production for a main attraction within Disney California Adventure park.
Completed animatronics/special effects design and documentation for Carsland attraction, Disney California Adventure.
Collaborated with multi-disciplinary departments in architecture, facilities, creative, and show set design.
Opto-Mechanical Tooling Engineer
L-3 Communications | SSG-Tinsley
Sep 2004 - Aug 2010 (5 years 11 months)
Optical-mechanical designer/tooling engineer for the manufacturing and testing of precision optics
Improved lens yields for thru better design
SolidWorks CADD modeling-detailing, bill of materials (BOM) and PDMWorks administrator
Designed, procured, and supervised installation of metrology equipment
Sourced and procured vendors providing multiple quotes
Handled RFQ’s, purchase orders and schedule aimed at reducing costs
Conducted design reviews for engineering managers, project and program engineers
Directed installation and testing of equipment and wrote change orders/installation procedures
Senior Mechanical Designer
1997 - 2004 (7 years)
Key designer for telescope/spectrometer design and development, commercial 3-D laser scanner and research and development
Lead designer for an all cast SiC (Silicon Carbide) telescope, both structure and mirrors using a proprietary process
Collaborated with outside industrial design firm in the development of a 3-D laser scanner
Extensive knowledge of castings was used to produce the pattern drawings and models
Design team leader responsible for coordinating other designers on various assemblies and reporting to program manager and program engineer