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Engineer Manager

Atlanta, GA, 30301
August 26, 2012

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Patrick Tong

** ****** ***** *****,

Atlanta, GA 30350

Mobile: 678-***-****


Status: US Greencard holder


Experienced in managing engineers, hiring & building a team in various countries. Able to adapt

to various working conditions & cultural differences in various countries globally

Have working experience as a Design & Release Engineer (DRE) from studio phase to the launch of the

product and have used various Ford systems such as WERS, AIMS, GPIRS

Experienced in Body-in-White design with strong emphasis on the Closures structural stability. Possess

knowledge in GD&T, Master Sections, DOE, DFMEA, DVP&R & Benchmarking competitive vehicles

Strong manufacturing experience in both stamping & assembly to enhance my Product Development back

ground with hands on experience working at Cosma International, a leading supplier in body stamping &


Have working experience in an Automotive Assembly & Stamping Plant and successfully launched

vehicles for Ford & Cosma

Work Experience

Cosma Structural Systems

Engineering Manager

San Luis Potosi, Mexico (03/2011-present)

Engineer manager responsible for (4) Program Managers and a total of (21) engineers as direct

subordinate. Launch of a Greenfield facility for Cosma International in Mexico with SOP in August 2012

Interact with the General Motors (GM) in Detroit, in particular the GM Product Engineering team to support in

the design of the new model GM (K2XX) Pick-up trucks for the Door Structures. Worked with GM engineering

& studio with the manufacturing feasibility, packaging & CAE analysis of the door structures.

Main plant customer launches includes the Nissan Sentra (L12F) launch in Aguas Calientes,MX, General

Motors in San Luis Potosi for the Global Gamma platform and Silao for the (K2XX) pick-up truck. Plant has

over $USD140million in booked customer business

Support in the quotation of new business, supporting in the quotation for new business with Mazda, VW and

GM including new Hot Stamping projects

Cosma Structural Systems

Operations Manager-Program Manager

Bangkok, Thailand (07/2008-03/2011)

Program manager for the Honda 2NX Bumper project, Ford Ranger T6 Bumper project and Ford

Focus (C346) Thailand project

For the Ford Ranger T6 bumper, responsibility includes product development of the roll forming bumper with

the lead design team from Ford in Australia. This includes meeting Ford engineering target for weight reduction

and crash performance

Our main customers includes Guangzhou Honda Automotive (China), Auto Alliance of Thailand & Ford of


Hire new engineers and staff for the new plant

Create management team in the plant for day to day operations

Part of the new business team lead reporting to the Director of New Business, responsible for

quoting new business for the Thailand operations

Cosma Structural Systems

Engineering Manager

Shanghai, P.R China (04/2006-12/2006)

Short term assignment as Engineering Manager for the first Cosma facility in Shanghai. Upon completion of

assignment, I returned to Cosma in Mexico for the CD3XX program

Launched the Front Cradle & Twist Axle for the SGM980 platform. Cosma was full service supplier for those

commodities. Responsible for component level durability testing, CAD release into SGM system

Timely engineering sign off for product upon completion & passing of product testing

Interact with GM Product Development engineers in both Detroit and final sign off from SGM engineering

Established engineering department procedures such as change control, BOM & CAD management strategy

Hire team for engineering department & mentor new engineers in Product development

Cosma Structural Systems (Sonora Forming SA de CV)

Ford Fusion -CD338 Product Engineering

Hermosillo, Mexico (02/2003-07/2008)

Cosma was awarded with over 80% of the underbody and upper body content on the Ford Fusion platform.

Part of the Cosma engineering team with direct daily interaction with Ford Product Development in Dearborn

Product engineer working as a supplier to Ford in support of the product development of the 2006 Ford Fusion


Responsible for developing the design, stamping & assembly feasibility of the Body Structures


Participated in the locator strategy for the CD338 Body Structures including developing net

surfaces, principle locating points (PLP) & GD&T with Ford Vehicle Operations

Assist in the transfer of a Mazda carry over platform to the CD338 platform such as

DC welding and Mazda MES specifications

Lead Product Engineer for the Heat Shields and Fuel Strap as a full service supplier to Ford.

Responsible for designing & managing the Heat Shields and Fuel Straps CAD data & releasing the data to Ford Team


Ford Motor Company

Lincoln LS Plant Vehicle Team Engineer

Wixom Assembly Plant, MI (04/1999-06/2001)

Product engineering with main responsibility for the closures systems for the Lincoln Town Car, LS and

Continental at Wixom Assembly Plant

Participated in change control, plant variation reduction team & ensuring that all engineering changes to the

closure systems does not impact the product performance from crash, structural integrity such as closing

efforts, wind noise to NVH, Squeak & Rattle and Corrosion

Responsible for meeting part of Body Sheet- metal cost reduction targets as part of the MCR team

Responsible for selecting proto-type steel, coordinate special build vehicle & writing

engineering changes to build proto-type vehicles for testing

Responsible for awareness of FMVSS, European safety standards and Ford’s Corporate objective

& maintaining vehicle safety requirements while implementing cost reduction solutions

Ford Motor Company

Lincoln Aviator Product Engineering

Saint Louis Assembly Plant, MO (06/2001-02/2003)

Responsible for product development of the Lincoln Aviator Lift gate system including lift gate

sheet metal, dynamic sealing and glass assembly

Responsible from the studio phase (clay) to creating master sections, CAE analysis to determine the rigidity of

the lift gate structure & packaging studies to ensure best practice proper clearances is maintain

Create the DFMEA for the Lift gate system

Product engineer responsible for product sign off at every build event, ensuring that the proto-type vehicles are

build to the correct engineering level & contains the correct late engineering changes. Responsible to sign off

the vehicle prior to corrosion, durability & other vehicle level testing

Ensure that the product design & vehicle passes Engineering Sign Off (ESO) milestone on time by achieving

crash test (FMVSS) approval, no functional failure in durability and corrosion performance

Part of the GD&T team to formulate a locator strategy with suppliers that will meet Ford

standard and deliver a product that can be assembled to meet Ford fit & finish standards

Work with the Ford CAD team to ensure that engineering changes are captured into the Ford

CAD system

Establish strong understanding of the assembly plant process and designing part under the

constraint of assembly processes and ergonomics

Work with supplier to deliver a quality finish product & understand impact of late engineering

changes on program timing and supplier timing. Make visits to supplier plants to understand

various processes

Part of the launch team to launch the vehicle from TT phase to SOP in St. Louis Assembly Plant. Identify build

problems including quality issues. Working well in a launch team environment with Program Team (PMT), PVT

and Plant Body Shop

Work with Global Craftsmanship to ensure overall vehicle is up to Ford's Premier Automotive


MSX International (contract at Daimler Chrysler Corp)

Dodge Ram Closures Product Engineer

Detroit, MI (01/1998-04/1999)

Part of the 2002 Dodge Ram Body-in-White design team. Worked on the removal of door

reinforcements, laser welded blanks & overall door design to ensure structural stability of the

door & on cost saving engineering solutions

Introduced Laser Welded Hemming technology with the Manufacturing Engineering group to

Daimler Chrysler as a replacement for conventional door hemming process as a cost savings

opportunity. Responsible for setting up testing matrix to evaluate the doors

Coordinated tests for the door and hood on the current production Dodge Ram & competitive

vehicles. Utilized data to setup the new truck structural objectives. Correlated the test with

Finite Element Analysis

Evaluated score proposals from suppliers to check on the feasibility of the new parts.

Investigated supplier’s process capability. Check for part compliance with Federal Motor

Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) & Corporate Standards

Established Design Verification Plan & Report for the closures team for the 2002 Dodge Ram

utilizing Reliability & Confidence concepts for test samples. Part of the DFMEA team for the

closures group


Wichita State University, US-Kansas-Wichita

Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering, December 1997

Computer Skills

EDS VisView, MS Office, SDRC Ideas, Unigraphics, CATIA V5, AutoCAD


English, Spanish (intermediate verbal), Mandarin (basic verbal), Malay Language

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