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Mechanical Engineer Project Manager

Brighton, Colorado, 80602, United States
March 23, 2011

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William A DeBerard

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Brighton, CO 80602



BS Applied Management National American University Denver, CO

AAS Mechanical Design/Drafting Denver Institute of Technology Denver.



team management. Bottom line cost analysis, value engineering, face to

face contact and contract negotiation with suppliers and customers,

understanding of product customization requirements and definition of them,

face to face relationship building with both customers and suppliers.

Extremely familiar with manufacturing processes and how things are built,

familiar with regulatory compliance issues and how they effect the sales

process along with an awareness of the penalties for non-compliance,

extremely skilled at planning for success with regard to schedule and

materials. Well versed and used to working within a system to get things

done. Adept at handling customer audits and responses to questions

raised, health and safety issues in production environment, staffing

requirement changes and supervisory issues at HALT and HASS systems and

Clearone Communications, long term strategic planning and execution, pulled

together proposal to bring HALT and HASS into ISO 14000 compliance.

Proficient with many types of software both office/statistics related as

well as engineering software, LEAN processes, DFMEA and how to apply the

theories, Agile, Arena, management of staff, Solidworks, Pro-E, Intralink,

Windchill, Oracle, Microsoft office suite, scheduling and definition of

critical path.


November 2008 - present

Clear One, Salt Lake City, UT

Mechanical Engineering Technical manager

Responsibilities (in order of priority)

Lead mechanical engineer on all products

Interaction between mechanical engineering and all other departments of the


Documented all processes and procedures for the mechanical engineering

group pertaining to product development and support

Managed in house team of 4 mechanical engineers and industrial designers

Managed outsourced Indian mechanical engineering development

Managed mechanical portion of product manufacturing by CM in China and

North Carolina.

Developed departmental and corporate procedures.

July 2007-November 2008

HALT and HASS Systems, Westminster, CO

Mechanical engineer/director of operations

Responsibilities (in order of priority)

All mechanical design of HALT and HASS Chambers. and product documentation

(this included air circulation system, cryogenic cooling system, packaging

of electronics and cooling system for them, acoustic containment, motor

selection, thermal containment, ergonomics, cosmetics). BOM creation and

maintenance, programming of CNC mill to assure quality and correctness of

parts, machine parts as required, help with product assembly (when

required), support field as required (including travel to customer site to

fix/modify equipment in the field as required. Verification that all new

designs/design changes operate as intended before shipment.

Responsible for all management tasks in absence of CEO. Manage team of six

direct reports.

Conducted HALT and HASS tests for customers and wrote reports to facilitate

design updates intended to improve product quality.

March 2007-JULY 2007


MRD engineer (contract)

Designed new equipment to facilitate assembly and fabrication of products

using new technology.

Designed manufacturing fixtures to facilitate manufacture of 787


August 2000- January 2007


Staff Mechanical engineer

Performed award winning mechanical design(s).

Hardware engineering Lead (this means lead of all hardware activity

including board layout and electrical design as well as mechanical) from

product acquisition to production.

Mechanical lead on 7 products from concept through to production (these

products won multiple industry awards). And forced change into the industry

on mechanical cost points).

All product listed above were delivered before scheduled deadlines and

under budget.


February 1996-August 2000

Lead new product design engineer

Design and drove through to production 3 award winning products in 1-1/2

years. Project manager for for five successful products.

Increased field life of products by a factor of 20.

November 1995-February 1996


Mechanical engineer

Designed load stations and power supplies for use in induction heating


May 1991 - November 1994


Design 3-1/2 inch removable media disk drives and media packs

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