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Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
November 28, 2017

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Rathna Perera, New Product Development Engineer

** ******** **** *****: 508-***-****, 508-***-****(cell)

Raynham, MA 02767 e-mail:


Dynamic Materials engineer/Chemist with many years of experience providing end-to-end leadership for product development, product scale up from pilot trials, manufacturing, commercialization, testing, qualification, and roll-out.

Excellent understanding in high performance engineering materials, glass, ceramics, polymers, metals, composites, advanced coatings, nano-coatings, biomedical/military applications, EMI shielded wires & cables, smart protective textiles, Industrial woven and nonwovens, and fiber optics related products. Proficiency in English, French, and Sinhalese.

Comprehensive expertise in process improvement, market analysis, quality control, cost reduction, and customer service. Demonstrated talent to flourish in leadership roles, utilizing advanced technical skills to optimize operations and enhance client relationships. Creative inventor, responsible for designing and crafting multiple patented products. Multi-cultured and well-traveled to many countries, gaining hands-on experience in global markets with international manufacturers.

Expertise Includes:

Materials Engineering Chemistry

Technical Fibers Fabrics Films

Project management

New Product Launch Innovation

Advanced Polymers Adhesives

Biomedical Technology

Metals Ceramics Composites

Extrusion Injection Braiding

Nano Wet Powder UV coatings

Fiber Optics Fiber Manufacturing

Wires & Cables (medical/military)

Team Management Leading

Leading R&D to Manufacturing

Cost reduction Process Refining

Global Product commercialization

- Professional Experience -

Ey Technologies/ Pascale Industries, Inc. Fall River, MA 2002 – Present

EY presently is the dominant supplier of specialty coated fibers for high performance composites, protective gears, smart biomedical products, wearable electronics, and electrical wire assemblies for heavy vehicles worldwide.

Product Development Research Engineer/ Engineering Consultant

Work with a wide range of high performance polymers, composites, specialty coatings, industrial fabrics, military textiles, nano coating, EMI protected fibers, super absorbent fibers, wearable micro conductors and optical fibers. Design, implement and integrate cutting-edge products that target commercial applications, defense markets, smart fabrics, medical devices, and protective wearable. Compose winning bids and proposals to receive government, NIH, NSF and defense projects. Oversee all quality assurance measures for new and existing projects, strategically developing new processes to reduce manufacturing costs. Actively attend international trade shows to present and promote prototypes and new releases. Successfully completed key projects within prescribed time frames and budget requirements, resulting in multimillion dollar revenue, multiple patents, products, publications and awards.

Pioneered vinyl-ester compatible fiber composites, nano powder coated bio-threat protected wearable, graphite flocked heat radiators, coextruded electrode sensors, and micro conductor embedded wearable electronics for various branches of the United States Armed Forces.

Successfully completed key projects within prescribed time frames and budget requirements, resulting in multimillion dollar revenue, multiple patents, products, publications and awards.

Championed GPS-enabled wearable electronics for visually impaired patients.

Invented axially-integrated, multi-property fibers by Double Crucible draw process.

Designed and launched next-generation EMI/RFI protected wire harnesses for electric cars.

Steered coating process optimization for defect-free coating by Double Crucible system.

Innovated methods of producing micro wires (10-75 micron) fully compatible with textile industries.

Conceptualized wearable electronics for civilian markets and micro sensors for military partners.

Attained strong hands-on knowledge of material engineering and Nano technologies.

Intelcore Technologies, Photonics Center, Boston 2001 - 2002

Intelcore Technologies is a specialty telecom fiber manufacturer serving the telecommunication industry.

Research and Development Engineer Intelcore Technologies

Revamped fiber manufacturing processes to increase efficiency and promote productivity. Directed a wide array of projects ranging in scope and complexity.

Championed state-of-the-art optical glass fiber manufacturing processes (MCVD, OVD, VAD) as well as products honed to revamp telecommunications.

Created photosensitive fiber systems for Bragg Grating and to augment and revitalize sensor applications.

Burle Electro Optics (Former Galileo Corporation, Sturbridge, MA 2000 -2001

Burle Electro Optics is well known for electron multiplier tubes, MCPs for the night vision industry, Optical fiber and square PMTs for the medical industry, fused fiber and light guides for a variety of applications.

Electo-optics Research Engineer

Conducted comprehensive product analysis and research to engineer high-quality, cutting-edge deliverables. Led cross-functional personnel in devising and integrating methodologies to enhance customer satisfaction.

Optimized MCP (electron multipliers) production process to reduce manufacturing overhead.

Introduced square photo-multiplier tubes to be used in medical industry.

Rejuvenated quality in medical fiber production and high resolution fused fiber products.

Implemented programs, policies and procedures for the delivery of medical light amplifiers.

BGF Industries, Inc/ Porcher, France 1991 – 2000

BGF Industries is a French-owned / U.S.-based manufacturer that produces glass-fiber-based substrates for aviation, military, electronics, automotive, Hi-temp filters, sports equipment, satellite disks, EMI/RFI shields, etc.

Composite Materials Research Engineer

Conceptualized, designed and implemented innovative, cutting-edge technologies for various international clients. Introduced goods and products in competitive markets worldwide.

Spearheaded the roll-out of a state-of-art vacuum-based process improvement that effectively reduced waste while increasing production efficiency by 10%. Savings to the company over $1,000,000 annually.

Chaired multiple projects ranging in scope and complexity, including the minimization of return goods by quality improvement and the procurement of powder coated reinforcing fabrics and high temperature filters.

Pioneered first-of-its-kind chemical formula and a process to recondition machine parts that were essential to manufacturing defect-free products, resulting in $100,000+ in annual savings for plants in the U.S. & France.

Successfully managed BGF, Porcher, Own Corning and PPG teams to develop world-class electronic fabrics.

Designed ultra-low cost recovery system for BGF carbon weaving plant (50 cents saves $150,000 annually).

Introduced an automated in-line inspection system which replaced the need for 3 employees and substantially contributed to bottom line profitability.

Education/ Patents/ Awards/International Experience

Graduate Degree, Materials Engineering/Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Graduate Degree, Chemistry, Université de Grenoble, France

B.S., Chemistry, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Awards- BGF Quality Achievement Award; DGRST French Scholarship; NASA & NSF Scholarship; Innovation DOD 2010, US Army

Special Trainings- over 20 different industry related special trainings (managerial, engineering, Computer software, manufacturing, project management)

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