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Engineer Project Manager

Charter Township of Clinton, Michigan, United States
April 20, 2018

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Mark A Ziolkowski

***** ******* *****

Macomb Michigan 48044

Cell: 586-***-**** E-mail :

OBJECTIVE:To utilize my abilities and practical experience in project management, product and manufacturing engineering, in a diverse and competitive work place.


RCO contracted out to General Motors Engineering VEC

August 16, 2011-Present

Senior Engineer DRE (Cruze J300-Interior Trim and Exterior Trim D2LC-N and G and B programs) Also VOLT D2JCI and D2JBI China

Design and develop design of Interior Trim, working with suppliers, Purchasing, Studio, Manufacturing, Tooling, new concept design, safety group.

•The design and development of new and current products.

•Obtain, Analyze and cascade customer engineering requirements

•Development and maintain the System DFMEA.

•All system design analysis activities associated with the development of a new system, i.e. design stacks / analytical studies, CAE analysis, etc.

•Ensure system designs comply with all established Foundation Documents.

•Coordinate development of the System level DVP&R; ensure it is complete, accurate, and satisfies customer requirements; Support DVP&R testing.

•Based on lessons learned, new technology, etc., recommend updates/changes/improvements to established Foundation Documents.

•Identified and cascading the required design stacks and design analysis to the product engineer.

•Support all product prototypes build activities.

•Support program management with technical discussion in customer meetings.

•Support Product Design Reviews.

•Support product engineering in analyzing failure modes and develop corrective actions to new and current products.

•Support process engineering and quality with internal and external tool and equipment run-offs, as necessary.

•Participate in regularly scheduled Team meetings.

•Complete all system engineering deliverables in support of the APQP system.

•Injection Molding Process

•DRBFM, APQP, Mold Flow.

•UG and NX computer knowledge all parts release on Teamcenter 8.3. Using CATIA V5 R19.

ThyssenKrupp Airport System (Zhongshan China)

June 2009 to August 2011: Director Project Manager/Engineering/After Sales Team

Planned, directed, and managed designated project, Ensured that objectives were accomplished in accordance with outlined priorities, Analyzed results of operations to discover more efficient ways to utilize resources, Coordinated the successful simultaneous development of several project in New Delhi India, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, and Vietnam, Delegated responsibilities and designed time schedules, Negotiated contracts that ensure quality, reviewed project status reports during each operational phase, Prepared weekly project status reports for management.

Shanghai Motors (SAIC), Shanghai China, Sr Consultant-Interior and Exterior Integration

Dec 2009 June 2009 (Contract through Magna Steyr)-Body/Exterior/Interior

Responsible for styling feasibility, concept design proposal and typical section define and review-Monitor and review the interface issues, point out potential major issue and propose the solution

Program Engineer/: Florida Production Engineering, Troy Michigan

July 2006 – Dec 2009

Responsible for GMT 360 close out panel, GMT 384 IP, GMT 900 chromed plastic end caps, Visteon Laramie rear door bolster, SLT door bolster, MIC cluster bezel, GMT 900 end caps, Toyota “B” pillars-quarter panels, sill plates.

worked with business unit manager personnel to identify and document business needs and objectives, provided technical assistance in identifying, evaluating, and developing systems and procedures.

Follow up tool reviews, customer support, and manufacturing plant support.

- 3 D software support

- Management of Design Engineers and Designers

- Multiple project engineering ability

- Budget ability

Sr Design Engineer /Project Manager: Engineered Plastic Products Inc., Auburn Hills, MI.

February 2001 - July 2006

Project Manager of the General Motors, Interior Trim Group. Supervision of six Engineers and Design support staff.

Coordinate project workloads and assists in development strategies.

Developing and tracking of program timing and milestones.

Design and develop Interior Trim Components to meet customer requirements.

Assist in the development of Energy Absorbent, Interior Trim components.

Design and development of Exterior Wheel Liner Housings, Quarter Panel, A Pillar, B Pillar and Quarter Upper for the GMX 381 Sedan, Coupe, and Convertible Programs.

Coordinate and implement prototype builds to coincide with customer builds.

From start of program from Design to Launch

_ Catia and UG experience Teamcenter 8.3. Using CATIA V5 R19.

Sr. Project Engineer: Contracted out to Daimler Chrysler, Auburn Hills, MI.

November 1998 - February 2001

Lead Design Engineer on the 2004, Interior trim, duties include, product design, product testing, advanced manufacturing, Develop and track program timing and milestones.

Ability to put business cases together.

Assist in the design and development of Interior Trim components.

Design and development of prototype and production components, suppliers, tooling and gauging.

Coordinate and implement prototype builds with suppliers, plants and customers between United States and Canada.

Managed program deliverables.

_ UG and Catia Experience Teamcenter 8.3. Using CATIA V5 R19.

Project Manager: Comau North American, Rochester Hills, and MI.

June 1995 - November 1998

Lead Project Manager duties included, product design, directing sub suppliers, program timing, cost estimating, and builds scheduling.

Closures and Body side group (front and rear doors, fenders, hood and deck lid and all body sides.

Responsible of process, design and integration of equipment and tools, welding transfer system, hemmers press.

Budgeting, following of tools, design reviews with GM, follow up construction of tools.

Coordinate meetings with suppliers, purchasing, engineering direction.

System integration, debug tools, robot programming, hemmer’s installation.

Inspection to final tool certification.

Comau internal buy-off and customer buy-off complete system

Tear down and ship to China and customer Manifest.

Mark Ziolkowski


Sr Design Engineer: Hawtal Whiting Inc, North American Truck Platform

May 1992 - November 1995

Responsible for the GMT 600 full size & Mid size mini van

Coordinate project workloads and assists in development strategies.

Complete responsibility for project including development timing schedule, automation system, welding tooling, tooling and fixturing. Responsibilities included product design of body strainers, upper & lower step panel, reinf. Roof rear side rail body side outer and rear door opening door ring, reinforcement “C” pillars.

On line experience in body shop area, spent the last six mounts in St Louis Wentzville plant for plant support. (Launch Team).

Coordinate with supplier, purchasing, writing build direction, engineering work orders, & Prototype builds.

Timing schedule, preliminary design (sketch) release to purchasing.

Design reviews with Customer.

_ UG and Catia Experience Teamcenter 8.3. Using CATIA V5 R19.

Project/Test Engineer: Body Systems Division. Auburn Hills, MI and Southfield, MI: Seating Sub Systems

June 1986 - May 1992

Lead Design Engineer duties include designing, cost estimating and scheduling.

Test Engineer duties include, testing to FMVSS/CMVSS, Homologation and customer requirements, writing technical reports for Instrument Panels and Front Doors..

Responsible for design, development and testing of I.P. and front Doors..

Designed product improvements, which resulted in cost reductions.Teamcenter 8.3. Using CATIA V5 R19.

Manufacturing/Process Engineer: Instrument Panels and Front doors.

Coordinate and implement prototype builds with suppliers, plants and customers.

Design and setup; work cells and assembly lines, for new program launches.

Define time line process to ensure programs meet time specific deadlines.

Designed & Developed automated assembly machinery and small stamping stations.

Supervised and coordinated engineers during equipment setup, tryout and sample runs.

Experience in customer liaisons, vendor performance and warranty issues.

Develop an assembly line layout to determine maximum productivity.

Usage of Statistical Process Control to determine and improve machine capability.

Assist in programming and troubleshooting with, Allen Bradley, SLC 500 processors.Teamcenter 8.3. Using CATIA V5 R19.

Industrial/Production Engineer: General Motors Corporation (Truck & Bus Group), Moraine, OH.

June 1981 - June 1986

Production Area Manager of 35 people, including production operators, skilled trades and building maintenance, all within the Body Shop.

Design and implement Cowl and Windshield sealing system to reduce cycle time.

Design and install operator lift-assist devices throughout the Body Shop.

Supervise three production crews within the Body Shop.

Develop preventive maintenance schedule for Robotic MIG Welding Process.

Usage of Statistical Process Control (SPC) to regulate mechanical build processes and to track equipment down time.Teamcenter 8.3. Using CATIA V5 R19.


University of Toledo, Toledo Ohio

Degree: Bachelors of Science - Mechanical Engineering, December 1981.

Emphasis in Machine Design, and Strength and Materials.


Member of Society Of Automotive Engineers (SAE) SME Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Knights of Columbus

International Order of the Eagles


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