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Engineer Design

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
April 22, 2018

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Gordon Pursel 480-***-**** LinkedIn 39821 North Thunder Hills Lane, Phoenix, Arizona SUMMARY

Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years experience in manufacturing, product development, technical marketing, and presales implementation of SOLIDWORKS engineering software solutions. Detail oriented and driven to enable both client and sales success while acting as a trusted consultant, liaison and educator of engineering and manufacturing process improvement. Skilled at delivering technical product demonstrations, training, seminars, writing blog posts, and providing post-sales technical support for continued client success and satisfaction. PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS

● Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE)

● SOLIDWORKS Elite Application Engineer

● Achieved certifications for each product in the entire Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS product portfolio including: CAD, Simulation/FEA, Computational Fluid Dynamics/Flow Simulation, Plastics, Inspection, Model Based Definition, Electrical, Composer, CAM, and PDM.

● Effective and compelling presenter to groups as large 300+ people or as small as 1-2.

● Technical Marketing with expertise in lead generation, marketing strategy, SEO, SEM, and CRO.

● Innovative product design engineer with superb attention to detail and understanding of design for manufacturability, strong background in injection mold design.


Senior Application Engineer / Consulting Services Lead July 2016 - Present DASI Solutions (formerly Digital Dimensions, Inc.) – Tempe, Arizona July 2016 - Present SOLIDWORKS Valued-Added Reseller, Support Provider & Training Center

● Consult with clients to translate complex business requirements across multiple departments into software workflows.

● Deliver outstanding support to large client accounts by providing custom coaching and mentorship seminars on best practices for software usage and process improvement as part of an ongoing customer care initiative.

● Troubleshoot a wide range of end-user challenges and issues via phone and email support for the entire SOLIDWORKS suite of engineering software products.

● Grow revenue by taking the lead in pre-and post-sales technical activities and deliverables. Product Marketing Manager Nov 2012 - July 2016

Digital Dimensions, Inc - Tempe, Arizona

● Identified marketing strategies and opportunities to maximize business growth

● Developed onboarding plans for rolling out new software products to market; trained sales and technical staff on new products

● Managed direct reports, effectively communicated project requirements to them and provided feedback and coaching

● Overhauled Sage CRM lead workflow to allow for capture valuable lead conversion metrics

● Budgeted, planned, and tracked results of marketing activities across all marketing channels Senior Application Engineer Feb 2006 – Nov 2012

Hawk Ridge Systems – Seattle, WA

SOLIDWORKS Reseller, Support provider, and Training center

● Assisted SOLIDWORKS users with technical support over the phone and via email

● Gave technical pre-sales demonstrations on the SOLIDWORKS suite of software

● Instructed for the following courses: SOLIDWORKS Introduction, Advanced Modeling, Advanced Surfacing, Advanced Assembly, Advanced Detailing, Advanced Sheet Metal, Advanced Mold Design, Workgroup PDM Administrator, Workgroup PDM user training, Enterprise PDM Administration

● Mentored and trained junior application engineers as part of their new hire onboarding Product Design Engineer February 2004 - July 2004

Wells-CTI - Phoenix, Arizona

● Manufactured and inspected test and burn-in sockets designed in SOLIDWORKS

● Achieved high level of detail in inspection report accuracy

● Reviewed test and burn-in socket designs for manufacturing and injection mold design.

● Established drawing standards to be adopted companywide Gordon Pursel 480-***-**** LinkedIn 39821 North Thunder Hills Lane, Phoenix, Arizona Injection Mold Design Engineer 1994 – 2005

Tech Mold Inc. - Tempe, Arizona July 2004 – October 2005

● Designed production and prototype injection molds and created detailed drawings using SOLIDWORKS

● Developed complex tooling with tight tolerances and adhered to best practices for manufacturing Harris Precision Mold - Tempe, Arizona July 1998 – February 2004

● Designed complex production and prototype injection molds and created detailed drawings using Pro/ENGINEER.

● Communicated specifications to vendors; maintained project schedule and drove cost and delivery time improvements

● Conducted internal trainings to coach colleagues on best practices for using Pro/ENGINEER CAD software

● Developed Pro/ENGINEER modeling methodology for injection mold designs and manufacturing. The Petters Co. - Lititz, Pennsylvania March 1994 – June 1997

● Designed 32 to 64 cavity production (1 million + cycles) rack & pinion unscrewing, stripper plate, 3 plate, cam action, hot runner, cold runner, injection molds for the closure industry.

● Conducted peer design reviews (drawing inspections and stack up tolerance analysis), plastic part design and changes, project management, BOM management (OEM parts, vendor and contractor selection, raw materials), shop timeline planning, internal and customer design review meetings.

● Completed Mold Designer Apprenticeship Program.


Thaddeus Stevens State School of Technology August 1992 - March 1994 Lancaster, Pennsylvania

● Associate of Specialized Technology: Machine and Tool Design Columbia - Montour A.V.T.S. August 1988 - June 1991 Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

● Degree: Certificate of Electrical Occupations

● Courses Studied: AC & DC Theory, Residential & Commercial wiring, Electric Motor Controls, & PLC’s OTHER

Mold Designer Apprenticeship August 1998 - March 2000 Lititz, Pennsylvania

● Completion of Apprenticeship in agreement with the standards of Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council, and Federal Committee on Apprenticeship therefore recognized as a journey person tool designer.

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