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Engineer Engineering

South Lyon, Michigan, 48178, United States
February 15, 2018

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Engineering Manager, Automotive Development and Program Management

Nineteen years of experience in the automotive industry starting as a validation engineer working my way up through development engineering in multiple product areas with the opportunity to manage teams of ten associates with the following major accomplishments:

Graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering while serving as Vice President for Delta Tau Delta fraternity

Exposure to high level management leading critical discussions and receiving positive feedback creating additional opportunities to challenge myself and benefit the organization

Led technical projects over the course of 8 years generating over 1 billion dollars in revenue

Successfully integrated into the German culture working there for 3.5 years learning to speak fluently

Initiated a local engineering office to expand aluminum die casting business to North America


KSM Castings USA Inc. – Plymouth, MI July 2016 – present

Engineering Office Manager for Aluminum Die Cast Products

Hire and develop an engineering team to support business expansion in North America

Create a development network with the existing teams in Germany and China

Build relationships with local customers in North America

Responsible for and successful in receiving technical approval for all RfQ projects

Provide technical support for all local projects

Manage all operations locally in Michigan to support the development engineering team

Maintain a list of required software needed for the office including adding software as needed

Interface with all internal business units including sales, quality validation and manufacturing

Coordinate and manage external engineering consulting teams to support local short-term strategy

Pursue, assess and contract additional local engineering consulting teams to support short-term strategy

Defining work flows to optimize procurement of required hardware and services

Present a sustainable long-term development engineering strategy for the North American market

Track and present the local status of current and potential future customer projects including budget

Advise international sales team on best practices for quoting new projects based on experience

Robert Bosch LLC. – Farmington Hills, MI September 2015 – July 2016

Manager of Exhaust Gas Treatment Product Management

Created new business models to address customer specific needs

Led requirements engineering workshops defining future product strategies

Defined and maintain global communication concept implementing customer requirements

Worked closely with sales and engineering to define acquisition strategies including product pricing

Led strategic alignment meetings locally and globally for the Exhaust Gas Treatment product area

Analyzed volume forecasting data to identify market trends and prioritize development activities

Bosch – Farmington Hills, MI May 2014 – September 2015

Manager of DNOX Passenger Car Engineering

Managed two teams, hardware and system/calibration to provide a complete support package to customers during acquisition, development and series project phases

Developed new concepts to reduce internal and ED&T costs

Advised associates in appropriate training classes to further develop groups capabilities and competencies

Reported regional DNOX PC engineering status to internal and customer management teams

Sustained flexible working environment in the work place to be a competitive employer

Promoted accountability with appropriate goals, dates, responsibilities and regular feedback

Bosch – Farmington Hills, MI July 2013 – April 2014

Team Leader for DNOX Passenger Car Hardware Systems

Coached team members to become successful technical key accounts

Introduced standard documentation to increase efficiency and consistency

Improved associate satisfaction rating by creating an open atmosphere

Moderate high pressure discussions with positive outcomes

Coordinated onsite support during critical launch phase

Bosch – Feuerbach, Germany February 2010 – June 2013

Technical Key Account for DNOX Passenger Car Systems

Worked with multiple customers’ worldwide as the technical lead for 1st time DNOX system customers

Improved communication amongst the various Bosch regions involved in DNOX development

Coordinated system, calibration and application activities for DNOX customers

Estimated effort for customer acquisition projects

Led internal quality gate reviews for customer projects

Defined new process to coordinate change management for all passenger car DNOX projects

Bosch – Farmington Hills, MI July 2006 – January 2010

Senior Engineer for DNOX Systems

Provided leadership experience to new exhaust gas treatment associates as team expanded quickly

Advised management and colleagues on presentation strategies

Developed working procedures for entire group to optimize workflow for the global team

Worked intensively with GM in cost disclosure workshop in order to successfully win business

Bosch – Farmington Hills, MI March 2004 – June 2006

System Application Engineer for Common Rail Diesel Fuel Injection Equipment

Experienced with commercial vehicle and passenger car customers

Coordinated internal and customer specific testing for high-pressure fuel injection systems

Traveled regularly to Germany for high-level customer meetings

FEV Engine Technology Inc. – Auburn Hills, MI March 2001 – March 2004

Vehicle Integration Project Engineer

Pilot Industries Inc. – Dexter, MI Summer 1998 – 2000

Tier II Project Engineer Intern


University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI 1996 – 2000

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, December 2000

Skills / Interests

Language: German B2-C1 level

Certification: Staffing, Performance Management, Continuous Improvement and Program Management

Software: Microsoft, Mac OS, Teamcenter, SAP, Oracle

Interests: traveling, camping, biking, boating, motorcycles and skiing

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