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Quality Injection Molding

Novi, MI
June 25, 2018

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Page * of * Logan McLaren 313-***-****

P.O.Box 1911, Royal Oak, MI 48070

Quality Professional / Prototype Development / Laboratory Specialist / Technical Support

* Multiple US Patent Holder * TS-16949 / ISO-17025 / QS-9000 Expertise * Microsoft Proficiency *

Experienced with Plastics, Stampings, Primary Metals, Prototype, Testing, and Analysis for Automotive, OEM & Tier1 Suppliers


Highly organized quality professional with experience in testing, developmental and engineering environments. Proven history of problem solving and project resolution. Expertise in computerized automation of administrative and manufacturing functions.

Computer Proficiency & Support:

* Microsoft Windows - Access, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Project as well as CAD/CAM design, support and integration.

Composed, tested and installed Database and spreadsheet software for multiple environments; Tracking component and module certifications, ECR's, R&D Precedents, EDI, Statistical Analysis and many other customized business solutions.

Ford Motor Company – Prototype Development Center – Dearborn, MI

Lead Technical Analyst – Mar.2013 to Current

Generation, distribution and daily tracking of departmental analysis solutions provided for Ford upper management.

Documentation of all quality functions – Component inception through design process to prototype/production stages.

Tracking of Interior, Exterior Body, Chassis, Electrical and Driveline Commodities from Prototype to Build.

Tooling sourcing and tracking from print stage throughout Final Cut production status.

Purchasing follow up with attention to deliverables based on MRD (IRT, PTR, WERS, GPIRS).

Providing compilation and data analysis for all measurables designated by team leaders (Lock/Load, PMS).

Part analysis tracking throughout CAD revision level processes and follow up planning stage expectations.

IAC Prototype – Automotive Interior Development – Troy, MI

Prototype Build Coordinator – Sep.2012 to Mar.2013

Organization and administration of prototype planning and assembly function.

Primary contact for project managers, engineering staff and build technicians

Tracking and coordination of material releases throughout entire launch faze

Financial planning and reporting of all program activity and costs

Documenting and processing of all variances in materials, part features, finishes, rev. levels, etc.

Plant wide coordination of labor resources within several programs and part platform assembly functions

Cauley Ferrari – Performance Automotive Dealership – West Bloomfield, MI

Parts/Service Manager – Apr.2006 to Oct.2011

Direct sales, service and support for all customers and service personnel.

Development of software for enhanced inventory and support products and equipment

Technical bulletins management and implementation on all applicable vehicles

Reynolds, Modisc and FaMis parts ordering systems management

Direct communication with Ferrari of North America staff

Design and fabrication of custom components utilizing CAD software

Primary marketing contact for multiple format and distribution mailings

Interseq Measuring - Prototype Measuring Equipment – Royal Oak, MI

Project Manager - Nov.2004 to July.2005

Lead role in technical development of advanced measurement systems and related product enhancements.

Multiple patent applications and significant contributions to innovation

DVP&R documentation, assessment and follow up of component parts and modules with engineering staff

Improved coordination of build schedules ensuring timely launch of new products

Purchase and coordination support for prototype components providing necessary proposal information

Bench testing and Fit/Function reviews providing recommendations for design enhancements

Assembly Cell coordinator providing guidance for labor, supply and assembly expectations

Planning for reducing expenditures through redesign of completed assemblies

Calibration (NIST) of assembled equipment providing data analysis for capability and uncertainty

Quality Engineer - Oct.2003 to Nov.2004

Supplier Quality Engineer with definitive technical skills assessing and evaluating data.

Quality liaison between engineering and key suppliers, providing functional analysis and layout data

Developed and maintained quality functions relating to TS-16949 including audits and training

Generation and improvement of APQP & FMEA data for producing initial prototype components

Reduced budgets for quality functions through automation initiatives and improved asset utilization

Veltec Laboratories - Independent Testing Laboratory - Taylor, MI

Systems Director - Nov.2002 to Oct.2003

Outstanding leadership & interpersonal skills resulting in effective working relationships with higher staff performance…. Proven ability for developing, auditing and certifying laboratory systems in compliance with governing standards.

Developed laboratory ISO-17025 certified system - (including 2005 updates)

Authored quality, procedural, technical and operational manuals providing computer based automation

Standardization and technical review of Military, ASTM, DIN, etc. specifications & data

Provided primary assessment and training in preparation of independent certification process

Maintained ongoing relationship with A2LA receiving very high credibility marks for system efficiency


Amray Electron Microscope - ECO-SEM Surface Profilometer - Surtronic 4 Micro Hardness - Buehler 4

Optical Emission Spectrometer – Spectro Torque, Impact Analysis Olsen & Double Olsen

Metallography - Reichert-Jung McF3 Coating Thickness - Auto Test Coating Weight - Mettler PB303

Surface Photography - StereoZoom 6 Tensile Test – Sintech, Instron, Zwick Sample Milling - Milltronics Partner

Mounting, Polishing, Shearing, Etching Macro Hardness – Mitutoyo Salt Spray, Melt Flow Index

Thyssen Krupp - Materials Service Center - Detroit, MI

Quality Director - July.1997 to May.2001

Managed and maintained corporate quality operating system to QS-9000 standard Extensive achievements in cost reduction and quality improvements…. Affiliations: Aluminum Association, SAE, SSCI, ASTM, ANSI, SAE, AIAG, ASQ, NIST.

Awarded QS-9000 certified system as Quality Director and provided guidelines for transitioning to TS-16949

Established new business goals during management meetings by recognizing improvement areas

5, 7 & 8-D problem solving and resolution with strong team building and motivational skills

Generation of all APQP, FMEA & PPAP data including material certifications and part specifications

Performed calibrations on all machinery and measuring equipment providing R&R and capability analysis

Experienced with handling OSHA & EPA compliance issues while promoting higher plant safety

Primary IS department contact performing installations, updates, training and support for on-site computer systems

Organized and provided training for management, quality, office and shop staff in support of quality functions

Additional Highlights:

Primary responsibility for corporate Y2K preparedness including hardware/software testing, PLC conversions, etc.

Entered the Comedy Central BattleBot Competition with 340 lb. Electric/Hydraulic entry named VanHellion

Volunteered for Detroit Clean Sweep program with five consecutive years of neighborhood involvement

Ken-Mac Metals - Nonferrous Metals Service Center - Livonia, MI

Quality Manager - Aug.1991 to July.1997

Continuously relied upon to manage multiple functions simultaneously with dedication to company needs & expectations

Expertise with use of quality tools: SPC, MSA, APQP, FMEA, PPAP, etc. with strong system compliance skills

Tasked with reclaiming losses of more than 3 million dollars per year from producing mills responsible for material defects

Generated and completed multiple continuous improvement projects leading to higher operating efficiencies

Provided EDI system and trained Shipping/Receiving personnel in proper use of ASN's (Advance Shipping Notices)

Machinery Improvement Initiative:

Major production machinery and support equipment was in a state of disrepair: Quality, schedules, down time, safety and employee morale were all being severely impacted.


1. Designed, fabricated & installed multiple mechanical enhancements, at minimal cost. 2. Restored air system reliance. 3. Set up ongoing preventive maintenance program. 4. Set up operator-management feedback program. 5. Provided transition & setup time solutions leading to higher production levels. 6. Enabled a safer, cleaner working environment.

Sucher Tool - Metal Stamping, Tool & Die - Farmington, MI

Quality Administrator - Sep.1990 to Aug.1991

Provided necessary updates to existing quality systems and maintained customer specific quality compliance

Performed all GD&T part layouts for first-off stamped parts insuring conformance to prints and customer specifications

Conformance testing of Zinc & Dichromate/E-Coatings through tape adhesion, color, uniformity, etc. test methods

Tool & die inventory management including press setup guidelines and stamped part reviews

Allmond Associates - Plastic Injection Molding - Livonia, MI

Quality Inspector - May.1988 to Aug.1990

First-off and ongoing inspection and analysis of short run plastic injection molding machines - 200 to 3000 ton

Gauging/fixture checks and plastic melt flow index testing during production runs

Provided immediate communication between pattern making, foundry and tooling preparation departments

Documented monthly customer satisfaction meetings with quality, management and sales staff


Racing enthusiast – prior member of Continental Class racing team based in Mid Ohio. Private Library of racing references; Aerodynamics, Vehicle Dynamics, Engine Design, Turbo Charging, Suspension, History, etc.

* References Available Upon Request *

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