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Engineer Manager, Product Development, Project Manager

Location:
Defiance, Ohio, 43512, United States
Posted:
May 17, 2018

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DONALD J. SCHIMIZZI

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

Defiance, OH 43512

Home #: 419-***-****

Cell #: 419-***-****

Professional Summary

25+ years of development engineering and project management experience in mobile equipment industry.

22+ years of Electro-Mechanical engineering experience designing and developing systems for mobile equipment.

Team leader; ability to motivate team and drive for results.

Problem solver; ability to mitigate risks and resolve issues to meet quality, cost and delivery targets.

Strong Mechanical engineering aptitude, having designed/developed/integrated electrical systems with a wide variety of mechanical and hydraulic products/systems across career.

Excellent communication and computer skills.

Experience

Haulotte North America (BilJax), Archbold, OH March 2011 – February 2018

Chief Engineer – AWP Products, September 2013 – February 2018t

Chief Engineer / Engineering Manager responsible for leading all US Aerial Work Platform engineering and testing activities including product development and sustaining activities, including direct supervision of 7 to 14 engineers (directing workload as well as annual reviews).

Direct all engineering team design, development and test activities to deliver aerial work platform products for the North American market.

Responsibilities include: people and budget management, directing engineering system design activities, issue resolution, risk mitigation, and working with purchasing, suppliers, finance, quality and manufacturing teams to meet program quality, cost, timing, and build schedules per NPD process.

Product Development Manager, March 2011 – August 2013

Engineering Manager responsible for leading all US Aerial Work Platform new product development engineering and testing activities, including direct supervision of 4 to 6 engineers (directing workload as well as annual reviews).

Lead all new product development engineering team design, development and test activities to deliver AWP products for the North American market.

Responsibilities include: people and budget management, directing engineering system design activities, issue resolution, risk mitigation, and working with purchasing, suppliers, finance, quality and manufacturing teams to meet program quality, cost, timing, and build schedules per NPD process.

Navistar Inc. (International Truck & Engine), Fort Wayne, IN January 1999 – March 2011

Development Engineer, October 2008 - March 2011

Product Development Team Leader for the new Caterpillar Severe Duty truck programs, including direct supervision of 6 to 10 engineers (directing workload as well as semi-annual reviews).

Direct all electrical team design and development activities to deliver vehicles for the North American markets of USA and Canada to meet the latest 2010 EPA engine and country requirements.

Responsibilities include: directing electrical system design activities, issue resolution, risk mitigation, and working with purchasing, supplier, finance, quality and manufacturing teams to meet program quality, cost, timing, and build schedules as agreed on by Caterpillar and Navistar.

Development Engineer, August 2007 – August 2010

Product Development Team Leader for Export Truck and Bus programs, including direct supervision of 2 to 4 engineers (directed workload as well as semi-annual reviews).

Directed all electrical team design and development activities to deliver vehicles for the Export markets of Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, and many other South American countries to meet EPA 04/EURO 4, EURO 3, or EURO 2 engine and country requirements.

Responsibilities include: directing electrical system design activities, issue resolution, risk mitigation, and working with purchasing, supplier, finance, quality and manufacturing teams to meet program quality, cost, timing, and build schedules.

Senior Project Engineer, July 2004 - August 2007

Worked as electrical Systems integrator for the new Heavy Duty On-Highway truck and then the International Heavy Duty Engine projects.

Directed cross-functional teams to resolve issues and mitigate risks to meet quality, cost, and delivery schedule targets.

Directed design compatibility reviews to verify wiring harness and electrical systems meet quality and reliability targets.

Directed electrical design team activities at our Process Evaluation Center to reduce manufacturing time and improve first time quality at assemble plants.

Senior Project Engineer, December 2001 - July 2004

Project Engineer, January 1999 - December 2001

Directed the concept/development work of detailers and engineers to design the chassis electrical system for the new multiplexed next generation products for On/Off-Highway trucks for Medium, Severe, and Heavy Duty applications.

Worked with vendors to design the new wiring harnesses for the multiplexed electrical system to cut costs, improve quality, decrease installation time, and reduce troubleshooting.

Worked with our Process Evaluation Center to design the new wiring harnesses and harness installations to reduce manufacturing time and improve first time quality at assemble plants.

Grove Worldwide (Crane / Aerial Work Platform Manufacturer), Shady Grove, PA December 1989 - January 1999

Project Engineer, January 1995 - January 1999

Directed the design work of detailers and engineers on various new products, product upgrades and customized products, specific to Aerial Work Platform product segment.

Served as member of R&D team to develop new, innovative vehicle concepts/designs.

Designed electrical wiring systems and controls to meet country specific regulations and/or customer specifications.

Worked with vendors to design new sub-assembly/modular concepts to cut costs, improve quality, and decrease installation time/reduce troubleshooting.

Worked with product support personnel to create field retrofit kits, complete with detailed installation instructions.

Developed and documented troubleshooting procedures.

Provided assistance to in-house, field, and distributor service technicians in troubleshooting and resolving unique electrical problems.

Senior Design Engineer, December 1989 - January 1995

Designed electrical wiring systems and updated electrical drawings for worldwide manufacturer of mobile aerial work platforms. Drew schematics and wiring diagrams.

Worked closely with manufacturing department to improve efficiency in installation and overall quality in performance.

SOFTWARE SKILLS

MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), MS Project, Visio

EDUCATION

THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, University Park, PA,

B.S. Electrical Engineering

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Design FMEA

Global 8D Problem Solving



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