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Mechanical Engineer Product Development

Columbus, Ohio, United States
May 24, 2018

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Michael W. Stepien

Columbus, Ohio

Mobile: 614-***-****

Key Technical Skills

Product development, design and launch Solidworks proficiency

Product and process improvement Pro/E (Wildfire) intermediate level capability

Creative problem solving AutoCad proficiency

Research and experimentation Cost reduction

MS Access – data manipulation proficiency HTML, CSS, ASP, web design working knowledge Key Business Skills

Leadership Development and launch of new services

Operations and Project Management Business renewal and turnaround

Supplier management Marketing and advertising strategy

Financial analysis Development of customer loyalty programs Professional Experience

2017 - 2018: Prime Equipment Group – Columbus, Ohio Mechanical Engineer

Developed turkey processing machine. Updated and improved product designs. Maintained ERP and PDM data 2016 - 2017: MPW Industrial Services – Hebron, Ohio Senior Mechanical Engineer

Designed large capacity Reverse Osmosis systems, Deionization and water treatment components. Developed automated tooling for industrial cleaning projects 2013 - 2016: Screen Machine Industries – Etna, Ohio Engineer, Product Development


designed and launched 415HP diesel, tracked, rock crusher (cone type crushing chamber)

developed crushing-screening-recirculating 350HP diesel, tracked, mobile unit (impact crushing chamber)

developed second generation 3-deck, 6ft x 22ft, 150HP diesel, tracked, screening machine

designed hydraulic circuits

supported dealer in Russia

2009 - 2012: Franklin University – Columbus, Ohio

Director, International Operations & Administration Responsible for implementing and sustaining all international strategic growth initiatives. Accomplishments:

managed successful launches of Franklin’s MBA program in Poland and Slovakia - first international endeavor in the history of the University

developed and deployed processes for global operations and created associated documentation

trained staff in Poland and Ukraine

managed non-credit course development

facilitated MBA promotional activities in Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine Michael W. Stepien


2008 - 2009: FirstGroup – Cincinnati, Ohio

Consultant, Supply Chain headquarters

Responsibilities and Accomplishments:

generated savings of $280K in 3 months by streamlining supplier base and replacement part portfolio

developed purchasing specifications for engine coolant, drum & disc brake castings, remanufactured transmissions & diesel engines & fuel injection pumps, automotive replacement glass, school bus mirrors & replacement seats

1995 - 2008: Alcatel-Lucent – Columbus, Ohio

Cost Reduction Manager, Corporate Finance

Responsibilities and Accomplishments:

managing cost reduction programs that generated savings of $17 million in 2007 and reached $21.4 in 2008

capturing, analyzing and reporting complex cost, margin and shipment data for Central Office Switch Engineer, Cost Reduction and Current Engineering

Responsibilities and Accomplishments:

generated material cost savings of $3.6 million (2006) and $2 million (2005) through supplier management, design improvements as well as component standardization

co-facilitated “supplier workshop” that motivated suppliers to propose $1.5 million in cost reduction solutions

designed installation hardware and supported knowledge transfer during international assignment in Nuremberg, Germany (2000 – 2002)

Product Manager, Cost Management Group

Responsibilities and Accomplishments:

generated material cost savings of $300K (1999) through standardization and cost reduction

defined cost targets for current and future wireless products using Target Costing methodology

managed teams responsible for cost reduction efforts across product families (CDMA, TDMA, GSM)

developed financial analysis tool for evaluating cost reduction projects Engineer, Wireless Networks Group

Responsibilities and Accomplishments:

developed and implemented Web driven database for tracking financial impact of deployed standardization/cost reduction projects

redesigned product to lower cost and improve manufacturability

improved processes utilizing Six Sigma principles August 1992 - 1995: AT&T GIS Systemedia (currently NCR) – Dayton, Ohio Engineer, Research and Development Department

Responsibilities and Accomplishments:

identified product design flaws, successfully redesigned and implemented changes

developed, designed, assembled and proved manufacturing machines and fixtures

designed and assembled testing machines for R&D use

developed novel and efficient methodology for qualifying outsourced components (93% time reduction) Education

Master of Business Administration, Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio – 1999 Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio - 1996 Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana – 1992 Linguistic Skills

Fluent: English, German, Polish, and Russian – (spoken and written)

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