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Manager Engineering

Macomb Township, Michigan, United States
August 15, 2018

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Paul von Zittwitz

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Professional Summary

Seasoned Engineering Manager with more than 20 years of experience in the fast paced automotive stamping industry. Strong design skills with the ability to diagnose problems, develop solutions, and implement corrective actions. Proven track record of achieving exceptional results in the day to day operations and delivering quality products to the customer.


Judgment and Decision Making

Computers and Electronics

Customer and Personal Service

Active Listening

Complex Problem Solving

Production and Processing


Solid Works

Cad Key

Kaizen continuous improvement concept

Product Development

Career History

Zon LED LLC, Shelby Township, Michigan

Co-CEO (June 2007–Present)

Establishes strategic direction and develops tactical plans for entire organization.

Designs and validates led light fixtures for the industrial market place.

Creates operating policy and procedures for groups managed. Ensures policies and procedures are properly interpreted and applied.

Assigns responsibility, authority and accountability to team. Ensures assignments, schedules, goals and objectives are achieved through effective controls and follow-up.

Performs management functions such as interviewing, hiring, training, and administering performance appraisals.

Collaborates with outside suppliers on cutting edge performance on led chip.

Negotiates vendor contracts for business driven objectives. Ultraform Industries, Romeo, Michigan

Engineering Manager (November 1999–November 2013)

Lead all engineering duties (estimating, program managing, and production).

Design tooling for progressing dies, fourslide, vertical forming (OMCG), and cnc wire bender.

Product design and development for tier 1 and tier 2 customers to stream line product and cost.

Responsible for tool room operation which played crucial role in daily production.

Troubleshoot production and established stability to keep tooling running in a high production atmosphere.

Source tooling and components.

Design/validate outside tools and keep scrap on strip layouts to a minimum

Worked to the Toyota production system Kaizen

Fourslides, Madison Heights, Michigan

Engineering Manager (June 1992–September 1999)

Design Fourslide, Vertislide, and Progressing Tooling

Design check fixtures for the production floor.

Quoting customer parts and tooling to prints

Education & Activities

Macomb Community College, Warren, Michigan

Associates Degree in Auto Body Design June 1994

Minor in Tooling Design and Pre-Engineering June 1994 Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan Dec 1996 Engineering

References furnished upon request

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