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Chemical Engineering Engineer

Munroe Falls, OH
December 22, 2018

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Hossein Youssefi

Munroe Falls, OH 330-***-**** Product Development

Account Management Research & Development Project Management Chemical Engineering professional with 15+ years’ track record of success in Research and Development, scale up, design, and the implementation of engineered solutions for extensive customer applications. A collaborative team leader with exceptional verbal and written, objectives-driven interpersonal communication skills. Repeated success spearheading key initiatives and projects in line with and exceeding all stakeholder and organizational requirements and expectations. Multifaceted technical expertise coupled with a refined business/managerial acumen and continuous drive for ongoing client and company success translatable to any demanding leadership role in Product Development.

Chemical Engineering

Process Improvement

Strategic Planning & Analysis

Business Development

Engineered Solutions

Customer Relationships

Lean Six Sigma

Sales Growth

Training & Development

Team Leadership

Testing & Quality Assurance

Revenue Generation


Smithers-Oasis Engineered Products, Kent, OH 1/2016 – Present Technical Manager – Temperature Controlled Packaging

Engage in product development and manage key accounts to continuously ensure alignment with customer, manufacturing, production, and corporate requirements, standards, and guidelines.

Effect a 58%+ reduction of external customer quality complains via implementation of product testing in partnership with internal stakeholders in Operations and QA.

Facilitate and lead weekly departmental and monthly senior management meetings to accurately track key business financial and operational indicators.

Drive an increase in EBITDA of 30%+ with a contribution margin increase of 19%+ and a top line sales increase of 13%+ Year over Year.

Offer design and scale up guidance for a novel process, increasing Engineered Products Division revenue by 6%.

Partner with e-Commerce group for the development of Smithers-Oasis Corp, Kent, OH 4/2011 – Present

Business Manager, New Business Development, 1/2016 – Present

Provide global clients with customized solutions from company product portfolio, holding accountability over directing international business meetings to determine business strategy.

Achieve top line sales growth for product portfolio of 7% Year over Year for business segment while adding two new suppliers to align with growing market requests.

Team with e-Commerce group to develop

Leverage Smithers-Oasis acquisitions to significantly increase product offerings while developing a supplier network to expand product portfolio further.

Plant Manager, 4/2013 – 1/2016

Held accountability for Foaming, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, and Production of phenolic-based foams for floral, horticultural, agricultural, packaging, and Bio-Medical foam types while overseeing a staff of ~40 personnel.

Established and developed culture of best practice and safety with zero lost time accidents.

Successfully trained 100+ employees for Smithers-Oasis’ North American facilities.

Spearheaded capital projects and created work instructions on safe equipment operations for top heating plates, resin delivery system, and chemical delivery and dosing with all initiatives executed on time and under budget. Hossein Youssefi

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Chemical Engineer, 4/2011 – 4/2013

Championed development and implementation of novel tests to determine properties of new and existing raw materials used in foaming reaction process.

Utilized Six Sigma Techniques to develop viable testing to discover a unique variable for acceptance or rejection of base resin, effecting a savings of $200K+ in first year of implementation.

Directed launch of new and/or improved foam types for all market segments in North America, increasing product portfolio by five additional foam types to satisfy market, customer, and product demands.

Conducted supplier audits of major chemical suppliers to company.

Led second source chemical testing viability studies, interfacing with process stakeholders to offer viable advisement, making key recommendations for next steps.

Koch Knight, East Canton, OH 6/2006 – 4/2011

Project Engineer, 6/2006 – 4/2011

Directly managed large capital projects installed at locations in South America, Asia, and the South Pacific.

Successfully managed second largest capital project in company history, spanning multiple continents and functional levels, accountable over a ~$7M budget.

Advised and support customers in Chemical Processing Industry, sulfuric acid, and mining markets.

Designed several unique key solutions with company products to solve critical customer application issues. Project Estimator, 6/2006 – 4/2011

Generated project estimates through the development and optimization of spreadsheets and technical databases for global clients, streamlining estimation process to enable a faster market turnaround.

Secured largest and second largest capital projects in company’s 100-year history. Product Developer & Researcher, 6/2006 – 4/2011

Spearheaded Proprietary Membrane Project, developing new configurations for an existing product that enhanced usability in the field at remote project sites.

Keyence Corporation of America, Cincinnati, OH 9/2003 – 3/2004 Applications Engineer

Built and sold automation, control, and safety sensor business applications for major client corporations.

Issue customer support to large automotive manufacturer suppliers, consistently enhancing the quality and efficiency of plant operations.

Facilitated and led special training seminars to clients and staff on the assembly and utilization of products.

Expediently resolved critical customer application issues through the design of innovative solutions with sensors.

Presented multiple level presentations of product demonstrations for clientele.

Exceeded territory sales goals every month consecutively. EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering


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