BRUCE C. DEEMER, Ph.D.
Results-oriented, innovative team leader, patent holder with a successful history of developing creative solutions to diverse goals with cross-functional teams that have a positive impact for customers. Extraordinary expertise encompassing manufacturing, quality, reliability, problem solving and product development with excellent technical knowledge and communication skills.
Experienced leader, who fosters individual growth, leads teams to complete successful goals and has the ability to understand complex issues.
Successfully developed and managed two departments, Quality and Advanced Manufacturing Development, from inception to long term functionality.
Developed high and low volume product lines from design to full scale production, locally and overseas, by coordinating activities over multiple locations.
Maintained ISO9001 and AS9100 certification by leading audits, process improvements and standard interpretation.
Represented company as quality control for both customers and suppliers.
Twice led the troubleshooting, analysis and implementation of permanent corrective actions of failing product lines, successfully returning them to plan.
Wrote and implemented quality standards for new products based on DSS tools and best industrial practices leading to more robust product designs.
Excels In the ability to effectively communicate with varied levels of coworkers and customers from around the world.
Responsible for reducing Cost of Quality (COQ) and improving First Pass Yield (FPY) for 120 million dollar factory.
Regional development of new Quality Management System for entire Architectural division.
Improve processes to reduce down time and decrease scrap.
Lead audits of quality systems
Facilitate lean process improvement efforts.
Lead and participate in Kaisen events.
Perform customer return evaluation using 8D methodology to determine root cause and implement permanent corrective actions.
Dexter Magnetic Technologies, 2013-2018
Director of Quality and Compliance
Responsible for maintaining AS9100 and ISO 9001 certification while making process improvements that improve profitability and customer satisfaction.
Oversaw the implementation of AS9100 Rev D with only 2 minor findings.
Oversaw the implementation of ISO13485:2016 with only1 minor finding.
Two consecutive years with no findings during AS9100 audits.
Create company-wide quality policies and goals.
Instituted policies that reduced customer returns for quality and production reasons by 70%.
Trained to be an AS9100 lead auditor. Successfully led 15 audits in the first year of employment.
Improved supplier delivery and cost by reducing the number of suppliers and standardizing requirements.
Chief Compliance officer responsible for maintaining and complying with regulatory and export compliance.
Facilitated 7D methodology for customer returns and internal defects.
MOTOROLA, Applied Technology Department (ATD) 2004-2012
Manager Quality and Reliability Department
Formed and managed the ATD Quality and Reliability Group which has consistently yielded high ratings in product quality by its customers.
One patent granted, one patent filed and three patents pending.
Led the development, qualification and implementation into product a new packaging technology that is being used by over 25% of ATD product and has helped ATD reduce packaging cost by 75% and packaging cycle time by 85%.
Champion the DSS effort for ATD having personal belt projects resulting in qualifying lead free solder and a new PWB design for wire bonded product.
AST ISO Champion & Steering Committee member, leading to successful ISO9000 Registration for Government & Public Safety.
Created and led a process group based on CMMI that is responsible for process improvements in Applied Technology where 11 projects have been successfully completed or are nearing completion.
Created matrix system for analyzing returned units to which is used to determine prominent failure mechanisms allowing focus on the most significant defects.
Led the research and proposal for a complete system software change that ties all functional groups together, reducing duplicate efforts and databases.
Managed 10 people of varied levels from exempt to non-exempt which included software quality, component engineering, process engineering, PWB quality engineering, advanced packaging development and librarians.
Led implementation of standardized qualification and life testing for new product and new processes, leading to a more robust product.
KNOWLES ELECTRONICS, LLC, IL 1997-2003
Manager Advanced Manufacturing Development, Principal R&D Scientist, Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
Created and managed Advanced Manufacturing Development Engineering group that successfully launched 14 new product lines from prototype to full scale production over the course of 5 years.
Investigated and implemented solutions for product improvement, process improvement, ongoing production problems and product design changes, which yielded improved quality, performance and reduced assembly costs.
Researched, wrote justification, procured and qualified over $6M of manual, automated and semi-automatic assembly and test equipment for micro-miniature electromechanical device production.
Championed effort that achieved tier 1 supplier certification from Ford Motor Company for a hands free microphone sale to Ford that included APQP and PPAP training.
Lead technical liaison between R & D and production to solving overseas production issues.
Provided production cost information and the assembly method for a new directional microphone assembly leading to a new contract for Knowles.
Used statistical tools to solve major production and process problems associated with low yielding and/or time limiting processes on high volume product lines.
Trained engineers and assembly line workers from the U.S. and China in the assembly of new volume controllers and switches and in the operation of new assembly equipment for these products.
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION, IL 1994-1997
Infrared Project Engineer, Senior Process Engineer
Coached supplier of a failing subsystem to solve assembly issues returning product introduction back on time.
Performed missile-tracking analysis for the integration of an ultraviolet sensor subsystem with an infrared electronic counter measure system.
Oversaw all interconnect and component attach processes of microelectronic device production and development achieving 85% defect reduction in automated wire bonding operations through a series of process, design and equipment improvements.
Developed, performed and interpreted DOE (Design of Experiment) analysis to improve assembly processes.
Implemented the successful evaluation, installation, development and transition-to-production of new interconnect, component attach, soldering, cleaning and environmental test equipment in excess of $1M.
Implemented SPC for automated equipment and eliminated visual inspection with an improved test yield.
Other companies employed by: WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION, BORIDE PRODUCTS INCORPORATED, IBM CORPORATION
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Thesis “A Study of the Acoustic Signals Generated by Pulse-Modulated Ion Beams Incident on an Aluminum Target.”
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:
Treasurer - Baltimore Chapter
President - Michigan Technological University Student Chapter
The Materials Society
City of Crystal Lake, member of the Plan Commission, 1999-2006
DSS Green Belt, DSS Black Belt, (short one project), CMMI, CMII