Ft. Wayne, IN46819
Summary: Innovative, hands-on, staff project engineer with
progressive and in-depth
experience in design and development of manufacturing
commercial products. Created value for organizations by
consistently exceeding customer needs, bringing innovative
products with differentiating factors to market, improving
quality, decreasing costs, leading cross functional teams and
improving business processes.
Managing projects Develop and analysis Budgeting
Meeting deliverables Scheduling Resolving problems
Performing product design Planning Identifying new
Developing engineering Scheduling engineering opportunities
personnel personnel Leading engineering
Top Echelon Contracting - Canton, OH
A consultanting company.
Consultant - Cleveland Range LLC., Manitowoc Corp. - Cleveland, OH
7/13 to 12/13
Set up production lines and work cells. Perform time studies to balance
work flow and improve
efficiencies. Train production personnel on assembly, welding, spot
welding, finishing and testing
products. Assist engineering on new ways to manufacture products and change
drawings to afflict these
processes. Assist purchasing and quality assurance departments on supplier
issues and costumer
Lincoln Foodservice Products, Inc.; Div. of Manitowoc Foodservice -Ft.
Wayne, IN 40 years.
A manufacturer of commercial cooking equipment and supplies.
Staff Project Engineer 2008-
Performing design, procurement, product improvement, developing
manufacturing processes, warranty
claim reduction, cost reductions, customer specific design requests and
manage engineering change
notices and new product release processes.
. Reduced warranty cost per product line down to less than 1.3%.
. Reduced manufacturing costs on each product line every year by 5%.
. Met budgeted labor requirements and improved plant operating
efficiency from 41% to 58%.
. Exceeded 89% on time delivery to the customer.
. Led Kaisen events on oven lines.
Engineering Project Manager 1989-
Performed management, supervision, design, procurement, product
improvement, warranty reduction,
customer communication and customer service of the following key projects.
. Engineered the Tandem Oven for Pizza Hut in four months. Led a cross-
functional team to implement product to production and received
approval from Pizza Hut to be sold to all corporate and franchise
. Engineered the X2 Oven for the general market. Led a cross-functional
team to implement to production and receive approval from Pizza Hut
and Donato's to be sold to all corporate and franchise stores.
. Developed the gas modulation system for the X2 oven.
. Managed nine engineers, three designers, three lab technicians and
three R&D union employees.
Engineering Lab and R&D Manager 1984-
Supervised lab technicians and R&D personnel. Responsible for agency
testing and prototypes.
. Maintained calibration records of all test equipment according to
goverment agencies and ISO9001.
. Met timelines for agency approval so products can be released for
. Designed the power burners used in the Impinger II and Low Profile
. Maintained complete documentation packages to build prototypes.
Senior Lab Technician 1981-
Trained lab technicians and performed testing on existing and new products
to meet customer and government agency requirement.
. Performed, trained and managed all the gas combustion testing for the
. Help received Canadian Standards Assoc., American Gas Assoc. and
Australian Gas Assoc. gas approvals.
. Designed pilot shield for the Impinger I burner.
Lab Technician 1979-
Responsible to perform testing on existing and new products under the
supervision of an engineer.
. Tested existing and new products to customer and agency requirements.
. Developed schematics and wired new products.
. Designed test fixtures.
Lead Man 1972-
Assisted supervisor in the rack and cabinet department.
. Trained workers.
. Set up work schedules at each station.
. Met production rates.
Education: Indiana Institute of Technology - Aerospace Engineering
Skills: Quality Function Deployment; Value Analysis; Value
Engineering; Value Management;
Project Management; Worldwide Flow College - Demand Flow
Technology and Business Strategy Workshops; Lean manufacturing;
ISO9001; Six Sigma Training; MS project; MS Office; Power Point
Patents: Granted U.S. and foreign patents for power burners. Patents
4,753,215 and 4,846,143.
Granted U.S. patents for conveyor ovens. Patents 4,753,215 and