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Engineer Design

Location:
Fort Wayne, IN
Posted:
April 30, 2014

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DAVID J. WHITCOMB, M.B.A.

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*** ******** ******, **** *****, IN 46807 260-***-**** acdxsy@r.postjobfree.com

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

Accomplished in project management and marketing research/analysis. More than twenty years of experience includes program

development and product design skills. Motivated leader with proven customer relationship skills and solid team management

capabilities. Results driven and highly motivated with excellent communication and presentation skills.

EXPERIENCE

Marketing

• Oversaw all aspects of the manufacture of electric fuel transfer pumps to create and deliver balance between the wants

of customers, employees and shareholders.

• Explored new business opportunities leading to $3 million increased revenue.

• Collected and analyzed market information to identify customer values, market trends and competitor strategies.

• Developed new program positioning, product pricing, promotion and strategy.

• Provided leadership to cross functional teams to execute new programs on time and under budget.

• Developed marketing and business plans to evaluate risk and determine viability of new product proposals.

• Presented new marketing initiatives and project plans to peers and senior management.

• Directed activities of sales, financial planning, marketing communications, sourcing, engineering, technical marketing,

operations and forecasting of production activity.

• Determine product mix based on market, profitability, and break-even analysis.

• Conducted “Voice of Customer” (VOC) interviews to identify customer wants and verify product target assumptions.

• Communicate the vision for sales and distribution channels for alignment to marketing plan.

• Provide leadership of important product issues between sales, manufacturing and engineering.

• Develop and communicate budgetary needs and objectives for new program platforms.

• Align organization with promotional and advertising activities to facilitate achieving or exceeding sales goals.

Project Management

• Managed all aspects of new product development from concept through full execution.

• First point of contact for all program inquiries and concerns relative to business development, problem solving, team

coordination and customer relations.

• Coordinated more than 20 active programs that generate more than $50 million in annual revenue (50% of total sales).

• Maintained customer and supplier relationships to ensure timely delivery, project accuracy and high customer

satisfaction.

• Provided strong support to business development teams on defining project scope, preparation of quotes and

maintaining exceptional customer relationships.

• Continuous interface with customers to monitor progress of new programs and ensure ongoing satisfaction.

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• Generated and managed accurate cost controls, bills of material and all related engineering documentation while

adhering to in-house standards and all regulatory compliance.

• Requisition and documentation for the acquisition of materials, equipment and component purchasing.

Staff Management and Line Management

• Managed new project teams through the successful development and implementation of more than 18 new

architectural lighting product families and 6 new fuel transfer product family launches.

• Supported and monitored all phases of development and design of tooling, fixtures, gages and machined components

for five manufacturing divisions.

• Coordinated team activities related to new project execution, product builds and prototype development.

• Directed customer support staff with new product scripts, responses to quality issues and training.

• Provided engineering support to achieve solutions for tooling, manufacturing, maintenance and product design issues

for five manufacturing divisions.

• Interfaced with project quality engineers, vendors and senior management to ensure high levels of customer

satisfaction.

• Collaborated with industrial and process engineer to increase efficiencies and initiate process improvements to

multiple facility production and workflow.

Engineering/Design

• Responsible for successful development and implementation of more than 18 new architectural

lighting product families and 6 new fuel transfer product family launches.

• Monitor all phases of development, design and detail of tooling, fixtures, gages and machined

components.

• Design and detail of injection molded plastic components for automotive lighting and brake fluid

reservoirs.

• Participate in and provide leadership for PFMEA, DFMEA and Kaizen events.

• Provided engineering support to achieve solutions for tooling, manufacturing, maintenance and

product design issues for multiple manufacturing divisions.

• Interfaced with project and quality engineers, vendors, management and customers to ensure

satisfaction of customer design needs.

• Utilized 2D and 3D CAD software to design and modify new product specifications, work-

holding fixtures and modifications to existing machine components and tooling.

• Collaborated with industrial and process engineers to manage multiple facility product workflow

layouts to facilitate efficiency and process improvement.

EDUCATION

• 2011 Master of Business Administration Indiana Tech Fort Wayne, IN

• 2009 Bachelor of Applied Management Trine University Angola, IN

• 1991 Associate of Science, Drafting and Design Technology Tri-State University Angola, IN

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SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

Microsoft Office Products (including PowerPoint, Project, Excel and Word)

CAD software: Autodesk Inventor, Autocad, Solid Works, Catia V5, Pro/E

ERP software: Business Planning and Control Software (BPCS)

Windows based programs in PC and various network environments.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Product Marketing Manager

2012-2013 Tuthill Transfer Systems, Fort Wayne, IN

Product Development Engineer (Architectural Lighting)

2006-2012 Group Dekko, Inc., Garrett, IN

Design Engineer

2005-2006 Fort Wayne Foundry, Fort Wayne, IN

Applications Engineer/ Product Trainer

2002-2005 Industrial Technology, CTI, Fort Wayne, IN

Design Engineer

2001-2002 Raymond’s Tool & Gauge, Montpelier, OH

Design Engineer

1999-2001 Tomco Plastics/ ITW Tomco, Bryan, OH

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