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Product Development Engineering

San Francisco, California, United States
December 30, 2015

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Eric J. Campbell

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Chicago IL, 60605

440-***-**** (cell)



Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering May 2009


Tegrant/Sonoco Corporation, Arlington Heights, IL Sept. 2009 – Aug. 2015

Design Engineer

New product design/development and project management for molded and fabricated foam products (components and packaging) using primarily molded bead foam (EPP, EPS, and fabricated foam (PE, PU, antistatic, extruded, laminated…etc.). Created and tested prototypes (designed tool paths – operated CNC equipment)

Filed/was granted patent as primary designer on an engineered foam component design, consumer industry. (3-4M/year sales)

The project was competitive – I was able to use mechanical engineering principles to develop a solution using multiple materials, beating out competitors internally and externally. The design was approved, and I spent the next several months traveling and assisting manufacturing by developing tooling, post mold processes, secondary tooling and assembly processes, returnable packaging and packaging processes. The same concept has been applied to multiple sizes, and is expected to continue to grow and be applied to additional sizes and series. The product is being sold today in Home Depot and Lowes, and no failures have been reported in the field. It solved the customer’s problem.

Took first place for innovative design in an internal competition – “foam compression fitting”

Managed continuous improvement efforts for a large-scale medical product line. One of the most noteworthy accomplishments was equipping our plants with the correct number of tools needed to do the job efficiently. The reporting and data collecting to get the tools was substantial – tooling costs were over a million dollars/3 years.

Also performed substantial tooling analysis that led to advanced understanding of the process and how/where it needs to be improved moving forward.

Designed and developed component parts for coils. Parts continue to run today, and are applied to several different sizes and series, all requiring management – different tooling, packaging...etc. The concept continues to be applied to new sizes and series today.

Attended ProE surfacing training sessions, attended and practice DFMA training, Sandler training, ISTA training/certification. Also traveled nationally for conferences, customer visits and tours.

November - 2011 Sonoco Acquisition

Rogers Foam Corporation, Somerville, MA Summer 2007 &2008, Winter Break 2008-2009

New Product Development/Quality Engineering Intern/Co-op

Worked with New Product Development/Quality Engineers; continuous improvement, producing prototypes, data collection, failure analysis and strength testing, training employees, product packaging design.

Assisted with the ‘toner adder roller’ line – foam is processed and assembled with other components. Also worked with a chemist on new foam technology by developing/testing formulas and recording results.

Runton Engineering, Holbrook, MA September 2001 – March 2003


Produced, assembled, inspected, tested and documented parts and components for different designs of coils, solenoids and transformers. Used lathe, mill, press operations, produced coils, custom packaging design.

Attended ISO-9001 training - applications being how to properly strip wire, what is/is not acceptable, the proper way to solder - completed training and became certified.

Technical Competencies

Engineering: Mechanical design and analysis, Electrical design and trouble shooting, New Product Development, DFMA

Devices: Strength testing devices, machine shop equipment (lathes, mills, saws, CNC machines), foam manufacturing equipment (testing, cutting, molding..etc)

Software: ProE, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Working Model (mechanical simulation software),

Microsoft Office, MatLAB, ArtiosCAD, TOPS

Ref. Available Upon Request

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