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Sales Engineer

Burlington, Wisconsin, 53105, United States
October 11, 2016

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Ryan T. Reed

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Mechanically inclined problem solver with 25 years of diverse industrial controls experience including project management, design engineering, R&D, applications, customer and sales support, quoting, specifications, production and supervision.


ABB New Berlin, WI 2012-2013

An international manufacturer and supplier of industrial control products.

Technical Support Specialist, Low Voltage Products Division,

Technically supported and configured a product line of UL & IEC 3 phase Soft Starters to 3000amps, AC & DC Air and Power Breakers to 3000amps, AC & DC Disconnects, AC & DC Electromechanical Starters and Contactors to 2500amps, and a line of electronic sensing & measuring products utilizing phone & computer coverage.

Knowledge of technology, marketing, sales, and engineering as it relates to the industry and a understanding of the appropriate NEC, UL, IEC, and other world wide industry codes related to specific applications.

Maintain contact with European Engineering/Supply Factories to secure up to date technical information.

Ability to trouble shoot electrical systems and motor control/circuit protection products.

Represent and support all current and legacy products and policies with Customers, Sales, and Order Entry.

Provide input in development of product literature, catalogs, technical manuals, and related sales support items.

QUAD TECH, Sussex, WI 2011

A division of Quad Graphics providing Engineering Resources to the second largest printer in North America

Electrical Project Engineer

Transferred and updated production machinery in a prioritized project oriented team environment.

Coordinate with Plant Personnel, Engineering, Production, and Purchasing to define project deliverables.

Thru weekly meetings maintain communication with Management to resolve cost, schedule, and manufacturing issues.

Apply knowledge and experience in presenting engineering solutions to the resolution of technical issues.

Setup IFS BOM's using engineering parts data base and distributor network to coordinate order entry.

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION, Milwaukee WI 2007-2008

An international manufacturer and supplier of industrial control products.

Senior Electrical Application Engineer, Engineered Solutions Business Unit

Account based controls design utilizing copy exact and JIT to supply systems that meet schedule and cost goals.

Maintain electrical/enclosure designs, BOM's and layouts requiring high level change management.

Analyze customer specifications, select appropriate equipment, design circuits and make cost estimates.

Coordinate and interact with customers, Manufacturing, Test, CAD, Project Management and Sales.

Apply experience in the resolution of manufacturing, technical, business and customer issues.

Setup and maintain and maintain IFS based BOM's using mainframe and global parts data base and process IFS orders.

WISCONSIN OVEN, East Troy, WI 2006-2007

A privately held manufacturer of engineered to order industrial electric, gas and infrared ovens used in web drying, heat treating, curing and paint processes of various industries.

Electrical Project Engineer

Design controls for industrial ovens varying in size and type to meet sales proposals and customer specifications.

Generate AutoCAD drawings per proposals for release to purchasing, production, and customer approval.

Design control panels ranging in size from 60amps to 1200amps to meet NFPA, UL, IEC, and NEC codes.

Design 3 phase circuits and schematics to control up to 300 electric and infrared heating elements.

Layout AutoCAD drawings for pneumatic, vacuum, natural gas and lubrication systems.

PURE-FLO MPC ITT, Kenosha, WI 2003-2005

A division of ITT specializing in custom engineered stainless process automation for the pharmaceutical industry.

Electrical Project Manager, Process Systems Division

Manage resources in controls design, and installation of vessels, valves, and piping to meet specifications and schedules.

Develop electrical designs utilizing architectural drawings, P&IDs and customer specifications to achieve control systems using DeviceNet, ProfiBus, ControlNet, Fieldbus and Class and Division technologies.

Select, organize, and release electrical components and instrumentation to construct process equipment.

Layout, approve and supervise the construction of control systems, instrumentation, networks, wire way, conduit, pneumatics, operator panels, pumps and electrical enclosures on pharmaceutical skids.

Attend update meetings with general contractors, consultants, engineering firms, and inspectors to process change orders, submit, and validate controls and instrumentation for factory acceptance utilizing extensive documentation.

LAMB ASSEMBLY AND TEST, Rockford, IL 2001-2003

An ISO-certified manufacturer of engineered-to-order equipment for the automotive industry.

Electrical Project Manager Controls

Managed resources, design, program, and debug control systems to meet project objectives, schedules, and budgets.

Selected, and motivated a team to apply standards and specifications to meet budget and performance expectations.

Completed hardware and software designs, quoted and proposed changes and maintained scheduled releases.

Reviewed, approved and integrated outsourced equipment.

Coordinated the manufacturing of control systems with the Electrical Assembly Department to meet schedules.

Took an active role in daily activities providing verbal and written communication.

KRONES, INC., Franklin, WI 1991-2000

An international manufacturer of filling, labeling, packaging and inspection equipment.

Electrical Engineering Design Supervisor (1991-2000)

Developed electrical standards for packaging machinery, assigned work & reviewed a staff of ten engineers.

Maintained electrical designs with variations in construction utilizing SLC5/03, HMI's, DeviceNet I/O, and AC drives.

Respond to customer specifications, quote proposed projects, assist sales and customers in equipment configuration.

Managed a program of inspecting and tagging optional UL-approved control panels

Maintained schedule dates for Electrical Engineering, Electrical Production, and Quality Control.

Created designs to address market requirements, cost reduction, network technologies and design efficiencies.

SQUARE D COMPANY, Milwaukee, WI 1983-1991

An international manufacturer of industrial control products.

Senior Application Engineer, Control Products Business Unit (1987-1991)

Provided corporate level PLC support to an International Field Staff, Distributors and Customers.

Provided equipment recommendations for communications, analog inputs, converters, cabling and sensors.

Technically supported seven IBM PC-based SyMate software products to program ten models of SyMax PLCs.

Answered in excess of 200 application calls a month on existing product line, new releases and third party interfaces.

Development Engineer, Industrial Control Business Unit (1983-1987)

Designed and developed electronic motor control devices from concept through pilot run.

Awarded patent 4,823,226 – phase loss detection circuit including transient protection for three 3-phase motors.

Worked extensively with phase back designs for 3-phase motor circuits used in the development of Omega Pak starters.

Areas of design experience include microprocessors, instrumentation amplifiers, SCRs and 3-phase power.


Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering Technology

University of Wisconsin, Parkside – Kenosha, WI

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