Huntington Beach, CA *****
Senior Mechanical Engineer and Manager with a proven history of building strong client, supplier and employee relationships, as well as high performance cross functional project teams for fluid handling manufacturing equipment in API, ASME, ISO, LNG, NSF, Aftermarket, Field Service and other industrial arenas that exceed senior management expectations, resulting in significant product gross margins for New and Aftermarket Sales. Very hands on and willing to travel both domestically and internationally.
Project, Product and team management
Rotating/Fixed Equipment or System Installation and Troubleshooting
Design and Training of API Positive Displacement and Centrifugal Pumps, in single, parallel or series operation
Site Process Review and Upgrades
Lean Concepts Trainer – Kanbans, GEMBA, Kaizen, Heijunka Box, Poka-yoke, Takt Time, 5S, etc.
Pressure Vessel Design per ASME
6 Sigma Methodology
Design of Casting and Molding Tools as well as Forgings
Vibration Monitoring & Analysis ASTN Level II
Pump Aftermarket Rerates, Upgrades, Repairs and Process Improvements
Pump Sales and Customer Service
Engineering and Manufacturing New and Sustaining Product Introduction
Voice of the Customer (VOC) program and ROI
Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)
SoloPoint Solutions, Costa Mesa, CA
Engineering recruiting firm that places technical personnel into critical contract, and temporary positions.
Project Manager @ Crane - Pacific Valve (Long Beach, CA) 2018 – 2019
Managed approximately $2.5 million annually in manufactured industrial valve projects, including domestic and international suppliers, maintaining schedules and customer contacts.
Documented Project Manager tasks and work instructions facilitating training of new project managers for opening new manufacturing sites.
Self-Employed, Huntington Beach, CA
Specializing in Project Management and implementing Lean Concepts to improve production and process flow, as well as all types of pumps and systems. Performing mechanical and vibration analysis for fluid handling equipment, including system application and bad actor equipment reviews. Conducted on site training.
Mechanical Engineering Consultant 2016 – 2018
Ruhrpumpen Inc., Aftermarket USA Division, Houston, TX
$500 million manufacturer of pumps and decoking equipment for the Oil, Gas, Utilities and other industrial markets, including Cryogenic.
Aftermarket Engineering Manager (North America) 2011 – 2016
Created and conducted Pump 101 training courses for new RP associates, customers and trade associations that led to an increase in understanding of pump and system operation improving the quality of their repairs and pump operation bringing about a 15% decrease in work orders errors.
Developed field data presentations dealing with bad acting equipment that improved customer relations with 8 key customers and resulted in new repair business resulting in approximately $750k in new business.
Established pump application solutions that allowed the sales of pump refurbishments, upgrades, retrofits, repairs, parts and new pumps to key customers leading to over $1.2 million increase in sales.
Rerated cryogenic pump applications and selected new equipment for various customers subsequently producing about $500k in annual sales.
Designed rerate and upgrade solutions for qualifying the Mexican division to gain $2.3 million in new business over a 2 year period.
Participated in the establishment of a new nuclear department within the USA aftermarket division that has created an in additional revenue stream worth over $1.5 million annually.
Achieved ANST Vibration Analyst level II certification and utilizes vibration analysis to solve difficult pump and system operational issues.
JC Carter LLC, Costa Mesa, CA
$35 million manufacturer of cryogenic submersible motor pumps and nozzles for the LNG and Cryogenic markets.
Director of Engineering 2009 - 2010
Lead the cross functional team that developed and implemented application product plan for all 3 product lines of vertical submersible motor pumps leading to $15 million in new booked sales.
Documented and upgraded their new product introduction process reducing project cycle from over 16 months to less than 9 months.
Tested and released by the customers for installation 17 units worth $10.63 million in sales during my first year.
Visited 3 troubled customer international sites solving their installation and operational issues eliminating $1.5 million in back-charges and late fees.
Established a new Document Control Process that reduced document package delivery to customers by 5 weeks.
Aquaflo LLC, Chino, CA
$50 million manufacturer of molded pumps and fittings for the leisure water industry.
Director of Manufacturing/Engineering 2004 - 2008
Procured and installed an automated AC motor production line that included CNC component machining, winders, insertion, lacing, varnishing, assembly and testing reducing motor costs by 11% and reducing delivery time by 6 months.
Reworked and documented production assembly line process per Lean concepts increasing throughput by 500 units per day and improving quality by reducing rework by 18%.
Improved production scheduling by implementing Heijunka Box Production Scheduling for high volume and mixed flow production, increasing on time delivery to smaller customers by 23%.
Held a Kaisen event directed at the molding material inventory that resulted in 27% reduction in on-hand inventory by utilizing more frequent smaller requested supplier deliveries only if needed.
Changed warehousing and shipping processes by implementing improved storage and movement processes reducing manpower by 6% and increasing delivery accuracy by 8%.
B/E Aerospace Inc., ATSC Division, Anaheim, CA
$30 million manufacturer of engineered temperature control systems for the semiconductor market.
Director of Operations 1997 - 2003
Performed the engineering and manufacturing due diligence for the acquisition of a Japanese competitor, resulting in an Asian manufacturing and repair site that added $17 million in annual sales.
Utilizing Lean Concepts developed the assembly process and plant floor production layout, resulting in reduced cycle time reducing manpower requirement by 47 hours per unit and increased inventory turns from 6 turns to 15.
Created cross functional team that developed and implemented required processes achieving ISO 9001 quality system registration gaining entry into $87 million annual market.
Ramped production by over 50% in 6 months saving $30 million in annual new customer sales.
SHURflo, Santa Ana, CA
$70 million manufacturer of injection molded pumps, filters and RO systems for food and beverage equipment, recreational vehicles, boats, water systems, agriculture and industrial applications
R&D Engineering Manager 1991 - 1996
Developed department budgets both annual and capital for the R&D and Molding departments reducing manpower requirements by 8%.
Established the cross functional team that selected and confirmed the quality and manufacturing capabilities of new overseas injection molding tooling suppliers, reducing tooling changes by 19%.
Created an “in-house” product design department and design process that utilized process gates for project approval, resulting in the new product cycle being reduced from over 3 years to less than 18 months.
Developed new and or modified products for FDA, NSF and CE applications that met their business plans and resulted in gross profit margins above 35%.
Awarded 4 US patents.
Liquid Handling Systems, Gardena, CA, Chief Engineer (5 years)
Pacific Pumps, Huntington Park, CA, Senior Design Engineer (4 years)
Bingham Pumps, Portland, OR, Senior Design Engineer (9 years)
Plus several successful temporary technical assignments that averaged over ~1 year each.
BSME - Oregon Polytechnic Institute, Portland, OR
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE)
Vibration Analyst - American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Level II
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)