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Engineer Manager

Chicago, Illinois, United States
September 21, 2019

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Earl DeBerry, BSME, CMfgT

**** ******* ***** **., **********, IL 60586

Cell: 815-***-**** -


Creative, meticulous engineering professional with extensive project management experience from concept to development. Talents include managing multiple tasks and working under pressure. Broad industry experience includes Product Design, Research and Development and Manufacturing Technology.

Highlights / Strengths

Team Leadership / Builder of personal growth

Strategic Prioritization based on company goals

Complex Problem Solving

Lean Production Driver / 6-Sigma Training

● Expert Technical Writing Skills

● Work well within a diverse team environment

● CAD Experience: Unigraphics (15+ years),

● PCs and Software Competency: Microsoft Office,

AutoCad (4+ years), Solidworks (3 years),

ESYSM, PEDM systems

TopSolid (2+ years)

Dynamic & Resourceful

● FEA tools (CAD Modeling)

Excellent management skills of multiple projects


Inventor Patents:

Retained Tension Metal Locking Tie with 360 Degree Seal:

●Panduit, Corp. Jan, 11 2011: US 7866007

●Panduit, Corp. Nov, 15 2011: CA 2647219

●Panduit, Corp. Apr, 14 2011: US 201********

●Panduit, Corp. Oct, 4 2007: US 200********

Metal Locking Tie:

●Panduit, Corp. May, 24 2012: US 201********

Buckle With Strapping Supports:

●Panduit, Corp. Mar, 8 2012: US 201********

Concave Buckle for Strap:

●Panduit, Corp. Jul, 1 2008: US 7392570

●Panduit, Corp. May, 17 2007: US 200********

●Panduit, Corp. Feb, 6 2007: US 7171729

Panduit, Corp. Jun, 9 2005: US 200********


Family Caregiver

July 2017 to May 2019

Provided urgent family care during family illness.

Project Engineer

October 2015 to June 2017

National Cycle – Maywood, IL

Responsibilities included project management, drape form mold design, validation and verification of windshield design and motorcycle accessories – which also includes: metal forming and process control. Customer markets: American / European motorcycle & ATV market.

Lead Engineer / Program Manager

September 2014 to September 2015

Grote Industries, Inc. – Madison, IN

Management of the development of new product designs in US and Europe for sale. Lead programs as the engineering liaison for US and Europe. Customer markets: Commercial / Domestic (OEM) automotive lighting.

Structural Engineer Consultant

April 2013 to September 2013

Cawley Chicago Commercial Real Estate Company – Chicago, IL

Responsibilities included project management, validation of existing support structures, interpretative estimates for future improvements to commercial and residential properties for sale. Customer markets: Commercial structural design.

Senior Engineer / Project Manager

October 1994 to July 2001 - July 2003 to August 2012

Panduit, Corp. – Romeoville, IL

Carried out complex research assignments requiring the development of new or improved product designs. Utilized TPS (Toyota Production System) methodology to conducted research that tests and analyzes the feasibility, design, operation and performance of equipment, components and systems. Customer markets: Commercial/ Domestic/Military (OEM/Aftermarket) automotive components, Aerospace/Aeronautical components.


Purdue University 2001 --- Hammond, IN, USA

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. G.P.A.: 3.80/4.00

*Graduated with Academic Honors.

Morrison Institute of Technology 1994 --- Morrison, IL, USA

Associate's Degree in Mechanical Drafting and Design. G.P.A.: 3.78/4.00

*Graduated with Academic Honors.

Art Instruction Schools 1990 --- Minneapolis, MN, USA

Associate's Degree in Commercial Art and Design. G.P.A.: 3.65/4.00

*Graduated with Academic Honors.

Certifications / Achievements

Certified Manufacturing Technologist

Received accreditation through the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (S.M.E).

O.S.H.A Certification

Completion of Occupational Safety & Health training; sponsored by Purdue University, Hammond, IN.

ISO-9000 / 9001 /14001 Internal Auditing Training

Panduit Corp., New Lenox, IL

Occupational Leadership Development Certification

Obtained certificate of completion from the Office of Student Leadership Development; Purdue University, Hammond, IN.

Project Planning, Analysis, and Control

The George Washington University School of Business

Lean Production Driver / Trainer

Lean production training and facilitation of training for Panduit employees; Panduit Corp., Romeoville, IL

Professional Skills

Management / Leadership Training

Diversity / Multiculturalism, Personal / Professional Networking, Community Service, Teambuilding, Time Management, Leadership Skills Application and Personal Assessment, Communication, Motivation, Technical Savvy, Problem Solving, Effective Stress Management, Building Effective Interpersonal Relationships & Emotional Intelligence, Power Negotiation, Career Development / Planning & Interviewing.

Communication / Organization Skills

Possess a large variety of organization skills enabling me to effectively manage numerous projects simultaneously. I have exceptional communication tools for developing strong, personable rapport with co-workers and customers.

Project Management

Effectively worked within multi-faceted team environments on multiple projects dealing with problem-solving and brainstorming of new product designs. I have attained many years of knowledge as a team leader:

12 years experience as a team leader, managing projects from concept to introduction into industry

Project management of up to 6 projects at one time

Extensive experience managing up to 10 people per project

Process Engineering

Obtained experience in production troubleshooting of various processes and production equipment. Utilized TPS (Toyota Production System) methodology to create / implement efficiency measures in numerous sectors of manufacturing, including the implementation of new machinery into production for substantial improvements in efficiency and takt time.

Participated in 8 Kaizen events for production improvements and reduction of inventory

Implemented 3 “push-pull” systems for overall takt time improvements of up to 22%

Continually worked with raw material suppliers and vendors for J.I.T. delivery of product, reducing inventory by 27%

Plastic-Injection Mold Design

Obtained vast experience in the design of plastic-injection molds and their components, and extensive expertise in mold cavity design and 3D CAD modeling.


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