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Mechanical Engineer Manager

Carlsbad, CA
March 10, 2020

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+1-719-***-**** Carlsbad, CA


Product Development Operations Continuous Process Improvement

Mechanical engineer experienced in product design & implementation, concept through production launch. 30+ years experience overseeing multi-million dollar projects, establishing budget and managing resources. Committed to providing high quality service delivery to every client.

Record of initiative, problem-solving, and results during progressively challenging roles. Deadline, budget, and quality focused; expert in prioritizing tasks, analyzing the options, setting goals, and delivering projects on-time and within budget and scope.

Performance Highlights:

Extensive electro-mechanical product development experience from component through system level, concept through production launch. Including specification development, analysis, test development, DFMEA, DFM/DFA.

Implemented structured problem solving. Identified and implemented systemic improvements driven by department metrics.

Established Engineering and Test Department budgets and managed resources Implemented >$3.5M in test lab expansion.

Identified and published metrics for Engineering and Reliability Lab. Set goals to drive improvement for self and department.

Develop Employee Career paths and recruit engineers. Conducted and completed extensive hiring activities

Core Competencies:

Technical Leadership

Staff Management

Global/International Business Coordination

Collaboration & Relationship Building

Budget Management

On-Time Delivery

Employee Development

Process Design & Reengineering


Black Forest Furniture INC, Colorado Springs, CO 2015 to Present

Franchise Owner Furniture Medic By Furniture Transitions

Performs all business and financial duties

Performs all technical aspects of operation

Entegris, Colorado Springs, CO 2013 to 2015

Senior Manager, Product Development, Microenvironments

Develops, designs and manufactures Process carriers for Silicon wafer used in Semiconductor manufacturing

Managing a staff of 9 engineers in Colorado and Malaysia

Strong focus on employee technical skill development, department metrics to drive improvement, and structured approach to problem solving. Recruited 3 engineer during first 12 months.

Work closely with Manufacturing Operations to solve manufacturing problems and develop new assembly methods

Coordinate with Product management to understand market needs, customer expectations and Engineering deliverables.

Develop test methods for new product functions and work with test lab to acquire and implement new equipment and methods

Molex Inc., Auburn Hills MI 2006 to 2013

Director – Global Engineering Services, Automotive (2010 to 2013)

Develops, designs, and manufactures electrical connectors, connection systems, and cable assemblies to a wide range of industrial and consumer markets.

Responsible for global footprint Product Reliability, Test, and Prototype departments supporting NPD, Technology Development, Sustaining, and Plant objectives worldwide.

Managing a staff of 40+ engineers and test lab personnel in three global sites (US, Europe and China).

Identified and developed external partners to augment resources during high utilization.

Manage >$3M capital equipment utilization and $10M annual budget.

Strong focus on employee technical skill development, department metrics to drive improvement, and structured approach to problem solving. Increased Lab personnel from 30 to 60 Globally through successful recruiting.


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Test and prototyping capabilities include complete environmental exposure (vibration, thermo-humidity cycling thermal shock) force testing and sealing testing.

Planned and executed Test Lab expansion to double throughput capacity within 10 months and a limited $1M capital budget. On time and met budget.

Director – Engineering of Americas, Automotive Products (2006 to 2010)

Responsible for Product, Design and Test engineering department with staff of 100+ engineers.

Developed high reliability electrical connection systems for under-hood and in-dash applications to support NPD project teams and production programs teams.

Designs included power, signal and high speed data connection systems for harsh automotive environment.

Strong focus on technical leadership, NPD and change control processes, employee skills development, establishing metrics program, and implementing best practices.

Increased Design Verification first time pass rate from 85 to 98% in 18 months through deliberate metric development, early design characterization, and structured problem solving.

Managed department budget of $20M.

Participated in global engineering and business coordination with Europe and China.

Worked with legal staff regarding initiation and sustaining of all patents for automotive products worldwide.

Magneti Marelli Powertrain USA Inc., Sanford, NC 2004 to 2006

Director – Engineering & Engineering Services

Designed, developed, manufactured Electromechanical Air/Fuel and Emission control systems for automobiles and powersports vehicles

Responsible for Product, Design and Test engineering.

Led 14 engineers and managed prototype and test lab.

Provided technical leadership and expertise for new business opportunities, product development teams, core technology development, and production product changes.

Mentored engineers and implemented employee development plans.

Implemented direct linkage between DFMEA (failure analysis) and design verification plan.

Developed engineering change process to improve plant and customer support.

Forecasted product development resource requirements through understanding of customer and market trends.

Identified, developed and utilized external resources to manage workload.

Defined the product roadmap to gain support for North American strategy from European headquarters.

Maintained Engineering Budget.

Restructured and relocated Engineering Department out of state within 3 months including extensive recruiting and training without disruption to active project deliverables

Delphi Corp. - Energy and Chassis Systems Division, Flint and Troy, MI 1984 to 2004

Account Manager, Foundation Brakes for GM Small Cars (2003 to 2004)

Technical Team Leader / Project Manager, Modular Fuel Reservoir Assemblies (2002 to 2003)

Design Group Supervisor/Project Manager, Torque Motor Product Development (2001 to 2002)

Team Leader-Applications, Smart Remote Actuator (2000 to 2001)

Design Group Supervisor / Project Manager, Electronic Throttle Control (1996 to 1999)

Systems Engineer, General Motors Corp.-Energy & Engine Management Systems Div., Warren & Milford, MI, (1986 to 1996)

Co-op Engineer, General Motors Corp. - Rochester Products Div., Rochester, NY (1984 to 1986)




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