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Engineer Manufacturing

Royal Oak, MI
February 20, 2020

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“Zero Defects by Design”


To secure a position utilizing my problem solving skills, program management, and extensive quality engineering background in the automotive industry.


Engineer with 29 yrs. experience within the automotive and heavy equipment industry. Success with completing both large and small projects on time and within budget. Management and prioritization of multiple overlapping projects.


3 yrs. Experience as Engineering Section Supervisor

29 yrs. experience in automotive and heavy equipment product development, manufacturing and Quality.

10 yrs. Experience in mfg. engineering and quality engineering for Ford driveline components (front and rear axle, IRS, RDU, PTU, and drive shafts)

Ford 6-Sigma Black Belt Certified (2011)


Ford, Sterling Heights, Mi. Aug 2018 – June 2019

Resident Engineer Supervisor – Ford Sterling Axle Plant

Responsibilities: Manage ongoing production and supplier product issue at the Ford Axle Plant. Single Point of Contact between product development, service engineering, STA (purchasing/supplier quality), and 9 Vehicle Assembly plants.

Key Accomplishments

Actions to eliminate / reduce 2019 MY warranty

FTT/Scrap reductions by dialing in In-process limits to vehicle requirements ($800K reduction MYTD)

Commonization of QOS/Print requirements across programs at the axle plant

Ford, Livonia, Mi. Feb 2017 – Aug2018

Global Half shaft Supervisor

Responsibilities: Manage 10 Design and release engineers for North American released half shaft applications. Global engineering signoff approval for programs released in Turkey, Brazil, China, and Australia

Key Accomplishments

Release of unequal half shaft design for all applicable B, C, CD, and V applications

Successful completion of all program(s) milestones globally for half shafts

Ford, Livonia, Mi. Aug 2016 – Feb 2017

FWD Pre-Program Engineering Supervisor

Responsibilities: Manage driveline system content cost and weight for all pre-PS FWD programs. Develop and attain approval through VP level for 5 and 10 year new technology plans.

Key Accomplishments

5-year plan approval at VP level

Book shelved content for LT applications.

E-Rad content for current programs

Ford, Livonia, Mi. Sept 2015 – Aug 2016

Driveline Systems Engineer – Escape, Lincoln MKC, and Fusion Programs

Responsibilities: Manage driveline system interfaces, attributes, designs, weights, costs, performance, quality, and insure delivery to program and GPDS timing.

Key Accomplishments

C2 Crash compliance with Gas and Diesel Driveshaft crash features

Dana RDU packaging

2.3L Lincoln Long Plunge D/S to meet quiet flight requirements

Ford, Livonia, Mi. April 2014 – Sept 2015

Driveline Program Control / Pre-Program Engineer – P558, U55X, V363, and AWD Disconnect Unit Program

Responsibilities: Program control for U55Z SAP axle / U55X unit program, P558 SAP axle, V363 SAP Axle, and pre-program systems engineering for 2020MY V363 8.8” HT full float axle and AWD driveline system.

Key Accomplishments

2020MY Transit AWD system: Lead engineer for 1st application of AWD system with front axle attached to transmission.

Results: System approved at PS with $70M booked new revenue

2020MY Transit 8.8” Axle: Lead engineer developing and selling 8.8” HT axle to V363 program using existing P552 components.

Results: 17 kg weight, 0.1 mpg, and $25 / unit savings for 55K FoE units.

Expedition unit program 8.8” HT axle and eLSD: Lead TDE engineer for unit program saving program $30M in investment by pulling forward $74M from CD6R program to build a common Ford axle assembly line.

Results: 11kg weight savings / 0.1 mpg FE and BIC 9100 lb. towing meeting SAE 2807 understeer req. with eLSD.

AWD Disconnect system: Lead engineer for AWD disconnect unit program and Make Buy.

Results: $150M FT save for Ep RDU, 4mm offset high efficiency hypoid gears right sized for LT / HT, 3-5% FE

Ford, Sterling Heights, Mi. Feb 2013 – Mar 2014

Manufacturing Engineer Launch (Axle Assembly) – P552 / S550

Six Sigma, Mfg. Eng. and Quality support for Launch.

Responsibilities: Plant Mfg. Eng. Support for 4200, 4000, and Dif. Case assembly lines.

Line and station runoff and acceptance, gage studies and SCAFFs.

BOP, DCP, process Illustration, FMEA, and check sheet development.

Ford, Sterling Heights, Mi. May 2004 – Feb 2013

Quality Engineer / Supervisor (Beam Axle / Gears / Shafts / Tubes)

Responsibilities: Supervisor for (4) UAW Heat treat inspectors, Lead for BU QOS, Warranty, Internal FTT, annual QOS certification, annual heat treat certification, and VO quality Actions.

Ford, Sterling Heights, Mi. April 2003 – May 2004

Manufacturing Engineer (Gears – Green End Face Mill)

Responsibilities: Maintenance of face hob depts., DCPs, PFMEAs, checklists, equipment and tooling. Continuous improvement, daily production, and quality support.

Valeo Climate Control, Decatur, Illinois July 1995 – July 2002

Manufacturing Engineer – Automotive HVAC Manufacturing

Responsibilities: Support of manufacturing with primary responsibility over Vacuum Braze Furnaces, Automated Pipe Brazing Stations, Helium Leak Detection, Surface Treatment, Module Assembly, and product packaging.

Macon Metal Products, Taylorville, Illinois 1994 - June, 1995

Industrial Engineer – Primary Customers: Caterpillar, Komatsu-Dresser, John Deere, and Cash Valve

Responsibilities: Breakdown of job methods, Cost estimation, Customer quote preparation CAD design (AutoCAD), CNC programming (Plasma Arc Cutter and Turret Press), General line support.

CDI Corporation - Midwest, Decatur, Illinois 1991 - 1994

CAD Designer - at Caterpillar, Inc.

Responsibilities: Computer drawings and drawing changes for Caterpillar, Inc. using CAPT Graphics, Documentation of drawing changes Knowledge of Caterpillar Engineering Standards and Geometric Tolerancing.


Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois May 1990

B.S. in Industrial Engineering


Enjoy traveling, fishing, and classic cars

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