PARKER WILL, MSEM, PMP
DE PERE, WI
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP COACHING & DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT Accomplished, influential and results driven Director of Engineering offering 20 years of experience in leading high- performance teams, project management and new product development. Engineering leader with deep electro/mechanical understanding, who brings a clear sense of organizational impact and clearly communicates and implements vision and strategy. Demonstrated ability to train and develop junior engineers to increase quality & reliability while reducing costs & lead-time. Skilled at process improvement, cost reduction, innovation, and strategic planning. Accountable to executives and CEOs for profitability and achieving long-term objectives. Areas of Excellence:
Project Management • Electrical & Mechanical Engineering • Continuous Improvement • Strategic Planning • Communication Design Engineering • New Product Development • Talent Development & Management • Custom Engineering • Financing Decision Making • Innovation • Manufacturing & Resource Planning • Budgeting • Sanitary Design • Portfolio Management CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS
Project Management: Led 12,200-hour engineering project for the largest order in Hart’s history. Utilized latest controls and programming tools to reduce changeover time from 8 hours to 1 hour.
Design Engineering and installation: Saved customer over $2.5 million in the first year after installation of new aluminum melting furnace product lines, utilizing industry leading digital controls.
Mechanical Design Leadership: Supervised over $25 million in mechanical design work per year at QuadTech.
Engineering Talent Development: Hired and trained the right talent and grew team from 9 to 16 people.
Process Improvement: Implemented new invoicing system to standardize international invoicing and reduce multiple systems to one.
John Wood/Modern Equipment, Appleton, WI Apr. 2018 – Present Director of Engineering
Hired to lead and develop the engineering department, accountable for EBITA and leading the engineering effort in the design of custom and standard ASME pressure vessels, foundry equipment, ladle preheaters, aluminum melting furnaces and custom fabrication design. Responsible for project management and product development, from concept through manufacturing.
$2.5 million in ROI from development of a new aluminum melter furnace.
Reduced Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) by $30,000 on standard melters and reduced engineering costs by 40%.
Decreased aluminum melter installation costs by $15000 by utilizing the latest technological advances in combustion technology, while updating the design to incorporate ISO 13849-1 safety standards.
$500,000 in positive cash flow maintained for the duration of large projects.
Hired and developed over 90% of the engineering team.
Took the initiative and revamped quality control as a result, non-conformances drastically decreased, incorporated program to track individual welders and oversaw federal audit.
Implemented PDM (engineering drawing vault), incorporating revision control and automated drawings.
Reduced time on standard tank modeling and drawing from 4 hours to 30 min. PARKER WILL Page 2
Hart Design & Manufacturing, Green Bay, WI July 2015 – Apr. 2018 Engineering Manager
Led mechanical, electrical, controls and technical documentation engineers in the design of standard and customized stainless steel, servo-controlled equipment for the food and dairy industry.
Developed engineering talent by mentoring new mechanical engineers and growing team from 9 to 16 people.
Created new process to implement CE certification for products sold in Europe and validated CE documentation.
Designed new Engineering Change Order process to increase accountability, track associated parts and produce appropriate metrics.
Implemented safety initiatives in machine design to ensure product safety, using ISO 13849-1 standards, hazard identification, risk analysis and Rockwell Sistema tool.
Identified and documented engineering standards across mechanical, controls and electrical engineering. QuadTech, Sussex, WI Sept. 1998 – July 2015
Project Manager June 2014 – July 2015
Effectively determined project objects, stages, and specifications by studying product design, customer requirements, performance standards and technical studies. Responsible for the Digital Ink System (DIS) product line, including identifying cost reductions, improving reliability and trouble shooting. Supervised teams of mechanical, electrical and software engineers.
8% cost reduction for the DIS product line through product redesign and increased the life expectancy.
Specialized in new product lines acquired from other companies, product improvement, and customized to meet QuadTech design, procurement, manufacturing, and installation standards.
Conducted Root Cause Analysis for piston pump
Streamlined invoicing process through implementation of new invoicing process within the ERP system. Customer Order Manager Feb. 2012 – June 2014
Directed global order management and customized engineering projects and products. Managed customer service engineers and mechanical engineers, indirectly responsible for overseas engineers in Europe, India, Japan and China. Created annual departmental budgets and monitored and optimized expenses to achieve profitability goals.
$25 million in custom configuration and design work.
Developed new metrics to monitor the order management process.
Improved quality, cycle, and on-time performance.
Collaborated in creating and facilitating the QuadTech War Room, to identify bottlenecks and improve processes Engineering Project Lead Aug. 2009 – Feb. 2012
Managed mechanical engineers and responsible for custom mechanical design orders and new product development, utilizing NPD best practices. Collaborated with the customer order manager to ensure custom orders were designed to customer specifications on time and within budget.
Produced pricing documentation for orders of $9 million and $6million, two of the largest orders at QuadTech.
$20 million of mechanical design orders successfully supervised yearly.
Prioritized daily tasks for mechanical, electrical, industrial and design engineers
Developed best practice processes to enhance customer satisfaction by reducing lead-time. Project Engineer Mar. 2006 – Aug. 2009
Mechanical Design Engineer May 2000 – Mar. 2006
Application Engineer Sept. 1998 – May 2000
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MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING – RADER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, MILWAUKEE, WI MS Engineering Management (MSEM); Project Management & Organizational Design (GPA 3.91) UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – PLATTEVILLE, PLATTEVILLE, WI BS Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
CERTIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Project Management Professional (PMP); License #1884445 in good standing. Instructor Led Training Sessions:
Leadership Development Program – Building Bridges Seminar by Becky Steward-Gross, Ph.D. 80 hours.
Accountability Training through Quad/Graphics Education Department
Kaizen Training: One Piece Workflow, Kanban, Just in Time, Design Failure Mode
Press SMED Training: Concentrated on Worker Efficiency on Job Changeover
Lean Manufacturing Training
MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio), MS SharePoint, Pro/Engineer Creo, SolidWorks, MathCAD Prime, DraftSight, AutoCAD, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software, IFS - Version 8, Questica, JobBoss
Desktop PC Operating System Configuration, Enterprise Management Software, Security Analysis and Configuration using Active Directory
Creation and maintenance of Base Operating System Images for all Computer Hardware