Todd A. Nye
NW Suburbs of Chicago
Innovative and task-oriented Engineering Professional with experience in product development,
process improvements and failure analysis. Background includes identifying and quantifying
process inconsistencies, researching and expediting solutions and mentoring individuals.
Known as a systematic analytical, problem-solver with effective team building skills, particularly
good at leading by example and motivating others to accept new ideas. A Certified Yellow Belt
familiar with Six Sigma, Lean Sigma and Kaizen practices.
PHYLOGY CORORATION, Sunnyvale, CA 2007 to 2008
A supplier of a highly-technical DSL communications product that empowers
telecommunications companies to compete and provide enhanced "Triple Play" services which
include Video, Voice and Data Services.
Contact Engineer for Sterling Engineering (Elmhurst, IL) for Phylogy Incorporated.
Worked on site at Millennium Electronics, a contract manufacturer of quality PCB assemblies.
Supported the production, test and failure analysis of the DSL Triple Play Product. Facilitated in
the research, development and implementation of site ICT & Functional Test Solutions, RMA
debugging, reliability, reports, and studies. Test equipment research & sourcing. Leading
process improvement while encouraging employee involvement.
PLEXUS CORPORATION, Buffalo Grove, IL 2006 to 2007
A contract electronics manufacturer of PCB assemblies and higher level assemblies for the
networking, wireless infrastructure, medical, industrial/commercial and defense/security and
Supported site test systems, performed engineering studies, validations, product and process
failure analysis, new product introductions, and the operation and maintenance of production
equipment. Acted as the SME (Subject Matter Expert) and as lead engineer for numerous
medical instruments produced in facility.
* Increased the effectiveness and efficiencies of medical product manufacturing and assembly
process by tracking, documentation and training of employees.
* In four months, increased the output of medical devices from barely five units per week to
30+ units by developing the company's first user-friendly troubleshooting manual including
test procedures and work instructions customized for this particular product. Total pass yield
from 53.8% to 88.9%.
PHILIPS ADVANCE CORPORATION, Rosemont, IL 2003 to 2006
A world leader in consumer electronics including new innovative ballast designs.
Lab Technician III
Approved electronic ballasts for UL, CSA, NOM, CE, FCC agency certification. qualified,
evaluated, tested and documented electronic fluorescent ballasts, magnetic fluorescent ballasts,
eHID ballasts and LED drivers in compliance with the required product safety, fire, and shock
requirements and standards. Product Development Life Cycle Testing.
* Within the first three months, became qualified for agency (U.L. CSA, and NOM)
approbation, testing and certification of electronic lighting products.
* Implemented new customized process of documenting and submitting safety test data for
agency approval by automating and converting the entire document process to electronic
form and using online submissions
* Streamlined agency acceptance testing from three weeks to ten days by introducing
automation systems and techniques in the Safety testing process. Recipient of the
?Presidents Eagle Award 2004?
MOLEX INCORPORATED, Downers Grove, IL 1997 to 2002
A $2 billion component manufacturer of electrical, fiber optic, photonic and optoelectronic
Senior Engineering Technician, R&D Engineering Group (2000-2002)
Researched, tested and analyzed optoelectronics products and devices, fabricated silicon wafer
devices, including epoxy and polishing studies, optical alignment of DWDM devices using an
optical bench, and focal lenses. Engineering studies and special projects.
* Created over 52 innovative test setups to test optical and optoelectronic products in
response to constant department need which increased production capacity.
* Developed processes for wafers polishing, applying epoxy, and standardized the procedure
for the automatic LASER alignment system which resulted in reduced down time.
Senior Electronics Technician, Equipment Engineering Group (1998-2000)
Built-up, analyzed and debugged sophisticated fiber optic and RF Equipment stations,
supervised five electronic technicians, responsible for all robotic controlled alignment stations,
UV curing stations, and epoxy application stations. In charge of all jigs and the on-the-fly
equipment conversions, which enabled us to produce products at a moments notice.
* Analyzed, debugged and troubleshoot production test equipment and systems.
* Maintained and serviced 12 robotic controlled stations along with 36 RF test systems.
* Streamlined 3-stage motion controlled laser alignment process by improving the sequence
program and making it user-friendly for the operators.
* Reduced product scrap by recognizing and resolving failure and quality problems.
Electronics Technician, Product and Production Support (1997-1998)
Manufactured, studied, tested, analyzed, and repaired fiber optic high speed communications
devices. (Gigabit Ethernet and Fiber Channel Transceivers), assisted in the setup of the
production department, organizational skills, and trained employees in production processes.
* Set up, established and standardized new production processes and new procedures used
in Production department.
* Increased production output by 95% eliminating major bottleneck in final test process by
introducing dual testing stations and procedures.
BS in Technical Management, Major- Telecommunications
DeVry University, Addison, Illinois, 2003
Graduated with high honors (Summa Cum Laude), Cumulative G.P.A. 4.0/4.0
AAS in Electronics Technology, Major- Electronics Technology
DeVry Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 1984
Graduated with honors, Presidents List, Cumulative G.P.A. 3.54/4.0
?Presidential Eagle Award?- Awarded for developing a more effective and efficient
Agency submission/testing system and saving the company 1.4 million dollars for the
year of 2004
Lean Sigma Yellow Belt Kaizen Facilitator Six Sigma
SPC/Gage R&R UL 935 & UL 1310 Qualified TQM