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Engineer Engineering

Louisville, KY, 40291
August 20, 2012

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Martin J. Harangozo _

**** ********* **** **********, ** 40291 (502) 395 – 8893

Objective Apply 25 years of purchasing, engineering, and teaching experience towards an engineering related opportunity


Montaplast 2011 to 2012 Senior Purchasing Agent

*Developed suppliers to design and produce products and assemblies for tier one automotive applications, utilizing rubber, metals, plastics, fasteners, and packaging

*Negotiated prices for products, services, timing, delivery, and feasibility

*Led implementation of design changes for optimum profitability and function

General Electric Company 1990 to 2011

Senior Purchasing Agent 2000 to 2011

*Annually purchased 50 MM of plastic, rubber, metal, and sealing components of various materials Utilized sourcing tools as electronic reverse bidding, global sourcing initiatives, and design optimization to drive price reductions

*Purchased materials and assemblies from US, Mexico, China, Canada, and European Union countries of Great Britain, Germany, and Hungary

*Visited suppliers for qualification, compliance, new product development, and cost improvement idea generation in each of the listed countries

*Negotiated 8% price decreases while raw material costs increased 3%, by creating new competition for major suppliers, saving 4.2 MM annually

*Developed 3 competing suppliers to break long standing sole sources for USA manufactured refrigeration door gaskets, saving 3.4 MM on a five year contract

*Designed around eight patents to resource oven gaskets from an Asia supplier saving 9 MM during five year period

*Developed Asia suppliers to produce parts processed by injection molding, extrusion, forming, weaving, vulcanizing, stamping and post processing

*Led quality, manufacturing, sourcing, engineering, and drafting personnel in qualifying global sources and products, transitioning 6.3 MM, saving 2.5 MM annually

*Reverse bid using the internet, 6 MM buy of injection molded plastic parts, saving 5.8 MM in eight year period

*Drove past due service parts from three suppliers at 15,000+ to zero, using proactively complete forthright correspondence with suppliers to solve technical, availability, and logistic problems

*Resolved field service past due issues using reverse engineering, material substitution, part substitution, and alternate test practices to contribute in a team environment of 10 sourcing & planning agents, the reduction of technician backorders from 33,000 to 3,000

*Led a contract warehouse to identify, document and store plastic injection molded tooling for eventual service use, eliminating tooling reinvestment, saving 25,000 annually

*Performed financial assessments of suppliers to predict product fulfillment based on supplier viability, and sustainability

*Transitioned parts from suppliers to meet objectives in fulfillment, quality and price

Design Engineer 1992 to 2000

*Performed design and engineering as an individual contributor, as a team leader of one to five engineers, and within teams of two to five engineers

*Implemented temperature control systems for refrigeration products, bringing temperature performance in specification from three sigma to six sigma levels

*Eliminated parts and costs for temperature controls delivering part cost savings to date of over 4.8 MM, and service call costs savings of 5.3 MM

*Drove temperature control related field issues for small top mount no frost refrigerators from more than one service call for 100 units, to less than one service call per 1000 units

*Designed a temperature control for side by side refrigeration filter model saving 2.4 MM

*Implemented refrigeration platforms for various domestic and global markets for the USA, Europe, Caribbean, and Japan

* Executed in a two person engineering team a side by side refrigeration product for Japan, selling 20,000 units annually

Six Sigma Certification 1998 Black Belt Trained, Green Belt Certified

GE Training Manufacturing Management Program 1990 to 1992

Executed four assignments in two years, for a multi - business overview experience Manufacturing Engineer and Shop Supervisor with Energy Systems

*Improved assembly workstations for unit drives, reducing assembly time from 48 hours to 16 hours saving 233,000 annually

*Led 35 technicians in assembling/evaluation and inspection of final drives, reducing assembly time 20%, saving 231,000 annually

Purchasing Agent and Environment & Safety Engineer with Aerospace

*Reduced requisition to P. O. time 50%, by producing a part & supplier spreadsheet

*Completed all government and internal documentation for each hazardous waste stream generated at the Burlington Massachusetts site

State University of NY at Buffalo

Professors Assistant 1988 to 1990

*Performed classroom instruction for Machines and Mechanisms Classes

*Provided consultation to students, evaluated student’s exams and homework

Bethlehem Steel Corporation: 1987 to 1988

Project Engineer

Implemented mill roll systems to improve bar quality at the Buffalo, NY 13” bar mill

Wrote specifications, solicited bids, and led rigging & repair of mill units, buildings,

equipment, and furnace maintenance totaling 465,000 of contract work


State University of New York at Buffalo 1984 - 1990

Masters Degree: Mechanical Engineering, 1990, Computer Aided Design Focus

Master’s Thesis: "An Automated Assembly System for Planar Closed Loop Mechanisms"

Bachelors Degree: Mechanical Engineering, 1988, Manufacturing Focus

Languages German-speaking & reading as a novice

Patents “Refrigerator with Improved Airflow Systems” #5632160, issued May 1997

Publications Oliver, J.H. and Harangozo, M.J. “Inference of Link Positions For Planar Closed Loop Mechanisms” Computer Aided Design Vol, 24 No. 1 (Jan. 1992) PP 18 – 26

Harangozo, M.J. & Oliver, J.H. “Automated Assembly of Planar Closed Loop Mechanisms”A.S.M.E. 2nd Conference in Flexible Assembly Systems, Chicago, IL. (Sept. 1990)

Affiliations Tau Beta Pi, National Honor Engineering Society

Interests Organic grower of fruits berries herbs, healthy living, history, reading, piano

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