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Chemical Process Engineer

Ferndale, Michigan, 48220, United States
May 29, 2010

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Kierra A. Porter

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Ferndale, MI ***20

248-***-**** cell

Chemical Engineer * Process Engineer * Chemist

Motivated and independent individual with proven expertise in creating a department, managing its development and rollout phases, while also prioritizing and strategizing to achieve industry accreditations within the first few months of inception. Holds staff and customers in high esteem, and interacts with the greatest degree of professionalism and personal integrity. Background includes leadership in aerospace and automotive coatings development and problem-solving. Dedicated to customer satisfaction. Expert with PPAP documentation, ISO-QS9001, and NADCAP certification. Trained in principles of The Toyota Production System.


GST Autoleather, Livonia MI: Finish Development Engineer (2007 - present)

• Manage and develop finishing design, processes, and formulations.

• Oversees foreign accounts and bench-work projects

• Implements Kaizan process improvements

• Liason between sales team and production


XRI Testing, Troy MI: Chemical Process Engineer (03/06 – 09/07)

• Developed the Chemical Process Department from infancy to full production processing.

• Created and integrated all SOPs and Preventative Maintenance policies and procedures for the new department

• Created metrology & calibration procedures for department and NADCAP accreditation

• Obtained NADCAP accreditation for Chemical Processing Department.

• Instrumental in increasing and sustaining business volumes to the new department.

• Proposed and introduced an educational partnership with a Non-Destructive Testing school in Europe.

• Acid Etch Level III certified


BASF Corporation, Southfield MI: Chemist (01/02 – 06/05)

• Developed various automotive coatings and successfully supported launch of the product to the customer.

• Formulated and customized waterborne basecoat technologies.

• Implemented the inclusion of more cost-effective raw materials.

• Awarded the "supplier of choice" award from General Motors.

• Developed and was awarded 3 high-volume color programs in 6 months for a fist-time customer


Ecommerce Broker, ShopToEarn ShopToEarth, (2008-present)

Private Consultant (Problem-solving, Process Engineering), Porter Earnings LLC, (2008-present)

President, IOU Inc., (2007-2005)


Wayne State University, Detroit MI

Master’s Degree in Alternative Energy Technology, 2012

University of Phoenix, Southfield MI

Master’s Degree in Business Administration, 2005

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

Bachelor's in Science and Engineering in Chemical Engineering, 2002

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