To participate in creative research and engineering projects where over twenty-five years of experience, diversity, initiative and proven skills are challenged.
Consulted for Fortune 500 and numerous smaller companies as an Engineering Management Consultant responsible for crisis management on troubled projects. Evaluated existing product design, company goals and management techniques in order to formulate strategic plans to achieve project goals. Suggested re-design and gave engineering support as required. Generated realistic product development schedules, established manpower requirements, interviewed potential personnel and built a strong design team ( up to twenty-two members on some projects). Developed budget and plan to bring products to market on time. Designed all phases of product development program utilizing internal personnel, as well as consultants as required. Interfaced with marketing to define design specifications and manufacturing to develop prototype and final tooling programs. Initiated extensive prototype fabrication plan to qualify all major components prior to having expensive tooling fabricated. Temporary tooling was built as required for critical parts to assure that they represented out-of-mold characteristics during testing. Set-up an extensive inspection, life testing, component and system evaluation program prior to completing documentation releases for final tooling. Patent disclosures were written as required. Some development projects were the enhanced Eagle meter, F-400 Modular Inserter system, Cross Folder, various medical devices and equipment, high-tech sports training equipment such as the heavyweight SUPER BAG, electronically controlled football training sled, voice and light actuated basketball net, baseball training equipment to aid in developing the correct swing, novel rollerblade wheels and numerous specialty products.
Responsible for research, design, development and fabrication of pressure ( vacuum thru 100,000 psi ) and temperature instruments. Reorganized and managed a large technical team consisting of the following major areas: New Product Development; Applied Mechanics ( FEA analysis); Material Science; Advanced Manufacturing; Application Engineering and Technical Support ( Design & Drafting). Evaluated and implemented high-tech engineering tools such as Pro-Engineer Solid Modeling, and Mechanica an FEA and Design Optimization program to support concurrent new product development and product modification efforts. Instituted a Document Management system for additional quality responses to customer and manufacturing inquires. Developed, prepared and implemented controls and procedures to become ISO-9001 certified. Prepared documentation for semi-annual audits to assure ISO-9001 revision approval January 1995. Some specific projects were: develop a new technology for Computerized Direct Dial Printing, redesign of the Industrial Bimetal Thermometer product line, develop a Fractional Isolation Seal, and resolve an extensive number of design problems that plagued the efficiency of high volume manufacturing. Member of the strategic planning team to develop company growth direction and the total quality team to assure the production of quality products. Evaluated advanced technologies for new product development in the following areas: Process, Pharmaceutical, Bio-Tech, Semi-Connector, Environmental and Waste Treatment markets. Researched the following technologies to improve performance of new as well as existing products: Dielectric thin film coatings ( Diamond, Pyrex glass, Polymers, etc. ), protective coatings ( Monel, Hastelloy, Platinum, Pd/Ni etc. ), coatings to reduce and / or increase surface energy to enhance printing and electro-polishing techniques to assure crevice-free environments.
Responsible for the development of a new consumer product line consisting of state-of-the-art postage meters and mailing equipment. Managed large project teams to assure delivery of new products within set schedules, budget and unit manufacturing costs. Gave project presentations and collaborated with marketing and industrial design to establish product specifications and appearance. All components were designed to accommodate fully automated assembly. Worked intensively on developing plastic molded parts capable of holding tight out-of-mold tolerances for both structural parts ( glass filled and unfilled ) and exterior covers. Designed experiments and performed analysis to determine feasibility of new concepts and materials. Established a self-sufficient engineering laboratory and designed high speed equipment to automate component life testing. Designed and analyzed D.C. Servo Motor Control systems for Mid-Range Rotary Base. Some specific projects were the Eagle Meter, Modular Mail Processor, Mini Mail Center and a high speed paper transport system for ink-jet printing evaluations.
Corporate Engineer responsible for Research and Development of innovative products and special systems. Developed conceptual ideas and designed prototypes for new products. Prepared project presentations, schedules, specifications and cost proposals. Supervised a group of engineers, designers, model markers and lab technicians in the production of practical prototypes for evaluation. Engineering assignments have involved creative mechanical design utilizing state-of-the-art electronics, stress analysis of high - pressure vessels and support structures, natural frequency calculations, fluid mechanics, kinematic and dynamic analysis and servo motor system analysis. Computer programs were developed as required to aid these studies.
Conceived, created the prototype, and submitted patents for a new computerized pipeline thread inspection system ( ACTIS) which generated a new business area for a subsidiary; developed operational flowcharts and computer programs for portable microprocessor module with printed output and graphics; designed high speed ( 100 in/sec) tobacco tactile scanner and Flying-Cutter de-stemming conveyor controlled by a closed loop D.C. servo motor system; developed super high pressure ( 50000 psi ) gas / hydraulic booster pumping system used for water jet cutting.
Responsible for the entire development, design and fabrication of special systems and equipment. Engineering assignments involved: hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical control circuit design, mechanical design, failure studies on materials, structural design, problems in heat transfer, stress and vibration analysis. Direct participation in generating conceptual designs, writing technical justifications and project cost estimates. Prepared systems operating specifications and testing procedures. Gave technical supervision to engineers, designers and manufacturing personnel.
Some projects were: 30 kw x-ray heat transfer systems, large hydrogen furnace dewpoint control systems, x-ray tube high vacuum systems, oil out-gassing systems, development of fludic logic circuits to control automatic fixtures on numerical control machines, 120,000 gal/day waste treatment system, cyanide destruction system, chrome reduction systems, and a 80,000 gal/day chemical transfer pump station.
Technically responsible for the development, design and fabrication of special ground support equipment per MIL8090 for the S3A aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit. Engineering assignments consisted of giving technical supervision to nine designers, mechanical and structural design, complete stress analysis for 20g shock on large welded structures per MIL8512 and center of gravity calculations on large complex shapes. Designed mechanisms to rotate and detent jet engines, mass air flow measuring system with computer read out, high pressure hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Direct participation in the preparation of technical acceptance test procedures, cost estimates and specifications. Practical knowledge of standards, procedures and processes relative to design manufacturing of electro-mechanical products.
Technically responsible for the research and development of highly competitive electro-mechanical equipment. Directed designers, model shop and quality control. Typical engineering assignments and product development included stress analysis on structures, design of mechanisms for overhead door operators consisting of gear systems, disk brakes, clutches and cams. Participated in design reviews, prepared test plans and procedures. Held position of Project Manager for state-of-the-art residential garage door operator.
Engaged in the development, design, and/or redesign of competitive electro-mechanical equipment, from inception to production. Designed and developed mechanical layouts of propulsion control cubicles for atomic submarines consisting of gearing, mechanisms, cam design, Geneva cam and pinion design, structural design, and bus bar layouts. Other assignments were ship controllers, emergency propulsion controllers, power cubicles, and control panels.
Mechanical layout and design of elevator shaftways, cabs and entrances, general drafting, schematics, wiring diagrams, machined parts, weldments and mechanical assembly drawings.
10 issued, 4 pending
SUMMARY: Substantial background in providing solutions to practical problems in critical aspects of structures, vibrations, stability, and fluid flow encountered in a variety of engineering systems, from special military vehicles to observatory telescopes. Considerable experience in development of concepts and design criteria for R&D programs and proposals.
Research and development of design methodology and concepts for shape memory effect materials. Development of prototype automated structural connectors for NASA Space Station. Analysis of special dynamic problems involved in the design and vibration testing of gas turbine components. Analysis and development of a mathematical model for predicting the printing performance of an automated mailing system. These and many other assignments from a variety of clients.
Conducted study programs for various products and services in critical areas affecting performance, integrity, and reliability.
Developed methodologies in the form of design charts, nomographs, computer programs, and test procedures. Products Included yachts, dough makers, skis, and relays.
Developed structural and opto-mechanical design concepts, Design and analysis of primary telescope structures and secondary structures mounting critical instruments, sensors, and control components, Conducted structural analysis an telescope portion of IRAS (Infra-Red Astronomical Satellite), which has completed a very successful mission.
Developed optical scanning methods, transport systems and illumination for electronic mail systems. Developed and designed scientific computer models and prototype models.
Assignments included - Structural Integrity and dynamic alignment study of an airborne electro-optical system. Structural analysis of a patrol frigate for the U.S. Navy, Including hull, main mast. main engine foundations.
Clients included: Barnes Engineering, CBS Laboratories, Columbia University Astrophysics Lab, and Peabody Engineering.
Research special structural mechanics problems in the fabrication, mounting, and metrology of large optics.
Worked principally on several difficult elasticity problems, including the dynamics of a light modulating crystal and deformations of optical spinners.
Prepared proposals for R & D programs and performed primary analytical work to insure controllability and mechanical and structural integrity of the prototypes. Items included trailer spotting dollies for roll-on/roll-off vessels, B-52 wheel mover system, aircraft cargo loader. Work involved the structural and performance analyses of vehicles, engines, and hydraulic, mechanical transmissions.
Hydrodynamic and structural design and stress analyses of vessels.
Company profile: Provides on-board weighing/monitoring systems for trucks (refuse, payloader, forklifts, etc.).
Responsibility: Electro-Mechanical packaging and Product Design. Generated layouts and system diagrams from concept through complete documentation phase consisting of working drawings for vendors to manufacture product. Responsible for document control and the generation of Bill of Materials for engineering department support. Project manager working directly with vendors for prototyping new products and production builds. Graphics and Icons designed for use with the Orion and GMS software programs. Produced operator, installation and calibration manuals. WTI Website design and maintenance.
Company profile: Provides liquid/solid separation equipment for use in waste treatment plants.
Responsibility: Design/Drafter using AutoCAD 13 for Windows. Layout and design involving very large structural steel members, utilizing mechanical and/or welded construction.
Company profile: Provides equipment in the charging and testing of batteries for the automobile battery manufacturing industry.
Responsibility: Design/Drafter using AutoCAD 12 for Windows. Electro-Mechanical design of electronic enclosures consisting of heavy gauge sheet metal weldments and silk-screen artwork. Other duties included project coordination, AutoCAD tutoring and PC maintenance.
Design/Drafter using AutoCAD 11, plant equipment layout and mechanical parts.
Design/Drafter using AutoCAD 11, interior light control system for F16 fighter jet project.
Design/Drafter, motor controls.
Design/Drafter, test and support equipment for new T-800 engine project.
Product design, housewares and consumer products. Product design, new drip coffee maker.
Design retrofit and documentation of automation robots. Housewares-Audio Business Division, Assignment through Russo Associates. Product design, housewares and consumer products.
My objective is to develop a long-term relationship with product development firms to assist in the introduction of new and unique product to the marketplace in a timely manner.
Involved in the development of industrial designed consumer goods from concepts to manufacturable products. Participate in initial customer meetings to discuss technical capabilities, proposal preparation, scheduling, resource and budgetary allocations. Coordinated various development activities with ID, Engineering, external tooling, manufacturing vendors and our clients. Using Pro/ENGINEER as the primary engineering tool, products were developed from a wide range of design input. Input included rough sketches, foam models, 2D drawings, IGES and DXF data and verbal communications. Product included hand held power tools and consumer products.
Involved in the development of industrial designed products including consumer products, computer equipment, medical devices and transportation vehicles.
Lead engineer for the Engineering Services Group. Conducted pre-sales demonstrations of Pro/ENGINNER CAD Software. Consulted with customers, to determine most efficient CAD modeling techniques. Taught basic and advanced modeling classes for Pro/ENGINEER software.
Responsible for design and development of hand held surgical instruments from concept to production. Design considerations included cost reduction, assemble-ability and manufacturability. Also involved in product testing and evaluations. Interacted closely with QC, Metrology, Machine Shop and external venders.
Involved in the design and development of non-impact ink jet printers. Responsible for the design of print head components, test fixtures, evaluating print quality on various forms of media, disposable ink cartridges, and automated packaging equipment for liquid ink.