Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer
Mechanical Design Engineer with passion for solving and converting conceptual design through manufacturing to finished products. I have a wide range of experiences and achievements gained as an individual contributor to management of multi- functional engineering teams. From Director of Process Development (Seagate Tech), Director Substrate Polishing (EDC), Engineering Manager at Atari Corp., Sr Manager Plantronics Inc. to hands-on Amira Medical, Becton Dickenson Medical and United Technologies Aerospace Division. This has given me experience in successfully developing products and the tools & fixtures supporting their high-volume production needs.
Leadership / Employee Mentoring•••••Mechanical & Conceptual Design •••••Machine & Industrial Design
Medical & Disk Drive Design •••••Product Development / Prototyping•••••Communication / Motivation
Team Recruitment / Development•••••Designing for Manufacturability•••••Robotics and Automation
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES BELLEVUE, WA 1/••••• PRESENT
OUTSIDE ANALYST MECHANICAL
Group of •••••+ employees dedicated to developing inventions through all stages/levels of patent applications.
Review and give value to all patents as requested with emphasis on mechanical.
I play a key role in determining future licensing potential of patents by applying value from multiple analytical mechanical areas.
Leveraged my mechanical engineering expertise to analyze and value in a timely manner ••••• patents per month.
PLANTRONICS, INC. SANTA CRUZ, CA ••••• •••••
SR. ENGINEERING MANAGER
Leading OEM of communication devices.
Responsible for all aspects of Rapid Prototyping/ Modeling.
Decreased product development time across all products through introduction of RAPID technologies, including Stereo-lithography, Fused Deposition Modeling, and Digital Laser Scanning and Packaging. Implemented •••••hour or less turnaround of all engineering requests for 3D models
Increased engineering efficiency and customer satisfaction by providing hands-on design from concept-to-customer on products requested from in-house Marketing and Sales teams.
AMIRA MEDICAL SCOTTS VALLEY, CA ••••• •••••
Medical effort attempting to market first-ever, non-invasive diabetic system.
Primary Engineering responsible for all areas of very high volume, disposable diabetic monitoring device and related consumables. Provided hands on CAD design of product and tools to support high-volume production.
Successfully designed and directed development of handheld diabetic system that allowed for drawing of interstitial fluid with minimal discomfort, meeting FDA standards.
Developed and implemented new product for production process of start up, proving manufacturing viability en route to setting company up for acquisition.
EDC (EXCLUSIVE DESIGN COMPANY) SAN JOSE, CA ••••• •••••
SR. ENGINEERING DIRECTOR
Capital equipment manufacturer specializing primarily in Disk storage/Chemical processing.
Designed and developed latest state of the art substrate polishing system. I led a new department that grew to ••••• + employees.
Developed disc polishing system to meet previously unattainable specifications, including flatness of ••••• angstroms or less with a daily going rate of greater than 5,••••• disks per system.
Directed phases from concept to handoff of disc substrate polishing system in less than ••••• months, including design, fabrication, and handoff to process engineering.
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY SCOTTS VALLEY, CA ••••• •••••
DIRECTOR, TOOL AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT
Computer storage, at the time Seagate represented the largest OEM in both volume and revenue.
I Directed more than ••••• technical reports ranging from Mechanical design, Controls, Processing, and Sustaining Engineering.
Directed design of their latest automated assembly system that utilized half the footprint of previous system and twice the throughput.
Represented company in its first joint venture, combining expertise resulting in assembly system that manufactured 5,••••• storage devices daily.
Reduced product assembly costs and scrap by successfully transitioning from manual assembly tooling to more robust and automated tooling system to match manufacturing volume. Lowering cost per drive with increase in quality.
Mechanical Design Engineer, United Technologies Space Systems Division 2 YEARS
$••••• million saved annually by designing and implementing large tool to remove solid rocket fuel from its casing, enabling casing to be reused.
Facilitated development of wide range of tool and fixture requests, resulting in routinely meeting company goals and objectives for both quality and productivity.
Engineering Manager Mechanical & Industrial Design, Atari Corporation 5 YEARS
•••••% reduction to product turnaround time achieved by leading prototyping, design checking, and standard functions efforts.
Designed and directed fabrication of point-of-purchase entertainment display, leading to •••••% increase in company sales.
Established and instituted standards and best practices for all coin-operated games, reducing time-to-market development by average of •••••%.
Mechanical Design Engineer, Becton Dickenson 2 YEARS
Exceeded daily build rate of 1 million medical gloves by designing and implementing complex automated stripping machine to effectively meet market forecasts.
Improved relationships between Engineering, Production and Process and Facilities groups, leading to more efficient and timely release dates.
B.S. and Post-Graduate Life Teaching Credential in Industrial Technology, San Jose State University
Veteran: US Navy, Honorable Discharge