Project ManagementOperationsResearch & Development
Quality AssuranceManufacturingAnalytical Problem Solving
Failure PreventionEfficient ProcessesDesign Improvements
Technical Experience: Adobe Photoshop, ARC/Info. Autocad, C•••••,
CNC Programming and Machining, ENVI, ER Mapper, G-code, JAVA,
LabView, Microsoft Office, NIH Image, PASCAL, Remote Sensing,
SEM with EDS, SolidWorks, Visual Gibbs,
X-ray Diffraction and Flourescence.
Program/Project Management professional able to coordinate cross-functional groups and material resources into cohesive and successful teams within challenging environments. Skilled interpersonal communicator with exceptional ability to develop positive work environment amongst diverse professionals.
HAAS LASER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Flanders, NJ ••••• - Present
Direct projects, coordinating the efforts of engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, and assembly to meet stringent deadlines. Initiate creation of assembly procedures, inspection reports, repair logs, user manuals, on-line catalog, and inventory databases, resulting in improved product quality and customer support. Apply working knowledge of physics and engineering principles with applied manufacturing experience to support engineers in the design of laser delivery components and optical systems. Assemble and inspect prototype electromechanical components and systems; test for functionality, performance and cost effectiveness utilizing understanding of manufacturing tolerances, working parameters, test procedures and job costing.
Successfully reengineered a camera assembly with a major design flaw: did not correct for the difference between visible and laser focused planes, and had magnification, resolution and limited versatility problems. Researched and applied the proper optics principles and added a collimator, resolving all issues and producing a marketable product.
Created a database to identify unique properties of products, especially similar optics with differing coating characteristics: structured the database to identify individual properties. Improved inventory management, purchasing, and customer satisfaction, and standardized assemblies. Process allows company to be a "reliable one vendor source" for optics.
Reduced costly warranty repairs through creation of new assembly and test procedures that included serializing components and marking screws with an anti-tampering lacquer. Prevented contracted builder in England from swapping out components and damaging them.
Successfully corrected the high failure rate of capacitive height sensing nozzles. Designed, built and tested prototype for replacement part, fine tuning and re-testing until ready for manufacture. Eliminated costly returns and improved customer confidence in product and company.
NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Bethlehem, PA ••••• - Present
Instructs Tele-Web Physical Geology course as part of Distance Learning program.
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA ••••• - •••••
Teaching Fellow/Graduate Student Researcher
Provided research assistance as part of pursuit of Doctoral degree.
Developed a computer-based procedure for measuring voids and quartz inclusions in ceramic thin-sections, replacing time consuming point counts.
Co-wrote C••••• program that identified zones of uplift in the Tharsis region of Mars, applying spherical trigonometry to the location and strike of digitized radial lineaments.
Created a geo-referenced database and •••••D reconstruction for the Early Bronze Age site of Bab ehd-Dra in Jordan.
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ••••• - •••••
Honorable Discharge - Sergeant
Sustained superior performance as recognized by the Inspector General.
Air Force Achievement Medal - Design and manufacture of special tools for use on SR••••• aircraft.
Distinguished Graduate - NCO Preparatory Course.
Trained Apprentice machinists to Journeyman level.
•••••th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Kadena AFB, Okinawa - SR••••• aircraft.
•••••st Tactical Fighter Wing, Homestead AFB, FL - F••••• aircraft.
Ph.D., Geology/Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, •••••
B.A., Physics, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, •••••
A.A.S., Metals Technology, County College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL, •••••
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Charles Pine Prize for Research in Mathematics and Science
Phi Beta Kappa
American Physical Society Laser Topical Group Fellowship
Betty Skuse Thompson Prize for Undergraduate Physics