Accomplished Engineering Executive with expertise in technology-driven product development and numerous patents eager to contribute talents toward supporting operations of a dynamic organization.
Energetic, confident and decisive; excel in directing, supervising, and motivating employees, consistently focusing on quality assurance, customer satisfaction, and team cohesiveness.
Exemplary talents in product design, process engineering and control, lean strategy implementation, and transparently collaborating with development teams overseas.
Adept at diligently developing and executing procedures, processes, and methodologies to optimize product performance, quality, and reliability.
Outstanding analytical, prioritization, decision-making, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Exhibit substantial business savvy to define goals, uncover challenges, propose modifications, and drive solution implementation; superior strengths in delivering sales presentations and envisioning and conceptualizing successful marketing strategies.
Rapid Rack Industries, City of Industry, CA, 2007 to 2008
Director of Product Development / Engineering / QC
Applied dynamic resourcefulness toward directing research and development activities for consumer and industrial shelving products.
Defined and launched lean concepts including paperless environment for engineering data, and meticulously maintained BOMs (Bills of Materials).
Spearheaded "cradle to grave" implementation of new patentable products such as Flexi Rack, Gorilla Loft, Gorilla Garage, K-Bench, Big Z (all registered trademarks).
Proactively contributed to new technology development for powder paint coating on wood particle board; achieved USA and China patent, and launched technology with China vendors.
Leveraged SolidWorks software to reduce product development time by 100% through electronic 3-D models, electronic prototyping and testing using FEA (finite element analysis), and generating data for CNC prototyping and soft tooling.
Expedited graphics development for packaging and instruction sheets by 200%.
Exercised proven leadership talents in recruiting, hiring, training, managing and evaluating staff.
Assiduously steered quality control and assurance throughout complete product development process inclusive of tooling, graphics, product testing, drafting and design.
Successfully identified and selected Chinese facilities to double overall production efficiency, and established cohesive relationships with overseas personnel.
Strategically collaborated with sales, marketing and manufacturing departments to rapidly bring new products to market and secure accounts with major customers.
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Professional Experience continued
Abrisa Inc., Santa Paula, CA, 2006 to 2007
Director of Research & Development
Expanded glass fabrication business with existing customers by implementing Class 100 cleanroom from start to finish, and introducing screen printing technology to enhance product competitiveness.
Boosted production throughput 25% by implementing new state-of-the-art glass cutting machine and launching lean manufacturing concepts.
Streamlined WIP (work in progress) by effectively restructuring floor layout of glass cutting department.
Strengthened quality control and assurance by initiating SPC control to precisely monitor cut parts.
Played instrumental role in driving revenue growth by actively collaborating with sales and manufacturing in developing winning proposals to capture new business.
Holga Inc., Division of Hon Industries, Van Nuys, CA, 1993 to 2006
Vice President of Engineering
Instituted use of Pro/E and SolidWorks applications to enhance operations for metal office furniture manufacturer.
Achieved countless process improvements through introduction of CNC turret punching, paperless engineering system for drawings and CNC data, and electronic quoting system for projects.
Championed development and patents for numerous new products encompassing lateral and vertical filing cabinets, shelving, and mobile aisle systems.
Exhibited outstanding organizational skills in overseeing quality control, customer service, tooling, FEA, plastic part design, and new product development and testing; contributed to daily lean events and team efforts.
Partnered with sales and marketing to optimize product appeal and customer interest.
Effectively negotiated strategic alliance with European company to leverage their technology.
Engineering Development Mgr., Price Pfister, division of Black & Decker, Pacoima, CA, 1991 to 1993
Senior Project Engineer, Belcan Inc., Burbank, CA, 1988 to 1990
Project Engineer, Australian Value Management, Sydney, Australia, 1987 to 1988
Project Engineer, Devtec Ltd., Dublin, Ireland, 1984 to 1987
Master s in Mechanical Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Bachelor s in Mechanical Engineering, College of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
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I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a <insert job title/position> capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
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