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biography

Solidworks Engineer and Designer in Heavy vehicle industry and now Research military.

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work experience

Flexform Technologies LLC Engineering Manager - Research and Development April 2002 - November 2003

Provided project management and engineering development of a patented composite, paint, and panels manufacturing line for motor homes and trailers. Designed an automated composite panel manufacturing and paint line saving $6M over previous plans. Assisted in PPAP, VA/VE, and product development of Automotive composites. Controlled a $230k budget.

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Thor Industries - Recreational Vehicles Research and Development January 2004 - January 2009

Developed new products for THOR Industries, including: full wall slideouts, light weight 32ft European style motorhome, exterior entertainment centers, and engineering analysis and durability testing to reduce weight and increase strength, increasing yearly sales $74 million. Developed the Passport Ultra-lite trailer for THOR Industry's Keystone Div., now they lead this market. Developed many new products for Damon Motor Coach, increasing market share 30%. Developed the Toyhauler trailer product for THOR Industry's Dutchmen Div., adding two new floorplans to increase market share 8%.

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Matthews Specialty Vehicles, Inc. Chief Engineer July 2010 - September 2011

Introduced Solidworks to this diverse specialty vehicle manufacturer. Designed heavy vehicles for the Health Care, Law enforcement/Homeland security, Disaster Response, and Custom markets. Assure compliance to FMVSS and industry standards. Develop designs, FEA, and models using Solidworks 2011.

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Sutphen Corp. - Fire Truck Chassis Division Engineering Manager June 2012 - July 2013

Managing the Chassis manufacturing Engineering and Bills of Material Groups. Using Solidworks to design Chassis for Fire Truck manufacturing and developing upfront Bills of Material and Solidworks Enterprise PDM to drive the new ERP business system; Dynamics AX.

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Belcan Engingineering Contract Engineer August 2013 - January 2015

Contracting Engineering and Design for Stress Engineering Inc. and IAP Research, Inc. Using Solidworks Premium 3DCAD software to design products, perform FEA, and complete drawing packages, including: details, assemblies, sub-assemblies, and Bills of Material. Perform research and development prototypes, testing, and tooling to bring products to market in the medical, electronics, and military industries.

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BAE Systems Dayton (formerly IAP Research) Staff Research Engineer February 2015 - July 2017

Using Solidworks Premium 3DCAD software to design products, perform FEA, and complete drawing packages, with a focus on manufacturing high tolerance and high stressed components and assemblies. This includes: details, assemblies, sub-assemblies, Bills of Material, development prototypes, testing, and tooling to bring products to market in the medical, electronics, and military industries.

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education

Kansas State University Bachelors Degree, Mechanical Engineering Technology 1978 - 1986

Co-op Engineering at Koch Exploration (International Oil and Gas Exploration) and Eldorado Motor Corp. (Bus and Recreational Vehicle manufacturing) between 1981 - 1985.

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