The Boeing Company • August 1988 - August 2016
Research and development of aerospace manufacturing systems, nonlinear FEA modeling of squeeze riveting processes, project manager for implementation of advanced fiber placement machinery, structural dynamics testing of commercial aircraft and aircraft components, dynamics testing of "one-off" articles to support product development or crash investigations.
Standard Product Development Engineer
Flow Systems, Inc. • May 1984 - August 1988
Designed and developed standard products associated with high-pressure waterjet and abrasive jet cutting systems: intensifier pumps, abrasive metering valves, intensifier pump shift sensing switches, and waste vacuums.
R & D Engineer
Weyerhaeuser Technology Center • September 1978 - April 1984
Conducted design and test activities in support of innovative sawmill systems and woodland/log yard debris processing.
John Deere Waterloo Works • June 1973 - August 1976
Five four-month internships in manufacturing engineering, product design/development, and diesel engine manufacturing.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering • January 1976 - January 1978
Designed an innovative primary breakdown system for small log sawmills.
University of Detroit Mercy
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering • January 1971 - January 1976