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Philip Bethell

biography

Discovered parametric design in college with Pro-E and been hooked ever since. Used Catia and Lockheed, Solidworks and Catia atTesla and now on to Autodesk products at Ricoh. I wish I had more time to tinker!!

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work experience

Lockheed Martin Manufacturing technology engineer June 1999 - July 2007

Manufacturing R&D and production equipment integrating to make things cheaper better and faster. Worked on various manufacturing projects focused on automation, machining, machine calibration, carbon fiber manufacturing for the F-16, F-22 and F-35 fighter jets

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Tesla Motors Manufacturing Project Manager June 2007 - May 2013

Manufacturing engineer and project manager, helped launch the Tesla Roadster in those start-up early days. Doing everything from carbon fiber body panel manufacturing to batter pack and vehicle assembly. Manufacturing engineer and project manager, helped launch the Tesla Model-S. Part of the manufacturing team responsible for building the Tesla factory in Fremont California. Did everything from equipment design, tool design, work instructions, factory layout. Whatever was required to get that car to production.

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Ricoh Electronics Director Manufacturing Engineering June 2013 -

Researches, recommends, and selects the most appropriate and cost-effective production layouts, methods, processes, equipment, tools, and systems.

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education

Indiana Institute of Technology Bachelors, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering 1994 - 1999

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Southern Methodist University Masters , Manufacturing Systems 2001 - 2003

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