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biography

Was employee #24 for Tesla Motors, I'm a retired motorcycle racer and now surf, train BJJ, play guitar and live half my time in South America and the other half in California where I am the COO for a full service CNC Machine Shop and manufacturing facility: Parametric Manufacturing 20+ years of product design, engineering and manufacturing experience. Noteworthy: A key player in the development of power-train systems for The Tesla Roadster. Employee #24, Co-Inventor of Patents for the ESS Battery System. US 20070188147, US 20100216010, US 7671565, US 20070218353. Motorcycle road racer with over ten years of racing in the AMA, USGPRU, AFM, CCS, WERA and D36. Raced in the professional road racing AMA 600 SuperSport Class from 2005-2009.

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work experience

Tesla Motors Sr. Mechancial Engineer, CAD Manager May 2005 - October 2007

Focus on vehicle power-train layout and packaging, Battery Pack Development, ESS Enclosure and motor/transmission coupling. Further responsible for entire vehicle's CAD while playing a key role in creating company engineering standards and best practices. Catalyst behind the new requirements driven (systems) approach for developing Model S. Employee #24. Co-Inventor of Battery Patents!

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Validus Hardware Engineering Manager September 2007 - September 2008

Responsible for spearheading the mechanical and electrical engineering efforts required to evangelize a biometric scanning credit card for high volume production manufacturing.

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i3D | intrinsic3D.com Founder January 2011 -

i3D is an industrial design shop, mechanical engineering and prototyping(3D Printing/SLA) center committed to delivering services and custom solutions to all industries.

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Parametric Manufacturing is a Bay Area Precision CNC Machine Shop COO January 2016 -

Full service CNC machine shop in Santa Clara providing precision CNC machining + Wire EDM for technology leaders of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area for over 20 yrs. We offer 10% discounts to all GrabCAD users!

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education

B.S. AE Certified Professional Engineer in the State of California: Mechanical Engineer, California #M31341.

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additional

Workstation specs: You can handle anything.
Honors and awards: Professional Engineer, Licensed in the State of California Professional Motorcycle Racer, AMA 600 SuperSport 2004-2009. Co-Inventor Patents: 1. System and method for fusibly linking batteries. 2007-08-16: US 20070188147 (1 worldwide citation) 2. Battery pack and method for protecting batteries. Tesla Motors 2010-03-02: US 7671565 (1 worldwide citation) 3. System and method for inhibiting the propagation of an exothermic event. 2007-09-20: US 20070218353 4. System and method for fusibly linking batteries. 2010-08-26: US 20100216010 5. System and Method for Inhibiting the Propagation of an Exothermic Event. Tesla Motors 2011-04-21: US 20110091760
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