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Tim Van Wagoner

Automotive Interiors Design Engineer


I am an accomplished CAD design engineer with 34 years of design experience in product design, 29 years of that time on some type of CAD system. Using many different CAD systems like Intergraph (2 yrs.), auto-CAD (13 yrs.), IDEAS (training only) and CATIA V4 & V5 (14 years and counting).


work experience

ELECTROLUX Designer January 1980 - January 1988

Refrigeration and air-condition plants in Greenville and Belding Michigan. Progressively responsible roles were as follows. Detailer and B.O.M. (drafting on the board) 1980 - 1982 Senior Designer and Checker (drafting on the board) 1982 - 1985 Senior Designer and Checker (Intergraph CAD system) 1985 - 1988 • Detail drawings off of designer’s layouts as needed. Building the bill of materials (B.O.M.) for each unit as needed. • Design and FEAS studies as needed. Developing layouts that detailers could work from. Checking detail drawings and BOM’s when complete.

INVENSYS – APV BAKER – WERNER LEHARA Designer January 1987 - January 1999

Responsibilities included taking sales order from customer and preparing them. Establishing cost and timing for orders. Preparing layout to align with sales orders. Preparing B.O.M.’s and releasing data to manufacturing as needed. Also kept plant and office layouts up to date. • Prepared and maintained sale quotes for customers. • Designed customer layouts as needed for their products. Design and detail dies for customers as needed. (Auto-CAD release R14)

JOHNSON CONTROLS, INC. Designer January 1999 - January 2023

Lead Design Engineer I have a high level of CAD CATIA V5 Design using Part Design and Generative Shape Design software modules to create high-quality shapes and curvatures. Good level of CAD CATIA V5 design using DMU Space Analysis and Kinematics software modules and Drafting module for 2D detailing and GD&T. Knowledge in plastic component design. Automotive interior plastic component. Areas of development are door trim, center console and cargo systems most recently. • CATIA V4 solid modeling. • Experienced with Daimler Chrysler VPM • CATIA V5 solid modeling, surfacing, drafting and assembly design. • Built B.O.M.’s in JCI VPM environment. • Helped build the CATIA Design Standards at JCI. • Helped build CATIA Power Copy Standards at JCI. • Design and FEAS studies as needed for PE’s • Detail drawings off of FEAS studies. • Training in UG/NX but no applications






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