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Secondthoughtinc • June 2008 - May 2015
I had an idea for making structural plates that i thought was going to change the world and started secondthoughtinc to market it :). If you google gusset plate construction patent application it is still available to see; google is forever evidently. Someone beat me to it by 6 years. Anyway, since then I have worked on many things and recently did get a patent on gusset block construction and have recieved many calls from people wanting me to pay them to market it. US 8898989 B2. I will get it uploaded to GrabCad soon.
Veterans Home Lasalle, IL • April 2000 - June 2008
A coworker at Basswood and I attended a job fair at the Veterans Home and both went to work there as aides. I was surprised to find that I really felt good about working there and so what started as a part time thing ended up full time and I stayed until retirement in 2008.
Basswood Nursing Home • June 1995 - June 1999
I answered an advertisement for a CNA training position that included schooling thinking that I would do it part time; a Mother Theresa type thing.
Techstaff of Iowa • January 1995 - June 1999
I was learning CAD on the job; this was 2d CAD. My rate had been increased to $25/hr the last six months.
Jack of all trades
Self Employed, Princeton, IL • June 1992 - January 1995
Everything from janitorial work to designing for an excavator; it is a small town.
Senior Product Engineer
Wahl Clipper, Sterling, IL • January 1989 - June 1992
Product Development of existing products.
IDEA • June 1983 - January 1989
Contract design primarily for Oscar Mayer as machine designer and Rayovac as product designer but also did work for many companies in the Madison area.
Product Design Engineer
Graber Industries, Middleton, Wi • June 1981 - June 1983
Redesigned the Nu Vue Blind system to use a steel roll formed channel along with the components along with many other projects.
Product Design Engineer
Wahl Clipper, Sterling Illinois • June 1980 - June 1981
Design of new products and problem solving with existing products.
American Can Company • June 1977 - June 1980
During this period I was working through an agency drawing on the board.
Senior Product Design Engineer, Biomedical Engineer
Baxter Travenol, Round Lake Illinois • May 1975 - May 1980
Dialisys and blood handling software and hardware. 3 medical device patents.
Assistant Engineer, Engineer
KELCH CORPORATION • June 1969 - June 1975
KELCH at that time was a small custom injection molder and manufacturer gas gauges for lawn mowers etc. Also they made traffic cones. I was a designer and coordinator on many of the small company projects including machines and products.
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Universtity of Wisconsin-Stout
BS, Industrial Technology • January 1965 - January 1969