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Expert in Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing, CAD Design, Plastics, Machining

Expert ID: 732217 Texas, USA

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aerospace - Space Shuttle and fuel tank, A-19, B-1, B-2, F-22, F-35, F-117, Boeing 777, Bell V-22
automotive - Ford engine assembly, GM assembly, Peterbilt assembly, CAT assembly, 35 years drag racing building engines and cars.
manufacturing - CNC machining, assembly, fabrication, tooling, fixtures, machine design, plastics / molds, castings, forgings.
CAD design - AutoCAD, ProE, Solidworks, Catia, Microstation.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1974 Degree: BSME Subject: Mechanical Engineering / Computer Science Institution: Texas Tech University
Year: 1970 Degree: ASME Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Eastern New Mexico University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Project Manager; Manufacturing Engineer; CAD Designer Department: Responsibilities: Projects have included aircraft and automotive manufacturing, design, conventional and nuclear weapons, plastic products and mold design, CAD design, qualifying vendors, QA/QC, continual improvement. Key clients have included Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, Pantex, Strategic Sourcing, and Caprock Mfg.
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: Pantex / Parallax, Inc. Title: Manufacturing Design Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert's key projects included: transfer assemblies, CNC machining, testing, inspection, hydraulics and forming dies, machine design for production, overhead cranes, robotics for use in assembly, testing and production.
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: Design Services Title: Project Manager; Design Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert provided design/consulting services, training, sourcing, procurement, vendor qualifying, material handling design, stamping and forming dies, problem solving, logistics, and scheduling.
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: TMAC (Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center) Title: Manufacturing Design Engineer / CAD Designer Department: Responsibilities: Expert provided technical support, training, sourcing, vendor qualifying, and process improvement. Most projects regarded oil and gas, architectural, and commercial. Key clients included GM, Peterbilt, and Lockheed Martin.
Years: 1990 to 1995 Employer: Crouse-Hinds Title: Engineering Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert supervised tooling and maintenance departments consisting of 40 pattern makers, journeyman machinists and technicians, responsible for maintaining all 250 existing patterns and coreboxes, new capital projects, overhead cranes, procurement, HR, P&L, vendor qualification, budgets, forecasting, scheduling, training, air quality monitoring, safety systems, maintenance of factory operation, sourcing, logistics, MRP, planning, zinc plating, anodizing, powder coating, layout of new Disamatic tooling and patterns, inventory control, and process improvement.
Years: 1986 to 1990 Employer: Texas Instruments Title: Lead Tool Designer Department: Responsibilities: Expert designed assembly tooling for Harm / Harpoon missile production, CNC machine tooling to support 324 CNC milling machines and lathes up to 5 axis, stamping and forming dies, hydraulics, inspection systems. FMS, CNC milling machines to 45 tombstones for cells. He saved the company $860,000 on modularizing tooling for machining and production.
Years: 1979 to 1986 Employer: Martin Marietta / NASA Title: project manager / lead tool designer Department: Responsibilities: Expert designed and machined assembly tooling for NASA’s Space Shuttle Fuel Tank, flight structures, FEA, piping and cryogenics, machine design, overhead cranes, large gantry systems, spray foam application and curing, assembly and testing of Liquid Ox and Hydrogen tanks, pumps, validation procedures.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Certified ISO 9001:2008 / 14000 CQA / CQE TS16949 Lead Auditor; Certified ANSI 14.5 DOD G.D.&T. Trainer;
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt / Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban; Certified by DOD in Heat Training / Metallurgy; Certified by DOD in HAZMAT / OSHA safety training.

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