Expert has a proven track record of implementing multi million dollar tooling programs. His knowledge of molds, dies and secondary tooling systems is second to none. Expert has assisted in the development of new processes for the hot air impingment and cold cure bonding of sheet molded compund components and has implemented the lessons learned over his 26 year career in every tooling progam he has been a part of. His knowledge of the stamping and molding industry comes from hands on manufacturing plant experience and in working with the best manufacturers of tooling in the world.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities:
Detroit, Michigan - Warren, Michigan - Flint, Michigan - Sterling Heights, Michigan - Lansing, Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan - Livonia, Michigan - Dearborn, Michigan - Cleveland, Ohio - Toledo, Ohio
Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the development, oversight and implementation of Compression Molded products and associted tooling and plant requirements to ensure a profitable business was sustained.
Years: 1994 to 2000
Employer: Meridian Automotive Systems
Title: Tooling Manager
Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the development, procurment, oversight of design and build and the installation, de bug and start up of manufacturing tooling systems for compression molded parts for 6 manufacturing locations throughout North America
Years: 1990 to 1994
Employer: Greenfield Die and Manaufcaturing
Title: Plant Manager
Department: Mold and Fixture
Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the creation of a mold and fixture division within this Tier 2 supplier of stamping and assembly tooling. Expert's role was to procure the required equipment, staff and sales to create a stand alone business and was sucessfull in starting this entity and obtaining $3 Million in Sales in the first year of existance. Expert was able to maximize this departments profitability through his professionalism and knowledge.
Years: 1982 to 1994
Employer: Visitrol Engineering
Title: Machine Builder
Responsibilities: Expert was the leader of the machine tool build area for this manufacturer of assembly and transfer equipment. Expert obtained his Journeymen status in the areas of Machinist, Machine Builder/Repair and Millwright while emplyeed with this company. Expert was responsible for the assembly to print, run off, debug, installation and start up in OEM facilities of a wide variety of secondary tooling and assembly and transfer equipment.
Country / Region
Years: 2000 to 2009
Country / Region: Mexico
Summary: Expert was an intrigal part in the start up of this compression molding facility. He was responsible for the procurement and implementation of 15 different automotive component programs, many of which were programs being manufactured by competitive suppliers before being transfered to this company.
Throughout his career Expert has developed a tremendous supply base, most typically located in the state of Michigan and the city of Windsor. Expert developed these suppliers in an effort to maximize efficiency's during the design and build stages of programs he was responsible for and maintains a tremendous relationship built on hard work and trust with his preferred supply base.
Expert most recent accomplishment was in the development of Urethane Adhesives for use in a cold bonding atmosphere which reduce OEM investment cost by 75%. That is in comparisson to traditionally used hot air impingment bonding celss of the 1980's and early 1990's.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert not only provides the required expertise and experience to overcome all tooling related obstacles, he also offers extensive support in the area of product development and program management.
Expert began an intensive self training prorgam to learn the language and culture on the country of Mexico when he took on the task of helping to set up his first manufacturing plant in Mexico. When Expert first arrived in Mexico he had very little knowledge of the language and was able to master the langauge within 2 years.