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Expert in HVAC Design and Manufacture

Expert ID: 723720 Georgia, USA

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Expert evolved from a career in product design to manufacturing engineering. Several opportunities developed in start-up operations and relocation of total facilities. The largest task was the relocation of a Carrier Transicold plant from California to Georgia. This was a greenfield experience and afforded to equip, layout, and staff an operation from the ground up. Expert has always had an ability for staffing and has provided upward movement for many young careers. Other start-up projects included a manufacturing operation for wall mount ac units in Madison GA; a plant to produce roof-top ac units in Kerrville Tx; a fabrication facility for specialty gaskets in Sarnia,Ont and Guadalajara, Calisco, Mex. Expert has the ability to work with people at all levels and is considered a "people" person who derives the best from those who work with him.

Expert joined Carrier Transicold as a Manufacturing Manager. He advanced to Production Manager and eventually to PLant Manager. When it was necessary to relocate for expansion he headed up site selection and new facility start-up being promoted to General Manager. He has served as VP of Engineering (PACE Corp) Director of Engineering (Energy Labs Inc) but always involved in the manufacturing process. He was never reluctant to reassign personnel even if it was termination. But people out of position are better off seeking new career opportunities. Expert realizes that as in most things it is about the people who make up the team. Manufacturing is first of all a TEAM process.

He visited many off-site location to resolve product problems. He was always the last resort after everyone gave up. The situation then was always sensitive and required satisfying the customer, a dealer, and your boss. He was always able to complete the task with a good resolution and happy folks.He was responsible for the identification of the cause of premature bearing failure in motors driven by variable speed. He developed a test procedure that identified bearings in trouble and procedures for replacement that minimized down time. In that all of these systems were associated with clean rooms the rework was more difficult and time consuming. This resulted in developing a sense of confidence with end-users such as Intel, IBM, etc.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia - Athens, Georgia - Macon, Georgia - Roswell, Georgia - Marietta, Georgia - Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1970 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University Of Texas-Arlington

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1997 to 2005 Employer: Energy Labs Inc Title: Director of Engineering Department: Engineering-Manufacturing Responsibilities: He directed the the enginering groups responsible for submittals, engineering and manufacturing standards, design of new products and product improvement. He also assisted in the development of new processes and procedures which required procurement of new equipment. He was responsible for staffing and recruiting.
Years: 1995 to 1997 Employer: Air Quality Systems Title: VP- Genl Mgr Department: Mfg- PACE Inc Responsibilities: He was in charge of a start-up operation in Texas for the development and manufacture of roof-top ac units. Included was staffing, equipment procurement,developing out-sourcing, leasing of facilities.
Years: 1993 to 1995 Employer: PACE Mfg Title: VP-Engineering Department: Engineering Responsibilities: He provided direction for all aspects of product development and manufacture. He introduced the use of pre-painted steel to preclude environmental impact of using liquid type coatings. Completely staffed an engineering group to introduce refrigerated product to complement the co std air handlers. He directed the operation of an AMCA registered test facility.
Years: 1991 to 1993 Employer: BARD Mfg Title: Plant Mgr/ Mgr Mfr Engr Department: Manufacturing- Madison Ga Responsibilities: He was responsible for the start-up of a satellite operation for the production of wall mounted a/c units. Began with an empty warehouse and equipped it, hired and trained a new work force and was producing shippable units in 5 months
Years: 1988 to 1991 Employer: Flexattallic Inc Title: VP Manufacturing Department: Mfg/Eng-DeerPark, Tx Responsibilities: He was commissioned to up-grade all facets of a manufacturing operation whose operation had been by-passed by the market. He had to replace several people who were unable or unwilling to change. He overcame the natural resistance to change and completed the turn-around. Although the product was totally outside his field of expertise (spiral wound gaskets for the petro-chemical ind) his ability to evaluate peoples' best potential and to gain their respect was vital. Working with people at all levels is his forte.
Years: 1974 to 1988 Employer: Carrier Corp Title: Genl Mgr/Plant Mgr/Production Mgr/Mfr. Engr Mgr Department: Manufacturing/ Transicold Athens Ga Responsibilities: He started as Mfg Engr Mgr and traveled up the ladder assuming more and more responsiblity. He helped cut-cost in all aspects of design and mfr of trailer refrigeration units and assisted in the design and introduction of a new and advanced model. He directed the move of the total operation in California to a new facility in Athens Ga. He completely staffed the operation at all levels. He established a training facility that accelerated the evolution of a first class manufacturing operation. Quality did not suffer nor the on-time delivery of units.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Great Britain Summary: During his work with Flexitallic which is a part of TNC in GB there were numerous trips to UK to coordinate new mfg procedures and development of new automatic spiral wound gasket winders.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Ireland Summary: During time with PACE he made three trips to Intel facility outside Dublin.These trips were to affect a rework of a large operation with 264 motors to rework in coordination with an on going manufacturing process.

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