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Lube, Fuel, Hydraulic and Crankcase Ventilation Filtration

ID: 723807 Wisconsin, USA

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Expert has applied his engineering background to automotive filter applications. He has extensive experience in multiple types of automotive filtration. He has designed filters for lube, fuel and crankcase ventilation automotive applications. In the design of these products he has used Design for Six Sigma techniques and has been the technical project leader for products using Value Package Introduction and stage gate processes. He is the primary author on three patents relating to crankcase ventilation and is co-author on two patents pending on crankcase ventilation. He has been involved in cost reduction projects involving existing automotive filters. He is familar with vendor selection for materials used in automotive filters. He played an important engineering role in introducing a new product line of crankcase ventialtion filters that is currently used in aftermarket and original equipment applications. He is active on test standards committees for automotive filters for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the International Standards Organization (ISO). He has been involved in plastic part design for automotive applications.

Expert has worked in the engineering field for over 15 years. He has experience in design and product development engineering. He earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988 and has worked as an engineer in the automotive industry. Along with his expertise in design and product development engineering, Expert does have experience in manufacturing and plant engineering. He is trained in Design for Six Sigma processes and has used them in his work. He has worked as a Product Line Engineer for a diverse line of filtration products.

Expert has extensive experience in engineering standard work, both internal and external. He was the author of three internal standards on the design of Power Steering Reservoirs, Hydraulic Cartridge Filters and High Pressure Refrigeration Tubing. He also has served on test standards committees for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), and International Standards Organization (ISO). While a member of these committees, Expert has worked on developing test standards for a wide range of areas in filtration. Some of the standard areas that he has worked on include; Fuel Filtration, Fuel-water separation, Automotive Lube Filtration, Hydraulic Filtration, Crankcase Ventilation and Air Filtration.

Expert has worked in the filtration industry for over 15 years. He has experience in many different kinds of filtration and separation. This includes hydraulic filtration, lube filtration, fuel filtration, fuel-water separation, crankcase blowby filtration, power steering reservoir filtration, air filtration, and refrigerant filtration. He has been involved in the product design and development, marketing, and testing of filters. He is active on the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and International Standards Organization (ISO) standards committees for filtration. He has been a Product Line Engineer for an existing filtration product line. He has been a Technical Project Leader for new filtration technologies that have been incorporated into diesel engines. He has experience in cost savings and cost reduction projects involving filtration components and filters. He has dealt with suppliers on selecting components to meet product specifications.

Expert has been involved in designing a line of aftermarket hydraulic fluid filters. He is also active on standards committees for the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) that develop test standards for hydraulic filters. He has been involved in media and component selection and cost reduction projects for hydraulic filters. He has been a Product Line Engineer for hydraulic filters. He has experience in applications for lawn and garden equipment, refrigeration equipment, power steering systems and industrial equipment.

Expert has experience in new product development management. He was the Technical Project Leader for incorpating new crankcase ventilation filtration technologies on diesel engines. These projects led to several million dollars of sales f's employer. He is familiar with Value Package Introduction (VPI) and New Product Introduction (NPI) systems for product development and has experience with the PPAP process for approving new parts. He is trained in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methods and has used them in his work. He has extensive experience in Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FEMA) studies for both Design and Process. He has been involved in plastic part design and development as part of this new product development.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1991 to 2006 Employer: Fleetguard Title: Sr. Staff Project Engineer Department: Liquid and Crankcase Filtration
He was responsibile for developing products for crankcase ventilation, fuel, lube and hydraulic filtration markets. He also worked on development of internal and external standard related to these areas. He used Six Sigma (Green Belt) techniquies as well as VPI/NPI type processes in his work. He also was involved in brochure design and trade show work. He also was Product Line Engineer for legacy products looking for new customers and cutting costs in existing product lines
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 1991 Employer: Hazleton Laboratories Title: Research Assistant Department: Pesticide Residue
He performed analysis of field samples to determine pesticide levels for certification of new pesticides. These were performed to EPA specifications.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1999 to 1999 Country / Region: England Summary: He assisted the customer in trying to finding an integral crankcase ventilation filter solution for an engine under development for the European market

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a member of SAE and AFS (American Filtration Society). He is active on test standard committees for SAE, ISO and NFPA (National Fluid Power Association)
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 3 publications, 3 patents issued, 2 patents pending, and is moderating a paper session at an AFS conference in March 2007.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He has provided internal training on crankcase ventilation filtration and external standards (NFPA, SAE, ISO). This training was performed for both engineering and sales staff.
Vendor Selection
He has experience in working with vendors in filter media, metal perforated tubes. metal and plastic mesh screens, adhesvies, plastic materials and finsihed goods (usually filters). He has been involved in the selection process for these materials and in dealing with the vendor if any issues arise with the specific item.
Marketing Experience
He has designed product brochure for specific products and product lines. He was responsible for the text, product specifications and layout of the brochure including pictures. He has experience in trade show booth layout and working in the booth during trade shows.
Other Relevant Experience
He has been trained in Six Sigma techniques. He has extensive experience in both process and design FMEAs. He has Technical Project Leader and project management experience. He has Product Line Engineer experience over a diverse line of products

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