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Expert in Manufacturing and Quality of Casting Methods, Problem Solving

Expert ID: 728388 Michigan, USA

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Expert is an accredited Industrial Engineer with more than 16 years in the field. In his former employment position, he has served for 11 years as Senior Commodity Manager of Cast Products, working on major automotive and aerospace engineering and design programs at 30+ facilities worldwide – these include programs for the CR1 Corvette, SLRV Cadillac, various Audi projects, military components for the B-1 Bomber, and resolution of engineering issues with France’s A380 Air Bus.

Prior to his career with Eaton, he was a Senior Foundry Engineer at Teledyne Cast Products, working with large-scale, highly critical iron casting projects. He has worked on important programs in the railroad and energy industries, including development of a 6,000 hp engine block used to power China’s Super Train and castings utilized in modern windmill technology.

In addition to direct involvement with casting engineering and design, he has had extensive experience conducting global and regional trainings on a wide variety of topics related to design, analysis, manufacturing and quality assurance. His travels and professional duties have helped him develop cross-cultural awareness and an effectual ability to work with collaborative manufacturing teams. His comprehensive and global experience makes him an excellent candidate for providing quality casting solutions for your progressive company.


Consulted with Korean supplier of EGR valves for large semis, making design and manufacturing changes that eliminated a virtually scrap product, interchanging it with a superior replacement; implementation led to manufacturer's moving from worst supplier on Eaton's 2002 list to second best of 4,800 suppliers in 2004.Key consultant to a Salt Lake City-based military supplier of B-1 Bomber components, making recommendations that significantly reduced rejects and increased total output by 80%.Worked extensively with the FAA and French and U.S. officials to resolve Air Bus engineering issues.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan - Grand Rapids, Michigan - Flint, Michigan - Lansing, Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan - Livonia, Michigan - Westland, Michigan - Fort Wayne, Indiana - South Bend, Indiana - Toledo, Ohio

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1997 Degree: BS Subject: Industrial Engineering Institution: Purdue University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1999 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Commodity Manager Department: Cast Products Responsibilities: Responsible for global suppliers utilized by Eaton Corporation in the manufacture of automotive and aerospace castings. Accountable for quality of aluminum, iron and steel castings, products totaling $22B in corporate sales in 2009. Position requires extensive systems and production analysis; strong problem-solving skills; collaboration with design engineers, suppliers, production managers, and corporate customers; along with travel to more than 30 supplier facilities located throughout Asia, Europe, the U.S. and Mexico. Effective multi-tasker managing multiple engineering projects simultaneously, while providing follow-up on previous programs. Worked extensively with aerospace hydraulic programs and various supercharger designs to enhance power/performance, affordability and aesthetics.
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: Teledyne Cast Products Title: Senior Foundry Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Directly responsible for the design and manufacture of castings in the iron industry. Worked primarily with large-scale, highly critical casting projects that required months of design, development and implementation. Interfaced with buyers, suppliers, quality and production management groups, making recommendations regading design and manufacturability.
Years: 1994 to 1997 Employer: Hadady Corporation Title: Senior Manufacturing Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for the engineering and manufacture of components for the railroad industry; worked predominantly with brake systems and brake levers.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Six Sigma Black Belt Certified Trainer responsible for training Six Sigma Green Belts. Conducted worldwide training for Casting Supplier Development Engineers and regional trainings on Quality Techniques.
Other Relevant Experience
Extensive group presentation experience, Internal TS16949 Auditor, Member of Diversity Council, using experience abroad to educate colleagues on foreign cultural values. He also serves as a mentor and tutor to senior high school students planning to enter the engineering field.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Japanese Proficient

Fields of Expertise

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