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Expert in Precision Mechanical and Electromechanical Device Design, Manufacturing, Quality, Statistics

Expert ID: 726252 California, USA

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He has developed and implemented AQL criteria for precision mechanincal components in a high volume Far East manufacturing environment as part of the overall quality management plan deployment. This work was performed in the disk drive and precision motor industries and can be allpied to all mechanical manufacturing and assembly environments.

Expert has been in charge of new screw machining process development and has deployed several new processes to volume production with quality control systems in place and highly emphasized. These processes have been producing multi-million units per quarter and achieved outstanding quality results using QPM, Six Sigma, and SPC.

He has been the leader and innovator in the Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies, where capability analysis is a key factor. Expert had done capability studied on machined components, assemblies, plastic molded parts, stamped parts, coatings, and complex assembly processes.

Expert has designed many successful products that have gone into high volume production and acheived market leadership. He specializes in the design of ultraprecision mechanical components and the application of statistical methods to the design process.

He has implemented Design for Manufacturability into product designs and teaches the subject at the university as an upper division/graduate level course in mechanical engineering.

Functional test system qualification including Gage R&R, process capability, setting specification limits, and setting control limits for a wireless lighting control device.Mold tolerance characterization, tool qualification plan, process capability, and process improvement actions for injection molded electronic enclosures.His consulting experience has included DFM studies on several products, including mechanical, electronic and plastic injection molded parts.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Hayward, California - Sunnyvale, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: California Polytechnic State University, SLO
Year: 1987 Degree: BS Subject: Aeronautical Engineering Institution: California Polytechnic State University, SLO

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: Adura Technologies Title: COO - VP of Operations Department: Responsibilities: He develops quality procedures, test system acceptance criteria, supply chain, Manufacture and Supply agreements, project management metrics, mechanical components, Hardware QA, Software QA, firmware QA, develops products and manufacturing capability, implements quality control processes, and performs reliability analysis. He has special expertise in applying statistics to design and manufacturing challenges.
Years: 1992 to 2009 Employer: Seagate Technology Title: Senior Director of Engineering Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2008 to 2008 Country / Region: Thailand Summary: He implemented SPC at a high volume supplier of precision electromechanical components to the disk drive industry.
Years: 2005 to 2007 Country / Region: Japan Summary: He led a Reliability Task Force at a supplier facility in Japan.
Years: 2004 to 2004 Country / Region: Philippines Summary: He participated in a task force to solve component quality problems at a Philippines supplier.
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Singapore Summary: He led an international team to solve component process problems at a Singapore supplier.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a member of ISPE.
Licenses / Certifications
He is a Six Sigma Design Master Blackbelt.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 24 patents.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He has developed a semester-long course in Design for Manufacturing which he has taught at the university level to upper division/graduate level. He has taught Design for Six Sigma and Introduction to Statistical Design to engineers, managers and executives.
Vendor Selection
He has sourced and located suppliers for precision mechanical components and plastic injection molded parts.
Marketing Experience
He has experience developing and transferring products to offshore manufacturing, both in-house and outsourced suppliers, of ultra-precision mechanical components.
Other Relevant Experience
He has performed complex reliability risk assessments and warranty cost reduction projects.

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