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Expert in Process Development, Process Optimization, Operations Management, Production Troubleshooting

Expert ID: 730339 Tennessee, USA

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Experienced in developing a Rubber Injection Molding Division from "Ground Zero" into a Fully Functional Daily Manufacturing Unit. Experienced in Equipment Installation, Product Development, Tooling Development, Compound Development, Process Development, Laboratory Development, De-bugging, Troubleshooting, Quality Control, ASTM Testing, Process Optimization, Maintenance, Operations Management, Supervision and Training of Operators.

Involved in the Process Trials, Research and Testing of the "new" 3M Dynamar Additive, prior to product's market release.Involved in the research, design and testing of a new Animal Control Device. Patented Product released to market.Involved in several Green Energy Projects with Research & Design Specialties Inc.Involved in the Compound and Product Development of a Golf Ball for PING. Developed the process for manufacturing. Involved in the Development of 28 Patented Rubber products CV Boot, New York Transit Authority Track Pad, Bladders and Diaphragms

My experience also includes :
Purchasing : Equipment Molds Raw Materials Departmental Maintenance & Support Supplies
Management Supervision & Training of Operator 's / Departmental Personnel
Overall 24 / 7, around the clock Operations Management of a Rubber Injection / Plastics Department
Responsible for all decisions necessary in the Daily Operations and Maintenance of such department .
Also involved in continual Research & Development Projects regarding Compounds Equipment Products
Travel to interface with Outside Vendor's Senior Management Engineering and Technical Support Personnel .

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Nashville, Tennessee - Clarksville, Tennessee - Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Huntsville, Alabama - Decatur, Alabama

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1991 Degree: Continuing Education Certificate Subject: Management Institution: University of Tennessee
Year: 1987 Degree: Continuing Education Certificate Subject: Rubber Technology / Intermediate Rubber Technology Institution: University of Akron
Year: 1982 Degree: Ind. Engineering did not complete Subject: Industrial Engineering Institution: Nashville State Community College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to 2010 Employer: Research & Design Specialties Inc. Title: Engineering Assistant Department: Research & Design Responsibilities: Assist in the research,design and testing of products and compounds. Build models and conduct experiments.
Years: 1979 to 1993 Employer: Amtrol Incorporated Title: Supervisor Department N-35 Department: Rubber & Plastics Department N-35 Responsibilities: Operations Management of Rubber & Plastics Department N-35 . Continual Process Optimization, Research and Development. Annual Financial Responsibility Ten to Twelve Million.
Years: 1975 to 1977 Employer: Tangent Tool & Die Title: Tool & Die Apprentice Department: Tooling Responsibilities: Build Tooling, Dies, Jigs and Fixtures.
Years: 1977 to 1978 Employer: Better Bilt Aluminum Title: Lead Operator Vinyl Extrusion Department: Vinyl Extrusion Responsibilities: Operate and control Process of Vinyl Extrusion Equipment. Set up, troubleshoot and maintenance.

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