Resume - Mechanical Engineer
Primary career experience is Mechanical Engineering supported by a degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. The mechanical engineering work experience is varied from medical equipment design and production to experimental private space vehicle design. Responsibilities have varied and increased with experience. Also an experienced Web Developer with background in design, development, programming and marketing.
Operations Manager / Mechanical Engineer
Primary responsibility is the design of a lightweight, high-load ladder for introduction to the fire service as a cost-effective, safe alternative to existing equipment. The design is the result of several years of research into improving the annual ladder testing required by the National Fire Protection Association. The goals of the project require using advanced production composites including carbon and fiberglass. Concurrently managing the daily operations of the nondestructive testing service provided by Testing Associates. Past work includes researching the use of acoustic emission testing techniques on ground ladders and aerials for the fire service and providing testing and repairs of ground ladders. Designed and built repair and testing equipment, including Ladder Testing Rental Kit, Portable Loading System and other various tools to simplify and streamline repair operations. Developed, introduced and implemented sales program creating an entirely new market for acoustic emission testing for the fire service. Trained all sales employees while maintaining contacts database and managing the daily operations of the business.
Testing Associates - March/94 December/98
Designed device for infusion of fluids into medical patients from concept through production prototype and testing utilizing a PC-based CAD program. Managed overall production of other lines of medical products produced by the company. As a result of funding limitations, position was eliminated.
Creative Medical Design - April/92 - June/93
Redesigned pharmaceuticals handling machine, including packaging resulting in significant machine performance improvement and production cost reduction. Designed and/or redesigned approximately fifteen other company products, using existing CAD program, achieving design improvements and cost efficiencies while interfacing with element manufacturers and other suppliers. Developed automated test equipment to accompany several existing company products while concurrently supervising production of disposable items intended for use with pharmaceuticals.
Keller Medical, Inc. - September/91 - April/92
Designed complex machine for manufacturing disc filters for primary use in medicine which consisted of many elements including laser, laser optics, ultrasonic welder, computer control, pick and place and pneumatic systems. Responsible for the entire design, fabrication and implementation of this equipment.
Healthtek, Inc. - June/91 - September/91
Research and Development Engineer
Researched various aspects of a proprietary heating/soldering technology demanding multi-disciplinary requirements of diverse areas of mechanical and electrical engineering. Redesigned existing product for improved performance while leading in the initial development of biomedical equipment. Designed machines and fixtures for product reliability testing and patent defense. Significant contributions included the elevation of the Metcal art to a science.
Metcal, Incorporated - September/84 - July/87
Primary contributions included the design, development, assembly and testing of the thrust vector control system for an experimental hybrid rocket which heart of the control system involved several high speed, state of the art, cryogenic valves. Company goal to launch satellites into orbit through the development of privately designed, built and funded vehicles.
Starstruck, Incorporated - April/83 - September/84
Web Designer/Developer / Web Marketer / Computer Consultant
AsureFit.com, Inc. - Jan/99 to Present
Other Computer Experience
California Polytechnic State University San Louis Obispo, California