Candidates in the Spotlight

Quality Leader – Global Black Belt

  • 10 Years’ experience within Quality
  • M.S. in Operations Management & Manufacturing Engineering & Management
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering
  • Shainin Red X Journeyman  & Shainin Red X Apprentice
  • Six Sigma Black Belt & Green Belt
  • ISO9001:2000, TS16949, Internal Quality System Auditing

Operations Manager/Corporate Finance  

  • Master of Business Administration Degree
  • Bachelor of Accountancy Degree
  • 20 years’ experience in Operations and Finance with Tier 1 Supplier’s
  • 13 years’ experience working for a Japanese Supplier
  • Experience working for a supplier of steel and aluminum stamping products
  • Familiarity with stamping, welding, grinding and die equipment
  • ERP Software experience:  Implemented new ERP systems (QAD and MOVEX).
  • Extensive MS Office Experience
  • Experience Implementing Lean Office in multiple commercial departments

Program Manager/Engineering Manager

  • BSME
  • Experienced in product manufacturing / investment cost development, manufacturability in product design / validation, production process / tooling development, process capability, program planning / tracking, PPAP, APQP, production launch activities and directing teams in the activities listed.
  • Commodity experience includes metal stamping and roll-formed functional and class A components and systems including progressive / transfer / line dies, component parts, finishing, sub and complete assemblies utilizing fastener / in-die mechanical / MIG weld / spot weld technologies. These commodities have been implemented in interior / exterior hardware, frame, suspension and seat systems.

Engineering Manager – Heavy Background

  • Production Welding Engineering/Tooling Manager:   Manager over the welding, stamping and tool room.
  • Engineering/Tooling Manager:   Supervisor over 4 engineers & 24 tool & die makers.
    Molding/Stamping Process Engineer:   Serving as tooling/stamping engineer of professional engineering staff group for supporting manufacturing and tool & die shop.
  • Tooling Engineer:   Designed tooling, worked with outside vendors, try-out and de-bug for new and in house built tooling.  Quoted, reviewed and outsource work.
  • Journeyman Tool & Die Maker: 18 years’ experience in heavy and light tier 1 & 2 automotive stamping. (Presses from 45 tons to 5400 tons.)
  • Transfer, tandem, progressive, multi-slide, forging, and compound dies.

Senior Product Development Engineer SDRCIdeas – Interior Trim   

  • Responsible for the ‘11MY VW411 New Model Sedan interior trim (soft and hard), ‘12MY Nissan Armada/Frontier and the following production and mid-year refresh. ‘10MY Nissan Mexico Car platforms; Altima, Maxima, Sentra, Versa trim components.
  • Working knowledge of the Nissan G2B/Team Center Passion system, Data Notes, NDS/NES testing requirements.
  • Development of fit and finish sections and joint checks with manufacturing and suppliers.
  • Interaction with VW GoB, Nissan Motors, Nissan Mexicana, M-TEK Manufacturing and various tier 2 suppliers.
  • Investigate program warranty concerns and propose corrective actions
  • Create, propose and negotiating design specifications, changes, costs and timing
  • Investigation of new suppliers, technology and products.
  • Benchmark competitive products,  vehicle tear down activities for VA/VE opportunities.
  • Preparation of DVP&R, APQP and DFMEA documents.
  • Understanding of testing specifications and methods for VW, Nissan and Japanese Industry Standards.

Complete Seat Engineer

  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Develop and led exceptional, high performing product engineering teams for numerous automotive and industrial customers including GM, GE, Ford, Chrysler,JCI,TRW, Tremec, Iomega, Ethicon.
  • Provide complete product design and dimensional analysis for various seating hardware components including frames, recliner and adjuster assemblies.
  • Manage engineering development lab responsible for seating systems, advanced automotive seating concepts and seat assembly methodologies that included 65 employees.
  • Decreased production waste by 25% within the seat assembly process.

Materials Manager

  • Over 20 years of experience in the materials field.
  • Updating and maintaining customer forecasts, analyzing data, and predicting customer demand.
  • Supervise and oversee cycle counts, verify and validate scrap counts, maintain vacation schedules, and backup coverage.
  • Maintain and update the production schedules to ensure efficient runs and on time deliveries to the customer.
  • Experience with stamping materials
  • Implementing and design of new warehouse systems
  • Experience working with OEM’s
  • Strong customer relation skills

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