I am known as an “Idea Man” because I have a unlimited number of ideas to draw on. I am a decision maker and a problem solver as well as a team builder. A leader who knows how to motivate my associates to their highest level of performance. I instill loyalty among my peers and employees of the highest level.
An experienced manager that comes equipped with a large tool box of problem solving techniques including Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Six Sigma, Design Release Based on Failure Mode (DRBFM), Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA) and many more well known techniques.
I have extensive product development and systems design experience, including “cradle to grave” handling of projects from design concept through product validation resulting in production release.
Experienced in technical, financial and marketing areas; international experience with Asian, European, and NAFTA suppliers and customers. I have strong Automotive OEM and Automotive Supplier experience as well as non-automotive products; Technical knowledge of powertrain systems, engine air & fuel systems, polymer, metallic & composite materials, CAE analysis, and noise, vibration, harshness (NVH).
After a great career in plastics and engineering my career is now focused on teaching. I teach strategy, management, data collection, process improvement, problem definition, creative problem solving, bio inspiration, renewable energy, program management, total quality management, and sustainability.