Experience in vehicle launches as a geometric dimensional engineer, variation simulation engineering, manufacturing engineering execution, compartment manufacturing engineer, and global technical integration engineer for various interior and chassis systems. I apply hands on balanced approach for product design and manufacturing evaluation, correction, validation and executing corrective measures for difficult design and assembly challenges as they arise during design, development and execution phases of the vehicle during the program life cycles. Experience also includes drafting; detailing, layout, and design for interior, exterior, and underbody components.
Advanced engineering knowledge
Initiative to work independently
Dimensional Engineer (DE), 01/2001 － CurrentGeneral Motors Corp － Warren, MI* Globally develop and manage the global bill of process (BOP) for the cockpit assembly components (includes I/P structure and trim, steering columns, pedal assemblies, HVAC, electronic modules, and communication), floor console components, interior door trim, seats, headliner, shift system components, and airbag systems. * Developed next generation assembly plant, equipment and tooling systems to increase production and enable future reuse and reduce total system cost. Recommended product efficiencies for Cockpit Subassembly friction drive build with automatic guided cart transfer system at Lake Orion Plant. * Evaluate plant layout and total costs for plant floor systems. Engage GMS principles for the short mainline process. * Design and process failure modes effect analysis (FMEA) for robust design and process identification and resolution of supplier components, in-plant assembly warranty, and customer quality concerns. * Single voice of Manufacturing Engineering for cockpit, floor console, door trim and roof rail airbags, seats, seat belts and carpet. Lead expert teams for global bills of process updates, lowest level of release for manufacturing, and supply chain management. * Globally develop and manage the lowest level of component release for cockpit, floor console, door trim and roof rail airbags components. * Develop template tooling that increased engineer operational efficiencies and $400K savings per plant/program. * Value Added Assembly interface for Cockpit and Steering Column subassemblies. * Provide consistent product and manufacturing engineering direction during initial concept of advanced development vehicles. * Manage cockpit compartment through evaluation of the product and manufacturing requirements to ensure the global bill of process compliance. Drive product and process changes when necessary. * Provided cockpit system tooling and integration, including supplier interface with cockpit assemlbiers for program launches at Ramos Arizpe, MX assembly plant. * Ramos Arizpe, MX Cockpit System completed with $700K savings. * First GMNA Region "load on the fly" cockpit system. * First global bill of process cockpit subassembly dimensional strategy. * Body Shop and General Assembly start up launch at Doraville, GA assembly plant. * Established first complete interior Dimensional Technical Specifications (DTS) requirements with validation process. * Supplied Monte Carlo simulation and root sum square analysis for build studies and root cause analysis Technical Highlights * March 2013 - Patent US 8388, 289 - Self-supporting bracket nut * October 2012 - Patent Pending - Passenger Airbag Installation Verification Tool and Methods * October 2012 - Patent Pending - Intermediate Shaft Yoke to Steering Shaft Blocking Feature * March 2012 - Patent Pending - Cockpit Net Left Bracket * March 2010 - GM Tools and Method Invention. Cockpit subassembly to interior door trim alignment device. * October 2009 - Defensive Publication - Research Disclosure Database Number 546068 - Intermediate shaft secure - screw installation error proofing device. * October 2006 - Patent US 7,128,451 - Ingress and egress integrated lighting sun visor systems. * May 2004 - GM Tools and Methods Invention. Removable cockpit subassembly common processing tool.
2013University of PhoenixMBA* University of Phoenix, MBA 2013
1981Western Michigan UniversityBachelor'sBusiness Administration* Western Michigan University 1981, Bachelor's Business Administration
1978Oakland Community CollegeBusiness Administration* Oakland Community College 1978, Associate Degree Business Administration * Drafting Schools - Philpot Body Surface Drafting (Exterior Surface Design) and Batavia Drafting
October 2012 - Patent Pending - Passenger Airbag Installation Verification Tool and Methods