Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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A forward thinking engineer with an exceptional record of achievement in consumer product design, TPE compound development, process enhancement, strategic marketing, sales and business development. Highly regarded for unique ability to combine keen insights into consumer behavior ("wants" vs. "needs") with superior skills in technical product innovation. Credited with repeatedly defining pacesetting strategies and tactical plans that deliver product category leadership and sales results. Able to collaborate with and lead top-performing, cross-functional teams. Winner of 7 national product design awards.

Additional Areas of Expertise

* High Volume Injection Molding • Consumer Goods • Product Testing • Strategic Planning • Market Analysis • Needs Assessment • Technical Sales • Product Design & Management • Quality Control • Kaizen Continuous Improvement • ISO Standards • Process Improvement • Customer Service

  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion
  • Product Design
  • Materials Selection
  • Product Testing
  • Needs Assessment
  • Risk Analysis
  • Quality Assurance
  • Design of Experiments
  • Kaisen
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Materials and Design Failure Analysis
Director of Engineering & Quality Control, to
Koch Industries, Inc.Neenah, WI,
  • Ensured that part designs could be cost effectively manufactured.
  • Completed all engineering and quality control documentation.
  • Interacted with safety agencies that included CSA and UL.
  • Supervised six staff members.
  • Product development: Led product design efforts for nine new CPU thermal management products and acoustical sound dampening enclosures for computer hard drives within a 2 to 3 month period.
  • Quality assurance.
  • Implemented Kaizen techniques to continually improve product quality.
Engineering Manager, 09/2014 to 03/2015
Nexstar Media Group Inc.Wichita Falls, TX,
  • Responsible for new product design concepts, repair and modification of injection molds, and process enhancement.
Technical Field Engineer, 08/2004 to 08/2014
Delta CollegeUniversity Center, MI,
  • Work with customers to execute innovative product designs
  • Provided strategic positioning for companies, brands and products.
  • Advised customers in areas of material selection , product development, injection molding and extrusion process enhancement
Technical Director, 2004 to 2011
Star Thermoplastics Alloys & RubbersCity, STATE,
  • Developed TPE resins for customers
  • Managed corporate physical and rheology test laboratories.
  • Supervised two lab associates.
  • Advised customers on the selection of TPE resins, monitored the performance of these resins in their application and optimized the composition and rheology of the final resin products for optimum results
  • Performed research and product development on super soft gels, electrostatic discharge (ESD) compounds, thermally conductive resins, overmolding compounds and strap resins.
Technical Marketing Manager, Quality Assurance Manager & Chemist, 01/2001 to 01/2004
  • Manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers.
  • Reviewed customer product requirements, chose the best TPE resins, and initiated the development of new compounds for customer applications when standard resins would not meet performance requirements.
  • Developed new TPE compounds, Managed the physical and rheology laboratories.
President, 01/1989 to 01/1997
Integrated Design, IncCity, STATE,
  • Engineering consulting firm.
  • Established a consulting business offering a range of product development and process enhancement services.
  • Developed products and provided engineering services for more than 250 Fortune 500 customers that included IBM and Xerox.
  • using Moldflow analyses, static and dynamic finite element analysis, and parametric statistics.
  • Led a team of 15 staff members.
  • Oversaw the product development needs of Fortune 500.
Senior Materials and Process Research Engineer, 01/1987 to 01/1991
Bose CorporationCity, STATE,
  • Ran corporate materials research program focusing on several new speaker cone materials.
  • Developed new composite cone materials from both paper and LCP textiles.
  • Initially joined company as Engineering Manager of the Professional Products Group in 1982.
  • Won national recognition for unique mechanical structures, adhesive systems, and use of plastics materials in structural applications.
  • Promoted in 1987.
  • Previously held engineering positions with Xerox Corporation and General Electric.
  • Identified and implemented $47M in cost savings at Xerox and was instrumental in driving $12M in revenue through new product applications at GE.
BS: Plastics Technology, Expected in
University of Massachusetts - Lowell, MA
Plastics Technology
MS: Plastics Engineering, Expected in
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Plastics Engineering
Doctor of Engineering: Plastics, Expected in
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Additional Information
  • Additional Information Awards and special achievements: Recent winner of the Plastics Innovation Award from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Hold two medical patents. Won seven design awards and three management awards. Have taught several product design courses and have had more than 45 technical papers published. Affiliation: Society of Plastics Engineers, ASQ and IEST
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