Key member of several key innovations for basketball and running products
Responsible for communicating with the WHQ and Asia teams through the innovation timelines
Ensure performance, perception and durability testing is fully documented by partnering early with product testing and sport research lab
Provide mentoring, coaching and on boarding to new footwear innovators to the team
Ensure product readiness for transition which includes performance, manufacturability, sustainability, cost, intellectual property, and design
Engage with athletes through the innovation creation process to capture performance, comfort, and style feedback on product
Proven to be successful in collaborating with cross functional teams, different cultures, and a wide range of communication styles from operator/technician to senior leaders
Developed signature and innovation product for Nike Basketball including:
KD2, KD3, Hyperdunk 2008, Hyperdunk 2012, 2010 Hyperfuse and Foamposite
Lead triad teams through the development cycle on both technically challenging and time constrained projects with sucess
Responsible for achieving performance, durability, manufacturability and costing while maintaining design intent on all models
Organized cross-functional team for
Work closely with category developers to identify design, durability and fit concerns
Organized training in Taiwan and Guangzhou for dimensional and visual inspection
Lead Process Engineering developer for Twin-Sheet Thermoforming
Organized testing protocol and acceptance criterion for both durability and fit
Responsible for designing and developing new incoming quality test methods. Researched testing methods, equipment, designed tooling and authored procedures for incoming quality testing and outgoing quality testing for vendors.
Performing process optimization within thermoforming area by improving cycle times, equipment standardization and operator consistency.
Continuous process improvement activities in the areas of screen printing, Resin Transfer Molding, Compression Molding, Adhesive bonding applications and surface treatments.
Conducted designed experiments for six sigma process improvements and unit cost improvements.
Authored and managed a complete B-Allowables mechanical testing for material characterization.
Researched test methods, designed test fixtures, and modified equipment for the best and most repeatable testing.
Presented test data and performance in a variety of conditions including high & low temperature as well as acoustics and fatigue testing.
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