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RssInnovative engineering manager with old school work ethic

Engineering manager/director level role in a company who views it's employees as it's most significant strategic resource.


Oxford, GA

About Me


Management & Business



Ideal Companies:

Green economy industry

Education level:


Will Relocate:



Oxford, GA

Work Experiences

3/2006 - /2008

Acuity Brands Ligthting

Director / VP

  • Develop Corporate Legislation Policy using Lean process tools to insure that all products were in compliance with applicable Legislation, Codes and Standards.  Attend multiple Lean training sessions used to deploy this process across all functional areas of manufacturing and office environments.  Conduct product safety investigations of select field complaints & identify CPSC issues.

2/2004 - /2005

Acuity Brands Ligthting


  • Managed an external customer call center, three (3) inspection - replacement contractors, and an in-house recall team for 5 separate CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) recalls which potentially impacted 100's of thousands of product sold over the last decade. Evaluated contractor inspections, identified recall affected products, ordered replacement products, coordinated and negotiated replacement labor, maintained inspection and replacement metrics for CPSC reporting and spending metrics for Sr. Management reporting.

3/2001 - /2003

Acuity Brands Ligthting

Director / VP

  • Directed tool and process engineering, UL Test lab, photometric test lab and model shop used for all new product development. Provided subject matter expertise for the improvement of Acuity Brand Lighting new product development process which used a 5 phase tollgate process. Integrated Six Sigma methodologies in the design, tooling, mfg, and assembly processes used to produce new and existing products. Represented engineering on the following AT Kearney cost reduction teams: Complexity reduction. Lean overhead initiative. Supplier Relationship management. Asian outsourcing.

3/1999 - /2001

Acuity Brands Ligthting


  • Managed a staff of tooling, manufacturing, & industrial engineers to investigate new manufacturing processes, support new product launches and provide sustaining engineering support to all Acuity Brands Lighting manufacturing locations. Provided direction and set priorities for projects at 6 locations, including 2 OEM suppliers of finished goods. Managed design engineering services to modify existing products for international opportunities, including obtaining CE, CSA, etc listings as required.



Master Degree

Baldwin Wallace College

  • Business


Bachelor Degree

Ohio University

  • Electrical Engineering