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Gary B

Senior Project Engineer

Occupation:

Product Design Engineer

Location:

Hamilton, IL

Education Level:

Trade School

Will Relocate:

YES

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Most of my career worked longer hours skipped lunch when necessary to complete my project assignment. Always completed every project or assignment I was given on time with any cost overruns or costly rework. Later on in my career was often given projects that where in trouble or customers and suppliers that where difficult to work with. Then in the end was able to complete the task at hand to everyone satisfaction. When work on complex projects could be able to control all small details without loosing site of the bigger picture.

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COMPANY POSITION HELD DATES WORKED

Methode Electronics Inc. (Confidential) 11/1984 - 1/2007
Rival Manufacturing Company (Confidential) 10/1970 - 10/1984
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SCHOOL MAJOR YEAR DEGREE

Draughon's College of Commerce Tool design drafting 1966 Trade School Degree
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Highlights:

Senior Project Engineer with over twenty years experience with an OEM switch supplier in the automotive industry. Project Engineer with over ten years experience in the consumer product field with a small appliance manufacturing company. While working in the above professions have been awarded eight patents. In both industries designed and released new products into production. Along with product modifications, updates, cost reductions, material and process improvements. Also worked with and traveled to customers, suppliers and tool makers to resolve key product issues.

Companies I like:

Pella Corporation, Electrolux Home Products, Whirlpool, Procter & Gamble Company, Vermeer Manufacturing, Schneider Electric, ITW Paslode, Rockwell Collins

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The one project that used my skill set to the fullest was an ABS Plastic replacement program where one material made by a company was being replacing another material made by another company. This ABS plastic was used by three different customers used in about 60 tools which used 50 to 60 Gaylordís of material a month. At around a $0.60 per pound savings. The first hurdle to cross how much saving to offer to our customers and how to reduce testing cost. Per our customer requirements any time you changed materials you had to do complete product testing with every part. After getting the testing down to twelve parts. I wrote up a test plan getting parts for testing and first piece inspection for complete PPAP. Then working with production control in getting the old material used up and working with purchasing to get the new material ramped up. Then getting then customers the completed test results along with all the parts PPAP for customer final approval plant tryouts ran and completed getting engineering to change drawings and bill of materials in fifteen months time for final project completion saving the company 250 K in 2003 after paying for all product testing and tooling modifications.
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