Value Analysis and Engineering Expert Consultant Resume
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This expert has a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.

This expert earned a B.S. in Automotive Engineering from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.

Value Analysis and Engineering Expert Consultant Resume

This expert specializes in manufacturing and product engineering and supervision, new program launches and new account development, team leadership, and project management and planning.

Additional areas of experience and expertise include overseas business travel and development, TRIZ black belt certification, scheduling and project timing, and program and project management. Further specialties include personnel management, budget tracking, capital equipment and machining tooling, and operating plan development. Furthermore this expert offers expertise with supplier development, technology planning, competitive analysis, manufacturing, and product and quality engineering.

This consultant is an expert in international engineering team leadership, cross-functional project team management for purchasing, design and manufacturing savings, and global product design standardization.

Other areas of specialty include design, development, and implementation of CNC component manufacturing. Additional specialties are reverse engineering digitizing and 5-axis CNC machining processes, management and new product launch of electric powered hydraulic steering pump, and management of manufacturing operations plans.

This consultant's work experience includes manufacture of pneumatic/hydraulic solenoid valves, equipment troubleshooting, operation combination/elimination, and process improvement. Other experience entails cost reduction and tool design tasks, development of lamination stack assembly and machining processes, and robotics implementation.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing industrial engineering, automotive product and process engineering, manufacturing engineering, value analysis / value engineering, global product standardization engineering, quality engineering, failure analysis, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


Global Team Leader (Value Analysis / Value Engineering), Major Steering and Suspension Systems firm

Provided team guidance for a number of large-scope, cross-functional cost saving projects totaling $10M. Conducted workshops and training sessions, including Europe and Asia organizations, successfully training 100+ employees. Provided international engineering team leadership and received three consecutive annual top business unit awards for savings.


VA/VE (Value Analysis / Value Engineering) Team Leader, Engineering Consulting Firm

Managed $6M of cost saving initiatives and key contributor on over three-dozen projects. Led international team of engineers towards plant level cost savings targets. Managed cross-functional project teams for purchasing, design and manufacturing savings. Improved product value through VA/VE methodology.


Global Product Standardization Engineer Team Leader, Engineering Consulting Firm

Led two international engineering teams toward global product design standardization goal. Was responsible for design standard decisions including dimensioning, material selection, processing and quality.


Overseas Automotive Parts Supplier Representative, 1 Indian and 4 Korean Corporations

Consulting and sales services provided for foreign businesses. Served as on-site customer representative for technical and commercial issue resolution. Represented foreign suppliers in development of new business with US-based customers.


Lead Manufacturing Engineer, Bill Davis Racing, High Point, NC

Responsibilities included design, development, and implementation of the CNC component manufacturing department for the engine and chassis shops for top NASCAR, Winston Cup and Busch Grand National teams. Implemented a reverse engineering digitizing and 5-axis CNC machining process for the production of cylinder heads. Work involved use of Renishaw Cyclone Digitizer, CAMplete Port CAM software, Fadal 6030 5-axis CNC machine operation and programming. Researched future component manufacturing processes.


Operations Engineering Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Launch Manager, TRW - Steering and Suspension Systems

Managed plant manufacturing engineering and new program accounts for OEM customers. Saerved as account manager for Ford Electric Vehicle group's electric powered hydraulic steering pump. Was responsilbe for new program launch at four manufacturing/assembly facilities. Planned/managed manufacturing operating plans totaling $20M for 6 new programs launches. Developed equipment utilization and capacity studies for manufacturing operation. Maintained floor layout requirements to support new process and capital introduction.


Customer Team Leader, Assembly Team Leader, Lead Manufacturing Engineer and Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, TRW - Steering and Suspension Systems

Led cross-functional teams toward achieving various manufacturing objectives. Supported domestic/international manufacturing activities, suppliers and customers. Met new program launch objectives at 5 plants that included new capital, tooling and gauging. Developed $30M manufacturing plan as part of a China joint venture feasibility team. Team leader of two cross-functional continuous improvement teams netting $1M savings. Designed, specified and implemented $3M of capital equipment, tooling and gauging.


Manufacturing Supervisor, Process Engineer and Quality Engineer, TRW - Steering and Suspension Systems

Performed engineering and hourly manufacturing supervision work. Supervised 30 production operators, managed production and handled union grievances. Was responsible for leadership and process improvement for powder coating department. Provided process/quality engineering support of various manufacturing and assembly departments. Served as liaison and provided manufacturing support at new Japanese manufacturing joint venture startup. Proposed new technologies through process and standard cost development programs. Was responsible for customer interface and project coordination for building Ford Alpha prototype steering gears.


Product Engineer, General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Chassis Group

Served as lead engineer of top priority work directives involving product design for system modifications to the U.S. Army's main battle tank. Responsible for chassis and suspension component and system design, development and field-testing. Improved M1 tank's existing tread cleat design for ice traction control. Performed study to extend useful life of older equipment for US Army (tank automotive command).

Process Engineer, Detroit Coil Company

Assumed plant-wide process engineering responsibilities for manufacturer of pneumatic/hydraulic solenoid valves. Performed equipment troubleshooting, operation combination/elimination, process improvement, cost reduction & tool design tasks. Developed lamination stack assembly and machining processes. Implemented robotics in machining process of molded solenoid bodies.

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