Product Development Manager, Senior Technical Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Automotive
  • Transportation
  • Product Development

This expert has a M.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Product Development Manager, Senior Technical Expert Consultant Resume

This associate has experience providing leadership and technical guidance in the development of useful profitable solutions for products including cars and trucks, industrial, farm, and military vehicles.

This expert has over 40 years experience including 21 years with Alcoa in product development. This expert is an accomplished inventor, holding over 40 patents and is the author of an extensive list of professional presentations / publications. This associate is respected widely for knowledge, expertise and innovation. This consultant offers broad knowledge of product design, development and testing methods and of materials and manufacturing processes / tools.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in product development, technical guidance related to cars, trucks, industrial, farm and military vehicles, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


Product Development Manager/ Sr. Technical Consultant, Alcoa Inc.

Was responsible for R&D, Product Development and Customer Support. Led a project to develop new concepts containers for Li-ion batteries and for battery packs and bipolar plates for fuel cells. Developed unique designs of body structures using aluminum including one for the Cadillac 16 concept vehicle and modular front end for cars. Developed a lightweight modular design of on highway truck cab and frame. Developed lightweight designs of an automotive torque-converter, a suspension control arm, bumper system and a trailer hitch. Developed unique lightweight design of vehicle hoods including one to protect pedestrians from head trauma. Developed unique design for thin safe hinged and sliding doors and tailgate. Developed a unique design for the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle body for the US Marine Corp. Developed design of doors and armor mounting for the US Army's Tank Retriever. Developed designs for up armoring the Marine Corp's current amphibious and Army's M113 personnel carrier.


Sr. Technical Specialist / Chief Engineer, Clark Equipment Company

Was responsible for new product development including analysis and testing and customer field support. Worked on the development of the design, analysis and testing of 2.5to 5-ton capacity engine and electric drive forklift truck line. Also developed designs for a smaller three-wheel electric lift trucks and a electric walk-behind pallet truck. Managed analysis and testing work and performed failure analysis in lab and in field as required. Worked on developing designs and testing of the 300 ton and 150 ton cable operated truck and crawler mounted lattice boom cranes. Also worked on design of a hydraulic excavator, a bulldozer and a mining shovel. Worked on field failure analysis and with safety and legal teams. Participated in developing safety standards and testing methods for cranes with SAE and relevant industry group; also worked with local municipality to help develop safety codes and procedures for use of cranes.


Stress Analysis Engineer, National Waterlift Company

Was responsible for performing stress analysis, selecting materials and monitoring in house testing. Performed stress analysis on hydraulic actuators and control valves for flight control surfaces for military aircraft and landing gear and nose gear steering systems for military and civilian aircraft. Performed stress analysis and test monitoring on the control systems for two different missiles. Performed design and stress analysis on the torsion bar suspension system for the main battle tank.

Mass Reduction In Trucks Using Hybrid Material Solution
Developing a Lightweight Trailer-Hitch
A New Car Body Architecture

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