Wheel and Wheel Design Expert Consultant Resume
Resume of GMD Account Executive

  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing

This expert earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton in Dayton, OH.

Wheel and Wheel Design Expert Consultant Resume

Program Manager and Engineer with extensive experience at an automotive supplier and OEM. Known for the ability to manage numerous customer programs simultaneously from design to successful production launch on-time and within budget. Demonstrated success leading teams that meet or exceed objectives. Proven ability to utilize exceptional interpersonal skills and establish / maintain positive customer relationships.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates

Provides expertise in wheels and wheel design, product design, processes, and other related technical expertise in the automotive and industrial engineering industries.


Account Executive, ALCOA, Inc.

Promoted to manage forged wheel programs for Ford, Harley Davidson, and Shelby accounts including new business, engineering, new products, account receivables and production related issues. Led development of new wheel design for Harley Davidson that reduced six parts, eliminated sub-assembly and saved production costs. Developed and delivered presentations to customer management supporting new product strategies and initiatives. Previously as Program Manager, led cross-functional team and managed product development, design of new products and testing validation for forged wheel programs. Worked directly with customers to design and develop new products for their applications. Managed launch of five different wheel programs simultaneously for 2005MY Ford Super Duty Truck platform ensuring quality and on-time delivery. Delivered successful launch of Ford Edge new wheel program in three months. Implemented development process for five-axis machining on wheel design for truck platform, meeting customer design and timing expectations. Launched first aluminum wheel on medium duty truck platform and first painted forged wheel on F250 platform. Led team that implemented cost reductions on several wheel programs. Also previously worked as Manufacturing Engineer, managing programs to manufacture body structure components that included sheet, extrusions and castings from prototype phase through production launch. Provided technical assistance on manufacturing issues internally and at the customer’s facility. Led cross-functional team of production and quality in the successful launch of the General Motors Electric Vehicle Program. Managed the development of a new welding process for multi-part, complex assembly that satisfied customer’s dimensional requirements. Was also previously a Sheet Metal Forming Engineer, providing technical support to customers by theoretical and experimental analysis to address shaping and fabrication problems. Recommended stamping tooling modifications to accommodate characteristics of aluminum for stamping tools designed for steel. Resolved stamping problems for Crown Victoria hood panels at Chicago Heights Stamping Plant during production launch.


Production Supervisor, General Motors Corporation, Moraine Engine Plant

Supervised up to 12 employees on diesel engine assembly line and up to ten machine operators of finished crankshafts machined from raw stock. Previously worked as Manufacturing Engineer specifing and ordered tools, implemented corrective actions for recurring facility problems, managed tooling costs and maintained tool inventories for diesel engine assembly line. Also worked as Quality Control Analyst. Performed durability and special tests on diesel engines in Dynamometer Laboratory and managed laboratory facilities and daily activities. Also built and disassembled engines. While working as a Manufacturing Engineer, managed design modification of new and existing test equipment for detecting porosity in aluminum parts machined from castings.

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