Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management, Industrial Robotics and Automation, Patent Law Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Machine Design and Maintenance
  • Engineering Management and Development
  • Patent Law and Defense
  • Industrial Robotics and Automation

M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida (2/3 completed)

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida

This expert is a director of engineering, operations, and manufacturing with a track record of establishing strong profit centers through an extensive background in both engineering principles and personnel management. This consultant is also versed in industrial equipment design, robotics, packaging machinery, programming, 3D CAD technologies and simulation. For example, this expert grew a non-funded, startup industrial automation company from the ground to over $3 million/year leader in less than 4 years despite a negative economy. Also, he led cross-functional teams of 4 sales account managers, 20+ engineers & designers, and 30+ assemblers and electricians to produce industrial machinery sales in excess of $20 million per year. Furthermore, our consultant managed multiple capital equipment projects that have exceeded $5 million in scope over periods of 9-12 months and produced profit margins in the 30% and higher range (exceptional for industrial equipment). Finally, he rebuilt, in a span of six months, a division that had lost $500,000 and through standardization of machine designs, simplification of design process and supply chain improvements, produced a division that made a $750,000 profit the next year.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates, Indianapolis, IN

This consultant has worked on a variety of projects from organizing and managing engineering teams to working patent litigation cases to implementing cost saving plans and more.

President and Majority Partner, automation and engineering company, FL

Engineering and Manufacturing Manager, Sidel USA

  • Manage all aspects of engineering, project management, accounting, material management, sales, quotations, proposals and contract negotiations for a $2.5+ million/year company.
  • Led a team of engineers, designers and subcontractors to produce 15-20 projects per year with profit margins nearing 30%.
  • Responsible for all engineering calculations and analysis including those involving FEA and dynamic analysis, motor sizing, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, PLC controls systems, robotic motion and programming.
  • Over 15 years of experience in robotic assembly and material handling, medical device assembly, pharmaceutical machines, automotive sensor assembly and inspection, machine vision inspection, cam driven machines, food & beverage, consumer products, contract assembly and OEM integration.
  • Led company to become the largest custom automation solution provider in the state of FL in less than 4 years.
Starting as a Sr. Project Engineer, this consultant was consistently elevated in responsibility and position until he was asked to lead all Engineering & Manufacturing operations at the Bradenton facility. Reported directly to the General Manager and responsible for the technical and financial success of all projects for 2 divisions, totaling in excess of $20 million per year.
  • In a span of six months led a division that had lost $500,000 and through technical and managerial changes, produced a division that made a $750,000 profit the next year through standardization of machine designs, simplification of design process and supply chain improvement.
  • Developed new tools to aid in project scheduling and proposal generation resulting in 75% increase on on-time deliveries as well as a 25% decrease in proposal generation time.
  • Responsible for defending Sidel and GEBO patents by analyzing possible infringements. Acted as technical liaison to Sidel’s legal counsel for multiple patent infringement cases.
  • Responsible for working with the lead Product Sales Manager to maintain a highly competent, well trained, sales staff.
  • Implemented an ISO 9001 quality system, authoring many of the procedure documents.

Senior Mechanical Automation Engineer, PGT Industries, Nokomis, FL

This expert was tasked with automating PGT's 485,000 square foot facility in Nokomis, FL. After implementing several labor, ergonomic and time saving automation work cells, saving over $1 million in labor costs per year, the company was purchased by a private equity firm who ceased all automation spending.

  • Project management of several simultaneous projects utilizing both in-house and external design resources including 2 controls engineers, 2 mechanical designers, and an array of assembly and maintenance technicians.
  • Led development of a web based work order request application, allowing manufacturing personnel to request engineering or maintenance assistance and to track the request’s progress.
  • CAD Manager of the Autodesk Inventor CAD system. Duties include procurement of software and hardware, training, support and maintenance of the CAD and support systems.

Project Engineer, Polypack Inc., St. Petersburg, FL

  • Designed and managed the assembly of multiple shrink-wrapping machine projects simultaneously. Many standard machines required both mechanical and electrical custom modifications.
  • Implemented AutoCAD 2D CAD software increasing the ability to reuse parts between machine models reducing the amount of inventory that was required for normal operations, resulting in a machine production time reduction of 25%

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