Experience

  • President and Chief Engineer

    at OptiTech Engineering

    May 2014 - at Present

    Ontario

    Self-employed consultant, providing engineering consulting services.

  • Manager (Group Leader) Glass Technology Research

    at Guardian Industries

    September 2009 - May 2014

    Michigan

    Led a group that developed and launched new products, improved manufacturing performance and designed and installed new equipment for the purpose of process optimization.

  • Consultant/Contract Engineer

    at Guardian Industries/Rothenberger Engineering

    December 2007 - September 2009

    Michigan

    Provided engineering consulting services on contract basis to address process improvement, product development, cost reduction and asset utilization.

  • Hot End Manager

    at Pilkington

    January 2006 - November 2007

    Ohio

    Managed all aspects of Hot End department of a two-float glass operation, manufacturing multiple tints for the automotive industry - directing 4 Process Engineers, 5 Shift Managers, 2 Maintenance Coordinators and a Group Developer with $70 million budget.

  • Shift Manager/Asst Hot End Manager/Process Engineer

    at Guardian Industries

    August 2002 - December 2005

    New York

    Managed crew of 65 production and maintenance personnel and 7 supervisors - running the manufacturing facility on a rotating shift schedule and making decisions that affect safety, cost, quality and productivity .Managed final product (float glass) quality, operational efficiency and safety. Developed goals and set technical direction, troubleshot process problems and implemented improvement projects.

  • Sr. Process Engineer/Process Supervisor

    at Occidental Chemical Corp

    January 2001 - August 2002

    Pennsylvania

    Developed and implemented cost reduction projects related to utilities usage, raw material efficiency and final product quality. Process Supervisor for chemical tank farm, wastewater treatment and utilities areas.

  • Process Engineer

    at Occidental Chemical Corp.

    June 1997 - December 2000

    New York

    Provided technical support for specialty chemicals and chlor-alkali manufacturing processes. Supervised 12 hourly union employees. Served as fill-in Process Supervisor for cell room and cell rebuilding processes and relief Process Supervisor for specialty chemicals department.

Education

  • MBA

    at Cardean University

    1999 - 2006 (7 years)

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering

    at University at Buffalo

    1995 - 1997 (2 years) New York

  • B.S. Chemistry

    at SUNY Fredonia

    1992 - 1995 (3 years) New York

Languages

  • English Native

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