OptiTech Engineering May 2014 - at PresentSelf-employed consultant, providing engineering consulting services.
Manager (Group Leader) Glass Technology Research
Guardian Industries September 2009 - May 2014Led a group that developed and launched new products, improved manufacturing performance and designed and installed new equipment for the purpose of process optimization.
Guardian Industries/Rothenberger Engineering December 2007 - September 2009Provided engineering consulting services on contract basis to address process improvement, product development, cost reduction and asset utilization.
Hot End Manager
Pilkington January 2006 - November 2007Managed 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
Guardian Industries August 2002 - December 2005Managed 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
Occidental Chemical Corp January 2001 - August 2002Developed 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.
Occidental Chemical Corp. June 1997 - December 2000Provided 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.
1999 - 2006
B.S. Chemical Engineering
University at Buffalo
1995 - 1997
(2 years) New York