Education

- Pensole Footwear Design Academy – Color Materials Design (1 Week Intensive Course) -2017

- The Shoe Surgeon - Sneaker School - (1 Week Intensive Shoemaking Course) - 2016

- Seth Godin’s altMBA -2016

- Co-op #1 – Quality Engineering – Southco /#2&3– Nuclear Engineering – Tetra Tech Corp

- Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering – Drexel University


Work History

The Shoe Surgeon – 2016-Present – Footwear Manufacturing/Teaching

Teaching Assistant (2016-Present) – Los Angeles, CA

- Teach students the basics of traditional footwear mfg. including: terminology, deconstruction, pattern making, material selection sewing and shoe lasting. Inspire students to bring their footwear ideas to life.

- Assist The Shoe Surgeon with developing course strategy, class curriculum, and course feedback.

Lisi Aerospace – 2013-Present - High Volume Aerospace Manufacturing

Total Productive Maintenance Project Engineer (2016-Present) – Torrance, CA

- Find ways to improve water/oil/energy usage for entire site (200,000 sq/ft).

- Responsible for $4mil capital investment budget for factory upgrades and modernization (IIOT).

- Create and teach TPM system to maintenance team. Machine uptime improvement from <60% to 84%.

Quality Assurance Manager (2015-2016) (stretch assignment) – Torrance, CA

- 50% overtime reduction (9% to 4.5%) through cross training and line balancing.

- 25% increase in shift throughput by removing redundant operations and process standardization.

Site Lean Manufacturing Leader (2013-2015) – Torrance, CA

- Coordinated the $2m reorg of the shopfloor & increased production output by 25%.

- Developed and taught Lean Manufacturing training program to over 700 employees.     

Stratasys Direct Digital MFG – 2011-2013 – Rapid Prototyping/Product Development

Manufacturing Project Manager (2011-2013) – Santa Clarita, CA

- Lead for material development, prototype mfg and stress testing of 3-D printed aerospace parts.

- Created and managed injection molded assembly department for medical device products.

Raytheon – 2007-2011 – Aerospace Manufacturing (Defense/Munitions)

Senior Manufacturing Engineer (2007-2011) – El Segundo, CA / Tucson, AZ / Camden, AR

- Implemented ERP shop floor system (SAP) at final assembly missile site (2 day lead time reduction).

- Authored and improved munitions assembly instructions. (Bill of Materials w/ +200 line items)

Thorlabs – 2006-2007 – Microelectronics Manufacturing

Mechanical Design Engineer (2006-2007) – Laurel, MD

- First pass yield increase from 56% to 95% by mistake proofing (Poke-Yoke) assembly processes.

- Assembly tooling redesigns increased output from 3200 to 4800 chipsets/shift (50% increase).


technical skills

Lean Manufacturing · Project Management · Rapid Prototyping · Product Development · Solidworks · Mechanical Design · Root Cause Analysis · 5S · Reverse Engineering · Strategic Problem Solving · 8D Problem Solving Tools