Accomplished mechanical design engineer with a proven track record of product development
from concept through production.
Over 25 years of solid experience in mechanical design including telescopic instrumentation,
electro-mechanical packaging, design for injection-molded plastic and marine research.
Strong detail design, development, and data management skills. Dedicated to a team design
environment in order to meet demanding schedules and perform to tight deadlines.
Extensive CAD solid modeling experience with INVENTOR, I-DEAS and SOLIDWORKS, UGS NX
Strong process and document control experience / ISO 9001
Experienced with FEA analysis
Mechanical Engineer, Research 2010 - present
Oregon State University, Ocean Observatories Initiative
Principle mechanical design engineer for OSU's participation in the OOI project.
Designed and developed buoys and cabled sea floor instrumentation packages
Provided detailed assembly and part designs for oceanographic research
Primary CAD tool: Autodesk Inventor
Chassis Design Engineer 2008 - 2009
Custom Chassis Products, LLC
Monaco Coach Corporation, Coburg, OR
Worked closely with production and other design groups to provide design and documentation of
chassis and related assemblies for custom luxury RV market.
Developed detailed assembly and part design packages for production
Initiated comprehensive documentation of chassis pneumatic systems
Primary CAD tool: UGS NX
Mechanical Engineer / Designer 1998 - 2007
Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
Performed mechanical instrumentation design, drafting, and documentation for numerous projects in support
of Hawaiis astronomical instrumentation and management program. Telescopes supported include
Gemini North (NSF), Subaru (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan), IRTF (NASA), AEOS (US Air Force)
and NICI (MKIR). Tasks included static and mechanized designs for vacuum and cryogenic applications.
A few examples of projects for which I was personally responsible for include:
Successful design of motorized filter wheels for both cryogenic and ambient environments.
Successful re-design of problematic and costly steering mirror assembly.
Design of unique liquid cooled Avalanche Photo Diode cabinets with bi-directional access.
Design and FEA analysis of primary mirror mapping instrument set at secondary position.
FEA analysis and design of large instrument/telescope interface assemblies.
Mechanical Engineer 1991 - 1998
VeriFone, Inc., Mililani, Hawaii
Performed detail parts design (including design for injection molded plastics), product proto-typing,
and production tooling start-up for high-volume commercial electronic payment terminals, including:
Coordinated all aspects of project documentation, drafting and data management.
Supervised the development of production injection molds for offshore product manufacturing.
Defined and instituted ME data management methodology for company's R&D facility.
Co-authored new standard for Mechanical Engineering/Electronic PCB development to control
critical interfaces between electronic and mechanical sub-assemblies.
Primary CAD tool: SDRC I-Deas
Engineer Designer/Drafter 1989 - 1991
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Kailua, Hawaii
Performed mechanical design, drafting, and project documentation in support of the marine mammal
R&D program at the Naval Ocean Systems Center, Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station.
Delivered DOD-D-100 Level 2 and 3 design, detail drafting and documentation for NOSC.
DOD Secret security clearance.
University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology: Cum Laude, 1988
Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire
Associate of Science Degree in Drafting and Design: Cum Laude 1986
Boys and Girls Club, Corvallis: baseball umpire, basketball coach
Diver; former SCUBA Instructor (NAUI and PADI)
References available upon request