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May 2014 - Present

Staff Engineering Supervisor with ASSE International

  • Portfolio manager of ASSE product standards and product certification services: identifying opportunities prior to competition, mobilizing volunteers for development & success, managing workflow, etc.

  • Working group manager for developing all water safety standards (backflow preventers, mixing valves, etc.)

  • Leader of committee approving public safety performance standards for the plumbing industry.

  • Contributing member of ASME A112, CSA B45, and CSA B125 technical committees

  • Responsible for P&L for Product Listing Program. Two directly reporting employees.

  • Manager of all product certifications: wall hydrants, thermostatic mixing valves, temp.-limiting valves, etc.

  • Manager of compliance with ANSI and SCC for relevant ISO requirements

  • Expanded certification program accreditation into Canadian market

  • Revamped policies and workflow for better organization and throughput. Developed design requirements for new, custom internal database for workflow.

January 2012 - April 2014

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with Sloan Valve Company

  • Responsible for expanding Sloan’s body of knowledge of sanitaryware design.

  • Led the team to set the groundwork for Sloan’s new flagship wall hung bowl

  • Performed competitive analyses of current and past products to become category expert to share knowledge

  • Mentored an Engineer I with our projects and integration into Sloan

  • Audited supplier’s production in China to verify compliance to agreed-upon performance metrics

  • Executed standard design engineer responsibilities:

    • Led: design reviews, brainstorm sessions, DFMEA’s, root cause analyses, test plans;

    • Established: product design requirements, project resource requirements;

  • Includes previous responsibilities from Design Engineer role.

February 2007 - January 2012

Design Engineer with Sloan Valve Company

  • Key contributor in developing Sloan’s position in the sanitaryware market with cross-functional team

  • Co-developed industry-first, manually activated high efficiency flush valves. Received patent.

  • Led weekly meetings with China supplier on all (18) ceramic products in production and development, including timelines, performance expectations, field feedback, and any design negotiation.

  • Worked with product manager to develop briefs and train reps on offerings, quality issues, field repairs, etc.

  • Worked with sourcing analysts on evaluating suppliers and products to maintain cost targets.

  • Executed continued maintenance on existing valve product lines

  • Represented Sloan at several field quality issue sites as the expert. Frequently consulted on field issues.

August 2005 - October 2006

Product Engineer with Jernberg Industries, Inc.

  • Orchestrated the simultaneous launch of 6 powertrain and wheel hub products for Ford, NASCAR, GM, and Toyota.

  • Managed all product issues and documentation: APQP, quality concerns, FMEA, Control Plan, PPAP, 8D’s.

  • Managed and oversaw the construction of a new CMM gauging facility


September 2013 - June 2015

Northwestern University - Evanston, IL

September 2001 - June 2005


  • Solidworks 2010 (Solids, surfaces, sheetmetal)

  • Pro/E Wildfile 1, 2, 5, Creo (Solids, surfaces, sheetmetal)

  • MathCAD

  • Mathematica

  • Lean Manufacturing

  • CFDesign