,Voorhees N.J. 08043
2005-2009: Senior Manager Glaston USA Manufacturing facility for glass tempering furnaces.
Â· Chairman of the steering committee for the development of a global modular glass tempering system process.
Â· Worked with the global sourcing network committee.
Â· Advisory for the technical team responsible for the development of new quenching technology. This technology reduced manufacturing costs, and energy consumption.
Â· Headed the design team that developed the new continuous furnace system designed for the solar collector market.
Â· Appointed the USA responsible person for the transfer of technology to the Chinese Division manufacturing plant for the production of Glaston USA's CHF style furnaces.
Â· Researched new methods to develop/improve previously patented convection system.
Â· Appointed as Glastons' representative for several GANA (Glass Association Of North America) committees:
Â· Tempering Marketing Committee: Worked with team to develop marketing materials to be used for glass tempering manufacturers.
Â· Glass distortion/roller wave Committee: Worked with team researching cause and effect of roller wave, and the visual/optical impact on the glass surface and define the limits of acceptable optical distortion.
Â· Energy-Solar Committee: Worked with team to develop the scope and nature of solar energy needs, and the impact on the glass manufacturing community.
2000-2004 Factory Director Glaston USA Inc.
Â· Responsible for all aspects of the US manufacturing facility with 27 million dollars in annual sales.
Â· Doubled factory production capacity by developing local partners for manufacture of major components, and acquiring price competitive global resources
Â· Established true J.I.T. warehouse program, reduced inventory by $1.3 million.
Â· Instrumental in the development of a true Global concept within the organization by promoting global manufacturing, engineering, and after sales support.
Â· Over saw the development of new convection technology introducing turbo charged air systems.
1984-2000 Hordis Brothers / Tamglass Tempering Systems Inc.
Engineering & Administrative Manager,
Â· Responsible for all aspects of the engineering, purchasing, HR, and production departments.
Â· Supervised and directed the implementation of the ISO 9001 certification program. Received certification and maintained/updated as needed. Supervised all audits both internal, and external (Lloyds of London Audit team).
Â· Awarded Patents for new convection system and air nozzle design.
Â· Over saw the technology transfer to our Brazilian production facility for development as a manufacturing unit of our existing BHF style tempering furnaces.
Â· Developed and implemented and maintained OSHA approved safety program.
Â· Supervised all processing of hazardous material waste management documentation, and training for shop personnel.
Â· Responsible for the formation, and implementation of the Employee hand book.
1981 - 1983 Mechanical design engineer. Hordis Brothers
Â· Responsible for the design, purchase, and construction of the glass tempering furnace systems. Directed four mechanical designers, two buyers, and the manufacturing shop foremen.
1980 - 1981 Consultant/mechanical designer - Precision Design of Haddon Heights.
Â· Worked with various clients, responsible for the engineering/design, and implementation of numerous projects inclusive of plant expansions and process upgrades.
1974 - 1980 Mechanical designer - Combustion Engineering,
Â· Float glass plant Cinnaminson N.J. Worked on several cold end redesigns and equipment start ups, as well as furnace rebuilds. Designed and installed water cooled stirrers for the working end of the furnace. Designed and installed new ceramic lined cullet handling chutes for batching area. Secondary to engineering requirements were supervisory requirements for the maintenance department. These included running the crews during new equipment installations as well as routine shift foreman assignments when needed for support.