VP of Engineering

Excelsior, MN

Engineering Exec – Advanced Research, New Product Development and Innovation

(952) 470-4015
Excelsior, MN 55331

VP of Engineering Suvara Northport, NY
October 2014 to Present
As Executive VP of Engineering for Suvara LLC, I have responsibility for all engineering aspects of this emerging business. Product and business development, company growth and increased profitability through innovation and technology are primary objectives.

Director of Research and Development HCT Packaging
October 2011 to October 2014
A family owned $200 million global leader in cosmetic packaging, manufacturing and turnkey solutions.

As Director of Research and Development, responsibilities included all technical, managerial and legal aspects of the spraying systems division in a $200 million cosmetic packaging and spraying products company. Major areas of responsibility included technical account management of major clients, ideation, invention, design and development of all spraying technologies and systems, as well as, all contractual, patent and legal aspects of the spray system products. Serving both executive and individual contributor roles for all spraying systems products was required.

• Salvaged an $80 billion client’s account by successfully redesigning a product of interest to meet client performance requirements Managed all technical aspects of the account. This resulted in the upgraded listing of HCT from €œspecialty vendor€� to €œprimary vendor€�, creating sales opportunities previously unattainable.

• Designed and brought to proof of concept phase several spraying technologies, including a manual pump sprayer, a petite handheld motorized atomizer and a CO2 powered sprayer. All were solely designed, modeled, fabricated, documented, pitched and demonstrated.

• Developed relationships with several technology leaders for product development partnerships. Such technologies included Ultrasonic Atomization, Piezo-Electrics, Jet Pumps, Electrostatic Atomization, Hydrodynamic Extrusion Atomization, Electron Beam Atomization and others.

Engineering Manager- Advanced Research and New Product Development WAGNER SPRAYTECH Plymouth, MN
2003 to 2010
A $200 million manufacturer of painting and decorating products including electric and gas airless paint-spray equipment.

• Developed an affordable, cordless consumer paint sprayer which became the industry standard in performance for battery powered airless sprayers and had resulted in a new product category and millions of dollars in new revenues for Wagner.

• Designed and developed the “Optimus” product line of power paint sprayers incorporating new technology, higher quality, and major improvements to an existing product line. Result was the most significant performance improvement in the 60-year history of the power painter, concurrently reducing product returns by 33% adding over $3,900,000 to the bottom line.

• Successfully designed and developed the company’s first Remotely Fed Portable Airless Paint Sprayer.

• Developed and fostered the relationship with 3M to customize an existing 3M paint removal product to comply with Wagner’s system requirements. Designed the new product system and product specifications, performed the feasibility study, conducted the design verification and testing, and acted as liaison with the 3M technical staff.

Senior (Lead) Mechanical Engineer AEQUITRON MEDICAL (A division of Tyco Healthcare) Plymouth, MN
1992 to 2002
Tyco was a multi-billion dollar company involved in the manufacture and distribution of medical devices and consumables. Initially hired in 1992 as a Mechanical Engineer, promoted in 1996 to Senior (Lead) Mechanical Engineer.

• Developed a new portable volume ventilator product to replace the existing product line. Designed all mechanical aspects including an oxygen blender, integrated PMDC motor and gearbox, integrated air-flow sensing and sound abatement systems, and supported new clinical modes of operation. The product became the major income producing product for Aequitron Medical. Awarded three patents.

• Designed and developed an innovative new Respiratory Insufficiency Breathing Device (CPAP/Bi-PAP) incorporating the smallest package in the industry and the most sensitive and comfortable breath trigger. This became the industry standard in its product class.

1991 to 1992
A $40 million manufacturer of Oxygen Concentrators and Portable Nebulizers.

1988 to 1991
A $40 million manufacturer and distributor of commercial ice machines.

Previous Employment History: 3 years as Project Engineer for CLIMATE MASTER, Utica, New York (commercial heat pumps and air conditioners); and 2 years as Development Engineer for CARRIER CORPORATION, Syracuse, New York (residential heat pumps and air conditioning products).

BSME Mechanical Engineering Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA

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