Saeed Azimi

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REF: Executive Technical Management/Senior Consulting Mechanical Engineering
Opportunity

Dear Human Resources Director,

This letter is to inform you that I am in the process of investigating the possibilities of finding a suitable executive technical management/professional technical/engineering opportunity in a manufacturing/engineering environment in industry preferably related to the mechanical/structural design and analysis, rotor dynamics, finite element analysis of mechanical/structural components/systems, reliability design engineering, vibration analysis, etc of mechanical power transmission products or turbo machinery (pumps, compressors, turbines, generators, motors, engines, fans, etc). I have enacted in engineering management and project engineering/management capacities in the past as well as applications engineering, R&D engineering and consulting.

I do have excellent business and leadership skills which have been evaluated and judged by the end results, not just by the financial figures but also by the employee and customer satisfaction as well. I am a self-starter, self-motivated, do have excellent oral and written communication skills and am computer literate. I do also have excellent problem-solving skills, possess a technically-oriented business mind and enjoy working in a team environment of highly-skilled professionals.

My industrial experiences have been in connection with processing, automotive power transmission and heavy rotating machinery industries. In 1997 I decided to join ABB Fan Group N.A. in Niles, Michigan which was engaged in the design, development and manufacture of custom-made heavy-duty industrial fan systems for applications in the power generation, metals, cement plants and chemical/ petrochemical industries. Applications in coal pulverizing, refinery and utility were considered. Some designs were for high temperature, high pressure, corrosive and abrasive environments with high-speed applications and aerodynamic design considerations.

From 1999 to 2001 I was associated with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of The George Washington University as a visiting senior staff/consultant. From January to September of 2002 I was engaged in a consulting project assignment for an AC induction electric motor manufacturer overseas. From 2002 to 2008 I was engaged in my own consulting firm investigating rotating and reciprocating machinery on vibration, design, failure problems and faulty manufacturing issues. From 2008 to 2009 I acted as a senior consultant resolving issues related to various types of machinery on their design and maintenance at ExxonMobil-Joliet Refinery.

There have been three distinctive aspects on the rotating equipment/machinery that I have been involved with. Firstly, I have been directly involved with the detailed design work, that means, design of the shaft, selection of the bearings, couplings, motors or v-belt drives, analysis, testing, quality issues and requisition order processing of a number of products manufactured by OEM’s and contracted by general engineering contractors such as Bechtel, Black & Veatch, Baker Hughes, UOP and a number of Korean, Japanese and Middle-Eastern companies. The products designed in this category have been electric motors, generators, gears, pumps (centrifugal), compressors (centrifugal) and industrial fans anywhere from fraction of horse powers to 1500 HP.

Secondly, we have also been visiting chemical/petrochemical/power plants and refineries to resolve issues such as bearings malfunctioning, high shaft vibrations, sealing defects, in some cases high noises etc. Thirdly, we have acted as sub-subcontractors on some of the rotating equipment requisition ordering, checking and purchasing.

The general involvement with rotating equipment has been more than twenty years either at the design, analysis and manufacturing stage or at the troubleshooting stage.

My technical and executive management experiences cover managing three groups of people at three different locations. At Industrial Projects Inc., a group of 5-6 engineers (mechanical, civil and chemical) and 4-5 draftsmen were managed. At Gear Works Inc., I managed a group of twenty-five engineers, draftsmen and technicians both in the office and at the plant. Engineers were mostly mechanical and materials engineers. A small group of 3-5 professionals at my own consulting firm also acted as private consultants.

Attached please find a copy of my resume. I would be privileged to answer any questions that you may have or provide you with any other information which you may need and can be reached via the phone number of 630-286-2823 (C).

I would like to extend my appreciation for your attention and consideration and will be looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,
Saeed Z. Azimi, Ph.D.

SAEED Z. AZIMI, Ph.D. (U.S. CITIZEN)

617 W 65th STREET, # 3 szazimi@yahoo.com (C): 630-286-2823
WESTMONT, IL 60559
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CAREER Interested in a Full-Time Executive Technical Management Opportunity
OBJECTIVE Some of the technical areas of specialty are: Machine Design and Mechanisms,
Reliability Design Engineering, Machinery Dynamics, Rotor Dynamics, Solid
Mechanics, Structural and Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis,
Mechanical and Structural Vibrations, Structural Dynamics, Low- and High
-Cycle-Fatigue Failure Analysis, Preventive and Predictive Maintenance,
Root-Cause-Failure Analysis, Applied Mathematics and Numerical Methods

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
06/09- present TECHNICAL CONSULTING SERVICES (WESTMONT, ILLINOIS)
Senior Consultant
* Vortex Shedding Effect in Vortex Bladeless Concept
* An Investigational Study on the Fracture and Failure of Blades in 3-Bladed Wind Turbines
* Working on Predictive and Preventive Maintenance Care Package Programs (PPMCPP) for
Refineries, Chemical Plants, Power Utilities, Manufacturer OEM’s and Etc.:
Phase I-Study & Recognition Phase II-Diagnosis &Resolution
* Technical Research and Consulting on Turbo-Machinery, Machinery Inspection
* Project Engineering for a Modified Design Steam Turbine Rotor of a Combined Cycle
Power Generating Unit for the Purpose of Electric Power Generation for the Whole Refinery
* Project Engineering/Management for the FCC Expander New Rotor Order
* Reading and Research on:
– On-Shore/Off-Shore Wind Turbine Technology – Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring
– Wind Turbine Noise and Vibration Issues – Wind Turbine Foundation
-Wind Farm Health Problems – SeaTwirl Offshore Technology

06/08- 06/09 EXXON MOBIL CORP.-JOLIET REFINERY (JOLIET, ILLINOIS)
Rotating Equipment and Machinery Senior Consultant, Turbine Champion
* Working on technical issues related to Pumps, Compressors, Steam & Gas Turbines,
Sealing, Bearings, Valves, Overhauls, T/A, Re-Rate Rotor Commissioning, Cooling
Towers, Risk Assessment & Management
Some of the findings and reports related to various parts of the refinery are:
• Preferred Piping Design Connections • On the Proper Pump Foundation Design
• Piping Strain and Use of Expansion Joints • Steam Turbine Overspeed Protection Systems
• Root Cause Failure Analysis of the FCC Expander Inlet Valve Shear Pin
• High-Radial-Vibration Problems with Wet Gas Compressor Turbine during Start-Up
• Steam Turbine Standby Conditions • Pro-Active Preventive Maintenance Strategies
• Use of “Heli-Coils” for Repairing Damaged Internal Threads on Steam Turbine Casing
* Savings on design changes, prevention of loss of production and maintenance strategies
proposed were estimated at 30-35 Million Dollars

09/02- 06/08 TECHNICAL CONSULTING OFFICE (INTERNATIONAL)
President and Owner, Senior Consultant (P&L Responsibility)
* Managing & Running a Technical Consulting Firm (Rotating and Reciprocating Machinery-
Related Problems in Oil & Gas, Chemical & Petrochemicals, Power Plants, Utilities &
OEM Companies). Clients have been from private, government-consulting firms and EPC
Contractors. Publication of:
• An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Design in Synthesis and Analysis of Mechanisms
And Machinery, Volume II, Part I-Kinematics (Book, 352 pages), Volume I- Graphical
Approach & Volume II-Part II- Kinetics (in preparation)
• Vibration in Piping and Piping Systems (booklet, 45 pages)
• Vibration of Compressors (booklet, 47 pages) • Vibration of Pumps (booklet, 104 pages)
• Rotordynamics: Longitudinal, Torsional and Transverse Critical Speed Vibration Analyses
Of Rotating Equipment: A Guide to the Solution of Practical Industrial Problems using
ANSYS 2D and 3D (booklet, 126 pages)

01/02-09/02 ARIAN SANAT COMPANY, S.A. (INTERNATIONAL) Senior Consultant
(AC INDUCTION ELECTRIC MOTOR MANUFACTURING)
* Consulting on Rotor Dynamics Design and Analysis of Electric Motors, Pumps and
Compressors using 2D and 3D ANSYS 5.4
* Troubleshooting of Bearing Problems
* Preventive and Predictive General Maintenance Program for a Petrochemical Company

08/99-12/01 THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (WASHINGTON, DC)
AEROSPACE & MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
& CONSULTING Visiting Senior Staff & Consultant
* Worked on a project supported by General Motors and Department of Energy on powertrain
Part of Hybrid electric vehicles
* Teaching of Mechanical Design Projects * Technical Book Writing
* Consulting on various Processing Machinery, Vibration Control of Mechanical Equipment
(Vibration, Shock and Seismic Isolation)

08/97-08/99 ABB FAN GROUP NORTH AMERICA (NILES, MI)
Senior Project Engineer/Manager
* Design, Analysis and Manufacturing of Custom-Made Heavy-Duty Industrial Fans used in
Power Generation, Cement, Metal, Refinery, General Industrial, Chemical & Petrochemical
Plants
* Product owner of two product lines:
• High-efficiency-wheel fans used for boilers in power/cement plants
• CCR fans used in refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants
* Responsible for providing all the detailed design work on a fan system project worth
20-25 Million Dollars for the Massachusetts Highway Authority (Boston Tunnel) at
the bidding stage (ABB came second after Howden)

08/96-08/97 UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA (CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)
SOLID MECHANICS RESEARCH LAB
Visiting Senior Research Scientist
* Development of Dynamic Finite Element Equations for the Dynamic Analysis of Structural
Systems
* Worked on a project supported by Ford Motor Company on Vibration, Thermal and
Structural Optimization Problems using ANSYS 5.0

08/93-08/96 INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING &
SEISMOLOGY, STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS DIVISION (INTERNATIONAL)
Senior Principal Structural and Vibration Engineer
* Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analyses of Mechanical and Civil Structures using
FORTRAN and BASIC computer programming
* Vibration and Seismic Isolation of Mechanical Equipment (fans, pumps, compressors,
Generators, air-handling units, etc) in Buildings and Industries (chemical & petrochemical
Plants, power plants, oil refinery and gas-handling installations)
08/91-08/93 GEAR WORKS, INC (INTERNATIONAL)
(DIESEL TRUCK/AUTOMOTIVE GEARBOX/DIFFERENTIAL MFG)
Director of Engineering
* Re-Engineering and Manufacturing of Diesel Truck/Automotive Gearbox and Differential
Systems

08/89-08/91 INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS, INC (OVERSEAS)
Engineering Design Department Head
* Design (rotary kilns, separators, silos, conveyors, elevators, etc), Manufacture, Installation
And Operation of: – Gypsum and Lime Plants (100 to 300 tons/day)
– Fruit Sorting and Packing Lines (5 to 10 tons/hr)

08/86-08/89 OIL INDUSTRIES’ ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
(INTERNATIONAL) (AN EPC COMPANY) Senior Project Engineer
* Collection, analysis, unification and publication of different standards (ANSI, ASME,
ASTM, API, HI, BS, DIN, ISO, AGMA, etc) for various types of machinery such as:
Pumps, compressors, Engines, fans, turbines, turbo-expanders, mixers, valves, gear units,
Couplings, filters, lubrication, shaft sealing and control oil system, lifting and hoisting
Equipment, gantry and overhead cranes, offshore cranes, elevators, conveyors, ejectors, etc
Used in oil refinery, gas-handling installation, chemical and petrochemical plants

08/83-08/86 MACHINE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES COMPANY (OVERSEAS)
(HYDRAULIC PRESSES MANUFACTURING) Project Engineer
* Design of 500 tons hydraulic presses
* Design of toggle mechanism in cold-chamber die-casting and injection molding machines

01/80-08/83 PURDUE UNIVERSITY (WEST LAFAYETTE, IN)
Teaching and Research Assistant
* Teaching Assistant in the following Undergraduate and Graduate Courses: Machine Design
Lab, Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery Lab, Materials Lab, Applied Strength of
Materials Lab, Mechanical Behavior of Materials and Vibration of Plates and Shells
* Research Assistant

EDUCATION
PURDUE UNIVERSITY, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (all degrees)
Major: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics-August 1983 (GPA: 3.9)
(Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical/Structural Vibrations, Structural Dynamics)
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering – December 1980 (GPA: 3.9)
(Machine Design, Mechanisms and Solid Mechanics)
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering – May 1979 (GPA: 3.7)
Minor: Applied Mathematics and Numerical Methods (GPA: 4.0)

ACTIVITIES

Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME, Member Grade)
Skills Computer Literate (Microsoft Office, FORTRAN, BASIC, ANSYS)
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code-Storage Tank Design and Materials Selection
Excellent Leadership, Problem-Solving and Project Management Skills
Import/Export Business/Technical Issues (Marketing & Sales, Industrial Machinery)
Construction project manager for five years (concrete, residential)
Have managed directly/indirectly a family-owned university technical bookstore
Have managed group of up to twenty-five engineers and drafters
Strong written and spoken communication skills

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