· Advanced degrees including a Master’s in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering.
· 10+ years experience in equipment design, including: machine testing, prototype fabrication, production implementation, and tool automation.
· Talented project manager with a unique ability to bring together small teams and coordinate different groups to function synergistically.
· Experienced with advanced materials applications and processing in alternative energy technologies such as: photovoltaic, thermophotovoltaic, thermoelectric, and advanced combustion.
· 10+ years of technical experience paired with proven leadership and intrapersonal skills.
· Strong hands-on mechanical and fabrication capabilities.
· Substantial CAD and computer experience including data collection and analysis.
· Proven ability to interface well with existing teams and deliver thorough, well-documented work in a timely manner.
Relevant Work Experience:
Owner July 2011- Present
Motoza Performance 719-685-8102
· Created Motoza Performance, a company specializing in vehicle dynamics and software development for high-performance automobiles.
· Developed proprietary software to alter Bosch engine control units found in Volkswagen Audi Group vehicles.
· Achieved substantial increases in efficiency and performance in modern computer controlled FSI, TFSI, and TDI engines.
· Currently market and sell a unique USB device and software kit, which allows individual enthusiasts to have custom control of their projects worldwide.
Lead Scientific Engineer December 2006 – July 2011
Global Near Space Services 719-685-8102
Supervisor: John Gorman, VP of Research & Development
· Promoted from within the company twice due to outstanding performance and ability.
· Current project engineering duties include conceptual review, product development, prototype production, testing and qualification.
· Successful execution of several projects involving development of complex systems within rigorous time and budgetary constraints.
· Data collection and Finite Element Analysis of isotropic and anisotropic materials for both structural and thermal performance
· Focus on high performance power transmission, energy storage, aerodynamics, high efficiency electric motor drives, and high performance composites and adhesives.
· Instrumental for creative input during the early stages of the project’s development, with specific attention to scope, capabilities, and requirements.
· Development of Systems Requirement Documents focusing on production drawings, bill of materials, component specifications, and vendor selection.
· Design of lighter than air flight & energy systems, aerostats, and high altitude balloons, as well as ground and launch support equipment.
Project Engineer January 2005-May 2006
FSAE International Racecar Design 505-277-1345
Supervisor: Dr. John J. Russell, Coordinator
· Efficiently utilized a team of 12 people to finish multi-system projects on- time and under budget.
· Responsible for the integration of several subsystems into a complex and dynamic structure, combining multiple smaller teams to efficiently develop a winning performance vehicle.
· Performed testing and quantification of system performance using an advanced 24 channel data acquisition and analysis system.
· Responsible for the in-house completion of all components of the design, analysis, manufacture, assembly, testing, and development.
Fabricator, Designer, Draftsman 2000-2004
Aerobox Composite Structures 505-867-0098
Supervisor: Pat Padilla, Operations Manager
· Designed and built custom machinery to manufacture and assemble in-house components.
· Formulated manufacturing methods, custom built jigs, fixtures, and ultimately, participated in the qualification of a novel manufacturing process.
· Creation and revision of an intricate drawing packet on file with the FAA for a composite unit load device (ULD), which received a TSO-90C certification.
· Important contributor to the development of a unique forming process in the design and construction of aerospace panels used in the ULD.
· Evaluated the mechanical properties of thermoplastic composite materials and conducted field testing of finished products.
Training Research Institute of Plastics 505-836-0985
Mentor: Armand Winfield, President
· Sampling and cataloging of properties for resin/cloth combinations.
· Prototyping, mold making and one-off production of a wide range of both plastic and composite projects.
Master’s Degree: Mechanical Engineering and Material’s Science
· Colorado State University: December 2009
· Dean’s List
Bachelor of Science Degree: Mechanical Engineering
· University of New Mexico: May 2006
· Dean’s List
Relevant Information and Skills:
Areas of Interest:
· The application of advanced engineering in the field of energy production and alternative energy development.
· The chance to utilize acquired skills working with a reputable company interested in advancing the fields of solar and alternative energies.
· Solidworks, ProEngineer, Solid Edge, Autocad, Matlab, FEA
· Microsoft office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite
· Master welder and fabricator
· Master CAM X, Lathe and Mill operations
· Skilled in mold making and composite prototyping
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