I am Engineering Manager and Project Manager with a unique blend of business, leadership and technical experience. My background includes automation / control system and software development, as well as global project management through collaboration with cross-functional teams. With extensive industry experience, I have managed break-through development projects for strategic advancement resulting in high-quality and sustained results. Superb communication skills allow me to build key relationships with vendors, customer decision makers, and technical personnel. I have also been the author of various articles, presentations, and training / marketing materials for multiple audience levels that successfully introduced new technologies and launched products. In addition, I have an MBA, PE license, and training in PMI project management.
Currently, I am managing a team of professionals as a contractor in commercial engineering for a large, well-known control and automation hardware and software company. I lead the group in providing costing analysis, technical support and sales assistance for automation / control equipment to distributors and customers worldwide. In addition, I have been closely involved with the group's conversion to the SAP business software.
When the contract is complete I will be looking for interesting opportunities in engineering team leadership or project management in the Milwaukee, WI area.
(The opinions and technical details expressed in my posts are my own opinions and experiences from 15+ years in industry. They do not represent the opinions or development plans of my current or previous employers unless if specifically indicated.)
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.