gregwalton
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About

Versatile engineer with design, manufacturing, and project management skills seeking opportunity to develop products from concept to completion. Experienced with injection molded plastic part design, 3D printed additive manufacturing, and electromechanical assemblies. Adept at creating process documentation, informational graphics, and training presentations.
Core Strengths and Expertise:
> Product Development
> Injection Molded Plastic
> SolidWorks
> DFM and DFA
> DFAM (Additive manufacturing and 3D printing)
Achievements:
> Re-engineered consumer product making it stronger, easier to mold and assemble, as well as, incorporating new features. Sales volume of new version increased by 300%.
> Cemented relationship with major customer by developing fourteen new part designs, creating more than sixteen new product versions, and managing the construction of eleven injection mold tools.
> Partnered with The Coca-Cola Company to deliver innovative post-mix valve from prototype to production. Tracked progress of 5 manufacturing sites, 4 test labs, 16 outside vendors, and 10 engineers to ensure product met performance and reliability standards.
> Developed medical sharps disposal bin and accessories with functional improvements and backward compatibility with existing product line.
> Increased production capability of complex battery back-up unit by 125% with design update and process modification.
> Improved reliability and reduced cost of new printer with a patented index sensor, which took advantage of new technology to replace a complicated mechanical linkage.

3D Models

Experience

  • Senior Design Engineer Boldly Go Design, LLC · Self-employed Jul 2022 – Present 1 mos Kernersville, NC, United States Mechanical Engineer focused on creating parts and assemblies to take your concept from an idea to a finished design. Converting prototypes and sketches into 3D CAD models and formal drawings, for quoting, prototypes, and production parts.
  • Senior Project Engineer Bright Plastics · Full-time Jun 2022 – Jul 2022 1 mos Greensboro, NC, United States Developed product designs and managed tool construction for industrial, medical, and consumer products.
  • Engineering Manager Blue Ridge Industries · Full-time Dec 2010 – Jun 2016 5 yrs 6 mos Winchester, VA, United States Managed three engineers, product design and tool construction for more than 50 customers. Worked with resins such as ASA, ABS, PC, PP, and Glass-Filled Nylon.
  • Senior Design Engineer Nexergy · Full-time Aug 2006 – Mar 2010 3 yrs 7 mos Centennial, CO, United States Manufacturer of custom battery packs for a wide range of industries.
    Developed battery pack designs and assembly processes using lean manufacturing principles. Wrote procedures, regulatory documentation, and customer proposals.
  • Manufacturing Engineer Cognitive Solutions, Inc. · Full-time Jun 2000 – Jun 2006 6 yrs Golden, CO, United States Manufacturer of light industrial, desktop, and portable thermal transfer printers.
    Modified and documented printer designs to meet specific customer requirements. Supervised implementation and benchmarking of new production processes.
  • Process Engineer CoorsTek · Full-time Jul 1998 – Jun 2000 1 yrs 11 mos Golden, CO, United States Manufacturer of advanced, technical ceramics.
    Led and worked on continuous improvement teams to increase yields and implement cost savings for products used by the automotive, aerospace, and other industries.
  • Senior Technical Writer / Mechanical Engineer Ray Publishing, Inc. · Full-time Oct 1997 – May 1998 7 mos Wheat Ridge, CO, United States Researched, wrote, and edited articles on composite materials and manufacturing processes, including stories on satellites, phenolic materials, composite tooling methods, and computer-aided autoclave control.
  • Project Engineer Lancer Corporation · Full-time Feb 1994 – Sep 1997 3 yrs 7 mos San Antonio, TX, United States Manufacturer of post-mix soft drink dispensing equipment and accessories.
    Managed development and introduction of electronically controlled, adaptable mixing and dispensing valve for The Coca-Cola Company. Created and conducted project status, business proposal, and technical training presentations.
  • Design Engineer Flowdata, Inc. · Full-time Aug 1988 – Nov 1993 5 yrs 3 mos Richardson, TX, United States Manufacturer of positive displacement flow meters and instrumentation packages for industrial and sanitary applications.
    Designed products and components. Produced technical and marketing publications.

Education

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering 1984 – 1988