Brad Kriel
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About

I am a CAD Modeler aiming to support my clients' physical product development efforts in a cost-effective way by making CAD models in Fusion360.

I have 15 years of experience in product development, both in large enterprise at Caterpillar and in my own company, Velocity Robotics, as an entrepreneur. I have been on both sides of the freelance relationship and understand what it takes to maximize the value provided to my clients.

If you need somebody to turn your drawing or idea into a 3D model, I can help. If you need help with prototyping and engineering, or just another set of eyes on your design, I can help there too. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and a lot of experience prototyping and testing parts and assemblies. I can even 3D print parts and send them to you, and even test fit assemblies in house.

I'm looking forward to the opportunity to meet you and discuss your business needs and how I can help.

Sincerely,
Brad Kriel

Experience

  • CEO/Product Developer Velocity Robotics, Inc · Mar 2014 – Present 6 yrs 6 mos Pittsburgh, Пенсилванија, Сједињене Државе Developing award-winning, new physical product using lean startup methodology; Prototyping mechanical components and system to optimize functionality, meet performance specifications, and minimize bill of material and assembly costs; Integrating mechanical, electronic, and electro-mechanical components in a mechatronic system to precisely
    control the position of components; Business development: Specifying and negotiating legal agreements between 3rd parties and our company with regards to intellectual property, sales transactions, and investments; Communicating product benefits and features to potential customers with renderings, graphic design, web, video, and social media
  • Engineer Caterpillar · Apr 2006 – Present 14 yrs 5 mos Designed and developed systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure results of algorithms and design, and to inform next iteration of design. One of the projects, while only a small research project, turned into a safety system required by a customer on all remote-control equipment; Specified and integrated sensing components like RADAR, LiDAR, ultrasonic, cameras, and RFID with software to enhance operators' awareness of surroundings and improve site safety
  • Engineering Project Team Leader Caterpillar · Jan 2011 – Oct 2015 4 yrs 9 mos Advocated with program management for budget and resources needed to complete advanced product development on a $1M - $2.1M (per year) project; Analyzed user needs to design software, data flow, and UX requirements, and specify software and hardware architecture for future product and features. That product is the only Pittsburgh-based project to survive the 2016 downsizing; Collaborated with downstream business units to develop a cost-effective product that integrated with existing product lines. That product will be released on multiple Cat product lines including excavators and mining equipment in 2018.

Education

  • Oklahoma State University M.S. Control Systems Engineering 2005 – 2005 M.S. Control Systems Engineering including Control Theory, Neural Networks, Image Processing, Vibration, Mobile Robotics, and more
  • Oklahoma State University B.S. Mechanical Engineering 1999 – 2002 - Emphasis on Systems and Control including Manufacturing Processes, Mechanical Design, Structural Analysis and Optimization, Finite
    - Element Analysis, Dynamic Systems, Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Computer Programming, Mechatronics, and more

Other experience

  • 3d printing (hidden)
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Languages

English Native or bilingual proficiency

Location

Pittsburgh, PA, United States