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  • Illinois, United States
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Consulting on plastics assembly issues related to part design, materials considerations, and equipment selection.


Expert in thermoplastics joining, particularly ultrasonic, vibration, hot plate, thermal stake/insert, spin weld, laser weld. Design of machines and tooling for thermoplastics welding. Also considerable expertise in marketing of machines for thermoplastics welding. Design of products and parts for ease of assembly.

Consulting on plastics assembly issues related to part design, materials considerations, equipment selection or problems, manufacturing systems improvement, training. Process specialties include ultrasonic welding, staking, inserting, vibration, hot plate, spin, and laser welding, thermal staking and inserting. Broad knowledge base in joining of thermoplastics. Also knowledgeable in issues surrounding standard and custom tooling and equipment businesses, the machine-hour-rate system, etc. Extensive expertise in sales, marketing, and manufacturing of equipment, tooling, and manufactured products.


June 2006 - Present

(11 years 8 months)


tributekElburn IL

Distributor of plastic welder parts and supplies and consultant.

September 2001 - July 2005

(3 years 10 months)

Business Unit Manager

DukaneSt. Charles IL

Product manager for all non-ultrasonic plastics joining products. Training manager.

September 1997 - September 2001

(4 years )

Manager Applications, Tooling, Training

DukaneSt. Charles IL

P&L responsibility, quality, on-time, lead time, inventory accuracy. Training Manager.

October 1992 - September 1997

(4 years 11 months)

Sr. Sales Engineer, Regional Manager


June 1988 - October 1992

(4 years 4 months)

Sales Engineer, Sr. Sales Engineer



1995 - 2003



Single Engine Land, Single Engine Sea, Instrument

1987 - 2003

BA,Industrial Management

Metropolitan State University

This is a combination of Industrial Engineering and Management with minors in Marketing, Education, and Music. Probably don't need to tell you this was a self-designed major. Took so long because I worked on the road most of these years and relocated twice. Finished up as a commuter student living 300 miles off campus.

1980 - 1982

OP,Industrial Engineering

Red Wing Tech College

1977 - 1979

AA,Music Education

Bethel Universitry

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