8029 S. Sawyer Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60652
Phone: (773) 737-0488
Chemical engineer with extensive experience in laboratory design, construction, and operation. Expertise in combustion modeling, air pollution control technology, and safety. Developed and managed processes to reduce operating costs, cycle times, and achieve customer goals. Regularly managed several projects concurrently. Trained in Microsoft Office, Visual Basic, and Six Sigma (Green Belt). Coauthor of five papers on pyrolysis and emissions control catalyst technology. Served as Chair of Chicago section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Major accomplishments include:
-Led TQM team that implemented changes in quality assurance procedures resulting in an estimated annual savings of $130,000.00
-Reduced by 50 percent anticipated setup costs of a utility engine test cell
-In collaboration with Kemira Corp. Finland supervised transfer of robotic production line for coating environmental catalysts for joint venture Universal Kat, LLC
Union Tank Car Company, Chicago, Illinois 2004 2009
Manufactures, repairs, certifies, and leases rail tank cars for bulk shipment of chemicals.
CAR CLEANING ENGINEER
Prepared, reviewed, and revised safety documentation for use in cleaning and repair of rail tank cars following Responsible Care Management (RCM) guidelines.
-Evaluated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements for applications of coatings to interior and exterior of tank cars
-Conducted and coordinated safety audits and industrial hygiene studies at tank car repair facilities
-Wrote and peer reviewed safety procedures for repair of tank cars at customer locations
-Identified third party contractors for cleaning hazardous materials from tank cars
-Gave presentations on safety issues at internal corporate seminars
Cosmos Manufacturing, Inc., South Chicago Heights, Illinois 2000 2004
Fabricator of mufflers and other stamped metal components for small engines.
EMISSION CONTROL MANAGER
Created new corporate research and development program for design and manufacture of catalytic mufflers for utility engines. Trained personnel and prepared operations manual.
-Designed and supervised construction of laboratory for testing two cycle engines
-Wrote Visual Basic control and data acquisition programs for measuring emissions, exhaust temperature, and muffler surface temperatures
-Prepared laboratory documentation for ISO 9000 certification
-Wrote safety and quality system documentation for joint venture Universal Kat, LLC
ECHO INC., Lake Zurich, Illinois 1995 2000
Manufacturer of portable power equipment for lawn and garden applications.
EMISSION AUDIT ENGINEER
Oversaw emission laboratory operations for compliance testing and research. Prepared operational
-Conducted emission laboratory correlation study with Echo parent company Kioritz Corporation Japan
-Reduced downtime by 50% by recommending upgrades to existing emission test cell
-Established record keeping system and data organization for submission of quarterly reports to the California Air Resources Board
-Developed Visual Basic programs for use in data acquisition and laboratory automation
-Served on corporate strategic planning committee
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
AlliedSignal Environmental Catalyst, Des Plaines, Illinois
Manufacturer of emission control catalysts for mobile and stationary sources.
Managed projects to continuously improve environmental catalyst products. Oversaw daily operation of two engine dynamometer test cells and vehicle emission laboratory. Directed joint research programs with suppliers and customers.
-Supervised set up of diesel engine test cell
-Oversaw project that had major influence on legislation regulating sulfur content in automotive fuels
-Supervised test phase of project that resulted in customer being first manufacturer to have a Flexible Fuel Vehicle certified by the California Air Resources Board
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO, Chicago, Illinois
M.S. & B.S., Chemical Engineering
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Wheaton, Illinois
Certificate of Environmental Studies
Small-Scale Biodiesel Production: Small Business, Municipal, and Personal Use, Loyola University Chicago
Six Sigma Green Belt training, Chicago Deming association
Microsoft Unlimited Potential, TEC Services
OSHA 10 Hour Training, Illinois Safety Council
Hearing Protection & Conservation, Aearo Company
Callidus Technologies L.L.C. Flare Seminar, Callidus Technologies L.L.C.
Introduction to Industrial Hygiene, Illinois Safety Council
Principals of Acoustics and the Measurement of Sound, Bruel & Kjar
Pierburg Emission Bench Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Pierburg Inc.,
Introduction to Visual Basic 5, Learning tree International
TQM training course, AlliedSignal
Introduction to Gas Chromatography, Chicago Chromatography Group
Catalyst and Reactors for Emissions Control, AIChE
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Chicago Catalyst Club (CCC)