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Engineering Director (175486) Certified Value Engineer / Black Belt / VAVE / Will Relo

We know an Engineering Director that can turn your manufacturing operation into a POWERHOUSE PROFIT CENTER!  He is an entrepreneurial growth-oriented team builder with extensive experience in Global Product Development, Project Execution, and New Business Development. This customer-focused engineering professional who holds himself to high-performance standards and will raise the bar for your organization!  Just one look at his track record will make you think “IMPRESSIVE!”

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Engineering Director (175486) Certified Value Engineer / Black Belt / VAVE / Automotive

  • Drove process improvements and implementation of new technology; reducing cycle times and operating cost while increasing product yield and overall production throughput.
  • Conducted continuous improvement programs that identified root causes, and implemented corrective actions for process and product variability and non-conformances.
  • Developed 367 VAVE projects
  • Starting with a small engineering and sales team, developed and implemented a strategy that resulted in increased booked sales of $30 million in 2012 with multiple new customers and growing from a small start-up to a fully capable automotive competence center.
  • Developed and executed a deployment plan yielding 4 facilities running Six Sigma
    • Achieving 42 projects launched worth $3.2M
    • 19 Projects Completed Worth over $2M Audited (cash) Savings
    • 46 Green Belts, 15 Black Belts and 1 Master Black Belt trained in the first 18 months.
  • Coached and Assisted the VE/VA and Internal Cost Reduction Teams, achieved UTA’s multi-million price and cost reduction goals utilizing Kaizen and VEVA techniques to eliminate waste and reduce cycle, etc.

Core Competencies

  • Six Sigma Certified Black Belt, Cost Reduction VAVE, World Class Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Continuous Improvement, QFD, DOE, DFM/A, APQP.
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and the ability to effectively achieve collaboration, establish goals, solve problems, make decisions, plan, coordinate and achieve results.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
  • CVE Certified Value Engineer
  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Lean Certified
  • Certified Toyota Production Sys.
  • Implementing VA/VE Programs From Scratch
  • Managing Programs Across The Organization Using Influence
  • Identifying Design to Value Projects
  • Managing Multiple VA/VE Projects
  • VA/VE Idea Generation/Brainstorming
  • VA/VE Product Development
  • Leading Cross Functional Teams
  • Selecting Project Champions
  • Tracking Metrics Ensure Timeline / Results
  • Low / High voltage Electrical Systems,
  • Change Agent
  • Injection Molding,
  • Metal Forming,
  • Terminals, Connectors, Power Distribution
  • Product Design
  • Program Management
  • Assembly and Manufacturing
  • Project Management Experience
  • Product Launch Experience
  • Leading Benchmarking Events
  • Competitive Cost Analysis
  • Program Management Experience
  • Coordinating Projects With Multiple Departments / Locations
  • Complexity Costs
  • Cost Analysis/Optimization
  • GD&T
  • Facilitate DFMA (Design for Manufacture & Assembly) Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Tree Diagram
  • Leading Engineering Teams



  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo NY
  • Leadership Training Program – University of Michigan MBA School, Dearborn MI