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Blount International - R&d Engineering Manager Resume Example

Jack Carter
Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic Engineering leader with a solid history of achievement in success in designing new innovative products.  Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include Product Design, innovation generation, and communication. Track record of delivering new technologies or products on time and on budget - often leading to truly exceptional financial results.

  • Skilled at communicating new technology to business leaders
  • Managing engineers (locally and globally)
  • Structured brainstorming and Innovation/Technology road-mapping
  • Designing simple and elegant solutions to complex technical problems
  • Project and Program Management
  • Intellectual Property, and technical due diligence for M&A
  • Voice of Customer, and Marketing research
  • Liaison with University, Government, and Industry organizations
Blount International Portland, OR R&D Engineering Manager Jan 2011Sep 2015
  • Responsible for the discovery, development and delivery of new product and manufacturing process strategies and to make new technology recommendations to our global business units. 
  • Managed an internal team of mechanical and electrical engineers.
  • Liaised with SBU leaders, Marketing and Engineering Managers, and Engineers to develop strategic new products, markets or new businesses. Reported to business leaders the technical trade-offs and feasibility risk analysis of new technology, and contributed with technical evaluation for M&A due diligence.
  • Instituted and was champion for a culture of Voice of the Customer and market/technology research. Conducted structured brainstorming sessions with many groups of the organization leading to new products and business strategies. 
  • Responsible for analyzing competitive Intellectual Property (IP), and conducted patent protection strategies for the business units and patent applications for the company's inventions. 
  • Discovered, negotiated and contracted external engineering and Industrial Design activities, designed and reviewed field or laboratory test plans and results, and was a technical contact for OEMs, government agencies, and suppliers. 
  • Responsible for internal and external idea submissions. 
  • Discovered, scoped, funded, and managed new relevant technology research at leading national research universities and sat on several public non-profit industry-university collaborative boards, university Industry Advisory boards, and relevant trade boards.
  • Managed the department's approximate $3 million annual budget, and made recommendations to the Senior Leadership team on the technical readiness of projects to progress through phase gates and to be approved for capital approval.
Stanley Black & Decker Brockville, Ontario Senior Program Manager Mar 2005Jan 2011
  • Senior engineer and program manager responsible for development and delivery of new consumer products (power tools, and lawn and garden equipment).
  • Lead a global cross-function team from initial concept creation through Voice of Customer and Marketing Research, Industrial Design, Product Development, supplier selection and supplier sourcing, manufacturing, quality, production capacity planning, tooling, and production start-up at our Asian manufacturing facilities or sourced product suppliers (China and Taiwan) through to retailer commercial launches. 
  • Responsibile for development of full product and packaging, marketing time management from focus groups through to retailer sales presentation support, maintaining the teams timeline, and program financial responsibility for budgets exceeding $3 Million USD. 
  • Responsible to ensure new products were CSA, ETL, TUV or UL compliant and was tested to be reliable and safe, and for maintaining QS9000 document control throughout the project as per internal and legal processes. 
  • Awarded several US and European patents, and was responsible to ensure newly developed products did not infringe on other existing patents. 

Technologies applied were injected moulded plastics, metal stampings, metal roll forming, welding, and zinc & powered metal, and a working knowledge of electrical motors and gear selection.

DURA Automotive Systems Bracebridge, Ontario Senior Product Design Engineer - Advanced Engineering Sep 2000Mar 2005
  • Held a variety of roles in Product and Advanced Engineering being the leader of engineers in Canada, Sweden, and France to develop validate and produce automotive seat structure systems including seat adjustment and structural seatbelt attachment systems. 
  • Responsible for development of system design including component interfaces and material selection using CATIA V4 and V5, Unigraphics, and I.DEAS C3P, maintaining the teams timeline, and quoting to customer creation with an accounting team, supervision and interpreting of FEA results and GD&T tolerance analysis, sourcing components, liaison with OEM, Tier I and II customers, internal and external manufacturing, FMVSS, CSA and UL required testing and validation and maintaining QS9000 document control from concept to program launch as per APQP processes. 
  • Gear-motor drive and sound quality specialist as the company's division Sound Quality Engineer. 
  • Responsible for SR & ED Federal Tax Credits (R&D Tax Credits) and recouped $3MM annually. 

Technologies applied were metal stampings, metal roll forming, welding, and injected moulded plastics and zinc & powered metal, and a working knowledge of electrical motors and gear selection, design and optimization.

Algonquin Automotive Huntsville, Ontario Product Designer Sep 1997Sep 2000
  • Led Product Design and Development of automotive exterior accessories using SDRC I.DEAS 3D solid modelling and surfacing.
  • Responsible for development of product design including prototype development, customer presentation for styling sign-off, vehicle-component interfaces and material selection, FEA and tolerance analysis, component sourcing, liaison with Tier I and II customers - primarily Asian manufacturers, managing launch for internal manufacturing, internal DVP&R creation and systems testing supervision, external fabrication and part supplier companies, packaging design to ISTA standards, technical writing and QS9000 document control from concept to program launch such as DFMEA's, DFM/A, Design Review documents, etc. Post launch responsibilities for continuous improvements and cost reductions on an ongoing basis. 

Technologies applied were plastic injection, extrusion, blow and rotational moulding, plastic painting, aluminum extrusion, metal stamping, roll forming and welding and Styrofoam and slush moulding for packaging.

Eagle Precision Technologies Inc Brantford, Ontario Mechanical Engineering Designer Jan 1997Sep 1997
  • Contributed in Product Design and Development of CNC tube and pipe bending machines for finished goods or hydroforming using ProEngineer 3D modelling. 
  • Responsibile for product design, sourcing components, liaison with internal design, manufacturing and external fabrication companies, customers and complete design order processing from concept to buy-off and start-up. 

Technologies applied were metal machining to exacting tolerances, welding, hydraulics and gear design.

Sandvik Mining Equipment Burlington, Ontario Sr. Product Designer & Small Vehicles Team Leader Apr 1987Jan 1997 (Formerly Tamrock Loaders INC. or Eimco Jarvis Clark)
  •  Responsible for Product Design and Prototype development of whole vehicle creation from sales support and concept creation through installation at the customer's mine. 
  • Using CIMCAD and IDEAS 3-D modelling to prepare layouts, detail and assembly drawings I designed and tested custom heavy duty off-road diesel and electric powered equipment, primarily front end loaders and dump trucks for underground mining. 
  • Contributed to marketing sales order through to customer visits for follow-up.
  • Responsible for power train matching and selection, creation of hydraulic systems, development of exhaust and air intake systems and simple electric circuits. Also responsible for sourcing parts from vendors and supervising designers, mechanics/plant production, quality control inspection and numerous special projects. 
  • Responsible for the cross-manufacturing process and document control at the plants in Canada and Finland. Called upon for customer sales presentations, and follow-up vehicle trouble-shooting. 

Technologies applied were metals welding, hydraulics and pneumatics, ergonomics, power train selection and matching, fluid dynamics, combustion engine selection, and exhaust emission systems. 

RYERSON POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY Toronto, Ontario, CA Associate of Applied Science: Mechanical Engineering Technology Jan 1995 September RYERSON POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY - Toronto, Ontario 1986 to 1995
Mechanical Engineering Program.
First 2 year full-time study, the remainder through evening Continuing Education
night school Certificate of Mechanical Technology: Continuing Education First 2 years on a full time basis, balance through Continuing Education at night school. June 1995 Received Certificate of Mechanical Technology.
McMASTER UNIVERSITY Hamilton, Ontario, CA Associate of Science: General Social Sciences September McMASTER UNIVERSITY - Hamilton, Ontario 1985 to June 1986
General Social Sciences with emphasis on Psychology.
HILLPARK SECONDARY SCHOOL Hamilton, Ontario, CA September 1979 HILLPARK SECONDARY SCHOOL - Hamilton, Ontario to June 1985
CSA CCRA training, PRO/Engineer, Solidworks, Statistical Process Control, CIMCAD, MS-Windows, Word, Excel, Certified Orange Belt Microsoft Project 2000 & MS Project 2013, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and DEMAIC, DFM/DFA, DFMEA & PFMEA, Design of Experiments (DOE), GD&T and Advanced GD&T, W.H.M.I.S., Steel Fracture Analysis, Diesel Engine Maintenance and troubleshooting, IRDI-Design of Plastic Parts, 8D/Root Cause Analysis, Optimized gear design for Plastics, Mistake Proofing/Poke Yoke, SAE-Introduction to Occupant Sensors, SAE-Selection and Measurement of Materials for Vehicle Interior Noise Study, SAE-Design of Gears and Gear Systems, Introduction to Finance and Accounting, Advanced Noise Source Identification, Rotating Machinery Sound Analysis. Certificate of Mechanical Technology 1995-06
Community Service
  • Oregon Metals Initiative (OMI) - past Secretary & Treasurer and board member, 2012-2015
  • Northwest Collaboratory for Sustainable Manufacturing (NWCSM) - past President and board member, 2013-2015
  • Oregon State University - School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering - Industry Advisory Board member, 2014-2015
  • Oregon State University - School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering - guest lecturer for ME383 (Failure analysis and design of machine components), 2014-2015
  • Coach - Oregon State University, Portland Junior Winterhawks, and Winterhawk Varsity Hockey League (WVHL) - USA Hockey Level 3, 2004-2015
  • Sherwood Foundation of the Arts - stage props creator and constructor, 2012-2014
  • 2010           Black & Decker Eagle Award for Engineering Excellence 
  • 2011           Stanley “Stand out” award for exceptional performance.
  • 2013           One of 20 selected for Blount's Business Leadership Training 
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Previous Companies:

  • Blount International
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • DURA Automotive Systems

Previous Job Positions:

  • R&D Engineering Manager
  • Senior Program Manager
  • Senior Product Design Engineer Advanced Engineering
  • Product Designer
  • Mechanical Engineering Designer


  • night school

Level of Education:

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Certificate of Mechanical Technology
  • Associate of Science

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