My goal is to work closely with marine functions as they pertain to either operations of vessels, operations of mechanical/engineering spaces,assisting with any aspect of manufacturing/repair/troubleshooting/service representation.
My ideal platform would be Great Lakes ships, tugs,shore based yards where I could still sail as necessary or when needed.
Present-1998 Owner/President Proto-Fab Tool and Machine,Inc.
This is a very small prototype machine and machine build company. Responsible for all aspects of design and build of various prototype models and actual components for a variety of industries.
1996-1998 Engineering Assistant,Rockford Acoustic Designs
Assisted production engineering in the toolroom while building fixtures and doing all machine shop activities.
1996-1992 Project Manager/Machine Builder
Layout and design and build of a variety of automated machinery.
1992-1987 Machine Builder/Machinist
Layout and build of special operation machines. Responsible for all aspects of machining and welding.
Presently attending Great Lakes Maritime Academy,Traverse City Michigan where I hope to secure my 3rd Assistant Engineering License within 3 more semesters.
Updating class/prerequisite for Great Lakes Maritime Academy, completed course in calculus with an A.
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
Bachelor of Business 1986
United States Navy Management School,New Orleans, LA.
Advanced Pay Grade Petty Officer Training 1989
Associate General Studies, Macomb Community College, Warren, Michigan and Mt.Clemens campus 1973-1980
Merchant Mariners Credential (currently being updated to Cadet status for licensing as engineering officer)
Basic and Advanced Firefighting, D.O.T Maritime Administration
Social Responsibility/ Alcohol and Drug abuse certificate for STCW training
TWIC card, Transportation Workers Informational Credential
CDL-A,N D.O.T Licensed to drive semi tractor trailers with air-brake endorsement, as well as tankers (non-haz.mat)
Manage all machine shop functions and personnel. Manage business portion of shop/procurement/selling/distribution.
I am an intensely organized person who likes and maintains a shipshape facility. This is not only beneficial to productivity, but for safety and good morale.
I am a self motivated individual who loves a new challenge and am not afraid to tackle it alone. Likewise, I am not afraid to assemble a team if that is what is in order to get the best result. As is evidenced in this resume, I am not afraid to seek out new levels of education at a stage in life when some would consider retirement. I am always open to new and exciting ventures. We only stop learning and sharing when we breath our last.
You will notice that at present I am engaged in course work for my license as a maritime officer. I have sacrificed a good portion of my IRA as well as student loans toward this end. It would be in my best interest to finish this goal.
That said, the economic reality may prove otherwise. If you should happen to find me an appealing candidate, I would consider an alternative route should I match with a need.
I am married to a peach of a gal from Wisconsin and we have three wonderful daughters. We will celebrate 28 years this June. Our girls are 22,19,16.
I enjoy antique automobiles, builing things that others say can't be done, and reading the exploits of Clive Cussler and all things maritime.