Bausch & Lomb,
Senior Process Engineer 2006 - present
Designed and accredited new and improved processes for contact lenses.
Major contributions to new manufacturing process with projected first year revenue well above $10M.
Assisted accreditation of automated line that resulted in savings of $1M/year.
Developed electrostatic treatment to reduce defects with potential savings of $500K/yr.
Refined cure requirements of existing system enabling a line speed-up saving $450K/yr.
Statistical consultant for other engineers and scientists.
Designed rapid curing technology that enables continuous thermal curing.
Developed improved control of contact lens mechanical properties.
Developed dry processing techniques for experimental lenses.
Company, Rochester, NY
Principal Engineer (equialent) 1996 - 2005
Designed new products. Led technical project teams
Designed a new product with innovative structure that resulted in $6M/year in new business.
Led team that developed novel replacement for existing fluorosurfactant to avoid environmental concerns, improve quality and reduce waste.
Created and managed budgets in excess of $1M.
Designed new simplified formula that enhanced product features and increased productivity by 40%, resulting in multi-million dollar cost reduction.
Led project teams to refine existing technology that reduced cost of materials by $1.5M.
Designed new formula that reduced annual cost by $1.3M while providing new advertising claims.
Senior Development Engineer 1992 - 1996
Scaled research formulas to
fit manufacturing facilities for new products.
Designed for improved
manufacturability. Mistake-proofed formula-transfer
State-of-the-art products introduced on time and within budget.
Eliminated formula transfer errors saving about $250K/year.
Product Engineer 1989-1992
Specified, scheduled, and reviewed acceptance testing for new plant. Led teams to write corrective action guidelines (CAGs), disposition rules, and ISO-9002 documentation.
Installed innovative learning curve schedule that increased efficiency of new plant start-up.
Integrated ISO-9002 procedures with high performance work teams so that operators made most quality decisions.
Implemented statistical process control and quality improvements to support production. Maintained and delivered customized formulas, ensuring product quality.
Reduced variability of key product measurements by 80%.
Implemented improved formulas to improve product stability.
Wrote software utility that was still in use 15 years later.