I am a Senior Mechanical Engineer with with 33 years of experience in the transit industry, focusing on passenger transit rail vehicle design, Transit Authority specifications and industry standards as applied to passenger transit vehicles and procurement support.   Vehicle experience includes a wide range of passenger transit rail vehicle types, ranging from light rail, heavy rail/subway, through locomotive hauled push-pull equipment. During this time I have served a number of roles in the following capacities:
  • Rail Vehicle Design
  • New Vehicle / Overhaul
  • Supervising Design Team
  • Electromechanical Interface
  • Systems Integration
  • Troubleshooting Design Problems
  • Ensuring Specification Compliance
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Design for Excellence
  • ADA Analysis & Compliance
  • Managing Test Activities
  • Fire-Resistance Testing
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Failure Analysis
  • Project Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Safety
  • Design Quality Assurance
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Purchasing
  • Sub-Supplier Liaison
In addition to my engineering experience, I have 10 years of "hands-on" practical experience before obtaining my degree, in various areas including welding, metalworking and fabrication, equipment maintenance, commercial and residential construction, and automotive painting. Additional details may be found on the "Other" link.