Master of Science, Materials Science, Concentrating in Precision Manufacturing,
of Connecticut, 1994
Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
University of Connecticut, 1987
Nuclear Submarine Officer Training, Nuclear reactor theory and operation,
uS Navy, 1989
Director & Principle Engineer
for all aspects of metallurgical and materials consulting business with
a focus on failure analysis, quality system auditing, and manufacturing process development. (1996 - Present)
– Herron Testing Laboratories,
Director & Principal Engineer,
Charlotte NC Facility
Operating Manager and Consulting Engineer responsible for all aspects of an A2LA accredited commercial NDT, Mechanical, Chemical and Metallurgical testing laboratory. (2002 – 2004)
PerkinElmer Centurion Mechanical Seals (Formerly-EG&G Sealol), Chief Materials Engineer
Responsible for all material related functions including, design, specification, testing, process design and trouble shooting, failure analysis and customer interactions for an aerospace dynamic seals manufacturer. (1996 – 2002)
Tool Group, Assistant
QA & Laboratory Manager, West Hartford CT Facility
Directed an A2LA accredited 10 person threaded fastener testing laboratory while responsible for all failure analysis, plant wide process improvement and scrap reduction. (1994 – 1996)
Grinding Research and Development, Graduate
Oversaw industry sponsored research, saving sponsor ~$100K/yr. Managed all functions of the CGRD Materials Characterization Lab. Published: Chipping of Sharpened, Nitrided Spool Valve Edges: Problem Diagnosis and Solutions; SME TECHNICAL PAPERS, May 1995. (1992 – 1994)
USS Blueback (SS-581) / USS LaJolla (SSN-701)
for the operation and maintenance of deployed submarines.
(1987 – 1991)
Reserve Officer (Commander),
Office of Naval Research, Sci-Tech., Raleigh NC
technical assistance to Naval Research Laboratory projects. (1992 – 2007)
Carolina Professional Engineer’s License, #23697. Registered in 2004.
Carolina Professional Engineer’s License, #029065. Registered in 2003.
Texas Professional Engineer’s License, #85672. Registered in
Connecticut Professional Engineer’s License in Metallurgy, #19049. Registered in 1996.
Member – ASM International (ASM). Chairman of the RI Chapter, 2001-2;
American Welding Society (AWS); National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE); National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) - Catawba SC Chapter Chairman 2007