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MICHAEL D.

INSKEEP
2280 Indian Creek Trails
Hamilton, Ohio 45013
513.893.2689

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Experience working within a Aerospace, Fortune 25 company, military vehicle armoring, company mid-size
precision machine tool company, commercial products and automotive shock absorber assemblies.
Recognized for outstanding technical ability, effective management style and ability to handle multiple
priorities and recognizing future business needs.

Areas of expertise include:


 Customer / Supplier Interface  Precision tolerance
 Project Management  Prototype development
 Engineering / Manufacturing Interface  Cost Reduction

EXPERIENCE

Turbo Combustor Technology, Inc., Evendale, Ohio 2007-present


Project Manager
 Review product requirements and developing manufacturing processes and tooling. Develop
process planning to include operation sheets and process travelers.
 See projects from conception to final machining providing concurrent engineering along with
assisting production.
 Assigned as customer Designated Quality Representative (DQR).
 Perform functions such as first article in process and final inspections and testing services.
 Lead investigation of root cause and corrective action for continuous improvement and reduction of
scrap and rework.
 Perform preliminary review board activities

KruppBilstein of America, Hamilton, Ohio 2000-2007


Project Manager
 Communicate and manage all aspects of new business implementation of the after market group in
the Hamilton facility. Develop and maintain departmental matrix to communicate successes and
concerns (volume, on-time/late, PPM’s, order cycle time, etc). Foster sales growth and profitability
by insuring that products are delivered on time and high quality. Provide comprehensive
engineering support by maintaining product drawing database, perform dimensional reviews, and
ensure all engineering standards are met.
 Ensure that BOM’s are correct and communicate with logistics and purchasing.
 Develop product packing and inspection standards.
 Analyze current and new tooling requirements and costs.
 Closely monitor production scheduling and coordinate logistic activities.
 Advocate and assist in the implementation of “Best Practices” in manufacturing and logistics.
 Processed customer requests for quotations and adjusted prices within limits of authority deemed
necessary and retain profitable business.

Project Engineer
 Develop and design shock absorbers according to customer specifications. Coordinate with two
offices in Germany on R&D activates and presented technical advances to customers. Coordinate
building of proto type assemblies and testing to customer requirements.
 Presented VA-VE cost saving ideas (on 47 separate assemblies) to General Motors, Chrysler,
Toyota and Ford totaling cost and labor savings for both customer and company around $35K.
 Worked with key customer on complaints and lead necessary corrective actions (fabrication, testing,
assembly of shock absorbers and strut components and systems), resulting in 30% growth in
current business.
 Coordinated and executed all prototypes to customer’s request (i.e., Q1 and GP11). Confirmed
delivery date, cost and design requirements. Assembled cross-functional team to identify current
components for use or modification with respective projects.
 Worked within and lead cross-functional teams in the areas of PPAP, APQP, DFEMA, and PFMEA.

O’GARA-HESS & EISENHARDT ARMORING COMPANY, Fairfield, Ohio 1996-2000


Technical/Project Engineer (1998-2000)

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 Responsible for providing technical and manufacturing solutions for in-house and field projects.
Primary point of contact for all customer’s, sub-contractors (commercial and Military) and vendors
for preliminary / final component installation, testing and continued maintenance.
 Reviewed RFQ’s and presented proposals to appropriate internal departments and external sub-
suppliers as required for feasibility and cost.
 Designed, manufactured fixtures and developed assembly procedures from findings of verification
builds.
 Attained direct results (i.e., cost and assembly/manufacturing time) in providing support and
guidance to project engineers, technicians and sub-contractors.
 Participated as engineering representative in Material Review Board meetings.

Lead Designer/Prototype Engineer (1996-1998)


 Designed and built prototypes (to appropriate MIL and federal safety standards) armored
personnel carrier, a $60 million contract for the U.S. Air Force (350 vehicles). Performed as main
technical point of contact for Initial Operation Test and Evaluation (IOT&E). Developed, installed
and coordinated numerous major redesign concepts for particular assemblies with Air Force
representatives.
 Identified manufacturing problem areas and provided multiple solutions being simple & expeditious
manufacturing procedures resulting in savings of 10% in labor and assembly time per vehicle.
 Requested by customer to continue to provide essential support & additional guidance.
 Demonstrated and participated in operational qualification test.
 Engineering representative for Discrepancy Review Board to provide design solutions from
operational test discrepancies.

PROCTER & GAMBLE CO., Cincinnati, Ohio 1990-1996


Engineer/Designer

 Developed process technology for Special Module Division on converter equipment to meet
required standards. Developed module equipment and test stands utilizing finished product
requirements.
 Achieved positive results through new initiatives resulting in savings in excess of $160K.
 Selected vendors, follow designs through manufacturing, assembly and delivery.
 Supervised subcontract engineers and engineering firms.

SETCO INDUSTRIES, INC., Cincinnati, Ohio 1978-1990


Engineer/Designer
 Assisted engineering on quality and final assembly design of milling, grinding, and boring spindles.
 Worked directly with end customers, sales and outside vendors on design, quality, price and
delivery of products.
 Proposed design of assemblies based on customer’s specifications and requirements.
 New product development and design in dovetail, hardened rail slides, belt driven geared spindles,
and motorized spindles (to ABEC7 & 9 tolerances) followed product from conception to shipment.

EDUCATION & ACHIEVEMENTS

Tank-Automotive Command “Achievement Award”


Light Tactical Vehicles given by Program Manager, U.S. Army, TACOM
Secret Security Clearance

Cincinnati Technical College


Mechanical Engineering

Proficient in the following software:


All Microsoft Applications (i.e., Excel, Word, Project, Access
and Powerpoint). AutoCad 2000, ProE 2000i and Catia v 4.2

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