Meticulous, hands-on validation engineer with a doctorate in engineering mechanics. Strong background in test development and test methods. Dynamic, performance-driven professional with an extraordinary blend of leadership, business, and durability test development/execution knowledge. Recognized keen ability to implement and execute validation requirements. Superior communication and rapport with internal/external customers, suppliers, and employees at all levels of an
Meticulous, hands-on validation engineer with a doctorate in engineering mechanics. Strong background in test development and test methods. Dynamic, performance-driven professional with an extraordinary blend of leadership, business, and durability test development/execution knowledge. Recognized keen ability to implement and execute validation requirements. Superior communication and rapport with internal/external customers, suppliers, and employees at all levels of an organization. 2003 Engineer of the Year.
P.E. - licensed in the states of Texas, Indiana
VPI Reliability Manager @ From August 2012 to Present (3 years 5 months) Indianapolis, Indiana AreaEngineering Consultant @ From April 2012 to August 2012 (5 months) Chief Engineer - Durability @ FECT is a division of Faurecia, a publically-owned, global Tier I automotive supplier. Faurecia acquired the private-equity entity EMCON Technologies, LLC in February 2010, making Faurecia the global leader in automotive exhaust and aftertreatment devices.
EMCON Emissions Control Technologies (owned by One Equity Partners May 2007 to February 2010) was a global, Tier I supplier of automotive exhaust systems and components for both light and commercial vehicle markets. Prior to May 2007, EMCON was formerly ArvinMeritor/Arvin Industries.
Technical manager responsible for all durability testing areas, including Cold Durability, Hot Durability, Road Load Data Acquisition (RLDA), Full System Durability (FSD), and Test Development to conduct Production Validation (PV), Design Validation (DV), and Engineering Development (ED) testing. Supervised and mentored an organization of engineers and technicians. Responsible for test development, execution, and specifications. Responsible for multi-million dollar lab equipment and analysis software to execute DVP&R validation. Implemented multiple capital projects to increase validation capabilities and capacities. Upgrades included electro-dynamic (ED) shakers, natural gas burners as heat sources, nCode GlyphWorks and MTS RPCPro for accelerated test development, and SoMat eDaq for RLDA. Directed AOP budgets. Managed facility projects from conception through realization - planning, budgeting, and scheduling. Collaborated with other global regions to leverage utilization of test capacities. Planned and executed the relocation and integration of test equipment into Columbus Technical Center (CTC) infrastructure as part of North American (NA) consolidation. Led analytical work instrumental in achieving site certification for customer specific testing. Led continuous improvement initiatives to streamline processes, data analyses, and technical reporting of results. Lab TS16949 and ISO14001 compliant. From June 2006 to December 2011 (5 years 7 months) Senior Principal Durablity Engineer @ Technical liaison to customers. RFQ Tech expert for new business acquisitions. Developed platform-specific DVP&R plans for light and commercial vehicle applications. Evaluated computer simulation versus physical test approaches for durability validation. North American representative on global Durability team to unify global test methods. Used nCode for signal processing, single or dual axis block load test development, and damage-based editing of time histories for multi-axis assembly tests from proving ground data. Developed Power Spectral Density (PSD) profiles for ED shaker tests. Used SoMat for signal processing and data analysis. Conducted RLDA data validation for commercial and light vehicle customers. Conducted block load component and time history assembly tests, S-N curve development tests, and materials tests using MTS hydraulic test stands, FlexTestIIm, and Component RPC. Conducted high frequency (up to 2500 Hz) durability tests using ED shakers at elevated temperatures. Scheduled workload, provided technical guidance across all types of problems (equipment and/or program specific), provided input to the capital and expense budgets, identified appropriate training for the staff, and contributed to annual reviews. Conducted data acquisition (using Megadac) and data validation at North American proving grounds. Performed load-strain calibrations. Post-processed data, interpreted the results, and reported results. From February 1998 to June 2006 (8 years 5 months) Systems Engineer @ From February 1991 to February 1998 (7 years 1 month) Houston, Texas AreaMaterials Engineer @ From July 1984 to January 1986 (1 year 7 months) Norfolk, Virginia Area
Ph.D., Mechanics & Materials @ Texas A&M University From 1987 to 1990 M.S., Mechanical Engineering @ Texas A&M University From 1986 to 1987 B.S., Civil Engineering @ Virginia Tech From 1980 to 1984 Gail P.E. is skilled in: Durability, Engineering, Automotive Engineering, DFMEA, Testing, Test Management, Test Planning, System Testing, Fatigue Analysis, Vibration, Fatigue, Data Quality, TS16949, Continuous Improvement, Capital Budgeting, Budget Development, Emissions, Aftertreatment Devices, Durable Goods
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