Mr. Gene Haynes
97 Lang Road
Ft Walton Beach FL, 32547
Extensive experience involving electrical designs and failures. Twenty years practice as a technical manager performing the analysis of electrical failures resulting in loss.
BIO / Resume / CV:
CAREER SUMMARY Professional Technical Manager and Investigative Expert with twenty years progressive and increasingly responsible positions in a Manufacturing and Consulting environment addressing Product Development, Engineering, Manufacturing, Marketing, Quality Assurance and Forensic Engineering Investigations. Demonstrated ability to successfully define, manage and implement complex, business legal, and technical objectives from inception through product manufacturing. Strong problem solving, planning, organization and technical management skills. Experienced Expert Liaison and Facilitator. EDUCATION Florida Atlantic University 1980 A University of Florida School Boca Raton, Florida B. S. Electrical Engineering Course Work: Electronics and Power Distribution PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Society of Automotive Engineers, Cranking Motor Committee (SAE) Small Motors Manufacturing Association (SMMA) Industrial Truck Association, Battery and Charger Committee (ITA) American Society for Quality (ASQ) Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association (APRA) Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Product Qualification Testing APRA Clinic, Long Island, NY 1999 PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND President Matrix Engineering, formerly Rapid Response Consultanats 1997 to Present Extensive experience assisting attorneys and insurance adjusters regarding automotive, residential and industrial electrical product designs and failures. Performed the analysis of electrical and electromechanical failures resulting in fires, equipment and property damage, and personal injury. Applications include, Automotive / RV / Fork Truck, batteries and battery charging systems, lighting systems, electrical / electro mechanical / electronic product designs and failure modes, as well as residential electrical systems designs and improvements. Broad technical experience that includes examination and documentation of more than 20 accidents/fires throughout the United States. Have provided testimony in this area of expertise and routinely performs litigation consulting. Specialized expertise in the areas of electrical/electromechanical failure analysis, mathematical modeling of systems, and electrical evidence collection, product testing and analysis procedures. SAMPLING OF SUBJECTS INVESTIGATED Automotive, Industrial, Commercial, and Residential products including, electronic engine and motor controls, circuit breakers, power distribution panels, power sub-stations and ground fault protection devices, AC and DC electric motors, automotive and electric vehicle batteries and battery charging, starters and alternators, tools and appliances, fluorescent lighting ballasts, switches, relays, and sensor designs and applications. Division Engineering Manger EFP Corporation 2001 2002 Responsible for all of the all process controls, manufacturing equipment definition and purchasing of electric services and equipment, gas, water and steam for a 200,000 sq. foot polystyrene manufacturing facility. Responsible for the Capital Equipment budget of over 5 Million dollars per annum. Installed 14 new Electronic System Controllers on existing manufacturing equipment increasing both productivity and efficiency by decreasing cycle times and scrap rates. Worked significantly with OSHA and Alabama Department of Regulations to insure company compliance with safety and environmental issues Assigned as Program Manager for implementing 3 new automotive products into manufacturing Assigned as Cost Improvement Manager for the Division managing 15 to 20 projects identifying significant cost and safety improvements Planned and implementing ISO 14000 Environmental Controls Assigned as a Lead Auditor for ISO 9000 Quality System compliance Division Director of Engineering and Quality Prestolite Electric Inc. 1994 - 1998 Responsible for the development and implementation of all technical policies and procedures for Automotive DC motors, Automotive Electronic Controls, Electronic Battery Charger products, and Electromechanical Switches. Product development responsibilities include complete project definition and schedules with multi-million dollar budget responsibility for all key strategic development programs. Provide Technical leadership to Corporate Council concerning all litigation. Direct reporting of 2 Product Engineering Managers and a staff of 18 Product Development Engineers. Extensive travel and customer interface with all Automotive and Material Handling Equipment customers. Experience representing the company in all areas, new product design, marketing, sales and pricing, quality issues, operations procedures, schedules and shipments. * Assigned as Corporate Program General Manager for Electric Vehicle Systems, responsible for all sales, operations and engineering activities involved with DC motors, Electronic Controls and Industrial Battery Chargers. * Developed product strategy and produced 3 new motors to penetrate the Automotive / Heavy Truck cranking motor business and provided a full application range of products. * Orchestrated the development of the first Strategic Industrial Pump Motor Family in over 8 years. Increased market share from 5% to 30% in 24 months. Products provided latest technology and 25% gross margin improvement. * Planned and executed the introduction of ISO/QS 9000 procedures. Manager, Product Development and Standards ABB Power T&D Company, Inc 1992 - 1994 Full product development responsibilities to meet Corporate Strategic Directions for Power Distribution Equipment that included 480-36kVAC Switchgear, Circuit Breakers and related products. Provide Technical leadership to Corporate Council concerning all litigation. Direct reporting of 26 Managers and Engineers. Developed and controlled 11 million dollar department and developmental budget. * Successfully lead a Multi-discipline Engineering Team to introduce a World Class Medium Voltage Switchgear and Circuit Breaker product line utilizing State of the Art Electronic Communication and Control System and Arc Resistant Technology. Division Engineering and Quality Manager Siemens Energy and Automation Inc. 1989 - 1992 Responsible for design of all high volume (+40 million units / year) residential and industrial circuit breaker products and manufacturing engineering as well as quality assurance for US and Mexican manufacturing facilities. Provide Technical Leadership to Corporate Council concerning all litigation. Direct reporting of Engineering, Quality, Drafting and UL Test Lab personnel. Full responsibility for all Design and Product Support Engineering requirements for Electronic and Thermal Magnetic circuit breaker products ranging from 10 amps through 2000 amps. * Served as Technical Expert representing SEA in all litigation * Lead the introduction to the Malcom Baldridge Award program Engineering Manager / Design Engineer Airpax Corp. 1980 - 1989 Complete design responsibility for all high volume automotive and aerospace speed sensing, lighting and dc motor products. Direct reporting of all development engineering staff. Extensive Automotive customer interface and negotiations.
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