Mr. John R. Toth
John Toth Engineering, Inc.
11651 Osprey Pointe Boulevard
Clermont FL, 34711
Mechanical and marine engineer-underwater equipment/materials, fiber optics, high-tension cables, machine design, theme park equipment/amusement rides, elastomers, fracture mechanics concrete and rock
BIO / Resume / CV:
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Broad scale engineering support to commercial, military, and legal clients including failure analysis and expert evaluation of mechanical systems, high tolerance machinery, electromechanical devices, and underwater equipment. High tolerance machinery, tool & die, and component design, development, and qualification. Electromechanical and optical product development, design review, and evaluation. Accident evaluation and personal injury prevention. Strategic planning, productivity consulting and evaluation, market analysis, technical and business case assessment and development, technical proposal presentation and cost strategy. Program and project coordination and supervision, business process streamlining, management evaluations, and business development. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND A Senior Consulting Engineer with 20 years of diverse professional and industrial based engineering experience in mechanical, electromechanical, and optical engineering fields. Experience includes product design, research and development, technical program management, engineering management, and business management. Experience in marine applications as well as high and low volume industrial manufacturing settings. Background includes machine design, fracture failure of concrete and rock, theme park ride and machinery, high-tension cables, underwater materials, high-speed machinery, tool and die, fiber optics, and elastomeric applications. Application areas supported include the defense industry for underwater cable and connectors, submarine sonar array, and acoustics; the pipe and tube mill industry for cutoff shears, control systems, and tool and die; the high speed canning industry for aerosol can, automated test equipment, and canning dies; the theme park industry for ride and show machinery and equipment; and the undersea marine industry for material corrosion applications, underwater wet and dry connectors, and cable terminations. Additional research background associated with fracture failure and crack propagation in metals, concrete, and rock. Increasing levels of responsibility held throughout engineering career, beginning in 1985 in the defense industry, with progressive positions spanning Mechanical Technician through Project Engineer, and finally serving as an Engineering Project Manager. In 1993, transitioned to commercial capital equipment manufacturing, where served as Project Engineer and Engineering Supervisor. Later supported the development and analysis of theme park equipment and machinery, and held design and project management positions in the high speed canning industry. Began in 1997 as an Engineering Manager for an undersea equipment manufacturer, where ultimately transitioned to a Corporate Officer position serving as the VP of Engineering and finally Division President. In January 2004, where providing engineering analysis, failure and accident analysis, product design, and productivity consulting for industrial, defense, and legal applications and requirements. EDUCATION & LICENSE BS, Engineering - Southern Illinois University, 1985 MS, Mechanical Engineering - University of Rhode Island, 1992 Registered Professional Engineer, FL License No. 0052126 PATENTS U.S. Patent #6,543,965 Undersea Cable Branching Apparatus and Method U.S. Patent #6,402,539 Self-Contained Underwater Branching Apparatus and Method U.S. Patent #6,510,270 Sub-Oceanic Cable Network System and Method U.S. Patent #6,665,477 Undersea Optical Fiber Telecommunication System and Method PUBLICATION & PRESENTATIONS Development of a Tensile Loading Apparatus and its use in Determining the Dynamic Fracture Toughness of Geological Materials, Masters Thesis, University of Rhode Island, 1992. Numerous company and client affiliated technical, and business case presentations and seminars, including; product qualification assessments, design and failure analysis reviews, verification testing reviews, market assessments for niche product introductions, and product reliability assessments. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY OCEAN DESIGN INC., ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA International, high growth manufacturer; industry leader in the supply of underwater electrical and fiber optic harnesses, interconnect devices, and seafloor equipment. Company market focus involves defense and commercial applications for offshore control systems and dedicated use communication and sensor networks. Division President - Defense Communications 2000 - 2003 Responsible for establishing and directing a startup company division focusing on government and defense industries and non-traditional commercial markets, including development and execution of all business related strategies and achieving business growth, revenue, and profit objectives. Staffing and retaining a professional team consisting of marketing and sales, program management, engineering, and contracts personnel. Target markets included shipboard and seafloor military programs, underwater communications, oceanographic research, and emerging markets such as offshore renewable energy. Generated revenues from startup to 11M in 3 years Achieved high growth rates by maximizing revenues with existing customers through partnerships and alliances and by expanding addressable markets through the introduction of new product suites and capabilities. Achieved profit objectives through market pricing and organizational control. Strategically focused resources on near term high margin contract awards while concurrently structuring and expanding capabilities to secure long term, higher volume growth opportunities. Vice President of Engineering 1999 - 2000 Business development and technical responsibility for new product concepts and engineering service initiatives targeted at establishing a company foothold in alternate markets. Formed technical and market based, cross-functional teams to establish product applications and drive market capture. Successfully developed and executed strategic plans gaining market entry into sub-oceanic defense and communication product markets utilizing variations of standard commercial product lines. 4 strategic U.S. patents Key persuasive leadership for successful capital market investment. Engineering Manager 1997 - 1999 Staffing, management, and professional development of a 30 person technical team consisting of Program Managers, Engineers, Designers, and Configuration & Quality Control personnel. Responsible for the design and development of high reliability undersea electrical and fiber optic products in accordance with program specifications and customer requirements. Successfully expanded engineering department to meet customer order requirements during company expansion from $7 million to $25 million in annual revenue. Formed dedicated technical and program management teams to lead new product transition-to-manufacturing efforts in fiber optic and defense product areas. Program managed large-scale government contracts for underwater optical products including contract negotiation, product design, qualification, and manufacturing phases. UNITED STATES CAN COMPANY, ORLANDO, FLORIDA Project Engineer 1996 - 1997 Machine and Controls Division developing and manufacturing high-speed canning line equipment for food and beverage and commercial products applications. Responsible for the design, development, and on-time delivery of high-speed production line canning machinery and forming dies in accordance with customer specifications and fixed contract pricing. Corporate recognition for problem solving capabilities and innovative equipment designs. WALT DISNEY WORLD COMPANY, ORLANDO, FLORIDA Mechanical Engineer 1995 - 1996 Ride & Show Engineering Department supporting high reliability theme park attractions. Responsible for design, analysis, quality, and installation functions in support of maintenance upgrades and safety enhancements of ride and show structures and equipment. Received Ride & Show Engineering "Stars Award" for outstanding engineering problem solving and team building. THERMATOOL CORPORATION, NOVI, MICHIGAN Engineering Supervisor, Project Engineer 1993 - 1995 Capital equipment manufacturer providing large scale metal processing equipment to the pipe and tube mill industry. Engineering and supervisory responsibility for the design, test and evaluation, and installation of engineered-to-order high-speed cutoff dies and machinery. Company liaison and technical problem solving representative for high demand key customer. TRACOR, INC., NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT & FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA Project Manager, Project Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Technician 1986 - 1993 Defense contractor providing engineering and technical support to the U.S. military. Eight-year affiliation spanning entry level engineering through project team management in support of the design, development, and test and evaluation of shipboard and submarine equipment and components, including test equipment, underwater electrical and optic connectors, marine hose, and high strength cable terminations.
Amusement Rides Cable Systems Canning Dies Close Tolerance Machinery Concrete Fracture Failure Control Systems Corrosion Elastomers Electrical Isolation Electromechanical Devices Fiber Optics Fracture Mechanics High Tolerance Equipment High Speed Machinery High Tolerance Components Machine Guarding Marine Engineer Mechanical Engineer Pipe & Tube Mill Rock Fracture Failure Theme Park Equipment Theme Park Machinery Underwater Cable Systems Underwater Connectors Underwater Equipment Underwater Materials
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