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      Location:
      Felton CA, USA
      Occupation:
      Mechanical engineer and designer
      Country:
      United States
      Gender:
      M
      Started in industry:
      1988
      Jack D. Kellythorne, P.E.
      245 Elm Drive • Felton • California • 95018 • (831) 335 – 4806 Cell 831-247-7433
      E-mail address: jack@kellythorne.com

      Summary

      More than 20 years hands on Mechanical Engineering experience in design, fabrication, optimization and successful implementation of consumer and biomedical products, precision mechanisms, robots and automated manufacturing equipment. Exceptionally strong design and problem solving skills used to increase yields, quality, and reliability. Project management of manufacturing equipment from concept through installation.

      Key accomplishments

      Designed and brought to market 3 top selling (more than $2 million) consumer products which were highly acclaimed in Sky and Telescope magazine.

      Project leader for redesign of leading edge biomedical hematology analyzer.

      Forensic testimony as a Professional Engineer.

      Developed equipment, process, and operator training innovations that raised yields from 55% to 95% and more than tripled production.

      Responsible process engineer for over $1.5 million of robotic manufacturing equipment.

      Applied Statistical Process Control techniques to improve robot error rate 14 times (from 14% to 1%) without added hardware or expense.

      Professional Experience

      Senior Mechanical Engineer, medical instrumentation

      Accel Biotech, Inc. 12/ 11 to 11/12
      Santa Cruz, Ca
      New instrument development from concept through design, test, and release to manufacturing. Design, solid modeling, and detailing of sheet metal housings, fluidics, mechanical system integration, machined parts, parts for injection molding, PCB integration, PCB card cages, design for assembly, design for manufacturability. Initial test and debug of systems.

      Senior Mechanical Engineer, New Product Development

      Diversey, Inc. 6/ 07 to 6/10
      Santa Cruz, Ca
      Responsible for new product development from concept through design, testing, and release to manufacturing. Design, solid modeling, and detailing of industrial pumps, dispensing equipment and related products, sheet metal and injection molded products. Developed new product lines, redesigned products for outsourcing, sustained and trouble shot existing products. PDMWorks CAD administrator.

      Mechanical Design Engineer, Medical Product Development
      BC Tech, Inc. (contract) 10/ 06 to 5/ 07
      Santa Cruz, Ca
      Responsible for new product development from concept through design, testing, Validation and Verification, FDA submission, and release to manufacturing. Design, solid modeling, and detailing of medical devices, sheet metal, products and fixtures. Documentation per company Quality Management System.

      Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Product Development 5/05 to 2/06
      Xyratex, Inc (contract) Scotts Valley, Ca
      Researched, designed and developed a wide variety of complex tools, machines, controls, equipment and mechanical processes. Oversaw production, installation, operation, maintenance, repair and development of complex, sophisticated, state-of-the-art, new and modified systems. Worked closely with other engineering areas to obtain optimum designs.

      Mechanical Design Engineer, Medical Product Development 3/04 to 2/05
      BC Tech, Inc. Santa Cruz, Ca
      Responsible for new product development from concept through design, testing, Validation and Verification, FDA submission, and release to manufacturing. Design, solid modeling, and detailing of medical devices, products and fixtures. Documentation per company Quality Management System.

      Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, New Product Development 12/99 to 3/02
      Orion Telescopes and Binoculars, Inc. Watsonville, Ca
      Responsible for three major new products from concept through successful market introduction. Innovative design work resulted in outstanding critical review and customer acceptance. Updated existing products with new features to promote higher quality and increased consumer value. Managed foreign and domestic vendors and suppliers from initial prototypes through ongoing production.

      Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, R and D department 9/98 to 12/99
      Abbott Diagnostics Division, Inc. Santa Clara, Ca
      Lead Mechanical Engineer for redesign of the sample processor in Abbott’s industry leading hematology analyzer, the Cell Dyn 4000. Performed primary design and coordinated work of other designers. Analyzed existing robotic sample processor, developed plan for increased reliability, manufacturability, and serviceability. Leader of cross-functional team to address test and manufacturing concerns.

      Senior Mechanical Design Engineer 3/94 to 9/98
      Western Digital, Inc. San Jose, Ca
      Design, detail, draft, and tolerance precision tooling for hard disk cleanroom manufacturing. Research and specify components. Interface with process engineering and fabrication vendors to assure functional performance, low cycle time, user ergonomics, and ease of fabrication. SolidDesigner/ME10, AutoCAD release 12 (3D wire frame) and Anvil 1000.
      Consulting Design Engineer 9/93 to 3/94
      Kellythorne Engineering Services (Private Practice). Felton, Ca
      Designed biomedical manufacturing tooling based on analysis of customer's process. Component specification drafting for semiconductor industry equipment performed in conjunction with another consultant. Sole responsibility for business development, job bidding, and execution of work.

      Education
      BS Mechanical Engineering 1988
      California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Ca

      Professional Certification
      Professional Engineer California License Mechanical #27362
      Since 1991 (Expiration June 2013)
      Professional development and skills
      Solid Modeling: SolidWorks, PDMWorks and CoCreate’s SolidDesigner
      Advanced AutoCAD instructor, DeAnza College
      ANSI Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
      Statistical Tolerancing
      Life Coaching/Speaking
      Certified Dream Coach®, Certified Dream Coach Group Leader, Trained Purpose Coach
      Author, Inspiring Speaker, Toastmaster

      Coaching, public speaking, mountain biking, road biking