Senior Product Design Engineer in Detroit MI Resume Matthew Champlin by MatthewChamplin

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Clawson, MI 48017   (248) 321-2798
Senior Product Engineer with extensive expertise in automotive interior trim product design, materials, processing, and manufacturing. An industry leader who shares expertise with others and demonstrates a passion for creative problem solving. Demonstrated ability to reduce costs and improving profitability through proper design practices.

 Key individual in securing a $40 million per year business contract for manufacturing. Offering the customer design alternatives to reduce cost and improve functionality while maintaining profit margins.

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Invented “muffin top” removable ashtray, prominent on current GM models. Designed and aided construction of assembly process and fixtures for 2001 Lincoln Blackwood Pick-up Box Module that contained 90 components. Managed $500k budget and supervised 12 technicians. Invented a new fastener. US Patent No. 6357957, Fastener Assembly for Joining Two Interior Panels, Issued: March 19, 2002 to improve instrument panel to floor console fit and finish.


February 2008–June 2009 Troy, MI

South Korean based global manufacturer of innovative design, engineering and manufacturing solutions for automotive interiors for General Motors     Combined new “green friendly “ materials to improve sound and reduce environmental waste Overcame tight customer timing constraints to deliver production quality parts on time. Developed innovative Sun Roof opening wrapping concept to eliminate a need for a secondary beauty trim ring. This saved an extra operation reducing piece price by 50% Conducted DOE to improve and control the compression molding process creating dimensionally stable assemblies. The result was improving cycle time and reducing the processing time by 25% .


November 2005–November 2007 Troy, MI

Global manufacturer of innovative design, engineering and manufacturing solutions for global automotive interiors industry organizations including General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, VWAudi, and Renault.  Generated $40 million per year new business contract by demonstrating company’s technology advances in IP and Console design and manufacturing.

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Provided commercial business teams with design alternatives and component consolidation options for new business quotation packages. This process was key factor to meeting the customer’s piece price targets and still maintains profit margins. August 2004–September 2005 Auburn Hills, MI


Privately-owned minority automotive interior supplier providing automotive interior assemblies IP, consoles, door trim and hard trim components to automotive organizations including Ford and General Motors.    Oversaw product engineering of 2007 MKX Lincoln (U388) IP cluster, passenger side finish panels and end caps by working with cross-functional team to remove design roadblocks. Conducted design and manufacturing feasibility reviews during Class A surface development reducing tooling complexity and piece price reductions. Drove closure of Engineering Open Issues prior to prototype tool build to ensure proper fit of components during design verification build process and developed DVP&R, FMEA and other APQP documents.

         Project Manager, Benteler Automotive, Auburn Hills, MI , 2003-2004 Senior Program Engineer, Collins & Aikman (Axiem Contract), Troy, MI, 2002–2003 Senior Applications Engineer, Sika Corporation, Madison Heights, MI, 2001–2002 Senior Product Engineer/Project Manager, Magna International, Troy, MI, 1995–2001 Senior Lead Product Engineer, Masland Industries, Plymouth, MI, 1993–1995 Senior Lead Product Engineer, Saturn Corp., Troy, MI, 1990–1993 Program Manager/Senior Product Engineer, Oakwood Metal Fabricating Co., Dearborn, MI, 1989–1990 Product Design Release Engineer, Davidson-Textron, Walled Lake, MI, 1987–1989 Product Engineer (Progressive promotion from Salary Grade 5 to Salary Grade 8), Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI, 1978–1987

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING (MINOR: MANAGEMENT) OAKLAND UNIVERSITY Tau Beta Phi Engineering Honor Society (Theta Chapter) 1978 Rochester, MI

  Member, Society of Mechanical Engineers Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), Vis-Mockup Visualization, Spin-Fire Visualization

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Knowledge in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Knowledge with Lotus Notes or other email communication tool, Good interpersonal skills involving ability to work effectively cross-functionally and cross-culturally Good written and oral communication skills necessary for meetings and presentations Ability to work well with others, exhibiting teamwork skills Partners with senior management to analyze and solve issues Ability to multitask by handling diverse assignments concurrently Mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback Expert knowledge of design, development and test engineering, manufacturing processes, assembly operations and Central Office functions Trains, develops and evaluates employees, Develops and coordinates timing of product design programs ,Conducts engineering activities for model year start of production programs ,Evaluates design proposals , Coordinates overall engineering activities with other departments and/or divisions ,Initiates and evaluates cost studies ,Coordinates with vendors and/or customers ,Writes technical reports and proposals, product development process, product development research, new product development, product development plan, industrial design product development, product development knowledge sharing, marketing product manager jobs Product manager, product manager career, product manager job description, product manager job Product manager salary, product manager jobs, product manager positions, product manager resume Automotive interior trim components,

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