Ready to apply my 20 years engineering experience and 5 years management experience to leading a diverse engineering team. Experienced in developing software to enable highly automated workflows for the manufacture of custom prosthetic devices. I enjoy tackling problems and finding answers, especially if the answer requires learning new tools or methods.
DENTSPLY Implants, Waltham, MA
Managed interdisciplinary team of five (5) direct reports. Collaborated with colleagues from Marketing & Communications, Operations, QA/RA, Customer Service, and Sales organizations. Responsible for defining and delivering software-based products to support and expand upon DENTSPLY Implants' CAD/CAM restorative solutions. Responsible for assembling cross-functional teams, planning, and scheduling projects. Project work required defining use cases, specifications, and interface requirements for both internal software developers and external business partners. Project hand-off to Marketing for commercialization including end-user, support, and training materials. Responsible for budgeting, with ~$200,000 of discretionary and capital expenditures per year. Reported to VP of Development.
On-boarded one (1) new hire.
Authored strategy white paper for connectivity to data acquisition devices and networks in the dental industry. Strategy adopted by $75M global business experiencing double-digit growth.
Intitiated and completed project to connect business partner's intraoral scanning systems with DENTSPLY Implants' centralized design & manufacturing facilities. Managed relationship with business partners, managed cross-functional team that implemented the project, negotiated with other functions for resources. Project completion resulted in Marketing Launch at the premier implantology forum & trade show in Europe.
Initiated and completed project to connect 3rd major dental CAD system with DENTSPLY Implants. Project completion resulted in Marketing Launch at the largest trade show for dental laboratories in North America.
Delivered product enhancements to support 100% growth in yearly unit volume for innovative digital product.
On-boarded three (3) new hires.
Negotiated and completed collaboration agreements between business partners and DENTSPLY Implants to enable sharing of case information, including scan data, from partner's software to DENTSPLY Implants' design & manufacturing centers.
Achieved goal of delivering projects that resulted in >50% of business via web-based order entry.
Achieved goal of integration with intraoral scanning systems.
Achieved goal of launching company's first digital product.
Involved in business development, interfacing with outside partners to define shared goals and objectives. Executed business agreements.
Continued role of mentor to software team, as architecture owner of DENTSPLY Implants' web-based order entry platform.
Astra Tech, Inc., Waltham, MA
On boarded two (2) new hires.
Achieved goal of delivering project to convert 10% of business to web-based order entry.
Leader on development team of 12 software engineers. Focused on mentoring teammates on best practices, particularly within the Ruby on Rails web application framework. Interfaced with all aspects of a global organization to determine software requirements. Continued development on 3 enterprise software applications that incorporated parameterized geometric models and expert systems to aid in the manufacture of abutments for dental implants. Installed and maintained tools for software development: source control, bug database, continuous integration dashboard, release website, and web log. Gathered requirements, documented design, implemented code, released software, tracked bugs, and patched software. Lead developer on integration efforts.
Supported transfer of technology to second source in Mölndal, Sweden.
Integrated existing proprietary CAD system with new ERP system, leveraging library developed using the Data Access Object pattern.
Lead developer for the 1st ATLANTIS Lab-based scanning platform. Converting 15% of the business to all-digital order entry, reducing Cost-of-Goods sold.
Atlantis Components, Inc., Cambridge, MA
An early member of the engineering team, contributed immediately by delivering software tools to reduce labor in the scan & design steps of the ATLANTIS process. Quickly learned software development best practices as sole developer on staff. As the team grew, worked as a mentor to other members.
Designed and implemented applications to automate the design and manufacture of dental implant abutments.
Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership, Bristol, NH
- Product Engineer
Leader of a cross–functional team supporting custom designed oil seals for the Aerospace and Automotive industry. Managed product process from initial design and quoting to production launching and troubleshooting. Experienced in compression, transfer and injection molding processes. Created test plans for material & product development. Participated in Kaizen activity to implement lean manufacturing processes. Involved in implementation of quality systems to meet FAA and customer requirements.
DENTSPLY International Leadership Series - Frankfurt DEU
Advanced Management Practices
Boston University, Metropolitan College – Boston, MA
M.S. in Computer Science
Undergraduate Certificate in Software Development
University of Michigan, College of Engineering – Ann Arbor, MI
B.S.E. (Mechanical Engineering)