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Ed Varel

Electro-Mechanical Group Manager

Electro-Mechanical Group Manager at Alstom

Rochester, New York

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Electro-Mechanical Group Manager

Rochester, New York

Gleason Corporation

Engineering Manager - Mechatronics

May 2015 to January 2020

Rochester, New York

Gleason Corporation

Engineering Manager - Manufacturing Engineering

2012 to May 2015

Rochester, New York Area

Ed Varel's Education

Monroe Community College

A.S, Engineering Science

1988 to 1990

Rochester Institute of Technology

M. Eng, Manufacturing Engineering

1994 to 1996

State University of New York at Buffalo

B.S, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

1991 to 1994

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Electro-Mechanical Group Manager @ Alstom Rochester, New YorkEngineering Manager - Mechatronics @ Gleason Corporation - Lead a team of over 20 direct reports consisting of degreed Mechanical, Electrical and Fluid Power Engineers engaged in product improvement, product support, cost reduction, testing and analysis of machines for gear manufacturing primarily in the automotive, aerospace, marine, and power tool industries.- Increased Controls Engineering by 150% over an 18-month period through direct and contract hire to meet demand.- Changed method to complete Controls Engineering work to a master/variant standardized approach to ensure scalability, training, productivity and error reduction using EPLAN, Windchill and SAP.- Develop, update and train engineers in ISO processes using Quality methodologies including Lean Six Sigma to resolve problems and ensure a repeatable result through Kaizen events and DMAIC- Direct and ensure adherence to engineering procedures, proper engineering change control, and design reviews.- Develop budgets and reforecast quarterly for multiple cost centers within Engineering for direct and indirect spend, and operating expenditures including software maintenance and licenses for Creo, EPLAN and AutoCAD for entire company.- Develop annual operating plan and strategic goals. - Develop targets to improve with action plans which were reported on monthly.- Develop several high potential employees for promotion within group and conducted annual performance appraisals. From May 2015 to January 2020 (4 years 9 months) Rochester, New YorkEngineering Manager - Manufacturing Engineering @ Gleason Corporation - Lead a team of engineers engaged in methods, programming and operations.- Develop new process concepts and lean manufacturing systems. - Work with manufacturing to assure an orderly introduction into the manufacturing system of new or modified products and/or processes. - Establish equipment, machine, programming, and tooling requirements for new products and new/existing processes. - Evaluate existing manufacturing methods for process improvement/cost reduction opportunities. - Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layouts. - Develop standardized tooling packages for each CNC machine; work closely with product engineering coordinating standardization in process with standardization of design. - Refine scrap/rework review process to clearly identify root cause issues and develop solutions. - Review/monitor equipment capability and operational cost for possible capital upgrade/rebuild to improve process capability and throughput. - Participate in design reviews with focus on meeting customer needs, minimizing process cost and designing for manufacturability. - Evaluate manufacturing process by conducting research, applying knowledge of product and process design, conferring with equipment vendors, and soliciting observations from operators, From 2012 to May 2015 (3 years) Rochester, New York AreaEngineering Supervisor @ Rotork Controls - Lead a team of engineers engaged in product development, applications, testing and analysis. - Introduce and implement product design into manufacturing. - Modify existing product designs to comply with customer specific requests. - Design and develop wiring diagrams, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, schematics and piping. - Provide engineering support to manufacturing. - Support products in the field including customer interaction, providing technical support, troubleshooting and testing. - Review and analyze machinery for operation in hazardous locations to ATEX, IECEX, and FM standards. From 2010 to 2012 (2 years) Engineering Project Manager @ Stone Construction Equipment, Inc. - Lead a team of engineers engaged in product development, product support, cost reduction, testing and analysis. - Managed projects to Introduce and implement new product into manufacturing that are produced at employer's Honeoye manufacturing facility. - Modify existing product designs to comply with customer specific requests. - Design and develop hydraulic systems, schematics and piping. - Provide engineering support to the manufacturing of concrete and masonry products manufactured in a lean, just in time, manufacturing environment. - Support products in the field including customer interaction, providing technical support, troubleshooting, and field testing. - Provide technical support and documentation to companies that private label products manufactured at the employer's Honeoye manufacturing site. - Review and analyze Machinery, EMC, and Noise Directives and create documentation necessary to self certify product bearing the CE mark exported into the European Union. From 1999 to 2010 (11 years) Senior Staff Engineer @ Rochester Institute of Technology - Conducted manufacturing outreach projects through the Center of Integrated Manufacturing Studies with several local companies. - Conducted applied research through the National Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery with the US Dept. of Energy, US Navy, and the Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association From 1996 to 1999 (3 years) Adjunct Professor @ Rochester Institute of Technology Taught graduate/undergraduate course in Concepts in Manufacturing From September 1998 to November 1998 (3 months) Research Associate/Graduate Assistant @ Rochester Institute of Technology - Conducted research towards the establishment of the National Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery.- Conducted research in remanufacturing, environmentally conscious manufacturing, and life-cycle analysis in the automotive industry under grants from various organizations including the U.S. Department of Energy.- Developed material and assisted in courses offered by the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department. From 1994 to 1996 (2 years)

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