Manager - Product Design Group, Personal Care Division @ The Gillette Company
Principal Engineer, Mechanical Design & Development @ The Gillette Company
Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer @ The Gillette Company
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Twenty four years of experience (13 years of design engineering management) designing and developing innovative products for various consumer and medical device markets. Extensive experience working with Industrial Design, Marketing and Manufacturing to ideate concepts and transform them into functional prototypes and production ready designs. Demonstrated history of creating innovative product designs in a multi-discipline team environment.
Twenty four years of experience (13 years of design engineering management) designing and developing innovative products for various consumer and medical device markets. Extensive experience working with Industrial Design, Marketing and Manufacturing to ideate concepts and transform them into functional prototypes and production ready designs. Demonstrated history of creating innovative product designs in a multi-discipline team environment. Competency in 3D mechanical design; FEA; high volume consumer product design; concept generation and complex problem solving. Proven ability to communicate technical matters to all levels of an organization.
Specialties: High volume Consumer Product design (injection and blow molding, stamping and thermoforming), Medical Device Design, Rapid tooling techniques, CAD, FEA, R&D Management, Intellectual Property creation, Budgeting, Personnel management, Project Planning
Sr. Manager, Mechanical Engineering @ From December 2015 to Present (1 month) Greater Boston AreaR&D Manager, Mechanical and Optical Engineering & Design, Diabetes Care @ Managed the mechanical and optical product design activities for a Class III Medical device. Lead team of mechanical, electrical and optical engineers developing new product concepts. From April 2011 to Present (4 years 9 months) Billerica, MassachusettsSection Head, Mechanical Product Design/Modeling & Simulation @ Managed the Product Design group responsible for developing new female shaving products. Built and managed the Modeling and Simulation group. From August 2006 to April 2011 (4 years 9 months) Manager - Product Design Group, Personal Care Division @ Managed the activities of the Product Design group, which had global responsibility for designing new and improved primary mechanical packaging for all Personal Care products (anti-perspirant/deodorant, pre and post shave preps) and peripheral products. Worked with Industrial Design and Product Engineering groups to plan technical work needed for successful product introductions. Ensured that proper design resources were available and applied to meet division and company objectives. From March 2002 to August 2006 (4 years 6 months) Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer, Segway @ Member of a small mechanical design team that developed the production version of the Segway Human Transporter. Based on proprietary technology developed at DEKA, designed, developed and tested a unique rider-detect system. Involved extensive interaction with industrial designers to balance the desired aesthetics with the required user functionality and safety features. Interfaced with other engineering disciplines (electrical, software, manufacturing) to produce mechanical designs that met their specific requirements.
Designed sheetmetal, plastic and TPE components using highly engineered materials necessary for specific performance attributes. Worked with material suppliers and molders to develop new materials necessary to achieve critical performance criteria.
Working with international manufacturers and subcontractors, designed insert molded and vibration welded components to house the battery pack assemblies used for propulsion. From February 2001 to March 2002 (1 year 2 months) Principal Engineer, Mechanical Design & Development @ Created writing instrument product designs for the PaperMate, Parker and Waterman brands. Converted conceptual product ideas into robust designs for introduction into high volume manufacturing environments. From July 1997 to February 2001 (3 years 8 months) Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer, Commercial Antenna Design @ Led the mechanical and aesthetic design effort for all commercial indoor/outdoor antenna products. Worked closely with electrical engineers and marketing to meet the requirements of the wireless telecommunications industry.
Designed products and mounting schemes for outdoor applications considering such issues as water infiltration, wind loading, UV deterioration, installation and maintenance.
Managed the efforts of two mechanical engineers and a draftsman providing support to the electrical engineering department. From July 1996 to July 1997 (1 year 1 month) Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer @ Created writing instrument product designs for the PaperMate, Parker and Waterman brands. Converted conceptual product ideas into robust designs for introduction into high volume manufacturing environments From June 1992 to July 1996 (4 years 2 months) Mechanical Engineer, Nuclear Engineering Group @ Oversaw the procurement of various complex seawater and freshwater pumps used in propulsion plant systems of SEAWOLF and future class nuclear submarines.
Analyzed effects of improperly machined pump components on hydraulic performance, noise signature, and reliability From June 1991 to May 1992 (1 year)
MS, Mechanical Engineering @ Boston University From 1994 to 1996 BS, Mechanical Engineering @ University of Massachusetts at Lowell From 1987 to 1991 James Salemme is skilled in: Finite Element Analysis, Product Development, Molding, People Management, Intellectual Property, Product Design, DFM, Medical Devices, Consumer Products, CAD, Sheet Metal Design, CFD, Budget Development, Talent Acquisition, Optical System Design
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