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DENNIS J.

TORTORELLA
Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056 DTortorell@aol.com 847-635-7106 Home 847-997-3719 Cell AREAS OF EXPERTISE Program Management Plastic Product Design Conceptual Packaging Design Project Team Building Manufacturing Cost Reduction Injection Molding Productivity Improvement Design of Experiments Six Sigma Plant Layout & Improvement Process Control Project Management Customer Relations Corrective Actions Process Engineering

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IMI CORNELIUS Glendale Heights, IL 4/2005 to 9/2013 Manufacturer of Beverage Dispensing Equipment Design Manager, Materials Development Currently works for both NPD Group on new injection molded plastic componentry and assemblies, and Continuous Engineering Dept. to address field issues on existing equipment related to plastics applications. Was part of the team that in 2010 was responsible for $2.4M cost reduction programs for plastics material changes, part consolidation and new and updated tooling programs. Specifies engineering grade FDA or NSF51/61 materials for food contact areas, and was instrumental in correcting plastic design issues allowing Global Certification by McDonalds of a next generation beverage-dispensing valve. Responsibilities also include implementing changes based on involvement in corporate 8D programs. Establishing the root cause, help problem solve, and create validation and testing parameters for various projects. Established a Corporate Tool Design Standards book for standardization and cost savings. Also responsible as the corporate liaison for all equipment updates on all Coca-Cola authorized products and components. CREATIVE PACKAGING Div., of Precise Technology / Courtesy Corp. Buffalo Grove, IL Manufacturer of Engineered Plastic Packaging Components 4/2001 to 12/2004 Program Engineering Manager Reporting to VP of Engineering, responsible for managing packaging components and assembly projects from concept through to production and release to manufacturing. Projects for food and beverage industry leaders H.J. Heinz, Gatorade, Kraft and Pillsbury were the main customer focus, with projects with these companies having annual sales of $3 to 7 million, and project budgets of $1 to 2.5 million. Also oversaw product designs for ease of manufacturing, preparation of quotations of products, tooling designs as related to product, tooling schedules, and assembly equipment to major customers. Also defined and worked with customers to establish overall project goals, define and specify product requirements, write product specifications, prepare estimates and recommendations for plant modification for new projects. I also generated tool sampling requirements; tool validation protocols, and develop with customers their performance goals and criteria. MASTER MOLDED PRODUCTS CORP. Elgin, IL 1/1998 to 12/2000 Custom injection molder for Packaging, Industrial and Automotive markets. Program Manager, Packaging Combined responsibilities for ISO-9001/QS-9000 Business Group for all aspects of developing new high volume tooling for over-caps, closures, and for consumer and industrial products. My responsibilities include initial product design specifications, performance criteria, product concepts design, product and tooling quotations, project time lines right through to production start, qualification, and final customer approval. Automotive programs utilized PPAP procedures in conformance with ISO requirements as outlined by supplier.

TENEX CORPORATION Elk Grove Village, IL 2/1995 to 1/1998 Injection Molder of Plastic Storage, Office and Computer Products. Manager, Research and Development Reporting to the Director of Operations, responsibilities included new product design and development, tool design and qualification of new injection tools and dies into production lines, and extrusion roll production machinery for chairmat production. Responsibilities include training of plant personnel when new product lines became released into production. Other responsibilities include specifying new equipment for injection molding plant expansion, including temperature controllers, overhead crane systems, resin delivery systems, temperature zone controllers, and all other equipment required for high volume production of plastic components for the home office and storage markets.

FELLOWES MANUFACTURING Itasca, IL 5/1993 to 2/1995 Injection Molder of Computer and Office Products Sr. Product Engineer Responsible for managing outside product design developments, establishing product costs, developing tooling sources, overseeing construction of new tools, and product refinements upon start up of production runs. Developed plans for cost reducing manufacturing assembly methods, wrote Master Process Sheets and quality standards documents for components and sub-assemblies. CREATIVE PACKAGING, Div. of Courtesy Corp. Buffalo Grove, IL 4/1991 to 5/1993 Manufacturer of Plastics Caps and Closures Project Engineer/ Project Manager Responsible for developing new products from conception through to manufacturing including concept design, mold and tooling design, sampling and tooling qualification and approval. SEAQUIST CLOSURES, Div. of Pittway Corp. Crystal Lake, IL 10/1983 to 1/1991 Injection Molder of Caps and Closures Senior Tool Engineer Responsibilities included reviewing and critiquing of new tooling designs, making recommendations on improved designs, overseeing construction and assuring that new tooling is built to specification and delivered on time. Other responsibilities included setting up and sampling new tooling, trouble shooting and debugging, and approving tooling for start-up production runs. EDUCATION Milwaukee School of Engineering Architectural Engineering Construction Technology; ABCET Elgin Community College Plastics Technology Courses ADDITIONAL -Six Sigma Green Belt 2007 -Proficient in Excel, AS400, MS Project, Word, Power Point. -Certified by SPI in Injection Molding Operations 2004 -Awarded three (3) United States Design Patents for consumer and computer product designs. 6,871,764 A1; 5,443,160; and 5,799,783. -Two United States and Foreign Patents pending for designs of packaging components. -Scientific Injection Molding and Statistical Q.C. Rodney J. Groleau and Assoc. -Philip Crosby School of Quality Improvement Certificate of completion.