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ROBERT G SIMPSON

1601 Hillside Dr #D6 * Effingham, IL 62401 * * 810.877-1276


MBA Graduate with over 7 years experience in testing of package design and func
tionality; over 6 years experience as a supervisor with packaging decisions. Sea
soned in Cost Savings Initiatives, Kaizen Events, SAP, and PDM.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
* Over 7 years of experience testing design elements of a variety of Product a
nd Packaging components
* Experience testing functional and dimensional aspects of packaging component
s
* Experience in data analysis and oral and written reporting
* Possess an MBA and a BS in Package Engineering
* Additional experience studying European Packaging design
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
PACKAGING ENGINEER January 2007 to December 2009
HELLA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION Flora, IL
An Automotive Electronics Supplier
* Directed packaging decisions for 3 Plants and Hella North American HQ
* Participated in FMEA and Kaizen activities
* Quarterly cost reduction award winner; July-Sept 2008
* Fostered strong relationships with vendors to gain optimal Global pricing
* Implemented a new standard pallet design saving over $56,000/yr
* Implemented a new ESD thermoformed tray material saving the company over $13
,000/yr
* Standardized Hellaâ s worldwide packaging practices and materials saving labor, m
aterial, and freight costs.
* Daily work with SAP, PDM, and CAD software
* Quoting of new business packaging material and logistics costs
* Negotiated terms and specs to the mutual agreement of key clients such as Fo
rd, GM, Chrysler, Honda, BMW, Mercedes, and Large Tier suppliers
* Continuous improvement exercises on packaging specs
* Identified new vendors for Quality and Cost Reduction concerns
FUEL SYSTEMS PACKAGING ENGINEER December 2002 to May 2003
TI AUTOMOTIVE Auburn Hills, MI A design firm for automotive fluid delivery syste
ms
* Tested validity of fuel storage systems using physical, static and dynamic t
esting
* Supervised work of three business team technicians
* Managed returnable packaging systems, including procurement and footprint de
sign
* Used LEVII and PZEC compliant systems to provide polymer fuel system solutio
ns that met permeation requirements
TEST/PACKAGING ENGINEER May 2000 to December 2001
BREED TECHNOLOGIES Sterling Heights, MI A design firm for automotive safety rest
raints
* Validated a variety of automotive safety restraint components using physical
, static and dynamic tests
* Designed test fixtures and databases
* Developed improved packaging systems to reduce damage to shipped components
* Evaluated problems in packaging and design elements of components
* Worked closely within NHTSA guidelines to ensure packaging complied with the
specifications
* Worked closely with ATF regulations to improve airbag propellant packaging a
nd storage
PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY INTERN January 1999 to July 1999
RHONE-POULENC RORER Collegeville, PA A global pharmaceutical company
* Tested qualitative and functional aspects of pharmaceutical packaging compon
ents
* Led cross-functional research and development teams in development of new ph
armaceutical packaging systems
* Established project timelines and goals
* Worked closely within FDA regulations and guidelines.
* Implemented an improved Packaging System for Gliadel reducing product breaka
ge which saved the company over $10,000/unit
MICRO-COMPUTER LABORATORY MANAGER August 1994 to December 1999
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, COMPUTER CENTER East Lansing, MI A university serving
over 40,000 students
* Managed 28 campus computer laboratories, including allocation of staff and m
aterial resources to sustain operations
* Supervised service assistants and evaluated performance
* Ensured functionality of all PCs and printers
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2006
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN * RANKED #4 US BUSINESS SCHOOL
3.5 GPA Flint, MI
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, PACKAGE ENGINEERING 1999
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY * RANKED #1 PACKAGING PROGRAM East Lansing, MI
3.2 GPA
SELECTED SPECIAL TRAINING AND ACADEMIC ASSOCIATIONS
* European Packaging Studies, London England, Summer 1998
* IOPP
CERTIFICATIONS AND TECHNICAL SKILLS
* SAP
* PDM
* Advanced Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
* FMEA
* AutoCAD Last recertification class Aug-Dec 2008
* Effective Problem Solving
* Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
* Platforms/Operating Systems: Windows, Mac, XP, Vista
* Hardware: Sun, Compaq, Dell