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KEITH KOPTIZKE 3521 Lake Garden Drive * Fallbrook * CA * 92028 (760) 731-3923 * kkcbb3be@westpost.

net Senior Mechanical Engineer Project Management * Industrial Design SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Intelligent and innovative problem-solver with extensive experience in engineeri ng and project management, research and development, leadership and mentoring. M echanical engineering forte is in electro-mechanical packaging and mechanisms. I nitial background in Industrial Design, creating successfully attractive and fun ctional consumer products saving companies thousands of dollars from hiring outs ide design consultants. Proactive and self-motivated professional, capable of wo rking independently or as part of a team. Mechanical Engineering Industrial Design Design for Assembly Project Management Prototyping and Testing Research and Development SolidWorks / Pro-Engineer Documentation Procedures Full Lifecycle Development PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND MARKETING, LLC, San Diego, CA 1993 - Present ID&M is an internationally award-winning Industrial Design firm headquartered in San Diego, CA Project Manager Maintained full responsibility of over 20 full product development lifecycles in cluding nationally recognized products for AwarePoint, FreeStyle Audio, and Lase rShield Achieved increases in business referrals by delivering high quality styling sket ches, CAD solid modeling, prototyping, and production drawings Approved and adjusted project schedules. Defined resources needed to complete pr ojects on time Focused cooperation with external suppliers to specify components correctly and gain appropriate samples and prototypes Traveled to Hong Kong, Taipei, and Shanghai to ensure overseas production toolin g was made to design specifications Made the tough decisions regarding parts meeting inspection criteria versus meet ing shipping schedules Utilized SolidWorks 2010, Pro-Engineer Wildfire 2.0 and 2001, Alias Sketchpad Pr o

SOLATUBE INTERNATIONAL, INC, Vista, CA 2006 - 2010 Solatube International is the world leader for tubular daylighting devices for r esidential and commercial markets headquartered in Vista, CA. Engineering Supervisor Lead Mechanical Engineer for the entire line of Solatube's Tubular Daylighting D evices. Directly responsible for all concept sketches and CAD solid modeling. Organized inspection procedures for injection molded parts and wrote documentati on procedures for drafting standards and Engineering Document Control. Awarded several patents for innovative designs for a new line of Indirect Lighti ng fixtures Created test fixtures and procedures for product line to pass various agency tes ting including UL. Managed cross functional teams for new LED lighting systems and oversaw prototyp e development from SLA and machine shop vendors. Supervised a team of Engineering Technicians, conducted performance reviews, bud geted timelines and task schedules. Mentored and encouraged team participation in idea generation. Utilized SolidWorks 2010, Alias Sketchpad Pro

DYNAPAC DESIGN GROUP, San Diego, CA 2001 - 2006 DYNAPAC DesignGroup is a full-service product development company with over 30 y ears experience in designing products for San Diego, CA Senior Product Design Engineer Mechanical Designer for medical dispensing mechanisms, airline entertainment dis plays, and laboratory equipment Specializing in injection-molded parts, CNC and screw machined parts, and sheet metal cabinetry Directly assessed each project's resource requirements, budget restraints, and s cheduling Awarded several patents for innovative designs for a Self-Vending Prescription D rug machine and for an Ink Jet refilling station Utilized SolidWorks 2006, Pro-Engineer Wildfire 2.0 and 2001, Alias Sketchpad Pr o

WSG SYSTEMS, INC., Vista, CA 1997 - 2001 WSG was a startup company determined to provide computerized wagering system equ

ipment to organizations worldwide and was headquartered in Vista, CA Senior Mechanical Engineer Maintained full mechanical design responsibility, building prototype ticket mech anisms and enclosures Saved $450K in production costs by redesigning 17 pieces of a printing mechanism and combining them to a one piece injection molded part Responsible for designing and overseeing prototype and production hardware desig n totaling over $1.5M in tooling NRE's Utilized SolidWorks 98 INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY AND TOTALIZATOR SYS, INC., Carlsbad, CA 1989 - 1997 ILTS provided computerized wagering system and Lottery equipment and services to organizations worldwide and was headquartered in Carlsbad, CA Senior Industrial Designer Primarily responsible for product styling and mechanical design of several horse racing, lottery and airline ticket machines Designed plastic enclosures totaling over $500K in tooling involving processes i ncluding injection molding, structural foam and thermal forming Documentation Team Leader for JIT/TQM for 5 years. Administered and wrote proced ures and instructions for ISO 9000 certification effort Utilized Pro-Engineer 17, AutoCAD 13 EDUCATION ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN, Pasadena, CA BS, Industrial Design, 1984 Honors Graduate CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERISTY, Pomona, CA Civil Engineering Major