Biography / CV

Welcome, following is a professional history, there have been a great many things I have touched, influenced or performed over my career that may not be revealed in my resume, my resume is found here. Please note that the below timeline is in ascending (earliest to latest) form, however there are overlapping or simultaneous actions.

  • Machinist – 04/1976-07/1989 (13 Years 3 mo)
    • Formerly a member in good standing of the IAM
    • Apprenticed as a general machinist in within the locomotive machinery industry
    • Worked in various tool & dies shops
    • Performed contract work for Martin Marrieta Corporation and Olympic Aerospace Fastening Systems
    • Performed general machinist duties at Brooks Racing and Crower Cams
    • Maintenance machinist performing onsite electrical, hydraulic and repair of industrial machinery, with focus on overhead heavy cranes, elevators and slitters.
    • Simultaneous: 2 years – obtained Electrical Engineering Associate Degree
  • Hiatus –  2 years; obtained Mechanical Engineering Associate Degree
  • Private & Post Secondary Educator – 09/1992-04/1994 (1 years 7 mo)
    • Accredited by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
    • Taught introduction to architectural, civil and mechanical programs at MTI College, Orange CA.
    • Authored course curriculum and taught matriculating portion of engineering program with advanced AutoCAD techniques.
    • Delivered rich media training for Autodesk 3DStudio MAX on request
  • Professional Trainer – 04/1994-04/1996 (2 years)
    • Designed, developed and taught mechanical/architectural AutoCAD curriculum to industry professionals
    • Presenter at Autodesk University
  • Lead Application Engineer  – 04/1996-03/2000 (4 years)
    • Hughes Space & Communications; hired by business unit leaders to support all engineering initiatives parallel to IT services organization
    • Novell Netware CNA
    • HSCC sponsored security clearance
    • IT integration of engineering applications to standard enterprise Windows operating system image
    • Vendor evaluation, testing and purchasing of engineering computing platforms and related peripherals
    • Performed prototype design of spacecraft structural components to include use of various CAD application software, FEA and rapid prototyping (SLA 3D printing) tools
    • Authored standard operating / best practices procedurals for CAD community
    • Performed engineering data translations between dissimilar CAD systems
    • Used AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical, Pro-E, Ideas Master Series, SolidWorks, Patran, MSC Nastran and Computervision CADDS to assist in spacecraft design projects
    • Authored scripting for ECO & release operations to PDM system
    • Authored scripting for automatic updating of CAD applications enterprise wide
    • Authored white papers and specifications to software and hardware vendors as requirements for Hughes Space & Communications
    • Assembled applications support team
    • Specified outside vendors and performed enterprise wide CAD procedural training
  • Senior Product Designer – 03/2000-11/2002 (2 years 8 mo)
    • Early team member for the Autodesk Inventor CAD product Alpha through Viper projects
    • Create workflow and wire frame mock-ups
    • Author software product and test specifications
    • 2 UI/UX software patents
    • Original team member for Autodesk Streamline product
    • UI/UX needs analysis
    • Light coding in VB & HTML
    • Customer needs analysis for next generation product enhancements
    • Competitive product analysis
  • Documentation Engineer – 1 year
    • Research and development of repair procedures for automotive industry
  • Senior Training Specialist – 02/2004-03/2008 (4 years 2 mo)
    • Author repair guides for Cubic Transportation Systems metropolitan transit projects
    • Disassemble/reassemble transportation units for part numbering documentation and revisions
    • Use Pro-E/Intralink to investigate/update component revisions
    • Create schematics, workflow wire frames and illustrations for field repair documentation
    • Test/validate software interfaces and magnetic stripe smart card components
    • Test RFID products
    • Setup field test break/fix procedures and create troubleshooting guides
    • Deploy and perform training of all documentation materials to transit onsite maintenance authorities (NY Metro, NJ PATH, SF/Bay BART, DC WMATA & Maryland MTA)
  • Training Specialist – 04/2008-05/2013 (5 years 1 mo)
    • Develop training guides/curriculum for instructor led technical software training of all Geomagic software products.
    • Design/setup and administered world class software training facility.
    • Perform technical training to industry professionals
    • Manage calendars, customer enrollment & scheduling of all training courses
    • Designed various media rich training assets to include and be deployed to LMS, CBT and virtual online classroom platforms
    • Customer advocate for software enhancements to improve customer experience, workflow productivity and performance of Geomagic products into JIRA
    • Led product training for Aberdeen Proving Grounds ballistic analysis
    • Python scripting
    • Polygonal (mesh), NURBS and CAD modeling
    • Liaison for technical support and sales organization/AE’s
    • Team advisory on new product development Geomagic Spark project using SpaceClaim Engineer
    • Services: for 3D scanning, modeling and visualization of customer supplied objects.
      • 3D Optical scanning (laser and structured light)
      • Reverse engineering of either 3D Optical or CT acquired imaging data.
      • Metrology / Digital inspection of 3D scanned data sets (optical or CT)
    • Mentor/develop/deliver industry specific workflows for customers utilizing scanning technologies for reverse engineering, metrology and CAE/CAI/CAM
  • Strategic Applications Specialist – 03/2013-01/2016 (2 years 9 mo)
    • Transitioned from previous role at Geomagic after acquisition by 3D Systems to Additive Manufacturing side of the business
    • Technical owner of Deloitte LTD strategic alliance to provide AM and design methodologies to Deloitte LTD Fortune 1000 clients – to include retail, manufacturing, scientific, military and medical industries
    • Install, teach, demonstrate and maintain 5 global AM labs at Deloitte LTD facilities to include Deloitte University, Chicago, Arlington, New York and Amsterdam.
    • Design / build and administer 3D printing lab at 3D Systems Cary NC location.
    • Perform AM (Additive Manufacturing) technical sales demonstrations
    • Speaker/presenter for AM and AM design at several events including federal/military engagements
    • Defined the “digital thread” industry meme/process as – Concept > Modeling > Prototyping > Inspection/Verification (iterative) > Final design > Final product.
    • Defined secondary manufacturing opportunities for AM in the short run injection/mold industry
  • Technical Solutions Expert – 04/2016-10/2019 (3 years 7 mo)
    • Customer phone, email and web session/screen sharing support for Volume Graphics Inc software products in North America, intensively and primarily VGStudio MAX.
    • Performed in house technical training sessions for material and geometric analyses of CT (computed tomography) acquired data.
    • Performed customer onsite workshops to solve and define customer workflows for their CT data to include aerospace and nuclear industry customers
    • Maintained local company training facility
    • Defined specifications for product improvement via in house JIRA tool
    • ITAR/EAR contact
    • CT for analysis of additive manufacturing evangelist; speaker/presenter at AMUG, RAPID and Develop3D events
    • Administered internal business solutions including knowledge base prototype, help desk prototype, deployed LMS train the trainer platform and event booking portals
    • Project leader for new facility build out to include; network/infrastructure design, floor plan design, vendor/contractor management and asset move-in
    • Technical sales supporting internal & CT OEMs with technical demonstration of software capabilities.

The above list encapsulates my working responsibilities and duties, list of ancillary information immediately follows.

  • Member of ASME
  • Digital Radiography and Computed Tomography Certificate
  • GD&T Level II Certification
  • Instructional Design Certification
  • Field repair certified on several 3D Systems AM devices from SLA to filament and jetted polymer to sintered material 3D printing machines

On a more personal note, I am engaged with or enjoy the following;

  • Family
  • Music
    • Instrumentalist for 40+ years professionally and hobby
    • Musical amplifier modification and audio signal device creation
  • Global travel
  • Patron of the Arts
  • STEM and STEAM collaborator
  • CAD design for 3D Printing of various object for practical use, fun and ceramic art
  • Woodworking & turning with exotic woods

Feel free to leave feedback or ask a question on just about any topic listed in this page or on the site and I will address it within a reasonable amount of time.

Thank you for your time reading this, enjoy your day!

-Lu