Dick's focus areas include Product Lifecycle Mgmt. (PLM), Engineering
Design Tools, Asset Lifecycle Mgmt. (ALM) Digital Manufacturing, Factory Floor
Architecture, Manufacturing Enterprise Architecture, Automation and Controls,
and Controls Integration.
Dick brings over 30 years of direct experience in the areas of
Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Design Tools (CAD/CAM/CAE), N/C
Programming, Controls Systems Integration, Automated Assembly Systems, Embedded
Systems, Software Development, and Technical Project Management. Dick provides technical consulting services for Discrete Manufacturing end users in the Aerospace, Automotive and other industrial verticals. Additionally, he focuses on Engineering Design Tools for Process, Energy, and Infrastructure.
Prior to joining ARC, Dick was with the Boeing Company for over 28 years.
At the Commercial Airplane Group he was responsible for the definition and
implementation of a major Factory Computing Architecture initiative for the
Everett Division Factory (747,767,777). Prior to this assignment, Dick was
Project Manager (controls integration) for several large-scale automated
assembly projects in the Everett Factory. Dick joined the Boeing Company as a
Manufacturing Engineer. He spent over ten years as an N/C programmer in the
area of multi-axis machine tools and advanced parametric CAD/CAM systems. He
later moved to controls systems integration, robotics, and tool-path
simulation. Part of this time was spent with Boeing Military and Space Systems
where he developed advanced composite tape laying contour algorithms for the B-2
Stealth Bomber program.
Dick holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from
the University of Kansas and a BS in Computer Science from Seattle Pacific
University. He also holds a certificate in Client/Server Project Management
from the University of Washington (Seattle).