GM Experiences

Author(s)/Presenter(s)

Education: 1980 - BSE Engineering Physics-University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 1982 - MSE Nuclear Engineering - Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory Pittsburgh PA 1990 - MSE Reliability Engineering - Kettering University (formerly GMI-EMI) Flint MI

Employment History: 1980-1985: Commissioned Officer, United States Navy working in materials research and development for application in the Naval nuclear propulsion of ships. The work was focused on developing corrosion and fracture mechanics models for use in applying nuclear fuel materials, high strength nickel based super alloys, and heavy section steel in nuclear propulsion systems.

1985-1991 Product Assurance Engineer at Delphi (formerly AC Spark Plug) in Flint working primarily on spark plugs and exhaust oxygen sensors. This work was focused on improving design and manufacturing process reliability, including implementation of quality tools such as design of experiments, quality function deployment, statistical process control, etc.

1991 - Present: Onboard Diagnostic II (OBD II) diagnostic development at the GM Powertrain Group. This work includes implementing statistical techniques in OBD design, model based on-board diagnostic design, development of OBD requirements for new powertrain systems, and in use assessment of OBD systems. Organized and presented at numerous SAE OBD and Powertrain Controls technical meetings.