BILL M. LEWIS

P.O. Box 93

Carrollton VA 23314

Cell Phone: (757) 803-5271

 

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE:

September 2006 to Present – Bill M. Lewis, PE, Engineering Consulting

                Position – Owner

Worked on Consulting projects, involving Forensic investigating of Mining Truck accidents for customers in Canada, WY, and KY. Worked as Senior Analyst for Co. investigating and setting up proposals for Defense Contracts involving software and systems development, through U.S. government grant programs..

 

September 2005 to September 2006 – Liebherr Mining Equipment Co. Newport News VA

                Position – General Manager Engineering Administration

Transition position to establishment of new Engineering management team, formed from internal resources.

               

June 1995 to September 2005 – Liebherr Mining Equipment Co.

Liebherr purchased Wiseda Ltd. June 1995, relocated company to Virginia, Jan 1997.

                Position – Vice President Engineering

                Supervised transition of Engineering to new location, built department to present strength of

45 persons. Initiated new Engineering tools (Pro-E, Dynamic modeling, Virtual proving Ground,

Fatigue Analysis, improved FEA capability, etc.). During this period, three truck models were introduced,  two new service tools, and iinternal Engineering test capability was initiated and staffed. Drawing structure was changed to comply with Liebherr standards, and new  ERP Software was instituted.

 

August 1991 to June 1995 – Wiseda Ltd, Baxter Springs Ks.

                Position - Vice President - Engineering

                Responsibilities & Accomplishments - Engineering Department included Product Design functions, Quality

                Assurance Department, and Technical Publications function. Responsible for supervision of 6 Engineers,

                13 Technical and Clerical Personnel. Responsible for Development of new products and continued

                development of primary product. Completed  and negotiated contract for four-phase development of

                Innovative Large Mining truck concept with large worldwide mining company. Project completed

                successfully with margins close to projection. Department provides support to After Sales Service

                Department, provides technical support to Sales Department, including Application Studeis, and technical

response to bid responses. 

 

January 1986 to August 1991 - Wiseda Ltd

                Position - President

                Responsibilities & Accomplishments - Initiated Establishment of function based Organizational Structure

                Negotiated with Parent Company to improve and upgrade all company computer systems. Initiated and

                Implemented standard quote response process. Implemented and produced presentation materials for sales.

                Provided technical support for sales involving extensive travel worldwide. Responsible for first sale of

Company’s equipment to a Western Australian mining company, negotiated contract for  same. Initiated and supervised establishment of improved manufacturing processes to  incorporate AWS D1.1 welding

Processes and Quality Assurance Procedures, including documentation and traceability.  Established

Company operations in Western and Eastern Australia. Responsible for acquisition of 100,000 sq.ft. plant,

relocation of facilities, acquisition of additional 40,000 sq. ft. facility. Supervised 150+ company wide.

 

November 1981 to September 1985 - Wiseda Ltd.  Cardin, Oklahoma

                Position - Manager of Engineering

                Responsibilities & Accomplishments: Supervision of Design, Layout and Drafting for new size (240 Ton)     Diesel Electric Rear Dump Haulage Truck. Supervised selection of Mechanical, Structural, Electrical,

                Hydraulic, and Pneumatic Systems components and  system application. Supervised development of

                manufacturing processes and systems. Implemented computer-based haulage studies programs. Modified

                vendor supplied  software to improve accuracy and utilization. Established and selected components for

                initiation of CAD systems for Engineering Department.

 

 

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June 1978 to November 1981 - Reliance Electric Company - Tulsa, Oklahoma

                Position - Senior Mechanical Engineer

                Responsibilities & Accomplishments : Design of Wheel Motor for off-Highway Diesel Electric Vehicles.

                Supervision of Drafting, Layout Design, Sourcing, Vendor Selection. Also responsible for co-ordination

With vendors during prototype manufacture, original field installation support. Involved in Set-up of new

operation, establishment of drawing standards,  numbering systems, etc.

 

 

April 1977 to January 1978 - Braden-Goodbary Corporation - Tulsa, Oklahoma

                Position: Design Engineer

                Responsibilities & Accomplishments: Responsible for mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems design

                for two lines of two axle bottom dump coal haulers (130 ton and 170 ton). Performed redesign and stress

                analysis of  hoppers and front suspension systems to improve production efficiencies and reduce cost of

                vehicles. Provided Engineering support to Purchasing department and did second sourcing for purchased

                parts.  Worked with Quality department to develop inspection procedures for machined and fabricated

parts.  Worked with quality and production personnel to develop welding procedures for manufacture of

structures  using H.S.L.A. steels. Supervised two to four draftsmen.

 

February 1976 to April 1977 - Kipps-Roberts Machine Works, Miami, Oklahoma 74354

                Position: Engineer

                Responsibilities & Accomplishments:  Set up drawing system for the manufacture of tire service trucks.

                Provided shop supervision and designed several new products. Redesigned truck bodies for ease of

                manufacture. Provided cut sheets, scheduling to truck fab shop. Provided engineering support to machine

and assembly operations doing job shop work  involved in manufacture of custom production equipment

for tire manufacture.  Supervised  10-15 production personnel.  Reported to President.

 

January 1974 to December 1975 - Goodbary Engineering Company Cardin, Oklahoma

                Position: Vice President, Manufacturing, Project Engineer, Mechanical

                Responsibilities & Accomplishments: Responsible for design and layout of structure and mechanical

Systems                 for 130-ton, two-axle, bottom dump coal hauler, and designed structure for 60-ton mobile floor

jack for mining equipment. Worked with production personnel developing procedures and methods of

production.  Established vendor contact for raw materials, identified and purchased vendor supplied

mechanical items, and worked with outside manufacturers establishing specifications for braking systems

and hydraulic cylinder requirements.

 

 May 1969 to December 1974 - Unit Rig & Equipment Company, Tulsa Oklahoma

                Position: Senior Design Engineer

                Responsibilities & Accomplishments: Was responsible for structural design of components for existing and

                new off-road equipment and had experience with hydraulic systems; extensive structural layout and

                component layout work; assisted vendors in developing specifications and design of vendor parts, field

                experience related to user problems;  supervised four draftsmen; did structure and operating mechanism for

                trailer of 180-ton bottom dump coal hauler now manufactured by Company.

 

EDUCATION:                                    High School: Thomas A. Edison, Tulsa, Oklahoma

                                                                BSME in 1968: Oklahoma State University,

                                                                Stillwater, Oklahoma

 

STRENGTHS :                                   Technical, organizational, motivational, communication skills, hands-on

                                                                experience in all areas of Company organization, extensive travel to worldwide

                                                                mining operations.

 

MEMBERSHIPS:                              AWS, ASME, SAE, AIME. Professional Engineer - State of Oklahoma.

                                                               

PATENTS :                                          Co-holder of several patents involving off-highway  Mining and Support

                                                                equipment.

 

References available upon Request

 

 

 

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