Most of this time was on Selas gas furnaces (all sizes) and electric glass tech or Libbey Owens Ford furnaces. These were press bend out side furnaces producing tempered parts or non-tempered windshields.
Worked with several different types of tooling, adjustable male and female, heated female, heated ceramic vacuum male, contour rolls, hourglass roll system and the shuttle system.
During the development and transfer of new tooling I've had the opportunity to develop, improve processes, trouble shoot problems and train personnel at several different development/ production facilities.
Shelbyville, Ind. My first assignment was with a task force that went to Shelbyville plant. To work on getting the yields up and training new personal.
ROSSFORD: moved into development in mold shop in 1991.
Northwood, Ohio: Development moved to what is called plant. 21 for design and development of tools to develop and transfer to production plants and to have them production ready.
Lathrop, Ca. Development trials and customer approval of new parts.
Versailles KY. New part development trials and customer approval, trouble shooting problems.
Mexicali Mex. Trouble shooting for scuffmark on back window due to glass butter flying in furnace due to a gas problem.
Feb. 1st 2001 I will be retiring from the Pilkington automotive glass division and will be consulting on an as needed bases. I will be looking for your call.
Price listing will be attached.